October 11, 2017

Salty Dog Blues: The Earls of Leicester & Bluegrass 45

IBMA stands for International Bluegrass Music Association and there are members and fans of bluegrass music all over the world. Japan is a country that fell in love with bluegrass back in the 1960's and many professional bluegrass bands have toured in Japan. This year at the IBMA awards show, the Japan based band Bluegrass 45 celebrated it's 50th anniversary with a special performance of "Salty Dog Blues" with the Earls of Leicester.

October 1, 2017

Tom and Ben Paley: Paley & Son

Hornbeam Recordings HBR0004

Format: CD, Album, Digipack
Country: UK
Released: May 25, 2015
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
01 Yew Piney Mountain (1:44)
02 Didn't He Ramble (3:17)
03 This Train (3:16
04 Mississippi Medley (Sullivan’s Hollow / Rufus Rastus) (2:28)
05 Done Gone (2:34)
06 Little Sadie (2:25)
07 The Devil And The Farmer's Wife (4:15)
08 Old Shoes And Leggings (2:36)
09 Follow The Band (3:06)
10 Turner Smathers' Waltz (3:48)
11 Oh My Little Darling (2:46)
12 Louisville Burglar (2:51)
13 Three Men Went A-Hunting (2:54)
14 Glory In The Meeting House / Grub Springs / Sugar In The Gourd (4:04)
15 Avalon Quickstep (2:57)
16 Louis Collins (2:33)
Tom Paley (vocals/guitar/banjo/fiddle) Ben Paley (fiddle) Cerys Matthews (vocals/guitar) Robin Gillan (guitar/banjo/harmonica) B J Cole (dobro) Jonny Bridgwood (double bass) Rob Mason (harmonica) Dave Morgan (percussion)
Artwork: Ski Williams, Photos: Laurie Lewis, Liner Notes: Mike Gavin and Robin Denselow
Tom’s second album for Hornbeam Recordings is shared with his son Ben. It follows on from the roaring success of "Roll On, Roll On". Tom is passing on the baton to Ben who weighs in with some wonderful fiddle playing.

September 27, 2017

The New Lost City Ramblers 50 Years: Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go?

Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD-40180

Format: 3CDs, Various Artists
Country: US
Released: 2009
Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk, Country, Old Time
101 Colored Aristocracy: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:05)
102 Hopalong Peter: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:04)
103 Don't Let Your Deal Go Down: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:26)
104 When First Unto this Country: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:48)
105 Sales Tax on the Women: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:14)
106 Rabbit Chase: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:30)
107 Leaving Home: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:05
108 How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:34)
109 Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:19)
110 I Truly Understand You Love Another Man: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:29)
111 The Old Fish Song: The New Lost City Ramblers (4:52)
112 The Battleship of Maine: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:05)
113 No Depression in Heaven: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:56)
114 Dallas Rag: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:02)
115 Bill Morgan and His Gal: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:56)
116 Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:31)
117 The Lady of Carlisle: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:32)
118 Brown's Ferry Blues: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:46)
119 My Long Journey Home: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:37)
120 Talking Hard Luck: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:40)
121 The Teetotals: The New Lost City Ramblers (1:00)
122 Sal Got a Meatskin: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:24)
123 Railroad Blues: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:41)
124 On Some Foggy Mountain Top: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:25)
125 My Sweet Farm Girl: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:22)
126 Crow Black Chicken: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:35)
201 John Brown's Dream: The New Lost City Ramblers (1:32)
202 Riding on That Train: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:19)
203 The Titanic: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:59)
204 Don't Get Trouble in Your Mind: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:15)
205 Cowboy Waltz: The New Lost City Ramblers (1:49)
206 Shut Up in the Mines of Coal Creek: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:49)
207 Private John Q: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:03)
208 Old Johnny Bucker Wouldn't Do: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:01)
209 I've Always Been a Rambler: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:16)
210 Automobile Trip Through Alabama: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:15
211 Who Killed Poor Robin?: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:52)
212 My Wife Died on Saturday Night: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:18)
213 Little Satchel: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:47)
214 Black Bottom Strut: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:09
215 The Cat's Got the Measels, the Dog's Got the Whooping Cough: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:55)
216 Dear Okie: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:14)
217 Smoketown Strut: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:16)
218 The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:31)
219 Fishing Creek Blues: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:01)
220 '31 Depression Blues: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:31)
221 Black Jack Daisy: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:31)
222 Victory Rag: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:05)
223 The Little Carpenter: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:50)
224 On Our Turpentine Farm: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:51)
225 Parlez-Nous à Boire: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:35)
226 Valse du Bambocheur: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:59)
227 Old Joe Bone: The New Lost City Ramblers (1:59)
301 Colored Aristocracy: The Rich Family (1:37)
302 Cluck Old Hen: Wade, Crockett and Fields Ward (1:31)
303 Young Emily: Dellie Norton (2:03)
304 Going Down the River: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:40)
305 Billy Grimes the Rover: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:26)
306 Pretty Little Miss: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:20)
307 Dark & Stormy Weather: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:24)
308 Sioux Indians: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:01)
309 Moonshiner: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:07)
310 Long Lonesome Road: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:56)
311 Cotton Eyed Joe: The New Lost City Ramblers (3:14)
312 New White House Blues: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:41)
313 Milwaukee Blues: The New Lost City Ramblers (2:31)
314 Poor Old Dirt Farmer: Tony Balfa, Tracy and Peter Schwarz (3:40)
315 Cady Hill: Arthur Smith & Sam and Kirk McGee (1:22)
316 I Belong to the Band: Reverend Gary Davis (3:56)
317 Freight Train: Elizabeth Cotten (2:38)
318 I'm Leaving You: Sara Carter Bayes and Maybelle Carter (2:35)
319 Walking Boss: Clarence Tom Ashley (2:28)
320 Mother's Advice: Dock Boggs (2:48)
321 Hills of Mexico: Roscoe Holcomb (2:29)
322 Galax Rag: Kilby Snow (2:49)
323 Say Old Man, Can You Play a Fiddle?: Eck Robertson, The New Lost City Ramblers (2:50)
324 Awake, Awake: Dillard Chandler (4:12)
325 Bowling Green: Cousin Emmy with The New Lost City Ramblers (3:49)
326 Madeleine: Dewey & Rodney Balfa, Allie Young, & Weston Bergeau (2:54)
327 Fishing Creek Blues: Sue Draheim, Mack Benford, Eric Thompson, Jody Stecher, Hank Bradley, Will Spires, Kenny Hall, Holly Tannen, & Larry Hanks (2:39)
328 Sally In the Garden: New Tranquility String Band & friends (2:21)
Producers: John Cohen, Mike Seeger and Tracy Schwarz, Liner Notes: Jon Pankake and Ray Allen, Photographers: Robert Frank and Chris Strachwitz, Designer: Visual Dialogue
Collectively known as the New Lost City Ramblers, Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley were pioneers in the revival of Southern mountain music during the folk music revival of the late 1950s and early 1960s. They brought the sounds of genuine old-time string band music and early bluegrass to eager city and college audiences who had grown disillusioned with the commercial pap of the folk boom. This set features two previously released CDs of the Ramblers classic Folkways recordings: The Early Years, 1958-1962 with the original trio, and Out Standing in Their Field: Volume II, 1963-1973, with Tracy Schwarz replacing Tom Paley. A newly compiled third disc,Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go? celebrates the band's 50th anniversary in 2009, presenting more choice Ramblers selections along with their field recordings of the traditional Southern musicians who inspired them including: Dock Boggs, Roscoe Holcomb, Tom Ashley, Maybelle Carter, Elizabeth Cotten, Eck Robertson, Cousin Emmy, Reverend Gary Davis, Kilby Snow, Dillard Chandler, Dellie Norton, and the Balfa Brothers. 81 tracks, over 3 ½ hours of music, 88-page booklet over 3 CDs. Disc #3 includes 6 previously unreleased songs.

