Peter, Paul & Mary: Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey (vocals, guitar); Mary Travers (vocals).
Includes original release liner notes by Bob Dylan.
In the early 1960s Peter, Paul and Mary sweetened folk music with their genial harmonies and crystalline performances, making folk acceptable to the unenlightened masses. It's true that their version of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" is infinitely more commercial than the original. However, commercializing an impassioned protest song like "Blowin' in the Wind," and therefore getting its message out to a much larger audience than Dylan himself could hope to garner in his early FREEWHEELIN' days, is actually a pretty subversive thing to do. Late 1963's IN THE WIND features two more Dylan songs, along with versions of the standards "Tell It on the Mountain" and "Freight Train" among other folkie favorites.