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What are some of your favorite folk/folk rock tunes?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Standing on the Shore by Anne Briggs

    Abandoned Love by Bob Dylan

    Don't Let It Bring You Down by Neil Young

    Thicker Than A Smokey by Gary Higgins

    Strolling Down The Highway by Bert Jansch

    Sally Go Round The Roses by Pentangle

    1913 Massacre by Arlo Guthrie

    Catch The Wind by Donovan

    Be Not So Fearful by Bill Fay

    Sheila by Eric Andersen

    He Was A Friend Of Mine by Dave Van Ronk

    How Can I Tell You by Cat Stevens

    Wide River To Cross by Levon Helm

    The New Highway Blues by David Bromberg

    Our House by CSN&Y

    Crazy Man Michael by Fairport Convention

    All My Trials by Joan Baez

    Last Year's Man by Leonard Cohen

    Me and My Woman by Roy Harper

    Day Is Done by Nick Drake

    ah, I love folk/folk-rock and could list you hundreds upon hundreds of songs...but, I think I'll stop here :-)

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm going to try to limit it to one per band / artist, otherwise this could be a very long list! In no particular order :~

    'Who Knows Where the Time Goes' ~ Sandy Denny

    'Nothing More' ~ Fotheringay

    'Scarborough Fair' ~ Lesley Garrett

    'Velvet Green' ~ Jethro Tull

    'Monymusk Lads' ~ Old Blind Dogs

    'The Queen of Argyll' ~ Silly Wizard

    'Dean Cadalan / Servant to the Slave' ~ Capercaillie

    'I Will Not Wear the Willow' ~ Karen Matheson

    'Morning Dew' ~ Nazareth {cover}

    '59th Street Bridge Song' ~ Simon and Garfunkel

    'Suite : Judy Blue Eyes' ~ Crosby, Stills and Nash

    'Colours of the Wind' ~ Donovan

    'It Doesn't Matter Anymore' ~ Eva Cassidy

    'Lady Eleanor' ~ Lindisfarne

    'Northern Lights' ~ Renaissance

    'Gaudete' ~ Steeleye Span

    'Cannily, Cannily' ~ Tim Hart and Maddy Prior

    'Matty Groves' ~ Fairport Convention

    'Greensleeves' ~ Blackmore's Night

    'Sail Away to the Sea' ~ Sandy Denny and the Strawbs

    'All Along the Watchtower' ~ Bob Dylan

    'Time Has Told Me' ~ Nick Drake

    'Lady D'Arbanville' ~ Cat Stevens

    'Seven Black Roses' ~ John Martyn

    'Theme from Harry's Game' ~ Clannad

    'Granny' ~ Flook

    'The Merry Sisters of Fate' ~ Lunasa

    'The Gathering Storms' ~ Ross Kennedy and Archie McAllister

    'On Horseback' ~ Eileen Ivers

    'Heart and Soul' ~ Wolfstone

    'Fair Helen of Kirkconnell' ~ Emily Smith

    'Erin-Go-Bragh' ~ Dick Gaughan

    'The Battle of Evermore' ~ Led Zeppelin

    {not a band I would normally call 'Folk-Rock!}

    NP : 'Gypsy Davey' ~ Fotheringay

  • 1 decade ago

    I could go on for days, but I'll settle for naming a handful:

    Fairport Convention - Matty Groves; Tam Lin; Fotheringay; Meet on the Ledge; Sloth; Farewell, Farewell; A Tale in Hard Time; She Moves Through the Fair; Reynardine

    Steeleye Span - Thomas the Rhymer; Black Jack Davy; Cam Ye O'er Frae France; All Around My Hat; Blackleg Miner; Bach Goes to Limerick; The Lowlands of Holland; The Blacksmith; Alison Gross

    Other great folk-rock bands: Pentangle, Lindisfarne, Albion Band

    Contemporary artists: My favorite musician considered 'folk' who's not afraid to let a band groove on his material is

    John Gorka. Some of his best 'rock-ier' songs are Treasure Islands; Good; Where the Bottles Break; Looking Forward; Can You Understand My Joy.

  • 1 decade ago

    Cripple Creek - The Band

    You Ain't Going Nowhere - The Byrds

    Expecting To Fly - Buffalo Springfield

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  • 4 years ago

    Santana's cover of Fleetwood Macs "Black Magic Woman" Stevie Ray Vaughan's cover of Jimi Hendrix's Voodoo Chile(slight return) Jimi Hendrix's cover of Bob Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower" Jeff Becks cover of Stevie Wonder's "Superstitious"

  • 1 decade ago

    Anything by Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. A newer folk/indie singer I really like is M. Ward, pretty much every song on his album Post-War is really good like Poison Cup or Chinese Translation.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think Led Zeppelin is considered folk rock.

    Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song

    Led Zeppelin - The Wanton Song

    Led Zeppelin - Rock and Roll

  • 1 decade ago

    almost anything by csny and neil young's earlier pieces, before he went into heavier work, and also anything by america, imo the best folk rock band in history


    leader of the band- dan fogelberg

    morning has broken- cat stevens

    city of new orleans- arlo guthrie

    blue bayou- linda ronstadt

    please come to boston- dave loggins

  • 1 decade ago

    I love the Kate Walsh album (Tim's House), and Noah and the Whale are pretty good too.

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    You can search for any genre you feel like then, using the drop down boxes.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Anything of of Neil Young's Hawks & Doves, but I pick just one song, I'd pick Neil's Out on the Weekend off of Harvest.

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