September 26, 2017

Billy McComiskey Family Band

Traditional Irish musician Billy McComiskey is joined in this performance by Myron Bretholz, Josh Dukes, Angela Fee, Catriona Fee, Mikey McComiskey and Patrick McComiskey.

Billy McComiskey is one of the nation's leading players of Irish traditional music. He has won the All-Ireland championship on the button accordion, and is a veteran of bands such as the Irish Tradition, the Green Fields of America, and Trian, He is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and learned to play from Sean McGlynn, a master and proponent of the East Galway style that now characterizes the playing of many of the country's finest Irish accordion players. Billy McComiskey earned a 2016 National Heritage Fellowship Award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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September 24, 2017

Classic Piedmont Blues

Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40221

Series: Smithsonian Folkways Classic Series
Format: CD, Compilation
Country: US
Released: Mar 24, 2017
Genre: Blues
Style: Piedmont Blues
01 Truckin' Little Baby: John Jackson (3:00)
02 Mamie: John Cephas and Phil Wiggins (4:13)
03 Hey Bartender, There’s a Big Bug in My Beer: Warner Williams and Eddie Pennington (2:47)
04 Confusion: Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry (3:21)
05 T.B. Blues: Josh White (3:24)
06 If I Could Holler Like a Mountain Jack: Baby Tate (3:06)
07 Clog Dance: Hobart Smith (1:09)
08 Daisy: Brownie McGhee (3:27
09 Going Down the Road Feeling Bad: Elizabeth Cotten (2:13)
10 I Got a Woman 'Cross Town: Pink Anderson (1:56)
11 Red River Blues: John Jackson (3:01)
12 I Ain’t Gonna Pick No More Cotton: Warner Williams and Jay Summerour (3:50)
13 Sweet Woman: Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee (3:06)
14 The Train that Carried My Girl from Town: Doc Watson (2:22)
15 Mountain Jack: Reverend Gary Davis (3:31)
16 Crow Jane: John Cephas and Phil Wiggins (3:04)
17 Fore Day Creep: Brownie McGhee (4:14)
18 Sittin’ On Top of the World: Roscoe Holcomb (2:43)
19 Meet Me in the Bottom: Pink Anderson (3:33)
20 Dirty Mistreater: Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, and J. C. Burris (3:01)
21 The Road Is Rough And Rocky: Archie Edwards (3:24)
Liner Notes: Barry Lee Pearson, Producer: D.A. Sonneborn and Huib Schippers, Production Manager: Mary Monseu, Photographers: Ruby Lomax Photography, Ben Shahn and Nick Spitzer
With a selection of indelible recordings made over 70 years, Classic Piedmont Blues captures the essence of this fascinating blues tradition. Originating in the foothills of Southern Appalachia, the Piedmont blues served as a breeding ground for cross-pollination between traditions: rural and urban, black and white, country and coastal. Swept up on the tide of the Great Migration, it was carried from the Carolinas and Virginia, north and east through Maryland and Washington, D.C., to New York City and back again. Featuring influential artists like John Jackson, Cephas & Wiggins, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, and many others, this collection offers an illuminating overview of the Piedmont style. 64 minutes, 36-page booklet with extensive notes.

September 16, 2017

Music with Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer

athy Fink and Marcy Marxer made some big noise in the Young Readers Center. First graders from Leckie Elementary School learned about how music is made with instruments played in their performance such as banjo, mandolin, electric guitar, steel drum, ukulele and even spoons.

