August 29, 2015

Marin County Bluegrass Festival 1974

Marin County Bluegrass Festival April 27-28, 1974
Golden State College, San Rafael, CA

Disc 1 [75:25]
Cornbread (4/27)
1-01: Old Joe Clark
1-02: I Don’t Believe You Met My Baby
1-03: Fire On The Mountain
Homestead Act (4/27)
1-04: I’ve Been Everywhere
1-05: Take Five
1-06: Columbus Stockade Blues
1-07: Chime Bells
1-08: Diggy Liggy Lo
1-09: The Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Emmylou Harris (4/27)
1-10: Jambalaya
Tut Taylor and Norman Blake (4/27)
1-11: Instrumental
1-12: Southern Railroad Blues
Mac Wiseman (4/27)
1-13: Footprints Through The Snow
1-14: Keep on the Sunny Side
1-15: Wabash Cannonball
1-16: Mule’s Done Gone Away
Jim & Jesse McReynolds (4/27)
1-17: Are You Missing Me
Doc & Merle Watson (4/27)
1-18: Poor Boy Blues
1-19: Wabash Cannonball (same as above..)
1-20: Salt Creek
1-21: Tennessee Stud
Great American String Band (4/27) Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Richard Greene, Taj Mahal, David Nichtern
1-22: My Plastic Banana Isn’t Stupid
1-23: Dawg’s Rag (with Richard Green)
1-24: I’ll Be The Gambler If You’ll Deal The Cards

Disc 2 [73:23]
Great American String Band (4/27)
2-01: Sweet Georgia Brown
The Hired Hands (4/28)
2-02: Bear Tracks
White & The Down Homers (4/28)
2-03: She Left Me Standing There
Jim & Jesse McReynolds and The Virginia Boys (4/28)
2-04: Pick Away
2-05: Cotton Mill Man
2-06: The River Of Jordan
Great American String Band (4/27) Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Richard Greene, Taj Mahal, David Nichtern
2-07: Maybelline
2-08: Johnny B. Goode
Jim & Jesse McReynolds and The Virginia Boys
2-09: Dueling Banjos
Tut Taylor and Norman Blake
2-10: Instrumental #1
2-11: Instrumental #2
Taylor, Blake, & Mac Wiseman
2-12: The Wreck Of The Old 97
2-13: Catfish John
2-14: Love Letters In The Sand
2-15: Shackles And Chains
2-16: Prisoner Song
2-17: Jimmy Brown
2-18: The Old Folks At Home
2-19: Man Walking On The Water
2-20: Keep On The Sunny Side Of Life
Frank Wakefield
2-21: Jesus Loves His Mandolin Player #1
Wakefield, Garcia al
2-22: Heartbreak Hotel
2-23: Orange Blossom Special
Doc & Merle Watson (4/28)
2-24: Doc Bog’s Country Blues
2-25: Movin’ On
2-26: Wabash Cannonball
2-27: Tennessee Stud

Disc 3 [79:50]
Ramblin’Jack Elliott (4/28)
3-01: Talking Fishing Blues
3-02: Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
3-03: Down The Line
3-04: Pretty Boy Floyd
Dillard & Frank Wakefield (4/28)
3-05: Dixie Breakdown
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (4/28) with Garcia, Vassar Clements, Doc Watson, David Nelson, John Hartford, & Jerry Mills
3-06: Tulane And Johnny
3-07: Cosmic Cowboy
3-08: Jambalaya
3-09: Sally Goodin
3-10: Battle Of New Orleans
3-11: Teardrops In My Eyes
3-12: Bonie Maronie
3-13: Randy Lynn Rag
3-14: Flint Hill Special
3-15: Mr. Bojangles
3-16: Honky Tonkin’
3-17: Diggy Liggy Lo
3-18: Will The Circle Be Unbroken*
3-19: Way Downtown Fooling Around*
3-20: Down Yonder*
* w/Doc & Merle Watson

[disc 4: 19:31]
Old And In The Way (4/28) Garcia, Grisman
4-01: High Lonesome Sound
4-02: Pig In A Pen
4-03: Panama Red
4-04: Wild Horses
4-05: The Hobo Song

