December 29, 2015

Out of the Blues: The Best of David Bromberg

Columbia PC-34467

Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 1977
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock
A1 The Holdup (3:02)
A2 Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair (4:52)
A3 The Joke's On Me (3:31)
A4 Mr. Bojangles (7:25)
A5 The New Lee Highway Blues (5:40)
B1 Suffer To Sing The Blues (4:54)
B2 Kansas City (3:57)
B3 Demon In Disguise (5:05)
B4 What A Wonderful World (3:23)
B5 Sharon (6:05)
Cover Art: Seymour Chwast, Back Cover Photo: David Gahr, Linar Notes: Ira Mayer

December 28, 2015

Evangeline: Emmylou Harris

Warner Bros. Records BSK-3508

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1981
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
A1 Don't Have To Crawl (3:46)
A2 How High The Moon (3:21)
A3 Spanish Johnny (3:50)
A4 Bad Moon Rising (2:40)
A5 Evangeline (3:09)
B1 Hot Burrito #2 (3:04)
B2 Millworker (4:03)
B3 Oh Atlanta (2:58)
B4 Mister Sandman (2:20)
B5 Ashes By Now (4:21)
Vocals: Emmylou Harris
Harmony Vocals: Barry Tashian (A4 B3) Cheryl Warren (A2) Dolly Parton (A5 B5) Don Johnson (A4) Emmylou Harris (B1 B3) Herb Pedersen (B1) Linda Ronstadt (A5 B5) Ricky Skaggs (B2) Sharon White (A2) Tony Rice (B2) Waylon Jennings (A3)
Acoustic Guitar: Brian Ahern (A4 B4) Emmylou Harris (A3 to A5 B2) Frank Reckard (A1) Ricky Skaggs (A3 B2) Rodney Crowell (B1 B5)
Lead Guitar: Albert Lee (A5 B3 B4) Amos Garrett (B5) Frank Reckard (A1 A3 A4 B1) James Burton (A1)
Pedal Steel Guitar: Hank DeVito
Electric Piano: Bill Payne (A2 B4) Glen D. Hardin (A1 B3 B5)
Fiddle: Ricky Skaggs
Mandolin: Ricky Skaggs (A2 A3)
Drums: Dave Lewis (B4) Hal Blaine (B5) John Ware (A1 A4 B1 B3) Larrie Londin (A5)
Percussion: John Ware (A2 A3 B2)
Piano: Albert Lee (A4) Bill Payne (B3) David Briggs (2) (A5) Don Johnson (3) (A4) Mac Rebenack (B5) Tony Brown (4) (A1 B1)
Bass: Emory Gordy (A1 A5 to B5) Mike Bowden (A4)

December 27, 2015

The Georgia Blues 1927-1933

Yazoo Records L-1012

Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue
Country: US
Genre: Blues
Style: Country Blues, Piedmont Blues
A1 Wait And Listen: Fred McMullen (1933)
A2 Paddlin' Blues: Gitfiddle Jim (1930)
A3 Rising River Blues: George Carter (1929)
A4 Hot Jelly Roll Blues: George Carter (1929)
A5 Rainy Night Blues: Gitfiddle Jim (1930)
A6 Rolling Mill Blues: Peg Leg Howell (1929)
A7 Weak Minded Blues: Willie Baker (1929)
B1 Police Dog Blues: Blind Blake (1929)
B2 That'll Never Happen No More: Blind Blake (1927)
B3 No Woman No Nickel: Bumble Bee Slim (1931)
B4 Doodle Hole Blues: Charlie Lincoln (1930)
B5 Unnamed Blues: Charlie Lincoln (1929)
B6 Crooked Woman Blues: Willie Baker (1929)
B7 Can't Be Trusted Blues: Charlie Lincoln (1927)
Cover, Artwork: Nick Perls, Sleeve Notes: Michael Stewart, Nick Perls and Stephen Calt