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September 14, 2017

Bluegrass Early Cuts 1931-1953: Classic Recordings Remastered

JSP Records 7731A-7731D

Format: Boxed Sets 4CDs, Various Artists, Remastered
Country: UK
Released: June 21, 2004
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass, Early Bluegrass
Disc: A (1947-1953)
01 Orange Blossom Special: Jerry & Sky
02 The Old Grey Goose: Red Belcher & The Kentucky Ridgerunners
03 Kentucky Is Only A Dream: Red Belcher & The Kentucky Ridgerunners
04 Holston Valley Breakdown: Red Belcher & The Kentucky Ridgerunners
05 Somebody Touched Me: John Reedy & His Stone Mountain Boys
06 Jesse James: Toby Stroud & The Blue Mountain Boys
07 Tragic Romance: Toby Stroud & The Blue Mountain Boys
08 Lint Head Stomp: Phebel Wright
09 Jesse James: Whitey & Hogan
10 Radio Boogie: L.C Smith
11 Bluebonnet Lane: Colwell Brothers
12 Mother, Sweet Mother: Rebe & Rabe
13 Helen: Rebe & Rabe
14 Home Sweet Home: Hack Johnson & His Tennesseans
15 Let Me Rest (At The End Of My Journey): Shenandoah Valley Trio
16 This World Can't Stand Long: Stoney Cooper & Wilma Lee
17 Wicked Path Of Sin: Stoney Cooper & Wilma Lee
18 Hallelujah, We Shall Rise: Sauceman Brothers
19 They Sleep Together Now At Rest: Lilly Brothers
20 What Are They Doing In Heaven Today: Lilly Brothers
21 Pain In My Heart: Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
22 Lonesome, Sad And Blue: Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
23 Don't Forget Me: Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
24 Will I Meet Mother In Heaven?: Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
Disc: B (1945-1953)
01 You Broke Your Promise: Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
02 I'm Left Alone: Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
03 Nobody Cares (Not Even You): Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
04 Twenty One Years: Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
05 Lonesome Pine Breakdown: Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
06 New Campdown Races: Marvin Cobb
07 You're The One (I See In My Dreams): Frank Wakefield & Buster Turner
08 Leave Well Enough Alone: Frank Wakefield & Buster Turner
09 Long Time, No See: Frank Hunter & His Black Mountain Boys
10 Weary Hobo: Pee Wee Lambert & Curley Parker
11 Just A Memory: Pee Wee Lambert & Curley Parker
12 Going Back To Old Kentucky: Hobo Jack Adkins
13 Rattlesnake Daddy: Bailey Brothers & The Happy Valley Boys
14 I'm On My Way To The Old Home: Sonny Osborne
15 I've Never Been So Lonesome: Ted Lundy
16 Roll On Blues: Connie & Babe
17 How Will The Flowers Bloom: Connie & Babe
18 The Last Love Letter: Connie & Babe
19 The Lonely Waltz: Connie & Babe
20 Better Late Than Never: Buster Pack & His Lonesome Pine Boys
21 The Bright Crystal Sea: Cecil Surratt & His West Virginia Ramblers
22 Where Will You Spend Eternity: Cecil Surratt & His West Virginia Ramblers
23 He Saved My Soul: Hamm Brothers
24 You Have Left Me Memories: Hobo Jack Adkins
Disc: C (1938-1951)
01 Florida Blues: Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
02 Blue Yodel #1: Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
03 Missing In Action: Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
04 Curtains Of Sorrow: Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
05 Little Brown Hand: Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
06 Down Among The Budded Roses: Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
07 Tomorrow May Be Different: Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
08 Come Back My Little Pal: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
09 Wabash Cannon Ball: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
10 Lonesome Dove: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
11 Where The Roses Never Fade: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
12 Natural Bridge Blues: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
13 The Best Of Friends Must Part Sometime: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
14 Polecat Blues: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
15 I Wonder Where You Are Tonight: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
16 Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
17 Can You Forgive: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
18 Loving You Too Well: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
19 'Neath The Bridge At The Foot Of The Hill: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
20 Little Sweetheart Come And Kiss Me: Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers
21 Little Mohee: The Hall Brothers
22 The Wrong Road: The Hall Brothers
23 Orange Blossom Special: The Rouse Brothers
24 Let Me Be Your Salty Dog: The Morris Brothers
Disc: D (1931-1946)
01 Married Life Blues: Byron Parker & His Mountaineers
02 Up Jumped The Devil: Byron Parker & His Mountaineers
03 We Shall Rise: Byron Parker & His Mountaineers
04 C & N W Railroad: Byron Parker & His Mountaineers
05 Carroll County Blues: Byron Parker & His Mountaineers
06 Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar: Byron Parker & His Mountaineers
07 Concord Rag: J.E Mainer's Mountaineers
08 Don't Get Trouble In Your Mind: J.E Mainer's Mountaineers
09 Drunkard's Hiccoughs: J.E Mainer's Mountaineers
10 Blue Ridge Mountain Blue: J.E Mainer's Mountaineers
11 Johnson's Old Grey Mule: J.E Mainer's Mountaineers
12 Maple On The Hill: J.E Mainer's Mountaineers
13 Seven And A Half: J.E Mainer's Mountaineers
14 Short Life & It's Trouble: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
15 Wild Bill Jones: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
16 Lonely Tombs: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
17 Poor Drunkard's Dreams: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
18 I Won't Be Worried: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
19 Ramshackle Shack: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
20 Old Reuben: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
21 Don't Leave Me Alone: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
22 You May Forsake Me: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
23 Rambling Boy: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
24 I'll Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms: Buster Carter & Preston Youn
Liner Notes: Pat Harrison
Recorded June 26, 1931 - 1953

September 13, 2017

Carlos Nunez: Galician Bagpipes & Flutes

A concert by bagpiper and flutist Carlos Nunez. Galicians trace their ancestry not only to Iberians but also to Celtic peoples, and their musical traditions reflect a connection to Ireland, Scotland, and Brittany. This concert features a special emphasis on the music collected by Alan Lomax in Galicia in the 1950s, which are part of the AFC archives, and which have inspired numerous musicians including Miles Davis. Nunez has visited AFC several times to research this important collection.

Speaker Biography: Carlos Nunez is a world-famous bagpiper and flutist from Galicia in Spain. Nunez is a traditional bagpiper as well as a classically-trained flute and recorder virtuoso. He has played with the Chieftains, Ry Cooder, Altan, Sinead O'Connor, Hector Zazou, Philip Pickett, and Tamiya Terashima, to name only a few. He has also performed with symphony orchestras and classical ensembles, and has appeared on prestigious stages the world over.

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September 12, 2017

Elizabeth Cotten: Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes

Smithsonian Folkways SF-40009

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
A1 Wilson Rag (1:35)
A2 Freight Train (2:42)
A3 Going Down The Road Feeling Bad (2:09)
A4 I Don't Love Nobody (1:10)
A5 Ain't Got No Honey Baby Now (0:53)
A6 Graduation March (2:29)
A7 Honey Babe Your Papa Cares For You (2:11)
A8 Vastopol (2:08)
B1 Here Old Rattler Here / Sent For My Fiddle Sent For My Bow / George Buck (3:45)
B2 Run…Run / Mama Your Son Done Gone (2:15)
B3 Sweet Bye And Bye / What A Friend We Have In Jesus (3:00)
B4 Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie (4:40)
B5 Spanish Flang Dang (2:49)
B6 When I Get Home (2:21)
Recorded by Mike Seeger and originally issued in 1958 as Folkways FG-3526

September 2, 2017

BeauSoleil Quartet: Cajun Music from Louisiana

Event Date: 2017/06/28 Runnung Time: 73 minutes

The BeauSoleil Quartet presents a concert of lively and soulful Louisiana Cajun music. The quartet includes Michael Doucet on fiddle, accordion and vocals, David Doucet on guitar and vocals, Mitchell Reed on fiddle and bass, and Billy Ware on percussion.

