Ian & Sylvia – Four Strong Winds (1964)

“Ian & Sylvia hit their stride on their second LP, which features the first in a line of talented second guitarists (John Herald) they would use to augment their original guitar-autoharp-basslineup. The album featured an assortment of largely traditional material that was unsurpassed in its time, encompassing bluegrass, spirituals, gospel, hillbilly, the French-Canadian standard ‘V’La L’bon Vent,’ a British prison song, and two tunes from the Cecil Sharp collection of Southern mountain folk songs of British origin. Two of the most impressive cuts, however, were contemporary compositions. One was their version of Bob Dylan’s ‘Tomorrow Is a Long Time,’ one of the first obscure Dylan tunes to be committed to vinyl. …”
W – Four Strong Winds
NPR: A Classic In 30 Minutes: ‘Four Strong Winds’ (Video)
Lyric of the Week: Ian and Sylvia, “Four Strong Winds” (Video)
YouTube: Four Strong Winds (CBC TV 1986)
YouTube: 1) Four Strong Winds – 1964 hit single version, 2) You Were On My Mind, 3) Some Day Soon

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