December 25, 2015

Clarence Ashley and Tex Isley Play and Sing American Music

Folkways Records FA-2350

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1966
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Old Time
A1 May I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight Mister?
A2 Rude And Rambling Man
A3 Whoa, Mule
A4 Faded Roses
A5 Shout Little Lulu
A6 The House Carpenter
A7 I'm The Man That Rode The Mule Around The World
B1 Wild Bill Jones
B2 The Little Log Cabin In The Lane
B3 Cluck, Old Hen
B4 Frankie Silvers
B5 The Prisoner's Song
B6 Hard Luck Blues
B7 Little Hillside
Clarence Ashley (banjo/guitar/vocals) Tex Isley (guitar/autoharp)
Recorder: Ralph Rinzler, Producer: Peter K. Siegel, Liner Notes: Jon Pankake
The actual sequence of songs on the record differs from the album and label sequence.

December 24, 2015

Charlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers: Volume 4

County Records COUNTY–540

Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 1976
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Old Time
A1 Honeysuckle
A2 Coon From Tennessee
A3 Flying Clouds
A4 I'm The Man That Rode The Mule Around The World
A5 Kiss Waltz
A6 Jealous Mary
B1 Southern Medley
B2 Falling By The Wayside
B3 Baby Rose
B4 The Girl I Left In Sunny Tennessee
B5 Mother's Last Farewell Kiss
B6 You Ain't Talkin' To Me
Charlie Poole (banjo/vocals) Lonnie Austin (fiddle) Odell Smith (fiddle) Posey Rorer (fiddle) Roy Harvey (guitar)
Original recordings made in 1925-30

December 21, 2015

Traditional Music for Banjo, Fiddle and Bagpipes: Franklin George and John Summers

Kanawha Records KANAWHA-307

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1967
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk, Country
A1 Londonderry Hornpipe
A2 Boatsman
A3 Angeline
A4 Pipe Medley I (Wearin' Of The Green; All The Way To Galway)
A5 Medley (Wake Up Susan; Devil's Dream)
A6 Salt River
A7 Rickett's Hornpipe
A8 Teetotaler
B1 Old Molly Hare
B2 Pipe Medley II (Minstrel Boy; O'Donnell Abu)
B3 Turkey In The Straw
B4 Fiddle Collection (Forked Horn Deer; Fisher's Hornpipe; Round Town Gals; Top Of Cork Road; Arkansas Traveler)
B5 Cumberland Gap
B6 Nancy Ann
B7 Grey Eagle
B8 Mississippi Sawyer
Franklin George (fiddle/banjo/bagpipes ) John Summers (fiddle) Pat Dunford (banjo/guitar)
Liner notes and recorded by Pat Dunford

December 19, 2015

Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly on WNYC's Folk Songs of America

Woody Guthrie with Leadbelly on December 12, 1940
  1. Announcer Intro
  2. You Can't Lose Me, Cholly (Leadbelly)
  3. Announcer
  4. Frankie and Albert (Leadbelly)
  5. John Hardy (Woody Guthrie)
  6. Jesse James (Woody Guthrie)
  7. The Ballad of Tom Joad (Woody Guthrie)
  8. Boll Weevil (Leadbelly)
  9. Announcer Outro
This is an 25-minute episode of "Folk Songs of America", a program produced by noted folklorist Henrietta Yurchenco (1916 - 2007) which featured Leadbelly. In this episode, Woody Guthrie is his guest.

WWW  WNYC At 90: When Lead Belly Spoke With Woody Guthrie (SOUNDCHECK 2014)

December 17, 2015

Gonna Take The Dirt Road Home: Memphis Minnie In The Forties

Origin Jazz Library OJL-24

Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 1970s
Genre: Blues
Style: Blues
A1 Blue Monday Blues
A2 Moaning Blues
A3 Shout The Boogie
A4 Hold Me Blues
A5 Fashion Plate Daddy
A6 Killer Diller From The South
A7 Oh, Believe Me
A8 Got To Leave You No. 1
B1 Moaning Blues No. 2
B2 Million Dollar Blues
B3 The Man I Love
B4 My Man Is Gone Again
B5 When My Man Comes Home
B6 Sweet Man
B7 I Hope Love Will Change Some Day
B8 Got To Leave You No. 2
Memphis Minnie (guitar/vocals) Little Son Joe (guitar) Blind John Davis (piano) Unknown Artists (drums/bass)
Executive Producer: Bill Givens, Reissue Producer: Larry Cohn, Remaster: Cecil Spiller, Artwork: Vine Street Graphics, Photography: Harvey Newland
Previously Unissued And Alternate Recordings 1944-49)

