Folksingers 'Round Harvard Square

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Folksingers 'Round Harvard Square
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Studio album by Joan Baez, Bill Wood, Ted Alevizos
Released 1959
Recorded Boston, May 1959
Genre Folk
Label Veritas
Producer Lemuel Marshall Wells
Joan Baez chronology
Folksingers 'Round Harvard Square
(1959)
Joan Baez
(1960)

Folksingers 'Round Harvard Square is the first album featuring Joan Baez. The album was recorded by Stephen Fassett in Boston, May 1959 with Joan Baez, Bill Wood [1] and Ted Alevizos. Only six of the eighteen tracks on this album were solos by Baez. In 1963, an unauthorized reissue of the album was released on Squire Records as The Best of Joan Baez [2] (minus the four tracks that did not contain Baez' vocals), but was withdrawn after Baez took legal action against it (by which time the album had already made the top-fifty on the U.S. albums charts).

Joan Baez American singer

Joan Chandos Baez is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist whose contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest or social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 60 years, releasing over 30 albums. Fluent in Spanish and English, she has also recorded songs in at least six other languages. Although generally regarded as a folk singer, her music has diversified since the counterculture era of the 1960s, and encompasses genres such as folk rock, pop, country, and gospel music.

Harvard Square is a place in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Harvard Square area near the center of Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Harvard Square is a triangular plaza at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Brattle Street, and John F. Kennedy Street, near the center of Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. The term "Harvard Square" is also used to delineate the business district and Harvard University surrounding that intersection, which is the historic center of Cambridge. Adjacent to Harvard Yard, the historic heart of Harvard University, the Square functions as a commercial center for Harvard students, as well as residents of western Cambridge and the inner western and northern suburbs of Boston. These residents use the Harvard station, a major MBTA Red Line subway and bus transportation hub.

Cambridge, Massachusetts City in Massachusetts, United States

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Track listing

  1. Banks of the Ohio (Joan Baez)
  2. O What a Beautiful City (Joan Baez)
  3. Sail Away Ladies (Joan Baez)
  4. Black Is the Color (Joan Baez)
  5. Lowlands (Joan Baez)
  6. What You Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Baby (Joan Baez)
  7. Kitty (duet Joan Baez/Bill Wood)
  8. So Soon in the Morning (duet Joan Baez/Bill Wood)
  9. Careless Love (duet Joan Baez/Bill Wood)
  10. Le Cheval Dans La Baignoire (The Horse in the Bathtub) (Bill Wood)
  11. John Henry (Bill Wood)
  12. Travelin' Shoes (Bill Wood)
  13. Bold Soldier (Bill Wood)
  14. Walie Walie (Ted Alevizos)
  15. Rejected Lover (Ted Alevizos)
  16. Astrapsen (The Sun Is Risen) (Ted Alevizos)
  17. Lass from the Low Country (Ted Alevizos)
  18. Don't Weep After Me (trio Joan Baez, Bill Wood, Ted Alevizos)

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