More Folk Revival Music
This original Liberty Black and Rainbow Label LP has exceptionally quiet vinyl and very good sound.
About fifteen years ago, I played side one and thoroughly enjoyed it. These guys are very entertaining, especially their between song banter.
What was surprising was how dynamic the vocals are on this recording. You would never hear a studio recording with these kinds of dynamics, I can tell you that.
Why does this 1960 recording of live folk music sound so good?
Well, Liberty was a label that tended to produce very good sounding records. We’ve played scores of them, and we did some shootouts for the ones that had music that could justify
our high prices the cost of all the time and effort required to find the best sounding copies.
But the most obvious reason this record has such good sound is that Ted Keep recorded it.
You don’t have to, but if you want this kind of sound quality, it pays to go back to the All Tube Recording and Mastering chains of the late ’50s and early ’60s. That is where you are most likely to find it.
If you’re a fan of live folk music, this album from 1960 surely belongs in your collection.
The complete list of titles from 1960 that we’ve reviewed to date can be found here.
They Call the Wind Maria
Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye
Cloudy Summer Afternoon
Rioting in Africa (merry Minuet)
Guess I”ll Go Home
Come to the Dance (vamos Al Baile)
La Vaquilla Colorado
Mexican Wedding Dance (la Bamba)
Sloop John B
Everybody Loves Saturday Night