YouTube  Marin County Bluegrass Festival 1974/04/27-28 (w/ Doc Watson, Norman Blake, Jerry Garcia and others)

August 25, 2015

King of the Delta Blues Singers: Robert Johnson

King Of The Delta Blues Singers: Robert Johnson
Columbia CL-1654

Format: Vinyl, LP, Mono, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 1961
Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Delta Blues
A1 Crossroads Blues (11/27/36) 2:28
A2 Terraplane Blues (11/23/36) 2:58
A3 Come On In My Kitchen (11/23/36) 2:46
A4 Walking Blues (11/27/36) 2:28
A5 Last Fair Deal Gown Down (11/27/36) 2:38
A6 32-20 Blues (11/26/36) 2:50
A7 Kindhearted Woman Blues (11/23/36) 2:50
A8 If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day (11/27/36) 2:34
B1 Preaching Blues (11/27/36) 2:50
B2 When You Got A Good Friend (11/23/36) 2:35
B3 Rambling On My Mind (11/23/36) 2:49
B4 Stones In My Passway (6/19/37) 2:25
B5 Traveling Riverside Blues (6/20/37) 2:43
B6 Milkcow's Calf Blues (11/20/37) 2:14
B7 Me And The Devil Blues (11/20/37) 2:30
B8 Hellhound On My Trail (11/20/37) 2:36
Robert Johnson (guitar/vocals)
Cover Painting by Burt Goldblatt, Producer/Edited by Frank Driggs, Remastered by Stanley Weiss

August 16, 2015

Old Time Music At Clarence Ashley's, Vol. 2

Old Time Music At Clarence Ashley's, Vol. 2
Folkways Records FA-2359

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1963
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country, Bluegrass, Folk
A1 Free Little Birds
A2 Little Sadie
A3 Way Downtown
A4 Tough Luck
A5 Hump Backed Mule
A6 Daniel Prayed
A7 Walking Boss
A8 My Home's Across The Blue Ridge Mountains
B1 Coo-Coo Bird
B2 Crawdad
B3 Rising Sun Blues
B4 Lee Highway
B5 Shady Grove
B6 Corinna
B7 Omie Wise
B8 Amazing Grace
Clarence Ashley (banjo/vocals) Doc Watson (guitar/harmonoca/vocals) Fred Price (fiddle) Garley Foster (harmonica/guitar/vocals) Dock Walsh (banjo/vocals) Clint Howard (guitar/vocals) Jack Burchett (banjo) Jean Ritchie (vocals)
Recorded by Eugene Earle, Ralph Rinzler and Mike Seeger

August 15, 2015

This Land: Folk from Guthrie to Dylan

This Land Is Your Land
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

This land is your land This land is my land
From California to the New York island;
From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and Me.

As I was walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above me that endless skyway:
I saw below me that golden valley:
This land was made for you and me.

I've roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts;
And all around me a voice was sounding:
This land was made for you and me.

When the sun came shining, and I was strolling,
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling,
As the fog was lifting a voice was chanting:
This land was made for you and me.

As I went walking I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing."
But on the other side it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.

In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people,
By the relief office I seen my people;
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking
Is this land made for you and me?

Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.

August 14, 2015

Queen of the Auto-Harp: Mother Maybelle Carter

Maybelle Carter
Kapp Records KL-3413

Format: Vinyl, LP, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1964
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
A1 The Bell's of St. Mary's
A2 Wildwood Flower
A3 Lover's Farewell
A4 Gold Watch and Chain
A5 Kitty Waltz
A6 All I Have Left of You
B1 Liberty Dance
B2 Lover's Return
B3 My Native Home
B4 Sun's Gonna Shine in My Back Door Today
B5 Sweeter than the Flowers
B6 He's Solid Gone
Maybelle Carter (autoharp/guitar/vocals) June, Helen and Anita Carter (chorus)