Speaker Biography: For four decades the BeauSoleil Quartet has taken traditional ingredients -- waltzes, two-steps, soulful Cajun French lyrics, hot fiddle licks and irresistible accordion -- and spiced them up with eclectic percussion, acoustic guitar in both finger-picked and flat-picked styles and an open and creative attitude toward the music. BeauSoleil was the first Cajun band to win a Grammy Award (1998) and added a second in 2008. In 2011 the quartet was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

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August 29, 2017

The Beaton Family of MabouCape: Breton Fiddle and Piano Music

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW-40507

Format: CD
Country: US
Released: 2004
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Celtic, World
  1. Thomas MacDonnell's Strathspey/ traditional strathspey / My Great Friend John Morris Rankin / Marie O'Keeffe Reel / Francis Beaton's Reel
  2. Quickstep/ Gordon's Trip to Sydney / The Garden Wall
  3. Bandelena March / Ben Lomond Strathspey / Gabe Arsenault's Reel / Eoghan Dhu Reel / Tullamore Piper Hornpipe traditional reel
  4. Mary Ann MacDougall's / Yester House Strathspey / MacKinnon's Other Rant / Beaton's Delight Reel / Joey Beaton's Reel / Tamarack'er Down
  5. The Haughs of Cromdale / Johnny Sullivan / Malcolm Finlay's Reel / White Lightning
  6. Sandy MacIntyre's March / Because He Was a Bonnie Lad / Editor's Favourite Strathspey / Willy MacKenzie's Reel / Joan Beaton's Reel / Sandy MacInnis Reel
  7. Glenn Graham's Jig / Teviot Bridge / Piper's Jig
  8. Coilsfield House / Farewell Friend March / Fraser's Jig
  9. The Brig O' Balater Strathspey / Fife Hunt Reel / traditional reel / Mrs. Ronald MacDonald's Reel
  10. Do'igean Bachd / The Nights the Goats Came Home / Carl Beaton's Reel / Michael Rankin's Reel
  11. A Joan Boes tune / Erchless Castle March / Donald Angus Beaton's Strathspey / General Stewart of Garth Strathspey / The Grey Old Lady of Raasey Reel / The Men of the Deeps Reel
  12. The Maids of Islay / Lucy Campbell / Elizabeth's Big Coat / Old Time Wedding Reel #1 / MacKinnon's Other Rant / Old Time Wedding Reel #2
  13. Back of the Change House Strathspey / The Beaton Family Recording Strathspey / Todd Graham's Reel / Port St. Lucie Reel / Totar's Hornpipe / The Stone Frigate
  14. Andrea Beaton's March / The Laird O' Thrums Strathspey / Hoch Hey Johnny Lad / Sir Reginald MacDonald Reel / Traditional Laddie Reel / traditional reel
  15. Lady Dorthea Stewart Murray / The Glasgow Gaelic Club / Burt Feintuch
  16. Stumpie/ Duke of Gordon Strathspey / West Mabou Reel / Joys of Mabou Mines Reel / Anna Mae's Reel
Donald Angus Beaton, Kinnon Beaton (fiddle) Betty Lou Beaton, Elizabeth Beaton (piano)
Compiler & Producer: Burt Feintuch, Engineer: Pete Reiniger & Jamie Foulds, Designer: Sonya Cohen Cramer, Photographer: Gary Samson
The fiddle and piano reign in Cape Breton! When the Beatons play, the dancing feet of family, friends, and fans pound out the vibrant rhythms of reels, strathspeys, jigs and other favorites from this tradition-rich corner of Canada. 14 tracks. 74 minutes. 36-page booklet. 14 tracks 74 minutes 36 page booklet

August 22, 2017

Barbara Dane: I Hate The Capitalist System

Paredon Records P-1014

Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1973
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Political ballads, Protest songs
A1 I Hate The Capitalist System (3:10)
A2 Lonesome Jailhouse Blues (4:05)
A3 Detroit Medley (2:25)
A4 Plane Wreck At Los Gatos (5:30)
A5 Goodbye To Cold Winter (0:50)
A6 A Single Girl (2:30)
A7 Ludlow Massacre (3:50)
A8 I Dont Want Your Millions, Mr. (3:35)
B1 Things Are So Slow (4:00)
B2 Song Of My Hands (5:45)
B3 Bitter Rain (3:25)
B4 Song Of The Coats (2:50)
B5 The Kent State Massacre (3:35)
B6 Working Class Woman (6:30)
Barbara Dane (guitar/vocals) Ronald Clyne (design)
In 1973, Paredon Records gave Barbara Dane the opportunity to speak about the struggles of the American working class on I Hate The Capitalist System. She offers social commentary on the Ludlow Massacre of 1914 and the disadvantages of capitalism to the struggle in Vietnam. She sings these 14 political ballads in a traditional folk style, accompanying herself on guitar. Liner notes include an opening essay by Irwin Silver about Kane and the inspiration for her work, lyrics and explanation for each song.

August 8, 2017

Los Texmaniacs: Traditional Conjunto Dance Music from Texas

Event Date: 2013/09/11 Runnung Time: 73 minutes

Los Texmaniacs mix the simplest yet finest ingredients of Texas music to create a sound solidly rooted in tradition, exploding with contemporary vitality. Their versatility has led them to perform at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the International Accordion Festival, the Kennedy Center, the Governor of Texas Ball, and many major festivals overseas in countries such as Germany, Holland and Spain. Los Texmaniacs is a conjunto band created by Max Baca in 1997. Baca wanted to create a band that incorporated elements from genres such as rock and roll and jazz while still honoring the roots of conjunto tejano.

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August 5, 2017

Bun Wright's Fiddle Band at FDR's Little White House

President Franklin D. Roosevelt (center) and daughter Anne (standing behind him) at Warm Springs, Georgia, 'Little White House' in 1933 with Bun Wright's Fiddle Band. The musician seated at FDR's left is playing a Gibson harp guitar.

From the Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site: Franklin D. Roosevelt built the Little White House in 1932 while governor of New York, prior to being inaugurated as president in 1933. He first came to Warm Springs in 1924 hoping to find a cure for the infantile paralysis (polio) that had struck him in 1921. Swimming in the 88-degree, buoyant spring waters brought him no miracle cure, but it did bring improvement. During FDR’s presidency and the Great Depression, he developed many New Deal Programs (such as the Rural Electrification Administration) based upon his experiences in this small town.While posing for a portrait on April 12, 1945, FDR suffered a stroke and died a short while later. Today, the “Unfinished Portrait” is featured in a museum that showcases many exhibits, including FDR’s 1938 Ford convertible with hand controls, his Fireside Chats playing over a 1930s radio, his stagecoach and a theater. Visitors can tour FDR’s home, which has been carefully preserved very much as he left it, the servants and guest quarters, and the nearby pools complex that first brought the future president to Warm Springs. Selected as a "Readers Choice" site in Georgia Magazine four years in a row.

