The best of Hootenanny [videorecording] / a Dankar production in association with the ABC Television Network.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, c2007.
Description: 3 videodiscs (ca. 270 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Subject: Folk music United States.
Country music 1961-1970.
Popular music 1961-1970.
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Other titles: Hootenanny (Television program).
Credits: Produced by Richard Lewine ; directed by Garth Dietrick ; written by David Greggory.
Performers: Hosted by Jack Linkletter, with various performers.
Notes: Title from disc label.
Filmed at a variety of college campuses around the United States.
Contents: Disc 1. Mighty day (Chad Mitchell Trio) -- What shall we do with a drunken sailor (Mike Settle) -- Mama don't allow ; Froggie went a-courtin' (The Rooftop Singers) -- Comedy (Vaughn Meader) -- Stakolee (The Journeymen) -- Jesus met the woman at the well (Ian & Sylvia) -- Anathea (Judy Collins) -- Follow the drinking gourd ; When I go down to Bimini (Theodore Bikel) -- Kisses sweeter than wine (Judy Collins & Theadore Bikel) -- Swing low sweet chariot (The Clara Ward Gospel Singers) -- Telling those lies about me (Bob Gibson) -- Greenwood Sidie-O (Ian & Sylvia) -- Comedy (Woody Allen) -- Green, green (The New Christy Minstrels) -- Browns Ferry blues ; He was a friend of mine (Dian & The Greenbriar Boys) -- Jerry ; Farewell my honey, Cindy Jane (Joe & Eddie) -- Song of the cuckoo ; Poor Howard (Eddy Arnold) -- Sing out (The Serendipity Singers) -- Haul away Joe (Mike Settle) -- Harlem nocturne ; Down by the riverside (Herbie Mann and his Sextet) -- Sailing away (The Serendipity Singers) -- Kumbayah (The Southern Methodist University Ensemble).
Disc 2. Midnight Special ; Done laid around (The Limeliters) -- C.C. Rider ; Ole Blue (Ian & Sylvia) -- East Virginia (Richard & Jim) -- I'm going to leave old Texas now (The Limeliters) -- Hello Susan Brown ; The John Birch Society (Chad Mitchell Trio) -- Let your light from the lighthouse shine on me ; Cottonfields (The Travelers Three) -- Fair and tender ladies (The Carter Family) -- Winkin', Blinkin' and Nod ; Turn, turn, turn (The Simon Sisters) -- Umqokozo ; Love tastes like strawberries (Miriam Makeba) -- Comedy (Louis Nye) -- Five hundred miles (The Brothers Four) -- Reuben's train (The Dillards) -- Rocks and gravel (Leon Bibb) -- I'm on my way ; I've been working on the railroad (The Rooftop Singers) -- Packin' up ; I've got to love the life I sing about in my song (Marion Williams & Stars of Faith) -- I'll tell me ma ; Will ye go, lassie? (The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem) -- Saturday night ; Denver (The New Christy Minstrels) -- Reilly's daughter (The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem) -- Michael row the boat ashore (The New Christy Minstrels) -- Hot corn, cold corn ; Reuben (Flatt & Scruggs) -- Deep river blues (Doc Watson) -- He's got the whole world in his hands (The University of Pittsburgh Ensemble).
Disc 3. Hootenanny Saturday night ; Bowling Green ; Good morning captain (The Travelers Three) -- Water boy ; If I had my way (Jimmie Rodgers) -- The ox driver's song ; Hard travelin' (The Brothers Four) -- Angelico (Bud & Travis) -- Lonesome traveler ; If I had a hammer (Trini Lopez) -- Four strong winds (The Brothers Four) -- Comedy (Bill Cosby) -- Little tyke (The Coventry Singers) -- To morrow ; There's a meetin' here tonight (Bob Gibson) -- Busted ; Five feet high and rising (Johnny Cash) -- Adieu Madras ; Little boxes (Leon Bibb) -- Delia's gone (Josh White, Jr.) -- Maid of constant sorrow (Beverly White) -- One more round ; Trombone Charlie (Hoyt Axton) -- Wayfarin' stranger ; Midnight Special (Jimmie Rodgers) -- Pick a bale of cotton ; Wimoweh (The Tarriers) -- Good news, the chariot's coming (Bob Gibson) -- Comedy (Jackie Vernon) -- Marching to Pretoria (The University of Florida Ensemble).
Summary: Hootenanny was a half-hour showcase for folk music broadcast by ABC between April 1963 and September 1964. In addition to folk music, the show featured comedians and gospel, jazz, and country performers. This compilation taken from kinescopes presents highlights from the show, including performances by Judy Collins, Johnny Cash, Carly Simon (as part of the Simon Sisters), Woody Allen, and Bill Cosby.