Singing Through the Hard Times: A Utah Phillips Celebration (2-CD)

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  • Number of Discs: 2
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  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Righteous Babe

Entertainment Reviews:

Dirty Linen - p.52
"Performances by lesser known artists, including Larry Penn, Rik Palieri, Saul Broudy, and Mark Ross demonstrate that, like the best folk tunes, it's the songs, and not the artists, that make this album shine."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.Singing Through the Hard Times - Dan Schatz / Magpie / Marcy Marxer / Emma's Revolution / Cathy Fink
  • Buy for $0.992.Going Away - Cindy Kallet / Will Brown / Grey Larsen
  • Buy for $0.993.Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia - Emmylou Harris / Mary Black
  • Buy for $0.994.Dump the Bosses off Your Back - Si Kahn
  • Buy for $0.995.All Used Up - John McCutcheon
  • Buy for $0.996.Starlight on the Rails - Saul Broudy
  • Buy for $0.997.All About Preachers - Lisa Null
  • Buy for $0.998.She'll Never Be Mine - Jack Stanesco / Harry Tuft
  • Buy for $0.999.Popular Wobbly, The - Larry Penn
  • Buy for $0.9910.Room for the Poor - Marcy Marxer / Cathy Fink
  • Buy for $0.9911.Reuben's Train - Rhonda and Sparky Rucker / Sparky
  • Buy for $0.9912.Paddy Welcome Back - Fast Rattler
  • Buy for $0.9913.Michael - Magpie
  • Buy for $0.9914.Telling Takes Me Home, The - Ed Trickett
  • Buy for $0.9915.Phoebe Snow - Captain Kendall Morse
  • Buy for $0.9916.If I Could Be the Rain - Faith Petric
  • Buy for $0.9917.Queen of the Rails - Dan Schatz
  • Buy for $0.9918.Kid's Liberation - Judy Cook
  • Buy for $0.9919.Or Else! (One-A These Days) - Pete Seeger

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.Goodnight Loving Trail - Gordon Bok
  • Buy for $0.992.Soldier's Return, The - Rosalie Sorrels
  • Buy for $0.993.I Remember Loving You - Tom Paxton
  • Buy for $0.994.Jesse's Corrido - Elizabeth Laprelle
  • Buy for $0.995.Hood River, Roll On - Bruce Brackney
  • Buy for $0.996.Old Buddy, Goodnight - Bodie Wagner / Dakota Dave Hull / Pop Wagner
  • Buy for $0.997.Hallelujah! I'm a Bum - Mick Lane
  • Buy for $0.998.Internationale, The - Ani DiFranco
  • Buy for $0.999.Faded Roses of December, The - Kat Logan
  • Buy for $0.9910.Daddy, What's a Train? - Jay Peterson
  • Buy for $0.9911.Bill McCarran - Ray Bierl
  • Buy for $0.9912.He Comes Like Rain - Finest Kind
  • Buy for $0.9913.Look for Me in Butte - Mark Ross
  • Buy for $0.9914.Miner's Lullaby, The - Jacqui Morse
  • Buy for $0.9915.Larimer Street - Rik Palieri
  • Buy for $0.9916.Old George's Square - Jean Ritchie
  • Buy for $0.9917.Rock Salt and Nails - Taylor Whiteside
  • Buy for $0.9918.Hobo's Last Ride, The - Art Thieme
  • Buy for $0.9919.Singing in the Country - Caroline Paton
  • Buy for $0.9920.Hymn Song - Emma's Revolution

Product Description:

Tributee: Utah Phillips.
Personnel: Cathy Fink (vocals, guitar, banjo); Dan Schatz (vocals, guitar, autoharp); Taylor Whiteside (vocals, guitar, fiddle, accordion); Saul Broudy (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Cindy Kallet, Jay Peterson, James "Sparky" Rucker, Ray Bierl, Ed Trickett, Emmylou Harris, Will Brown, Mick Lane, Mark Ross, Harry Tuft, Bruce Brackney, Larry Penn, Pat Humphries, Rosalie Sorrels, Art Thieme, Tom Paxton, Pop Wagner, Greg Artzner, Captain Kendall Morse (vocals, guitar); Gordon Bok (vocals, 12-string guitar); Rhonda Hicks Rucker, Pete Seeger , Rik Palieri (vocals, banjo); Ian Robb (vocals, concertina); Jacqui Morse, Bodie Wagner, Judy Cook, Julia Friend, Sandy O, Lisa Null, Ann Downey, Faith Petric, Shelley Posen, Caroline Paton, Dick Swain, Flawn Williams, Joe Hickerson, Jean Ritchie, Mary Black, Terry Leonino (vocals); Davy Spillane (whistling); Dakota Dave Hull (guitar, baritone guitar); Jack Stanesco (guitar, banjo); Peter Kessler, Marcy Marxer (guitar, mandolin); Tom Rowe, Ani DiFranco (guitar); David Bernz (12-string guitar); James McVay (lap steel guitar); Don Campbell (banjo); Russell Gores (mandolin, spoons); Lew London (mandolin); Bruce Boege (ukulele); Greg Boardman (violin); Allegra Ziffle, James Stephens, Grey Larsen, Jay Ungar, Aly Bain (fiddle); Chris Muse (harmonica); Julie Wolf (accordion); Jason Mercer (upright bass); Daren Hahn (drums); Jim Sutherland (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Charlie Pilzer.
Recording information: Arabica Studio, Minneapolis, MN; Bias Recording Company, Springfield, VA; Community Music, Kensington, MD; Eastwood Studio, Cana, VA; Flying Whale Studio, Cedar Ridge, CA; Ivy Creek Studios, Hickory, NC; Limin' Music, Northport, ME; Nevessa Production, Woodstock, NY; Pelicula Films, Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland; Surround In Sound Studio, Wauwatosa, WI; TellTale Studios, Portland, OR.
Authors: Mike Quirke; Thomas Wolfe ; Joe Louis Hill; Utah Phillips.
Photographer: Susan Alzner.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Judith Simpson; Carol Rohl; Bob Richardson; John Pineince; Jamie Huntsberger; Amy Fradon; Bill Huntington.
Arrangers: James "Sparky" Rucker; Ani DiFranco.
Issued in early 2009 on Ani DiFranco's Righteous Babe label, SINGING THROUGH THE HARD TIMES celebrates the life and music of beloved folk singer Utah Phillips. DiFranco, who championed Phillips late in his career and recorded with him, contributes "The Internationale (Instrumental)" to the two-disc collection, while Emmylou Harris and Mary Black team up for a stirring version of "Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia" and folk icon Pete Seeger performs "Or Else! (One-a These Days)."
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