Movie Film  Soldier's Joy: President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt hosts Bun Wright's Fiddle Band at his retreat in Warm Springs, Georgia. 1933

July 28, 2017

The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers

Columbia CK-53798

Series: Country Classics
Format: CD, Compilation, Mono
Country: US
Released: 1996
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass
01 A Vision Of Mother (2:58
02 The White Dove (3:12
03 Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet (2:48)
04 Angels Are Singing (In Heaven Tonight) (3:02)
05 It's Never Too Late To Start Over (2:30)
06 Have You Someone (In Heaven Waiting) (2:40)
07 Little Glass Of Wine (2:57)
08 Let Me Be Your Friend (2:42)
09 We'll Be Sweethearts In Heaven (2:37)
10 I Love No One But You (2:36)
11 Too Late To Cry (2:57)
12 The Old Home (2:17)
13 The Drunkard's Hell (2:36)
14 The Fields Have Turned Brown (2:30)
15 Hey! Hey! Hey! (2:41)
16 The Lonesome River (2:43)
17 I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow (2:55)
18 Pretty Polly (2:49)
19 A Life Of Sorrow (2:42)
20 Sweetest Love (2:21)
21 The Wandering Boy (2:13)
22 Let's Part The Best Of Friends (2:19)
Carter Stanley (guitar/vocals) Ralph Stanley (banjo/vocals) Pee Wee Lambert (mandolin/vocals)
Fiddle: Robert Sumner (tracks: 1 to 8) Les Woodie (tracks: 9 to 18) George Shuffler (tracks: 19 to 22), Bass: James Hughes (tracks: 1 to 8) Ernest Newton (tracks: 9 to 18)
Art Direction, Design: Julian Peploe, Artwork: Robert Contanzo, Compilation Producer: Lawrence Cohn, Graphics: Pat Jerina, Mastering: David Mitson, Product Manager: Rita Cox
Tracks 1 to 8 recorded 3/1/49 in Nashville; 9 to 14 on 11/20/49 in Nashville; 15 to 18 on 11/3/50 in Nashville; 19 to 22 on 4/11/52 in Nashville.

July 27, 2017

Jayme Stone's Folklife

Event Date: 2017/05/04    Running Time: 73 minutes

A concert featuring Jayme Stone. In 2015, "Jayme Stone's Lomax Project" was released, focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, whose collections reside at the American Folklife Center. Stone brought together distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and reimagine traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea shanties, Sea Island spirituals, Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, prisoners and homemakers. His 2017 project, "Jayme Stone's Folklife," takes a similar tack with more great traditional music.

July 26, 2017

The Band: The Last Waltz

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment GXBA-17337

Format: DVD, DVD-Video, Multichannel, NTSC, Special Edition
Country: Japan
Released: 08 Nov 2002
Genre: Rock, Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Blues Rock, Country, Soft Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
01 Cutthroat, Don't Do It
02 Theme From The Last Waltz, Main Title
03 A Celebration
04 Up On Cripple Creek
05 The Skylight Lounge, The Shape I'm In
06 Who Do You Love
07 Canadian Overcoats, It Makes No Difference
08 Introduction To The Canterury Tales
09 Such A Night
10 Helpless
11 Stagefright
12 A Name For The Band
13 The Weight
14 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
15 An Adult Portion
16 Dry Your Eyes
17 Women On The Road
18 Coyote
19 Sonny Boy Williamson
20 Mystery Train
21 Rock 'N' Roll Melting Pot
22 Mannish Boy
23 Further On Up The Road
24 Tour Of Shangri-La, Sip The Wine
25 Evangeline
26 Genetic Method, The Music Teacher
27 Ophelia
28 Travelling Tent Shows
29 Caravan
30 Loud Prayer
31 Forever Young
32 Baby Let Me Follow You Down
33 I Shall Be Released
34 Theme From The Last Waltz, End Credits
Robbie Robertson (guitar/vocals/producer) Rick Danko (bass/vocals) Levon Helm (drums/vocals) Garth Hudson (keyboards) Richard Manuel (piano) Martin Scorsese (interview)
Performer: Bob Dylan (tracks: 31, 32), Dr. John (tracks: 9), Emmylou Harris (tracks: 25), Eric Clapton (tracks: 23), Joni Mitchell (tracks: 18), Muddy Waters (tracks: 22), Neil Diamond (tracks: 16), Neil Young (tracks: 10), Paul Butterfield (tracks: 20), Ringo Starr (tracks: 33), Ron Wood (tracks: 33), Ronnie Hawkins (tracks: 6), The Staples (tracks: 13), Van Morrison (tracks: 29), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (tracks: 30), Michael McClure (tracks: 8)
Design: Boris Leven, Executive Producer:Jonathan Taplin
Recorded Live at the Winterland Arena, San Francisco, California, November 26, 1976. Originally released in 1978

July 25, 2017

The Best Of The Stanley Brothers

Mercury Nashville 088 170 222-2

Series: 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection
Format: CD, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 2002
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass
01 Who Will Call You Sweetheart
02 Our Last Goodbye
03 (Say) Won't You Be Mine
04 I Long To See The Old Folks
05 A Voice From On High
06 I Worship You
07 Baby Girl
08 Just A Little Talk With Jesus
09 Will He Wait A Little Longer
10 Loving You Too Well
11 Daybreak In Dixie (Instrumental)
12 Angel Band
Carter Stanley (guitar/vocals) Ralph Staley (banjo/vocals)

July 7, 2017

Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole: Upper Louisiana French Creole Music from Missour

Running Time: 64 minutes

By an amazing string of chance events, young Dennis Stroughmatt came upon the descendants of French Midwestern settlers, and he spent over three years in southeast Missouri learning to speak Illinois French Creole, play the fiddle, and sing many of the traditional songs that have thrived in the region for over three hundred years. He would also go on to live, work and play music in the "Cajun country" of Louisiana, and to study in Quebec, thus completing the circle of French culture in North America. With the blessing of the Creole people of the Midwest, Dennis Stroughmatt et l'Espirit Creole are its passionate ambassadors, expanding interest and excitement in a region that has been, in many ways, ignored by the history books. As a result, the French music, language, stories, and culture once hidden away in the Missouri Ozarks now has a voice in the wider world. As they say in the hills: "On est toujours icitte: We are still here!".

