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Legends of Folk: The Village Scene (2012)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Time Life Records
  • DVD Release Date: April 3, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007DIP7BO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,058 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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In the '60s, Greenwich Village was the epicenter of the folk movement that redefined American music on a global scale. Hosted by Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary, the film features esteemed artists performing their most memorable songs in the prime of their careers. Vintage performances include Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joan Baez, Neil Diamond and others. Produced by Emmy-winning filmmaker Jim Brown, Legends Of Folk features full-length songs by the iconic artists of the era.

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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Great Begininng May 8, 2012
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Baby Boomers will obviously drool over the considerable youthful talent from a number of artists featured on this video, who later became household names (either as sole artists or band members) that changed our taste in music. The transformation of lifestyle and social concerns that swept the world during this time is captured almost unintentionally on these video clips. Any fan of 60's & 70's music would do well to view this historic chronicle of some of music's greatest song writers and performers.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 60s Folk Music, alive and well on DVD May 18, 2013
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I am a child of the 50's - 60s and loved this music. I was thrilled when I found this release. So many from those days appear. My favorite the Chad Mitchel Trio among them. This set lets you re-live the days of campus concerts, life in New York's Greenwich Village. My only faulting is that there isn't enough time or disc space for even more of those wonderful performers and groups of the American Folk Music movement. Back "in the day" these people were the touchstones of American conscience and help start a discourse that helped change the American Cultural landscape of the 60's forever.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent history of music May 10, 2013
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The video was a truly wonderful recast of the early days of folk music in the 50's-60's. Watching the music grow up in the Village and seeing clips of original performances was wonderful.. The contrast between old clips and current commentsry was very informative.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Connecting Familiar Faces With Folk Standards. April 26, 2013
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Legends of Folk. The Village Scene.

This DVD lets us see again the youthful faces of the folk singers who sang the folk songs that most of us remember. Thankfully these performances were filmed and not just recorded as audio records. This TIME-LIFE collection contains seventeen hit recordings, plus two throwaway songs by Peter Yarrow (Deep Blue Sea), and John Cohen (Black Jack Daisy), and an hour or so of interviews with John Cohen, Don McLean, Maria Muldaur, Tom Paxton, Michelle Phillips, John Sebastian, and Peter Yarrow. These trivia interviews are rather yawn producing, and are best handled by viewing them between coffee breaks to keep you from dozing off. Some of the songs are closer to rock than folk, but all the songs on the main part of the DVD are hits, not misses. Starting with "If I Had A Hammer", by Peter Paul and Mary, and ending with "California Dreamin'", by The Mamas & The Papas, the great folk songs just keep on coming. I kept wishing that the hit songs on the main part of the DVD would never end. There is a lot more song material out there that could have been included. This DVD only scratched the surface of what could have been a multiple DVD collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars folk talk not song June 7, 2014
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I brought this for my father because he would like to watch some folk song video, cos the CD's are way over priced (I think). He was so excited to open up the package when he received. But after 5 min of search on the DVD screen. He told me that it talks, talks , and talks , and talks, and talks than one small part of music/ songs.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Flashback to the Sixties... February 10, 2014
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and early seventies. Great quality of remastered music. The selection of music was quite good. Hearing Phil Ochs music took me back to the 20th century.
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