December 16, 2015

The Legend of Charlie Poole

County Records COUNTY-516

Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1968
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Old Time
A1 Look Before You Leap
A2 Hungry Hash House
A3 Old And Only In The Way
A4 Write A Letter To My Mother
A5 Goodbye Booze
A6 My Wife Went Away And Left Me
B1 Goodbye Liza Jane
B2 Leaving Dear Old Ireland
B3 Budded Roses
B4 The Highwayman
B5 Goodbye Mary Dear
B6 Milwaukiee Blues
The North Carolina Ramblers: Charlie Poole (banjo/vocals) Posey Rorer (fiddle) Roy Harvey (guitar)
Original Recordings 1926-1930

December 15, 2015

Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile And Stuart Duncan

1. Quarter Chicken Dark
2. Attaboy
3. Here And Heaven

The genre-bending cellist Yo-Yo Ma heads a dream team of string players -- Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Stuart Duncan -- who borrow from bluegrass. The quartet, plus singer and songwriter Aoife O'Donovan perform three songs from their album The Goat Rodeo Sessions at the NPR Music offices. For more videos and to subscribe to the Tiny Desk Concerts podcast, visit:

December 13, 2015

Doc Watson: Memories

Liberty LLS-67041~2

Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1975
Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country, Bluegrass
A1 Rambling Hobo (1:50)
A2 Shady Grove (2:38)
A3 Wake Up, Little Maggie (2:52)
A4 Peartree (2:15)
A5 Keep On The Sunny Side (2:06)
A6 Double File And Salt Creek (1:38)
B1 Curly Headed Baby (2:53)
B2 Miss The Mississippi And You (3:34)
B3 Wabash Cannonball (2:57)
B4 My Rose Of Old Kentucky (2:35)
B5 Blues Stay Away From Me (2:45)
C1 Walking Boss (2:20)
C2 Make Me A Pallet (2:58)
C3 In The Jailhouse Now (3:25)
C4 Steel Guitar Rag (1:55)
C5 Hang Your Head In Shame (2:39)
C6 You Don't Know My Mind Blues (3:07)
D1 Moody River (2:33)
D2 Don't Tell Me Your Troubles (2:45)
D3 Columbus Stockade (3:12)
D4 Mama Don't Allow No Music (4:10)
D5 Thoughts Of Never (2:35)
Doc Watson (guitar/harmonica/banjo/vocals) Merle Watson (guitar/banjo/dulcimer/guitar/slide guitar/steel guitar) Sam Bush (fiddle/mandolin/vocals/harmony vocals) Courtney Johnson (banjo) Jim Isbell (drums/percussion) Joe Smothers (guitar/harmony vocals) Chuck Cochran (bass/piano/organ) T. Michael Coleman (bass/background vocals) Joe Allen (bass)
Recorded at Clement Studio, Nashville, TN. 1975

December 11, 2015

The Old Reliable String Band: Tom Paley, Roy Berkeley and Artie Rose

Smithsonian Folkways FA-2475

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1963
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
A1 Fly Around
A2 Streets Of Glory
A3 Cherokee Shuffle
A4 Lewis Collins
A5 I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes
A6 Bury Me Beneath The Willow
A7 Willie Moore
A8 Sparkling Blue Eyes
B1 Boil Them Cabbage Down
B2 Rodney's Glory
B3 Blue Yodel
B4 East Tennessee Blues
B5 Lord Bateman
B6 Sad And Lonesome Day
B7 The Gypsy Girl
B8 Little Birdie
Tom Paley (banjo/guitar/vocals) Roy Berkeley (guitar/bass/vocals) Artie Rose (fiddle/guitar/mandolin/dobro/vocals)
Designer: Moe Lebowitz, Liner Notes: Roy Berkeley