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July 5, 2017

Ashokan Farewell: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band

Jay Ungar (fiddle) Molly Mason (guitar) Ruthy Ungar (fiddle) Mike Merenda (banjo)

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band are exceptional musicians who you may have heard on 'A Prairie Home Companion,' on their own holiday specials (heard on public radio stations across the country) and on film soundtracks such as 'Legends of the Fall' and 'Brother's Keeper.' Millions were entranced by the music they did for Ken Burns' PBS documentary on the Civil War, which features Jay's "Ashokan Farewell" as its signature tune. The soundtrack won a Grammy and Ashokan Farewell was nominated for an Emmy. Jay and Molly also run beloved fiddle and dance camps in the Catskills for musicians and lovers of traditional music. The family band, which also includes Ruthie Ungar and Mike Merenda of The Mammals, stopped by the Folk Alley studios for a chat and to perform a few songs. Recorded in Franklin Hall, Kent State University.

June 23, 2017

2:10 Train: Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein

Rebel Records REB-CD 1803

Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: March 25, 2008
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Old Time, Bluegrass
01 Dreamer Or Believer (3:18)
02 The Last Thing On My Mind (3:26)
03 High Sierra (3:53)
04 Sweet Sunny South (3:27)
05 Arkansas Traveler/Soldier's Joy (3:04)
06 And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (6:21)
07 Black Jack Davey (3:23)
08 Colleen Malone (3:29)
09 Evening (3:04)
10 Dixie Hoedown (2:22)
11 Any Old Time (2:41)
12 2:10 Train (4:09)
13 Shady Grove (2:45)
Jimmy Gaudreau (mandolin/vocals) Moondi Klein (guitar/vocals)
Recording: Stuart Martin, Mastering: David Glasser, Photography: Art Wachter, Design: Don Bailey, Production Coordination: Mark Freeman
Recorded at Stonebridge Studio, Leesburg, VA. The perfect duo of mandolin, guitar and two superb voices for this Rebel Recording by two veteran bluegrass performers. Songs from the tradition plus newer songs from Harvey Reid, Tom Paxton, Eric Bogle, Harley Allen and more.

June 2, 2017

Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest 2015 Documentary

Running Time: 65 minutes

Teresa Crespo Hartendorf roamed Paramount Ranch Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and produced a documentary of the people she talked with, the music she heard and the overall, wonderfulness of the annual music festival. This is the 2015 edition. tch productions, all rights reserved.

