Roger McGuinn | The Folk Den Project

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The Folk Den Project

by Roger McGuinn

Roger McGuinn with the soaring "jingle-jangle" sound of his 12-string guitar created a genre that has been thoroughly woven into the tapestry of the worlds music.
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1. Follow The Drinking Gourd
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2. Mighty Day
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3. Gypsy Rover
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4. On Top Of Old Smokey
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5. Easter Morn
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6. Dink's Song
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7. Boatman
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8. Brandy Leave Me Alone
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9. Banks Of The Ohio
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10. 12 Gates To The City
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11. Ain't No Mo Cane On De Brasis
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12. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
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13. All My Trials
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14. Cindy
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15. The Colorado Trail
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16. Cumberland Mountain Bear Chase
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17. Alabama Bound
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18. Bring Me Water, Sylvie
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19. Go Tell Aunt Rhodie
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20. Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad
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21. Spanish Is A Loving Tongue
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22. Erie Canal
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23. Springfield Mountain
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24. Old Paint
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25. Rubin Ranzo
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26. Silver Dagger
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27. Oh Freedom
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28. Railroad Bill
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29. East Virginia
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30. Coffee Grows On White Oak Trees
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31. So Early In The Spring
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32. Golden Vanity
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33. Down By The Riverside
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34. Buffalo Skinners
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35. Waltzing Matilda
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36. The Riddle Song
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37. Virgin Mary
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38. The Handsome Cabin Boy
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39. Ezekiel Saw A Wheel
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40. Heave Away
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41. Oh Mary Don't You Weep
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42. Red River Valley
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43. Brisbane Ladies
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44. Battle Hymn Of The Republic
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45. Old Texas
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46. Rock Island Line
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47. Wagoner's Lad
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48. Hole In The Bucket
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49. Wild Goose
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50. To Morrow
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51. James Alley Blues
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52. The Cruel War
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53. Wayfaring Stranger
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54. Pushboat
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55. America For Me
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56. Old Riley
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57. Finnegan's Wake
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58. Pretty Saro
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59. Catch The Greenland Whale
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60. Drunken Sailor
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61. Lost Jimmy Whalen
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62. The First Noel
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63. Get Along Little Doggies
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64. Roddy McCorley
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65. He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
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66. Haul Away Joe
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67. John The Revelator
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68. Sail Away Lady
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69. Delia's Gone
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70. Spanish Ladies
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71. Trouble In Mind
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72. Wildwood Flower
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73. Away In A Manger
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74. The Cold Cold Coast Of Greenland
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75. Salty Dog Blues
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76. Wanderin'
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77. The Argonaut
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78. Lilly Of The West
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79. Michael Row The Boat Ashore
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80. Stewball
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81. Let The Bullgine Run
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82. The Gallows Pole
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83. The John B's Sails
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84. Willie Moore
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85. St. James Infirmary
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86. Kilgary Mountain
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87. The Twelve Days Of Christmas
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88. Wild Mountain Thyme
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89. New York Girls
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90. Streets Of Laredo
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91. Mary Had A Baby
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92. The House Of The Rising Sun
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93. Greenland Whale Fisheries
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94. Shenandoah
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95. The Bonny Ship The Diamond
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96. Sailor Lad
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97. This Train
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98. Liverpool Gals
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99. Home On The Range
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100. When The Saints Go Marching In
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Roger McGuinn

After nearly a decade in The Byrds, Roger McGuinn felt a solo career beckoning. In 1973, he began to record his five solo albums for Columbia records. In 1978 he joined his old BYRDS band mates, Chris Hillman and Gene Clark for three albums on Capitol Records. David Crosby and Chris Hillman joined him in 1991 on his "Back From Rio" album along with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and Elvis Costello on a stellar album which became a worldwide chart topper.

In November of 1995 McGuinn began recording a series of traditional folk songs and uploading them to mcguinn.com, in a section called the Folk Den. Since then he has posted a new recording of a traditional folk song on the first of every month. The purpose of the Folk Den project is to use the medium of the world wide web to continue the tradition of the folk process, that is the telling of stories and singing of songs, passed on from one generation to another by word of mouth. McGuinn's 2001 album, 'Treasures from the Folk Den' on Appleseed Recordings, grew out of this project, and features newly recorded collaborations with many of McGuinn's musical heroes: Peter Seeger, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Odetta and others. The CD was nominated for a Grammy in 2002.

In the summer of 2004, Roger released a new studio album "Limited Edition" and in keeping with his "digital pioneer" status he has released it only via the Internet and at his live performances.

