August 23, 2016

The New Lost City Ramblers

Folkways Records FA-2396

Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1958
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
[Tracklist]
A1 Forked Dear
A2 Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
A3 I Truly Understand
A4 Dallas Rag
A5 Tom Cat Blues
A6 Railroading And Rambling
A7 Colored Aristocracy
A8 Sailor On The Deep Blue Sea
A9 East Virginia
B1 Battleship Maine
B2 Davy, Davy
B3 Roving Gambler
B4 Take A Drink On Me
B5 Likes Liquor Better Than Me
B6 It's A Shame To Beat Your Wife
B7 Brown's Ferry Blues
B8 Old Fish Song
B9 Crossed Old Jordan's Stream
[Credits]
Mike Seeger (vocals/fiddle/mandolin/guitar/banjo/harmonica/autoharp/liner notes) Tom Paley (vocals/guitar/banjo/liner notes) John Cohen (vocals/banjo/guitar/liner notes)
Cover photo: Rusell Lee (FSA)

YouTube  The New Lost City Ramblers 1958 (Full LP Album 44:19)

August 15, 2016

African Fiddle & Banjo Echo in Appalachia Concert


Event Date: 2015/10/01 Running Time: 18 minutes

Examples of Appalachian traditional music, with demonstrations from African and Appalachian musicians.

The Library of Congress
For transcript, captions, and more information, visit at the Library of Congress Webcast Site

July 29, 2016

A Concert Featuring the Cheick Hamala Diabate Ensemble


Event Date: 2016/03/23 Running Time: 62 minutes

Cheick Hamala Diabate Ensemble
Cheick Hamala Diabate is a West African historian in the griot tradition, a sought after performer, lecturer, storyteller and choreographer. Diabate was born into a griot family in Kita, Mali. In West African tradition, the griot is a male troubadour-historian whose hereditary role is to preserve and share the history, genealogy and oral traditions of his people, as well as providing advice and practicing diplomacy.

The Library of Congress
For transcript, captions, and more information, visit at the Library of Congress Webcast Site

July 27, 2016

Dolly Parton: Coat Of Many Colors 1971

RCA Victor LSP-4603

Format: Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Stereo, 180 gram
Country: Europe
Released: 01 Feb 2016
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
[Tracklist]
A1 Coat Of Many Colors (3:02)
A2 Traveling Man (2:38)
A3 My Blue Tears (2:14)
A4 If I Lose My Mind (2:26)
A5 The Mystery Of The Mystery (2:24)
B1 She Never Met A Man (She Didn't Like) (2:40)
B2 Early Morning Breeze (2:53)
B3 The Way I See You (2:43)
B4 Here I Am (3:17)
B5 A Better Place To Live (2:39)
[Credits]
Dolly Parton (vocals/liner notes)
Producer: Bob Ferguson, Engineer: Al Pachucki, Recording Technician: Roy Shockley, Photographer: Les Leverett
[Notes]
Originally Released in 1971

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July 26, 2016

Blues Rediscoveries 1966

RBF Records RBF-11

Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 1966
Genre: Blues
Style: Country Blues
[Tracklist]
A1 Ain't No Tellin': Mississippi John Hurt
A2 Avalon Blues: Mississippi John Hurt
A3 Sleepy Man Blues: Bukka White
A4 Aberdeen, Mississippi Blues: Bukka White
A5 Poor Man Blues: Henry Townsend
A6 Poor Man's Friend: John Estes
A7 Liquor Store Blues: John Estes
B1 Oh Lord Search My Heart: Blind Gary Davis
B2 You Got To Go Down: Blind Gary Davis
B3 Doin' Wrong: Peg Leg Howell
B4 Jelly Roll: Furry Lewis
B5 Sweet Papa Moan: Furry Lewis
B6 Highway 49: Big Joe Williams
B7 Someday Baby: Big Joe Williams
[Credits]
Compiled and Edited by Samuel B. Charters
Design: Ronald Clyne, Photograph: Ann Charters

YouTube  Blues Rediscoveries 1966: Compiled and Edited by Samuel B. Charters (37:54)

July 21, 2016

Elvis Country: I'm 10,000 Years Old

RCA SHP-6182

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Japan
Released: 05 May 1971
Genre: Rock, Country, World
Style: Country Rock, Rock & Roll, Classic Rock
[Tracklist]
A1 Snowbird (2:04)
A2 Tomorrow Never Comes (3:53)
A3 Little Cabin On The Hill (1:45)
A4 Whole Lot-ta Shakin' Goin' On (3:00)
A5 Funny How Time Slips Away (4:20)
A6 I Really Don't Want To Know (2:45)
B1 There Goes My Everything (2:55)
B2 It's Your Baby, You Rock It (2:56)
B3 The Fool (2:26)
B4 Faded Love (3:04)
B5 I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water (3:41)
B6 Make The World Go Away (3:34)
[Credits]
Elvis Presley (vocals)
Backing Vocals: The Imperials Quartet (tracks: A2, A5, A6, B1, B6)
Arranged Strings: Cam Mullins (tracks: A2, A6, B1), Don Tweedy (tracks: A1, A5, B6)
[Notes]
Manufactured: Victor Company Of Japan, Ltd.