May 31, 2017

Anthology of American Folk Music: Edited by Harry Smith

Smithsonian Folkways SFW-40090

Format: 6-CD, Compilation, Enhanced, Reissue, Box Set
Country: US
Released: 1997
Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Cajun, Country, Gospel, Delta Blues, Folk
101 Henry Lee: Dick Justice (3:28)
102 Fatal Flower Garden: Nelstone's Hawaiians (2:58)
103 The House Carpenter: Clarence Ashley (3:16)
104 Drunkard's Special: Coley Jones (3:16)
105 Old lady and the Devil: Bill and Belle Reed (3:05)
106 The Butcher's Boy: Buell Kazee (3:05)
107 The Wagoner's Lad: Buell Kazee (3:05)
108 King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-me-o: Chubby Parker (3:09)
109 Old Shoes And Leggins: Uncle Eck Dunford (3:01)
110 Willie Moore: Richard Burnett and Leonard Rutherford (3:16)
111 A Lazy Farmer Boy: Buster Carter and Preston Young (3:00)
112 Peg And Awl: The Carolina Tar Heels (2:59)
113 Ommie Wise: G. B. Grayson (3:12)
114 My Name Is John Johanna: Kelly Harrell and the Virginia String Band (3:13)
201 Bandit Cole Younger: Edward L. Crain (2:57)
202 Charles Giteau: Kelly Harrel And the Virginia String Band (3:05)
203 John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man: The Carter Family (2:57)
204 Gonna Die With My Hammer In My hand (John Henry): The Williamson Brothers and Curry (3:26)
205 Stackalee (Stagger Lee): Frank Hutchison (3:01)
206 White House blues Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers (3:31)
207 Frankie: Mississippi John Hurt (3:28)
208 When That Great Ship Went Down (The Titanic): William and Versey Smith (2:58)
209 Engine 14(3 The Carter Family (3:19)
210 Kassie Jones, Parts 1 and (2: Furry Lewis (6:16)
211 Down On Penny's Farm: The Bently Boys (2:50)
212 Mississippi Boweavil (Boll Weevil) Blues: The Masked Marvel (3:09)
213 Got The Farm Land Blues: The Carolina Tar Heels (3:17)
301 Sail Away Lady: Uncle Bunt Stephens (2:58)
302 The Wild Wagoner: Jilson Setters (3:17)
303 Wake Up Jacob: Prince Albert Hunt's Texas Ramblers (2:55)
304 La Danseuse: Delma Lachney and Blind Uncle Gaspard (2:56)
305 Georgia Stomp: Andrew and Jim Baxter (2:47)
306 Brilliancy Medley: Eck Robertson and Family (3:01)
307 Indian War Whoop: Hoyt Ming and the Pep Steppers (3:13)
308 Old Country Stomp: Henry Thomas (2:55)
309 Old Dog Blue: Jim Jackson (3:04)
310 Saut Crapaud: Columbus Fruge (2:49)
311 Acadian One-Step: Joseph Falcon (3:00)
312 Home Sweet Home: The Breaux Freres (3:00)
313 The Newport Blues: The Cincinnati Jug Band (2:58)
314 Moonshiner's Dance Part One: Frank Cloutier and the Victoria Cafe Orchestra (2:40)
401 Must Be Born Again: Rev. J.M. Gates (1:31)
402 Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting: Rev. J.M. Gates (1:29)
403 Rocky Road: Alabama Sacred Harp Singers (2:45)
404 Present Joys: Alabama Sacred Harp Singers (2:53)
405 This Song of Love: Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1 (2:58
406 Judgement: Rev. Sister Mary Nelson (2:25
407 He Got Better Things For You: Memphis Sanctified Singers (2:54)
408 Since I Laid My Burden Down: The Elders McIntorsh and Edwards' Sanctified Singers (3:19)
409 John The Baptist: Rev. Moses Mason (3:05)
410 Dry Bones: Bascom Lamar Lunsford (3:00)
411 John The Revelator: Blind Willie Johnson (3:21)
412 Little Moses: The Carter Family (3:14)
413 Shine On Me: Ernest Phipps and His Holiness Singers (3:03)
414 Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room: Rev. F.M. McGee (2:43
415 I'm In The Battlefield For My Lord: Rev. D.C. Rice and His Sanctified Congregation (3:20)
501 The Coo Coo Bird: Clarence Ashley (2:56)
502 East Virginia: Buell Kazee (3:01)
503 Minglewood Blues: Cannon's Jug Stompers with Noah Lewis (3:44)
504 I Woke Up One Morning In May: Didier Hébert (3:04)
505 James Alley Blues: Richard "Rabbit" Brown (3:07)
506 Sugar Baby: Dock Boggs (2:58)
507 I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground: Bascom Lamar Lunsford (3:21)
508 The Mountaineer's Courtship: Ernest and Hattie Stoneman (2:44)
509 The Spanish Merchant's Daughter (No, Sir No): The Stoneman Family (3:18)
510 Bob Lee Junior Blues: The Memphis Jug Band (3:11)
511 Single Girl, Married Girl: The Carter Family (2:47)
512 Le Vieux Soulard et Sa Femme (The Drunkard and His Wife): Cleoma Breaux and Joseph Falcon (3:10)
513 Rabbit Foot Blues: Blind Lemon Jefferson (2:57)
514 Expressman Blues: Sleepy John Estes and Yank Rachell (3:02)
601 Poor Boy Blues: Ramblin' Thomas (2:24)
602 Feather Bed: Cannon's Jug Stompers (3:16)
603 Country Blues: Dock Boggs (2:59
604 99 Year Blues: Julius Daniels (3:07)
605 Prison Cell Blues: Blind Lemon Jefferson (2:47)
606 See That My Grave Is Kept Clean: Blind Lemon Jefferson (2:55)
607 C'est Si Triste Sans Lui: Cleoma Breaux and Joseph Falcon (3:01)
608 Way Down the Old Plank Road: Uncle Dave Macon (3:01)
609 Buddy Won't You Roll Down the Line: Uncle Dave Macon (3:15)
610 Spike Driver Blues: Mississippi John Hurt (3:17)
611 K.C. Moan: The Memphis Jug Band (2:33)
612 Train on the Island: J.P. Nestor (3:00)
613 The Lone Star Trail: Ken Maynard (3:15)
614 Fishing Blues: Henry Thomas (2:45)
Producer: Harry Everett Smith, Designer: Scott Stowell, Mastering Engineer: David Glasser, Pete Reiniger & Charlie Pilzer, Liner Notes: Greil Marcus, Neil Rosenberg, Luis Kemnitzer, Jon Pankake, Peter Stampfel, Luc Sante, Kip Lornell, Eric Von Schmidt, John Fahey & Jeff Place
This deluxe 6-CD collector's boxed set contains a 96-page book featuring Harry Smith's original songbook framed by essays by Greil Marcus and other noted writers, musicians, and scholars. Play the enhanced sixth disc on your CD-ROM drive and access historic video footage, rare photos, artist interviews, and additional background information. Edited by Harry Smith. Reissue compiled by the staff of Smithsonian Folkways. Reissue liner notes by Greil Marcus, Neil Rosenberg, Jeff Place, Jon Pankake, Luis Kemnitzer and others. "...the missing link in rock's official history." -Newsweek ★★★★★ -Rolling Stone

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May 27, 2017

Yvette Landry Trio: Cajun Music & Louisiana Honky-Tonk

September 7, 2016, 64 minutes

Library of Congress concert: In this concert Grammy-nominated, award-winning vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Yvette Landry is joined by Richard Comeaux on pedal steel and Beau Thomas on fiddle. Yvette Landry grew up in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, not far from the levees of the Atchafalaya Basin, North America's largest swampland. It was in and around that swamp where she learned to hunt, fish, ride horses, dance, understand French, and tell stories. After earning a master's degree in education and developing a successful teaching career, she began telling stories through song.

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May 20, 2017

Old-Time Mountain Ballads 1926-29

County Records CD-3504

Format: CD, Compilation, Remastered
Country: US
Released: 1995
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Old-time
01 Dark Holler Blues: Clarence Ashley (2:56) 10/23/29
02 Pearl Bryan: Burnett & Rutherford (3:02) 11/6/26
03 Darling Cora: B. F. Shelton (3:47) 7/29/27
04 Charles Giteaux: Kelly Harrell (3:03) 3/22/27
05 Rose Conley: G. B. Grayson & Henry Whitter (3:24) 10/18/27
06 Wreck on the Mountain Road: Red Fox Chasers (2:35) 4/4/28
07 The Wagoner's Lad: Buell Kazee (3:02) 1/18/28
08 The Fate of Chris Lively and Wife: Blind Alfred Reed (3:20) 12/19/27
09 Six Months Ain't Long: Rutherford & Foster (2:59) 1/14/29
10 Louisville Burglar: The Hickory Nuts (2:47) 9/24/27
11 The Fate of Ellen Smith: Green Bailey (2:38) 11/30/28
12 Dixie Cowboy: Aulton Ray (2:46) 4/26/27
13 Willie Moore: Burnett & Rutherford (3:13) ca.11/3/27
14 I'll Never Be Yours: G. B. Grayson & Henry Whitter (3:01) early 10/27
15 My Mama Always Talked to Me: John Hammond, Jr. (2:28) ca. 9/17/27
16 Frankie Silvers: Byrd Moore (3:15) 10/23/29
17 The Burial of Wild Bill: Frank Jenkins' Pilot Mountaineers (2:50) ca. 9/12/29
18 Death of John Henry: Uncle Dave Macon (3:00) 4/14/26
Liner Notes: Charles Wolfe, Art Direction & Design: Fred Carlson, Coordination: Gary B. Reid, Produce: Rich Nevins
[Notes]Transfer of music from 78 rpm source material by Rich Nevins. Restoration of music and preparation of digital master by CMS Digital.

