Great Folk Music for genre beginners

A Listmania! list by Miles Baltrusaitis (Chicago, IL)
 
Kingston Trio  Greatest Hits
1.  Kingston Trio Greatest Hits by Kingston Trio
The list author says:
  "very good harmonies. They sing tradionals with guitar, banjo and bass accompaniment."
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Greatest Hits
2.  Greatest Hits by The Weavers
The list author says:
  "Featured Pete Seeger. Similar to Kingston Trio."
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Dave Van Ronk: The Folkways Years, 1959-1961
3.  Dave Van Ronk: The Folkways Years, 1959-1961 by The Folkways Years (Smithsonian Folkways Series)
The list author says:
  "This guy's a hell of a picker and has a great Bing Crosby doing folk voice."
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John Prine
4.  John Prine by John Prine
The list author says:
  "Sam Stone hit me like a ton of bricks. Great song."
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In Spite Of Ourselves
5.  In Spite Of Ourselves by John Prine
The list author says:
  "All duets with chicks. Just his work with Melba Montgomery and Iris DeMent is worth the whole cd."
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It Happened One Night
6.  It Happened One Night by John Wesley Harding
The list author says:
  "Not readily available anymore but it's a great collection of live stuff from this sincere brit."
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New American Language
7.  New American Language by Dan Bern
The list author says:
  "Black Tornado, Thanksgiving Day Parade. Very cynical but great sense of humor."
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Live '88
8.  Live '88 by Shawn Colvin
The list author says:
  "Hey! Miles listens to female musicians. Alright, well not many but this is one of the good ones."
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Miles of Aisles
9.  Miles of Aisles by Joni Mitchell
The list author says:
  "This is a strict folkie who turned to 70's jazzy arrangements. Sound like a strange mix? It just works.  Esp. Carey and Big Yellow Taxi"
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Anthology: No Big Surprise
10.  Anthology: No Big Surprise by Steve Goodman
The list author says:
  "Steve Goodman is my current hero. Dutchman and Wonderful World of Sex are faves."
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Miles Baltrusaitis (Chicago, IL)
Qualifications: Folk performer and writer
Last updated: 2/11/11
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