August 13, 2015

Doc Watson on Stage: Featuring Merle Watson

Vanguard Recording Society VSD - 9/10

Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1971
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk, Country
A1 Brown's Ferry Blues (2:30)
A2 The Wreck Of The 1262 (2:50)
A3 Spikedriver Blues (2:20)
A4 Deep River Blues 2:50
A5 Life Gits Teejus Don't It (3:25)
A6 Lost John (2:50)
B1 Hold The Woodpile Down (2:47)
B2 Billy In The Low Ground (1:20)
B3 I Am A Pilgrim (2:07)
B4 The Clouds Are Gwine To Roll Away (2:10)
B5 Movin' On (2:15)
B6 Windy And Warm (2:00)
B7 Doc's Guitar (1:10)
C1 Open Up Them Pearly Gates For Me (3:00)
C2 The Preacher And The Bicycle (1:20)
C3 Jimmy's Texas Blues (3:20)
C4 Banks Of The Ohio (3:20)
C5 Roll On Buddy (2:05)
C6 Southbound (2:35)
D1 Wabash Cannon Ball (2:55)
D2 When The Work's All Done This Fall (2:55)
D3 Little Sadie (2:20)
D4 The Quaker's Cow (1:35)
D5 Salt River / Bill Cheatham (2:00)
D6 Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (2:45)
Doc Watson (guitar/harmonica/banjo/vocals) Merle Watson (guitar)
Produce by Jack Lothrop, Art Direction by Jules Halfant, Design by Jules Halfant,Liner Notes by A. L. Lloyd, Cover Photographs by Joel Brodsky, Dan Seeger and Dave Gahr
Recorded live by Claude Karczmer and Ed Friedner at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and Town Hall in New York, New York in 1970.

August 5, 2015

Country Songs, Old and New: The Country Gentlemen

Country Gentlemen
Folkways Records FA-2409

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1960
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass
A1 Roving Gambler (3:07)
A2 The Little Sparrow (3:31)
A3 Drifting Too Far (3:27)
A4 Weeping Willow (2:01)
A5 Tomorrow's My Wedding Day (2:09)
A6 The Story Of Charlie Lawson (3:03)
A7 Turkey Knob Written (2:18)
A8 Paul And Silas (2:26)
B1 Ellen Smith (2:13)
B2 The Long Black Veil (3:35)
B3 Honky Tonk Rag (2:26)
B4 Jesse James (2:35)
B5 Have Thine Own Way (2:51)
B6 A Good Woman's Love (3:25)
B7 The Double Eagle (2:54)
B8 Darling Alalee (2:04)
Charlie Waller (guitar/vocals) John Duffey (mandolin/vocals) Eddie Adcock (banjo/vocals) Jim Cox (bass/vocals)
Cover photo and desingn by John Cohen, Discography by Mike Seeger and Pete Kuykendall, Liner notes by Mike Seeger and John Duffey
Recorded by Mike Seeger at studio of Capitol Transcription Inc., Washington D.C. Original 1st pressing with the Black outer cover with a 1/2 wrap around green cover. The vinyl label is the original Folkways Blue w/ Silver print.

August 2, 2015

King of the Delta Blues Singers Vol.II: Robert Johnson

King of the Delta Blues Singers Vol.II
Columbia 30034

Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Mono
Country: US
Released: 1970
Genre: Blues
Style: Delta Blues
Reverse side of the jacket
A1 Kind Hearted Woman Blues (2:27)
A2 I Believe I'll Dust My Broom (2:54)
A3 Sweet Home Chicago (3:00)
A4 Rambling On My Mind (2:50
A5 Phonograph Blues (2:39)
A6 They're Red Hot (2:55)
A7 Dead Shrimp Blues (2:32)
A8 Preachin' Blues (2:45)
B1 I'm A Steady Rollin' Man (2:31)
B2 From Four Till Late (2:20)
B3 Little Queen Of Spades (2:15)
B4 Malted Milk (2:18)
B5 Drunken Hearted Man (2:25)
B6 Stop Breakin' Down Blues (2:20)
B7 Honeymoon Blues (2:14)
B8 Love In Vain (2:25)
Cover Art: Daily Planet / Tom Willson, Typographical Design: Nick Fasciano, Liner Notes: Pete Welding
Cover caption: "Robert Johnson first records in a makeshift studio in a San Antonio hotel room - November, 1936."