September 29, 2016

Norman Blake: Directions

Takoma D-1064

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1978
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass, Folk
[Tracklist]
A1 Blue Ridge Mountain Blues (2:44)
A2 Thebes (4:39)
A3 The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore (4:22)
A4 A4 Loch Lavan Castle, Santa Ana's Retreat, Cattle In The Cane (4:15)
A5 Poor Ellen Smith (3:20)
B1 Uncle Sam (4:00)
B2 Ice On The Road (2:40)
B3 Rake And The Rambling Blade (3:05)
B4 High Dad In The Morning (2:35)
B5 Father's Hall (2:30)
B6 White Horse Breakdown (2:15)
B7 '76 Blues + 2 (2:55)
[Credits]
Norman Blake (vocals/guitar/mandolin/mandocello/fiddle) Nancy Blake (vocals/cello/guitar/mandolin) Miles Anderson (trombone/trumpet/horn)

YouTube  Norman Blake: Directions 1978 (Full LP Album 39:18)

September 22, 2016

The New Lost City Ramblers Volume 5

Folkways Records FA-2395

Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1963
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass, Folk
[Tracklist]
A1 Old Joe Clark
A2 Old Molly Hair
A3 Nick Nack Song
A4 Country Blues
A5 True And Trembling Brakeman
A6 When I'm Gone
A7 If I Lose You, I Don't Care
A8 Sail Away Ladies
B1 Diamond Joe
B2 Rambling Boy
B3 Why Do You Bob Your Hair
B4 I'll Tell You What I Saw Last Night
B5 Road To Austin
B6 Johnson City Blues
B7 Bold Jack Donahue
B8 Bill Morgan And His Gal
B9 John Henry
[Credits]
Mike Seeger (vocals/fiddle/guitar/autoharp/harmonica/dobro) Tom Paley (vocals/banjo/guitar) John Cohen (vocals/banjo/guitar/autoharp)
Liner Notes: Pete Welding, Photography: Robert Frank

YouTube  The New Lost City Ramblers Volume 5 1963 (Full LP Album 49:15)

September 21, 2016

Ry Cooder: The Long Riders - Original Sound Track

Warner Bros. Records HS-3448

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1980
Genre: Blues, Stage & Screen
Style: Soundtrack
[Tracklist]
A1 The Long Riders (3:13)
A2 I'm A Good Old Rebel (2:18)
A3 Seneca Square Dance (1:58)
A4 Archie's Funeral (Hold To God's Unchanging Hand) (2:40)
A5 I Always Knew That You We're The One (3:04)
A6 Rally 'Round The Flag (4:20)
B1 Wildwood Boys (4:10)
B2 Better Things To Think About (1:24)
B3 Jesse James (2:23)
B4 Cole Younger Polka (2:22)
B5 Escape From Northfield (1:14)
B6 Leaving Missouri (0:57)
B7 Jesse James (5:04)
[Credits]
Ry Cooder (vocals/banjo/shamisen/bass) David Lindley (banjo/mandolin/fiddle/guitar/lute) Jim Keach (vocals) Curt Bouterse (dulcimer) Bill Bryson (banjo) Mitch Greenhill (vocals/guitar) Tom Sauber (fiddle/lute) Jim Dickinson (harmonium/piano/organ) Jim Keltner (drums) Milt Holland (percussion) Baboo Pierr (percussion) Oscar Brashear (cornet) Curt Bouterse (flute) George Bohannon (trombone/horns)
Producer, Music By: Ry Cooder, Recorded By, Mixed By: Lee Herschberg

YouTube  Ry Cooder: The Long Riders 1980 (Original Sound Track 34:40)

September 13, 2016

Old & In The Way

Round Records LLS-80424

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: Japan
Released: 01 Jan 1976
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass
[Tracklist]
A1 Pig In A Pen
A2 Midnight Moonlight
A3 Old And In The Way
A4 Konckin On Your Door
A5 The Hobo Song
B1 Panama Red
B2 Wild Horses
B3 Kissimmee Kid
B4 White Dove
B5 Land of The Navajo
[Credits]
Jerry Garcia (vocals/banjo) Peter Rowan (vocals/guitar) David Grisman (vocals/mandolin) Vassar Clements (fiddle) John Kahn (bass)
Produced by: David Grisman, Artwork: Greg Irons
[Notes]
Recorded live at Boarding House in San Francisco on October 8, 1973 by Owsley Stanley
Manufactured by Toshiba EMI Ltd, Released originally by US Round Records RX-103 1975

YouTube
Old & In The Way: Live at Boarding House in San Francisco 1973 (Full LP Album 41:15)

