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Fred Holstein: A Collection

by Fred Holstein

timeless folk songs sung the way the are supposed to be sung by Fred and his audiences, with 6 and 12-string guitar and banjo
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. Hold Back The Days
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2. Old Chicago
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3. The Telling Takes Me Home
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4. Interview Excerpt
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5. Days of 49
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6. Streets of London
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7. Interview Excerpt
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8. Down By The River
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9. Touch Me
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10. Hobo Songs
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11. I Remember Loving You
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12. Nevada Jane
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13. Maggie May
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14. Amsterdam
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15. Interview/Blue Mountain
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16. The Windmill Song
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17. Sonny
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18. Interview Excerpt
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19. The Silver Run
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20. The Man Who Sings
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21. I Believe (Hymn Song)
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22. Night Rider's Lament
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23. Here's To You Rounders
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24. Dona Dona
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25. Safe In The Harbor
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26. Thanksgiving Eve
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27. The Alice Wentworth
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28. The Rock & The Egg/Magic Penny Medley
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29. Interview Excerpt
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30. One For The Money
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31. Nancy Spain
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32. This Little Light of Mine
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33. Rock Me To Sleep
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34. If Wishes Were Fishes
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35. Hobo Lullaby(with Utah Phillips)
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36. For All The Good People
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Fred Holstein has been singing - and has had audiences singing with him - in Chicago's folk music clubs since the 1960's. "Fred Holstein: A Collection" is a double CD with 32 songs recorded over the years, from Fred's two LP albums from 1977 and 1983, to live performances including songs from the closing night of Holstein's folk club on Lincoln Avenue, New Year's Eve 1987, as well as a 1996 radio interview.

Here is some of what Ray Nordstrand had to say about Fred:
"Fred Holstein introduced thousands of good people to the best of folk music when he belted out his honest, timeless songs at legendary clubs like the Earl of Old Town and Holstein's. And he continues to greet friends with infectious enthusiasm at the Abbey Pub and Sterch's. Always Fred keeps his listeners involved, entertained, and a little bit richer. His genius is picking out the finest songs and delivering thir stories the way they should be sung..."

and Utah Phillips:
"...so all you walkers and talkers, singers, humdingers and all-night flingers standing by the on ramp with your thumb out and a mouth full of words - a little piece of advice; sometimes the song is not enough. There's the craft, see? The sitting down and earning your money part. Well, tilt your thumb Fred's way, because there is craft you won't find in any college or book or cowboy fantasy. Sitting in a Fred Holstein audience is like going to school, and if this is your trade, listen and learn..."


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Steve H.

Great CD! Wonderful Memories!
Few musicians can connect with an audience the way Fred did. This cd captures the warmth and intimacy of Fred's performances.

Allie

This is a totally awesome CD!! I'm wearing it out!!
This is a totally awesome CD!! I'm wearing it out!!

Jim Sutton

An absolutely outstanding CD and tribute to a Chicago legend.
What an absolutely outsatnding CD. A great tribute to one of the legends of the Chicago folk scene. It is wonderful to have all this music on CD. A review of this CD would not be complete with out thanking Rich Warren for all the owrk he put into engineering and or/recording so much of the live music. Hearing the live recordings is a real treat.

Alice Srubas

It is absolutely WONDERFUL. Music for the heart!
Fred's music stays in my ears and head even when I am not listening. It "takes me back" to all the years in Chicago and the Midnight Special. I love it. Fred was one of the good people who touched up my life with his songs.
I sing along with the CD (even though I can't) while I'm doing my stained glass work.
This is therapy!

Bruce Reeves

Thank you!
Having left Chicago and the USA some 35 years ago, really the only thing I miss is the halcyon nights at the Earl. These recordings bring warm memories back to me ... I will never ever forget Fred and his moving performances. Thank you for making these available.

Richard Gerle

A great collection of one of the best of Chicago's Folk Singers
Had wore out my records and happy to find this collection on cd's.

Railroad Bill

The listening takes me home
As soon as I heard Fred's mellow baritone voice, I was transported back to Lincoln Avenue, and my days at Somebody Elses Troubles and Holstein's. I can visualize him closing the final set of the night with his version of Amsterdam. His passing is Chicago's loss.

sandra tatara

absolutely loved it - one of my favorite cd's
i love this cd, had received it for christmas and one cd got lost and i had to order the whole set over. it was worth it. it is on my cd player in my car all the time.

Greg Campbell

A comprehensive look at an amazing talent!
Having spent (or, more correctly,misspent) much of my youth
in Big John's, the Earl of Old Town, and Somebody Else's
Troubles, this CD has an incredible capacity to transform
me back to a time in my life when I was truly and unrepentedly happy. I suspect I'm not alone in this reaction. It's a lovely collection of the life's work of a
very human genius.

Mary T. Dresser

Remembering the old days
Brought back memories of Fred's marvelous voice. It was a time when he sang along with Steve Goodman and Bob Gibson, the Clancy Bros. and many other in Old Chicago. I have his records but they are worn. So good to have a sharp CD. Thank you for preserving his joyful singing.
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