Various Artists:
Bread & Roses Festival of Acoustic Music
Fantasy Stereo F-79009
Recorded October, 1977.

CD reissue: 1990 (FCD-79009-2)

Following her partnership with Tom Jans, Mimi left the for-profit music business and founded Bread and Roses, an organization that provides live music and other entertainment for those who are confined to institutions, such as hospitals and prisons. She also organized all-star benefit concerts to raise money for the organization, and released albums of the concerts. Unfortunately, Mimi didn't perform on this album, as she was presumably busy organizing the event (although she probably joined in on the finale). But since Bread & Roses was her life's work, I thought it would be appropriate to include these albums here. She does make the announcements at the beginning of the album and also introduces Toni Brown and Terry Garthwaite, a duo she seems to have discovered. And there are quite a few pictures of Mimi too, as well as the other performers.

NOTE: The CD re-issue added Vol. 1 to the title (although to the best of my knowledge, the second Bread and Roses album was never re-issued on CD). This CD omitted two tracks to fit the double album onto one disk. The omitted tracks are "General Guinness/Irish Reel" by Boys of the Lough, and "Mabel Joy" by Mick Newbury. Many of the photos were also omitted.


1. Intro - Mimi Fariņa - 1:04
2. Sugar Babe - Jesse Colin Young - 3:56
3. Swinging on a Star - Dave Van Ronk- 2:31
4. Little Boxes - Malvina Reynolds - 2:43
5. Sailing Down My Golden River - Pete Seeger - 3:12
6. Ramblin' Jack Elliott - John Band Herald - 3:29
7. San Francisco Bay Blues - Ramblin' Jack Elliot- 2:53
8. Boney Fingers - Hoyt Axton- 3:35
9. Hoyt Axton Rap - 3:42
10. Evangelina - Hoyt Axton - 1:55
11. Al the Goose (Me and My Goose) - Arlo Guthrie - 2:56
12. I Got Mine performed - Dan Hicks - 3:36
13. Another Night With the Boys - The Persuasions - 6:20
14. What About Me - Richie Havens - 2:30
15. Universal Soldier - Buffy Sainte-Marie - 3:25
16. Save the Whales! - Country Joe McDonald- :33
17. Committee Rap - 4:12
18. There But for Fortune - Joan Baez - 4:37
19. Beginning Tomorrow - Toni Brown, Toni an Terry Garthwaite - 3:14
20. Walkin' One and Only performed by Maria Muldaur - 4:12
21. Last Thing on My Mind performed by Tom Paxton - 5:42
22. For Everyman performed by Jackson Browne and David Lindley - 5:11
23. Just a Closer Walk With Thee - All