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Child, Child

Child, Child


Erik Darling's pleasant voice, sparkling banjo, deft 12-string acoustic guitar skills, and his unerring ability to supplement traditional material with like-minded originals has made him a sort of behind-the-scenes innovator on the folk scene for decades. A former member of the Tarriers (for whom he provided his version of "The Banana Boat Song," otherwise known as "Day-O"), the Rooftop Singers (his rearrangement of Gus Cannon's "Walk Right In" was a huge hit for them in the early '60s), and the Weavers (he was Pete Seeger's replacement), Darling has a stripped-down, melodic approach to folk that gives everything he touches a contemporary feel without stripping away the roots that lie just beneath the surface. Child, Child is all Darling (he does everything here, aside from a little added percussion) and includes a delightful mix of traditional pieces with key originals. He reprises "Walk Right In" and "The Banana Boat Song" here and turns in a fine version of the folk piece "Jay Gould's Daughter," which features some wonderful acoustic guitar. Two originals written with his frequent collaborator Pat Street, the title tune and "It Doesn't Matter at All if It Rains on Me" (reprised from his previous album, Possible Dream), show intricate melodies delivered with deceptive ease, and recall early Simon & Garfunkel, although it is more likely they learned these tricks from Darling rather than the other way around. At first listen, this collection seems rather unassuming, but repeated plays reveal a subtle melodic genius at work, and Darling fans won't be disappointed. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi

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    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
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  • Label: Wind River
  • UPC: 045507401325
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Track listings

  • 1. Sunshine Baby
  • 2. With A Fie Fie (Old Ben Johnson)
  • 3. Jay Gould's Daughter
  • 4. Child, Child
  • 5. Place In The Hills, A
  • 6. Black Snake Shakies
  • 7. Far Through The Memory Shines The Happy Hour
  • 8. Walk Right In Blues
  • 9. It Doesn't Matter At All If It Rains On Me
  • 10. Cotton Eyed Joe
  • 11. Sail Away Odyssey
  • 12. God Knows She Ain't No Angel
  • 13. Tradewinds
  • 14. Banana Boat Song, The (Day O)
 
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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