The Weavers Wasn't That a Time?: The Best of the Weavers

Wasn't That a Time?: The Best of the Weavers
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  • Released: June 1, 1997
  • Label: Half Moon Uk


  • 1.On the Top of Old Smokey
  • 2.Hard Ain't It Hard
  • 3.Goodnight Irene
  • 4.Around the Corner (Beneath the Berry Tree)
  • 5.Old Paint (Ride Around Little Dogies)
  • 6.(The Wreck of) The John B.
  • 7.The Roving Kind
  • 8.Tzena. Tzena, Tzena
  • 9.Wimoweh
  • 10.Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
  • 11.So Long
  • 12.The Midnight Special
  • 13.Rock Island Line
  • 14.Sylvie
  • 15.Lonsome Traveler
  • 16.When the Saints Go Marching In
  • 17.The Bay of Mexico
  • 18.Hush Little Baby
  • 19.I Know Where I'm Going
  • 20.Suliram
  • 21.Along the Colorado Trail
  • 22.Greensleeves (Instrumental)

Product Description:

The Weavers launched a popular folk music movement almost single-handedly in the late 1940s and early '50s, performing traditional material as well as songs by folk artists like Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly, whose "Goodnight Irene" is included here. Forced to disband after being blacklisted in 1952 by the House Un-American Activities Committee, they reformed three years later to international acclaim, continuing to perform until 1963. Many of the tracks on this best-of feature lavish orchestral and big band arrangements, as well as backing singers, giving a commercial sheen to an eclectic set that includes songs like the energetic "Tzena, Tzena, Tzena," the soaring "Wimoweh," and the wry "Rock Island Line."

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  • UPC: 008811166625
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