Hard, Ain't It Hard - (The Weavers Greatest Songs) - Weavers

Hard, Ain't It Hard - (The Weavers Greatest Songs)
The Weavers are out of the grassroots of America. I salute them for their great work in authentic renditions of ballads, folk songs, ditties, nice antiques of word and melody. When I hear America singing, The Weavers are there. Carl Sandburg In the (allegedly) whitebread nice-nice late 1940s early 1950s, one of the biggest hit making musical groups in the US was made up of four erm...slightly odd-looking Communist sympathisers, one of whose biggest hits was composed by a Black convicted murderer...HA! you couldn't make it up, could you?..Hmmm...That's what the FBI thought..... The Weavers had perhaps the most extraordinary musical pedigree of any group in the history of folk or popular music. More than 50 years after their heyday, however, their origins, the level of their success, the forces that cut the group's future off in its prime, and the allure that keeps their music selling are all difficult to explain < as, indeed, none of this was all that easy to explain even at the time. How could a song as pleasant and tuneful and plain NICE as Kisses Sweeter Than Wine be subversive? The quartet went from being embraced by the public, (selling over four million records), to being reviled and rejected over the political backgrounds of its members, and disbanding after only four years together. Yet, despite the controversy that surrounded them, and the fact that their work was interrupted at its peak, the Weavers managed to alter popular culture in about as profound a manner as any artist this side of Bob Dylan. The songs that they wrote or popularized, including Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, Wimoweh, Goodnight Irene, Wreck of the John B, Follow the Drinking Gourd, and On Top of Old Smoky, continued to get recorded (and occasionally to chart) 50 years after the group's own time. As a companion piece to the RevOla release of their legendary Carnegie Hall concert, here are the big hits....from the mirror-dimension period when The Weavers were a top hit group on a major label and smiled at mainstream America from every TV set....until Senator McCarthy and his ilk stepped in...
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Code: CRREV202
Weight: 200
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Goodnight Irene / Wimoweh / When The Saints Go Marching In / On Top Of Old Smoky / Tzena, Tzena, Tzena / The Roving Kind / So Long / Hard, Ain't It Hard / Lonesome Traveler / Kisses Sweeter Than Wine / The Wreck Of The John B / Rock Island Line / Sylvie / Midnight Special
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