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The Chad Mitchell Trio - Singin' Our Mind & Reflecting (2003)

Folk, Pop | Author: artmuss | 4-07-2015, 17:24
The Chad Mitchell Trio - Singin' Our Mind & Reflecting (2003)
Artist: The Chad Mitchell Trio
Title Of Album: Singin' Our Mind & Reflecting
Year Of Release: 2003
Label (Catalog#): Collectors' Choice [CCM-372-2]
Country: United States
Genre: Folk, Pop, Oldies, Singer-Songwriter
Quality: FLAC (tracks +.cue,log)
Bitrate: Lossless
Time: 1:11:18
Full Size: 428 mb

Although the Chad Mitchell Trio missed the big time when its record label refused to issue "Blowin' in the Wind" as a single (before Peter, Paul & Mary's version), the group persevered to record more good music in 1963 and 1964. With Singin' Our Mind, Mitchell, Mike Kobluk, and Joe Frazier hit a happy medium between enjoyable folk and politics. While the Chad Mitchell Trio with its three-part harmony would never be mistaken for Pete Seeger or Phil Ochs, it still managed to separate itself from groups like the Weavers and the Kingston Trio, who were losing favor with the college crowd as the civil rights movement and Vietnam heated up. "Alma Mater" skewers Old Miss, recalling the golden days of segregation, while "Twelve Days" satirizes the Nazis to the tune of an old Christmas favorite. Released in 1964, Reflecting is a more somber affair following Kennedy's assassination. It nonetheless starts with the lively "Barry's Boys," ridiculing conservative Barry Goldwater's 1964 presidential bid. There's also a good take of Tom Paxton's "What Did You Learn in School," and a glance back at World War II with the Almanac Singers' "The Sinking of the Reuben James." The album ends with the downbeat "In the Summer of His Years/Rally Round the Flag," a felt tribute to Kennedy. Singin' Our Mind and Reflecting are vintage Chad Mitchell Trio, compiled on the Singin' Our Mind/Reflecting two-fer.


1 Dubarry Done Gone Again
2 Ain't No More Cane on This Brazos
3 Four Strong Winds
4 Alma Mater
5 Irish Song
6 I Feel So Good About It (Sin Bound Train)
7 The Marvelous Toy
8 Maladyozhenaya (The Young Ones)
9 Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
10 Bonny Streets of Fyve-io
11 Willie Seton
12 Twelve Days
13 Barry's Boys
14 Virgin Mary
15 The Tarriers Song
16 What Did You Learn In School Today?
17 Hip Song, The (It Does Not Pay to Be [Too] Hip)
18 Banks of Sicily
19 Tell Old Bill
20 Queen Elinor's Confession
21 Stewball
22 The First Time Ever [I Saw Your Face]
23 The Sinking of Reuben James
24 Medley: In the Summer of His Years/Rally Round the Flag

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