December 10, 2015

Phil Ochs: Chords of Fame

A&M Records SP-4599

Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 1976
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
A1 I Ain't Marchin' Anymore (Electric) (2:47)
A2 One More Parade (3:00)
A3 Draft Dodger Rag (2:07)
A4 Here's To The State Of Richard Nixon (Live) (2:19)
A5 The Bells (3:00)
A6 Bound For Glory (3:15)
A7 Too Many Martyrs (2:46)
A8 There But For Fortune (2:35)
B1 I'm Going Say It Now (2:46)
B2 Santo Domingo (3:48)
B3 Changes 4:30
B4 Is There Anybody Here? (3:17)
B5 Love Me, I'm A Liberal (3:46)
B6 When I'm Gone (3:51)
C1 Outside Of A Small Circle Of Friends (3:57)
C2 Pleasures Of The Harbor (Live) (4:59)
C3 Tape From California (Live) (3:39)
C4 Chords Of Fame (3:32)
C5 Crucifixion (Live) (7:40)
D1 The War Is Over (4:25)
D2 Jim Dean Of Indiana (5:02)
D3 Power And The Glory (2:21)
D4 Flower Lady (6:06)
D5 No More Songs (4:33)
Compiled: Michael Ochs
Producer: Andrew Wickham (C4), Arthur Garson (A4, D3) Jac Holzman (tracks: A8, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6) Larry Marks (C1, D1, D4), Mark Abramson (A8, B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6) Paul Rothchild (A1, A2, A3, A5, A6, A7) Phil Ochs (A4, C2, C3, C5, D3) Van Dyke Parks (C4, D2, D5)

December 8, 2015

Together In Concert: Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie

Warner Bros. Records 2R-2214

Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country: US
Released: 1975
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
A1 Way Out There (3:23)
A2 Yodeling (1:04)
A3 Roving Gambler (2:03)
A4 Don't Think Twice, It's All Right 2:56
A5 Declaration Of Independence (2:27)
A6 Get Up And Go (2:24)
A7 City Of New Orleans (4:22)
B1 Estadio Chile (3:26)
B2 Guantanamera (3:50)
B3 On A Monday (2:13)
B4 Presidential Rag (3:28)
B5 Walkin' Down The Line (4:26)
C1 Well May The World Go (2:06)
C2 Henry My Son (1:55)
C3 Mother, The Queen Of My Heart (3:10)
C4 Deportee (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos) (3:46)
C5 Joe Hill (3:01)
C6 May There Always Be Sunshine (1:21)
C7 Three Rules Of Discipline And The Eight Rules Of Attention (1:41)
D1 Stealin' (2:17)
D2 Golden Vanity 3:57
D3 Lonesome Valley (4:07)
D4 Quite Early Morning (3:28)
D5 Sweet Rosyanne (5:54)
Pete Seeger (banjo/vocals) Arlo Guthrie (guitar/piano/vocals)
Producer: John Pilla, Co-producer: Russ Titelman, Engineer: Bobby Hata, Photographer: David Gahr, Designer: Mike Salisbury
Recorded on live concerts in Chicago, Opera House (A1, A3, A4, B1, C2 to C5, D4), in New York, Carnegie Hall (A2, A5, A6, C1, D1, D2), in Boston, Music Hall (A7, B2, B3, B4, D3, D5) and in Montreal, Place des Arts (B5, C6, C7).

December 7, 2015

American Folk Blues Festival '63-64


Format: Vinyl, LP, Stereo
Country: Japan
Released: 1981
Genre: Blues
Style: Blues
A1 Five Long Years: Muddy Waters (5:00)
A2 Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues: Willie Dixon (3:22)
A3 Crazy For My Baby: Willie Dixon (2:33)
A4 Matt's Guitar Blues: Matt Murphy (5:15)
A5 Grant Spivey: Victoria Spivey (4:01)
A6 I Don't Know: Sonny Boy Williamson (4:38)
B1 I'm Trying To Make London My Home: Sonny Boy Williamson (4:03)
B2 Ain't It A Pity: Lightnin' Hopkins (6:47)
B3 Baby Please Don't Go: Lightnin' Hopkins (2:42)
B4 Everytime I Get To Drinkin': Sunnyland Slim (4:14)
B5 No Title Boogie: Hubert Sumlin (3:56)
B6 Dust My Broom: Howlin' Wolf (6:06)
Recorded: (A) Bremen, October 13, 1963 (B) Hamburg, October 9th, 1964
Manufactured by Japan Phonogram Co. Ltd., Tokyo.