September 12, 2016

The New Lost City Ramblers Vol. 4

Folkways Records FA-2399

Format: Vinyl, Album, LP
Country: US
Released: 1961
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
[Tracklist]
A1 Run Mountain
A2 Take Me Back To The Sweet Sunny South
A3 Black Jack David
A4 Carter Blues
A5 The Coo Coo Bird
A6 Molly Put The Kettle On
A7 Have A Feast Here Tonight
A8 Crow Black Chicken
B1 Cindy
B2 Billy Grimes, The Mover
B3 Frankie Silver
B4 Stackerlee
B5 Dollar's All I Crave
B6 Keno, The Rent Man
B7 The Miller's Will
B8 The Story That The Crow Told Me
[Credits]
Tom Paley (vocals/banjo/guitar) Mike Seeger (vocals/fiddle/banjo/autoharp/mandolin) John Cohen (vocals/guitar/banjo)
Recorded by: Peter Bartok, Cover Photo: Robert Frank, Design: John Cohen

YouTube  The New Lost City Ramblers Vol. 4 1961 (Full LP Album 41:48)

September 3, 2016

African American a Capella Sacred Music from Delaware and Maryland


Event Date: 2012/08/23 Running Time: 59 minutes

Singing & Praying Band
The Singing and Praying Bands of Delaware and Maryland (Eastern and Western Shore) belong to an African American devotional/musical tradition that is unique to the Delmarva region, probably the oldest living African American musical tradition in Delaware and Maryland. In the past, almost half of the Methodist churches around the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays had their own band. With origins in West African religion, Christianity, and African American ring shout traditions, Singing & Praying Bands developed during slavery. The ministry of the Singing & Praying Bands takes place in host churches, often at a camp meeting after an evening preaching service is over. Members line out a hymn, pray a prayer, and end with a spiritual in which the group forms a circle, marching counterclockwise out onto the church grounds. Since the 1950s, the bands have diminished in number, and the singers have consolidated into one large band comprised of fifty to a hundred active members from twenty to thirty different churches. They come together most Sundays in the spring, summer, and fall, at a different church each week, and hold service there, keeping this tradition alive.

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September 1, 2016

The New Lost City Ramblers Vol. 3

Folkways Records FA-2398

Format: Vinyl, LP, Misprint
Country: US
Released: 1961
Genre:Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
[Tracklist]
A1 Black Mountain Rag (1:53)
A2 I'll Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms (3:00)
A3 Talking Hard Luck (2:42)
A4 Railroad Blues (2:45)
A5 Weave Room Blues (2:23)
A6 The Baltimore Fire (3:13)
A7 Willie, Poor Boy (2:57)
A8 Red Rocking Chair (2:25)
A9 Hold That Woodpile Down (2:53)
B1 Three Men Went A-Hunting (2:04)
B2 Johnson Boys (2:41)
B3 Hot Corn (3:25)
B4 Lady Of Carlisle (3:33)
B5 The Man Who Wrote "Home Sweet Home" Never Was A Married Man (3:11)
B6 Sal Got A Meatskin (3:26)
B7 My Long Journey Home (2:39)
B8 Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss (2:32)
B9 Hog Eye (1:49)
[Credits]
Mike Seeger (vocals/fiddle/guitar/banjo) Tom Paley (vocals/banjo/dobro/guitar/mandolin) John Cohen (vocals/guitar/banjo)

YouTube  The New Lost City Ramblers Vol. 3 1961 (Full LP Album 48:18)

August 29, 2016

The New Lost City Ramblers Vol. II

Folkways Records FA-2397

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1960
Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
[Tracklist]
A1 Whoop 'Em Up Cindy
A2 The Story Of The Mighty Mississippi
A3 Louisville Burglar
A4 Late Last Night When Willie Came Home
A5 Hawkins Rag (Instrumental)
A6 Didn't He Ramble
A7 Texas Rangers
A8 Tom Dooley
A9 Leaving Home
B1 When First Unto This Country
B2 Sally Goodin
B3 Banks Of The Ohio
B4 George Collins
B5 Every Day Dirt
B6 Raging Sea
B7 Up Jumped The Devil
[Credits]
Mike Seeger (vocals/fiddle/guitar/banjo/autoharp) Tom Paley (vocals/guitar/banjo/mandolin) John Cohen (vocals/banjo/guitar)
Cover Photo: Robert Frank

YouTube  The New Lost City Ramblers Vol. II 1960 (Full LP Album 43:51)

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) Tom Paley (vocals/guitar/banjo) John Cohen (vocals/banjo/guitar)
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