In November 2005, McGuinn celebrated the ten-year anniversary of the Folk Den project. To commemorate, McGuinn released a four CD box set of 100 of his favorite folk songs that he has uploaded to the Folk Den over the last decade. THE FOLK DEN PROJECT includes many new recordings, re-mixes and a complete digital re-mastering of the original songs. The CD release concert was held at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, where McGuinn learned to play 12-string guitar, 5-string banjo and first fell in love with folk music.


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Karl Valois

Amazing! McGuinn's best solo work! 12-string heaven!!!
This is Roger McGuinn's finest solo effort. He has spent countless hours re-recording these folk masterpieces to achieve sterling CD-quality sound. In several ways, this is a MUST-buy for Byrds/ McGuinn fans and lovers of folk songs.
Initially, in listening to them from McGuinn's Folk Den, I thought the songs were good-- and that some were outstanding. And, as a loyal McGuinn fanatic, I ordered the box set. From the time I first took it out of the box, I was immediately impressed by the quality of the packaging, More importantly, when I raced to play the 4 Cds (100 songs), I finally FELT the stunning beauty of these classic tunes!!!
Fans will indeed be thrilled to listen to the awesome 12-string work by Roger. Of course, the majority of the songs are featuring acoustic guitar. But, Roger's wonderful rhythm parts & styles(and 12-string picking) here is thoroughly an exercise in virtuosity. Listen to EASTER MORN, AIN' NO MO' CANE ON DE BRASIS, ALABAMA BOUND, and MAKES A LONG TIME MAN FEEL BAD, for instance! Indeed, the 6 and 12-string acoustic work, in its great tones and sounds, really reveals the beauty of the music.
Moreover, Byrds freaks (like me!) will absolutely be in Rickenbacker heaven with the power and soaring 12-sting leads by Roger. In fact, he has re-recorded a number of these folk songs and dubbed in lots of "jingle-jangle." Songs such as THE COLORADO TRAIL, SILVER DAGGER, THE CRUEL WAR, AMERICA FOR ME. and SHENANDOAH, are all EAR CANDY!!! And, they ALONE are worth the price of admission!
Overall, this collection is fantastic. Like a fine wine, Roger McGuinn gets better with age! His voice has never sounded richer and NOBODY still tells a story better. These timeless folk treasures come to life with his guitar wizardry and warm vocal performances. Quite frankly, until I gave these folk songs a second chance with this collection, I never really appreciated how beautiful they really are. No doubt a multidude of fans will feel likewise!!!

Karl Valois

Eclipse Girl

one not to be missed
This is a HUGE collection of folk tunes. Roger Mcguinn has tried to record a new one every month, and post it at his web site. This collection must have over 90 folk songs. Roger learned his craft from the Folk Music School in Chicago, and it shows. He loves the music and wants to pass it on to the next generation. You wont be disappointed.

TONYs CDs

ROGER McGUINN SAVES PLANET EARTH FROM TECHNOMONSTERS
I read that this release happend in Rolling Stone I was shocked that there were 4 discs? I knew Roger McGuinn was an excellent arranger...dylan always said give the song to McGuinn and he'll know what to do with it...this happend with easy rider, rumour has it dylan wrote it but didn't want to take credit for it, he may have had a hand in the night they tore all dixie down but didn't want a credit...anyway the songs on here are arranged beautifully the recording is excellent, it's lo-fi but bare production, it's McGuinn by himself or with another person or two...sometimes he's with Pete Seeger, sometimes a variety of people that I'm not familar with right now...but you get alot of songs...there's one song not on here that I cried over and that's greensleeves, you can get that on his site...i couldn't resist writing McGuinn himself...i just had to thank him for making this CD set and that's all I said...and roger promptly responded with a thank you and said he just wants to keep the music alive and that he did with this collection...you will not be disappointed with this...there's way too many songs...some people may have given it 3 stars some 2 some 4 but it's personnel really...but i can assure there's nothing lacking in the artistry maybe you don't like FOLK in the real sense of folk and not in the SINGER-SONGWRITER sense of the word...once when someone said he's folk they really meant traditional...then dylan came around and..........

JOE WATERS www.newcolonyrecords.com

A LIVING AMERICAN TREASURE BRINGS FORTH AN AMERICANA MASTERWORK
Roger McGuinn lead his band . . and the rest of us , , on a musical pigrimage that refreshed us all . . with many interesting waves of sounds, styles, and interpretations that were always built on timeless, meaningful songs. In this collection of American root tunes, Roger's artistry continues to mark us with his alone-signature guitar work and tremulous vocals . . an artistry that still remains a solid and rare American treasure.