YouTube  Elvis Country: I'm 10,000 Years Old (Full LP Album 37:54)

July 16, 2016

Old-Time Southern Dance Music: Ballads and Songs

Old Timey Records LP-102

Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 1965
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Old Time
[Tracklist]
A1 Rose Conley: Grayson & Whitter
A2 Pretty Polly: Coon Creek Gals
A3 Little Maggie: Grayson & Whitter
A4 That Fatal Courtship: Ephraim Woodie
A5 Frankie Silvers: Byrd Moore's Hot Shots
A6 Black Jack David: Cliff Carlisle
A7 Old Ruben: Wade Mainer
A8 Handsome Molly: Grayson & Whitter
B1 It's Hard To Leave You, Sweet Love: Lewis McDaniel & Gid Smith
B2 Franklin Roosevelt's Back Again: Bill Cox & Cliff Hobbs
B3 Roy Dixon: Jimmy Tarlton
B4 School House Fire: Dixon Brothers
B5 A Little Love: Wade Mainer
B6 Deep Elm Blues: Lone Star Cowboys*
B7 Frankie Dean : Darby & Tarlton
B8 On The Old Plantation: Blue Sky Boys
[Credits]
Liner Notes: Tony Brown, Editor's Note: Chris Strachwitz

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July 1, 2016

Dolly Parton: The Grass Is Blue

Sugar Hill Record SUG-CD-3900

Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released:1999
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass
[Tracklist]
01 Travelin' Prayer (4:15)
02 Cash On The Barrelhead (3:07)
03 A Few Old Memories 4:01
04 I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open (3:04)
05 Steady As The Rain (3:04)
06 I Still Miss Someone (3:37)
07 Endless Stream Of Tears (2:39)
08 Silver Dagger (4:54)
09 Train, Train (2:49)
10 I Wonder Where You Are Tonight (3:13)
11 Will He Be Waiting For Me (3:25)
12 The Grass Is Blue (3:43)
13 I Am Ready (2:44)
[Credits]
Dolly Parton (vocals) Jim Mills (banjo) Jerry Douglas (dobro) Stuart Duncan (fiddle) Bryan Sutton (guitar) Sam Bush (mandolin) Barry Bales (bass)
Designer: Sue Meyer Design, Musical Director: Jerry Douglas, Engineer: Chuck Turner and Toby Seay, Photographer: Dennis Carney, Producer: Steve Buckingham

YouTube  Dolly Parton: I Wonder Where You Are Tonight

June 29, 2016

Les Bon Hommes Du Nord: Patrick Ross and Jean Theroux


French-Canadian Fiddle Music & Songs from New Hampshire
Event Date: 2012/08/08 Running Time: 61 minutes

Patrick Ross and Jean Theroux present a program of fiddle tunes and songs drawn from their French-Canadian heritage. They will be joined by Dalton Binette and Bow Thayer. All four musicians hail from the northernmost area of New Hampshire, adjacent to the Canadian border, across which people and cultural influences have flowed steadily over the last hundred years or more. The fiddle, accordion, and guitar are the most common instruments used in French-Canadian music. The playing style is spirited and based upon rhythmic patterns of the Celtic world: jigs, reels, and waltzes. However, the music is not exactly Celtic: the bowing style has a different swing and the tunes are ornamented in a distinctive way. Singing in the French language with family and friends is also an important part of French-Canadian musical heritage, and many of the songs are classified as "chansons á rèpondre," or "call and response," a style developed so a large group can join in the fun without knowing all the words.

The Library of Congress  For more information, visit at the Library of Congress Webcast Site

June 26, 2016

Blue Grass Special: Don Reno and Red Smiley / The Stanley Brothers

Angel Records HV-1048

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: JP
Released: March 1960
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass
[Tracklist]
A1 Dixie Brakdown (2:20) *
A2 Haw Mountain Girls Can Love (2:05) **
A3 Let's Live For Tonight (2:21) *
A4 Train 45 (2:40) **
A5 Tree Of Life (2:42) *
A6 Mastertone March (2:23) **
B1 Charlotte Brakdown (2:20) *
B2 Think Of What You've Done (2:06) **
B3 How I Miss My Darling Mother (2:36) *
B4 Clinch Mountain Backstep (2:18) **
B5 Love Me Darling Just Tonight (2:15) **
B6 Springtime In Heaven (2:38) *
[Credits]
* Don Reno and Red Smiley and the Tennessee Cut-Ups
** The Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys
[Notes]
Made in Japan by Toshiba Musical Industries LTD.

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