December 5, 2015

Walkin' in the Parlor: Iron Mountain String Band

Folkways Records FA-2477

Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 1975
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
A1 Sugar Hill (3:39)
A2 East Virginia (3:09)
A3 Little Willie (2:24)
A4 Old Arkansas (2:48)
A5 Walkin' in the Parlor (1:50)
A6 Little Birdie (1:52)
A7 Down in the Willow Garden (3:17)
A8 John Hardy (4:26)
B1 New River Train (4:34)
B2 The Hanging of Georgie (1:56)
B3 John Lover Is Gone (1:30)
B4 Sandy River (1:18)
B5 Pretty Polly (3:40)
B6 Banks of the Ohio (3:55)
B7 Ida Red (2:29)
B8 Goin' Round This World (3:37)
Brooke Moyer (guitar/vocals) Eric Davidson (banjo/vocals) Caleb Finch (fiddle/vocals)
Recorded at Conway Recorders Inc., Los Angels, Calif.

December 4, 2015

Daniel Boucher & Friends: Traditional French-Canadian Fiddle Music from Connecticut

Event Date: August 17, 2011

Fiddler and singer Daniel Boucher is accompanied by guitarist Ray Pelletier, guitarist and fiddler George Wilson, and fiddler/stepdancer Glenn Bombardier of the Beaudoin family. Daniel Boucher is a dynamic young fiddler born and raised in the French Canadian community in Bristol, Ct. Learning tunes and styles from family and friends in Connecticut and Quebec, Daniel plays across New England with many artists including Josee Vachon and the Beaudoin Family. Daniel revitalized the Franco-American music scene in central Connecticut with his bi-weekly gathering called Jam Francais, and he organizes hugely popular soirees and events with French music and food.

LOC  Captions, transcript, and more information on the Library of Congress Webcasts.

December 3, 2015

Old-Time Songs and Tunes from Clay County, West Virginia

Folk Productions ‎– none

Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 1963
Gere: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
A1 Cherry River Line
A2 Camp Chase
A3 Gospel Plow
A4 Wild Horse
A5 New Titanic
A6 Yew Piney Mountain
A7 Minnow On The Hook
B1 Sail Away Ladies
B2 Elzics Farewell
B3 Hesitating Blues
B4 Soldier's Joy
B5 Shelvin' Rock
B6 Old Christmas Morning
B7 Forked Buck
Jenes Cottrell (banjo/vocals) French Carpenter (fiddle)
Linar Notes: Ken Davidson, Cover Photo: David Gahr, Newport, Rhode Island, 1963
Recorded at Charleston, W. Va., 1963

December 1, 2015

Mountain Ballads & Old Hymns: Asher Sizemore & Little Jimmie

Decca CL-74785

Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Stereo
Country: US
Released: 1966
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
A1 Sweethearts Or Strangers (1:48)
A2 The Last Letter (2:16)
A3 Wildwood Flower (2:00)
A4 I Dreamed Of A Hillbilly Heaven (1:32)
A5 How Beautiful Heaven Must Be (2:00)
A6 Home In Tennessee (1:38)
B1 By The Grave Of Nobody's Darling (2:50)
B2 Don't Wait Till Mother's Hair Has Turned To Silver (2:15)
B3 Give Me That Old Time Religion (2:22)
B4 Our Indiana Home (1:34)
B5 Jesus Loves Me (0:56)
B6 My Tennessee Rose (1:42)
Asher Sizemore (guitar/vocals) Jimmie Sizemore (vocals)
Recorded ca. 1931