Carolyn Hester – Carolyn Hester 1959 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 31:41 minutes | 252 MB | Genre: Folk
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Carolyn Sue Hester (born January 28, 1937) is an American folk singer and songwriter. She was a figure in the early 1960s folk music revival.
Hester’s first album was produced by Norman Petty in 1957. She made her second album for Tradition Records, run by the Clancy Brothers, in 1960. She became known for “The House of the Rising Sun” and “She Moved Through the Fair”.Hester was one of many young Greenwich Village singers who rode the crest of the 1960s folk music wave, helping launch Gerde’s Folk City in 1960. She appeared on the cover of the May 30, 1964 issue of the Saturday Evening Post. According to Don Heckman of the Los Angeles Times, Hester was “one of the originals—one of the small but determined gang of ragtag, early-’60s folk singers who cruised the coffee shops and campuses, from Harvard Yard to Bleecker Street, convinced that their music could help change the world.” Hester, dubbed “The Texas Songbird,” was politically active, spearheading the controversial boycott of the television program Hootenanny when Pete Seeger was blacklisted from it.
John H. Hammond signed Hester to Columbia Records in 1960. That same year Hester met Richard Fariña, and they married 18 days later. They separated after less than two years. In 1961, Hester met Bob Dylan and invited him to play on her third album, her first on the Columbia label. Recorded at Columbia Studios, New York City, in September 1961, it marked Dylan’s first official studio session. Hammond, her producer, quickly signed Dylan to the label. Hester turned down the opportunity to join a folk trio with Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey, who then found stardom with Mary Travers as Peter, Paul, & Mary. Hester collaborated with Bill Lee and Bruce Langhorne, but she concentrated exclusively on traditional material. In the late 1960s, unable to succeed as a folk-rock artist, she explored psychedelic music as part of the Carolyn Hester Coalition before drifting out of the music industry of the period.
Hester has disputed David Hajdu’s depiction of her marriage to Fariña in his book Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Fariña, and Richard Fariña. She has claimed that there are exaggerations in his description of the relationships among Dylan, Baez, Hester, and the Fariñas. She has denied that Fariña was as close to Dylan as some rock historians claim and has strongly disputed that Fariña was in any way responsible for Dylan’s success as Hajdu suggested. Hajdu also suggested that Hester had an ongoing rivalry with Baez and her sister Mimi. To this day, Hester maintains that, on the contrary, she did not and does not know Baez well and that they never were rivals personally or professionally.
In 1969, Hester married the jazz pianist-producer-songwriter David Blume, the composer of The Cyrkle’s 1966 Top 40 hit “Turn Down Day.” Together Hester and Blume formed the Outpost label. They also started an ethnic dance club in Los Angeles.
1-1. Carolyn Hester – The House Of The Rising Sun (Remastered) (02:26)
1-2. Carolyn Hester – The Water Is Wide (Remastered) (03:44)
1-3. Carolyn Hester – The Lord (Remastered) (00:50)
1-4. Carolyn Hester – Virgin Mary (Remastered) (03:24)
1-5. Carolyn Hester – Lindo Capullio (Remastered) (01:26)
1-6. Carolyn Hester – Go Way From My Window (Remastered) (02:49)
1-7. Carolyn Hester – She Moves Through The Fair (Remastered) (03:00)
1-8. Carolyn Hester – Jaime (Remastered) (01:27)
1-9. Carolyn Hester – Little Pig (Remastered) (02:18)
1-10. Carolyn Hester – If I Had A Ribbon Bow (Remastered) (02:23)
1-11. Carolyn Hester – Blackjack Oak (Remastered) (02:43)
1-12. Carolyn Hester – Malaguena Salerosa (Remastered) (02:40)
1-13. Carolyn Hester – Summertime (Remastered) (02:24)
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