• The WEAVERS - All Over This Land - Singles As & Bs and More, 1949-1953

More than any other group of their era, it was the Weavers who made American folk song accessible to the record buying public in the 1940s and 1950s. Their influence on generations of folk groups - from the Tarriers and the Kingston Trio, to the Seekers and beyond - is as enormous as it is incalculable.

Before becoming the victims of a Communist witch-hunt, the Weavers were without peer in their field of music, popularising and making hits of future staples of The Great American Songbook such as 'Goodnight Irene', 'On Top Of Old Smoky', 'Wimoweh' and 'If I Had A Hammer'. Their unwarranted fall from grace was happily suffixed by a return to popularity in the late 50s - but it's on the records they made between 1949 and 1953 that their reputation will forever rest.

All those records are included in this new Jasmine 2CD collection, which brings together the A and B sides of every 78 and 45 their label Decca issued between 1950 and 1953, plus the contents of their two albums for the label and some earlier, independently-issued recordings - including their first version of 'If I Had A Hammer' (as 'The Hammer Song').

The sophisticated musical arrangements of many of these tracks, by the legendary Gordon Jenkins, serve to enhance rather than detract from Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert, Lee Hays and Fred Hellerman's presentation of their musical messages.

Superb music, mastered, as always, from the finest available sources and reopening a window on a time when American popular music was changing and evolving rapidly - and looking increasingly towards folk and blues to provide new stimulus for a growing record buying public.

Track Listing

Disc 1

THE SINGLES 1950-53
1. TZENA TZENA TZENA - Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers
2. GOODNIGHT IRENE - Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers
3. SO LONG - Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers
4. LONESOME TRAVELLER - Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers
5. THE ROVING KIND - The Weavers
6. THE WRECK OF THE JOHN B - The Weavers
7. ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI - The Weavers and Terry Gilkyson
8. ON TOP OF OLD SMOKY - The Weavers and Terry Gilkyson
9. WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN - The Weavers
10. KISSES SWEETER THAN WINE - The Weavers
11. THE FROZEN LOGGER - The Weavers
12. DARLING COREY - The Weavers
13. OLD PAINT (Ride Around Little Dogies) - The Weavers and Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra
14. WIMOWEH (Based on Mbube) - The Weavers and Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra
15. MIDNIGHT SPECIAL - Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and the Weavers
16. HARD AIN'T IT HARD? - The Weavers
17. RUN HOME TO MA-MA - The Weavers
18. AROUND THE CORNER (Beneath The Berry Tree) - The Weavers and Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra
19. THE GANDY DANCER'S BALL - The Weavers and Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra
20. CLEMENTINE - The Weavers
21. TRUE LOVE - The Weavers
22. DOWN IN THE VALLEY - The Weavers
23. THE BAY OF MEXICO - The Weavers
24. TAKING IT EASY - The Weavers
25. BENONI - The Weavers
26. ROCK ISLAND SHUFFLE - The Weavers
27. SYLVIE - The Weavers
28. TROUBLE IN MIND - The Weavers

Disc 2

MORE SINGLES 1949-51 Plus!
1. WASN'T THAT A TIME - The Weavers
2. DIG MY GRAVE - The Weavers
3. THE HAMMER SONG (If I Had A Hammer) - The Weavers
4. BANKS OF MARBLE - The Weavers
5. AROUND THE WORLD - The Weavers
6. TZENA TZENA TZENA (Hebrew version) - The Weavers
7. JIG ALONG HOME - The Weavers
8. (Come On And) JOIN INTO THE GAME - The Weavers
9. WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS - The Weavers
10. ONE FOR THE LITTLE BITTY BABY - The Weavers
11. POOR LITTLE JESUS - The Weavers
12. GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN - The Weavers
13. THE SEVEN BLESSINGS OF MARY - The Weavers
14. THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS - The Weavers
15. BURGUNDIAN CAROL - The Weavers
16. GOD REST YE MERRY, GENTLEMEN - The Weavers
17. LULLOO LULLAY - The Weathers
18. IT'S ALMOST DAY - The Weavers
19. I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING - The Weavers
20. HUSH LITTLE BABY - The Weavers
21. SULIRAM (Indonesian Lullaby) - The Weavers
22. FOLLOW THE DRINKING GOURD - The Weavers
23. EASY RIDER BLUES - The Weavers
24. QUILTING BEE - The Weavers
25. ALONG THE COLORADO TRAIL - The Weavers
26. GREENSLEEVES - The Weavers

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date March 12th, 2020
UPC Bar Code No 604988 08602 7

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The WEAVERS - All Over This Land - Singles As & Bs and More, 1949-1953

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