May 19, 2017

Mud Acres: Music Among Friends

Rounder Records 3001

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1972
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass, Folk, Country
A1 Cowpoke (1:27)
A2 Done Laid Around (2:50)
A3 Darlin' Corey Is Gone (3:29)
A4 Titanic (4:02)
A5 Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents (1:49)
A6 Out Of Joint (1:47)
A7 Jackhammer Blues (2:53)
A8 Oh, The Rain (4:56)
B1 Hobo Blues (3:12)
B2 Off To Sea Once More (4:21)
B3 Fifteen Miles To Birmingham (2:35)
B4 Lonesome Pines (3:44)
B5 Prison Wall Blues )2:20)
B6 Parting Friends (1:38)
B7 Mud Acres (2:04)
Performer: Artie Traum, Bill Keith, Eric Kaz, Happy Traum, Jim Rooney, John Herald, Lee Berg, Maria Muldaur, Tony Brown
Liner Notes: Happy Traum, Design: Lloyd Ziff, Photography: David Gahr & Lloyd Ziff, Mixing & Engineering:Jim Rooney & Mark Harmen

May 18, 2017

Reeltime Travelers: Livin' Reeltime, Thinkin' Old-Time

Yodel-Ay-Hee 042

Format: CD
Country: US
Released: 2002
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Old-time
01 Paddy Won't You Drink Some Cider (2:18)
02 Bear Creek Blues (2:44)
03 Hallelujah (5:28)
04 Maybe The Last Time (4:54)
05 Ain't Gwine Drink A, No More (2:16)
06 Kiss Me Quick, Papa's Coming (3:11)
07 Little Bird Of Heaven (3:04)
08 Flippin' Jenny (2:09)
09 Sally Goodin (2:47)
10 Down The River (3:32)
11 Elzics Farewell (2:38)
12 Father Adieu (4:18)
13 Higher Rock (4:44)
Heidi Andrade (fiddle) Martha Scanlan (guitar/vocals) Roy Andrade (banjo/vocals) Thomas Sneed (mandolin/vocals) John Herrmann (bass)
Liner Notes: John Herrmann, Design: Roy Andrade, Photography: Michelle Warren, Produce: Bob Carlin, Recording: Tom Mohbat, Mastering: Matt Sandoski, Mixing: Wes Lachot
Recorded at Overdub Lane, Dec. 13-15, 2001. Mixed at Overdub Lane.

May 16, 2017

Bluegrass at Newport: 1959-1963

Vanguard VCD-121/22

Format: CD, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 1990
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
01 Salty Dog Blues (2:07)
02 Before I Met You (2:33)
03 Cabin On The Hill (2:43)
04 Jimmy Brown The News Boy (3:13)
The New Lost City Ramblers
05 Train Forty-Five (2:24)
06 Pretty Little Miss (3:11)
07 Liza Jane (2:23)
Tex Logan, Eric Weissberg & The New Lost City Ramblers
08 Jordan Am A Hard Road To Travel (2:42)
Mac Wiseman And The Country Boys
09 Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home (2:13)
10 Love Letters In The Sand (2:03)
11 Little Footsteps In The Snow (2:55)
Clarence (Tom) Ashley, Doc Watson, Clint Howard & Fred Price
12 'Way Downtown (3:00)
13 Maggie Walker Blues (3:11)
14 The Girl I Loved In Sunny Tennessee (2:50)
15 Lee Highway Blues (1:54)
Earl Scruggs, Hylo Brown & The Timberliners
16 Flinthill Special (3:23)
17 Earl's Breakdown (1:57)
18 Cumberland Gap (1:12)
The Morris Brothers
19 Salty Dog Blues (1:51)
20 You Give Me Your Love And I'll Give You Mine (2:59)
Jim And Jesse & The Virginia Boys
21 Border Ride (1:52)
22 Gosh, I Miss You All The Time (2:00)
23 Dill Pickle Rag (1:20)
24 She Left Me Standing On The Mountain (2:00)
Liner Notes: Mary Katherine Aldin
Recorded live at the Newport Folk Festivals 1959, 60 & 63.

May 12, 2017

Bruce Molsky & Big Hoedown

Rounder Records CD-0421

Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: July 8, 1997
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass, Old-time
01 Sugar Babe (2:40)
02 Five Miles Out of Town (2:49)
03 Pretty Saro (3:38)
04 Half Past Four (2:51)
05 Wagoner's Lad (3:41)
06 Shove the Pig's Foot a Little Bit Further into the Fire (3:21)
07 John Henry (3:20)
08 Rocky Mountain (3:30)
09 Paddy Won't You Drink Some Good Old Cider (2:59)
10 Robert's Serenade (2:51)
11 Old Paint (4:52)
12 We'll All Go to Heaven When the Devil Goes Blind (3:05)
13 Shady Grove (3:13)
14 Train on the Island / Golden Chain Tree (4:05)
15 The Blue Tail Fly (1:54)
16 Clyde's Hiccups (3:14)
Bruce Molsky (fiddle/banjo/vocals) Beverly Smith (guitar/vocals) Rafe Stefanini (fiddle/banjo)
Liner Notes: Jay Ungar, Molly Mason & Bruce Molsky, Design: Nancy Given, Photography: Greg McGrath & Irene Young, Engineering: Ronnie Freeland, Mastering: David Glasser
A terrific bluegrass album, by turns rollicking and poignant. Bruce Molsky is joined by fellow banjo/fiddler Rafe Stefanini and guitarist Beverly Smith to make fine work of both obscure traditional numbers like "Paddy Won't You Drink Some Good Old Cider" and war horses like "Shady Grove." Smith's lovely vocal on "The Wagoner's Lad" is a standout, sure to dampen more than a few eyes. (Tim Sheridan)

May 10, 2017

Classic English and Scottish Ballads from Smithsonian Folkways

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFWCD-40218

Format: CD, Compilation
Country: US
Released: April 28, 2017
Genre: Folk, World, & Celtic
Style: Traditional Folk
01 Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender (Child No. 73) Mike Seeger (3:50)
02 Golden Vanity (Child No. 286) Doug Wallin (3:23)
03 The Mermaid (Child No. 289) The Golden Eagle String Band (4:14)
04 Mathie Groves (Child No. 81) Dillard Chandler (6:14)
05 The Hanging of Georgie (Child No. 209) Iron Mountain String Band (1:56)
06 Gypsy Davy (Child No. 200) Margaret MacArthur (1:57)
07 Thomas the Rhymer (Child No. 37) Ewan MacColl (6:52)
08 Lady Margaret (Child No. 74) Pete Seeger (2:51)
09 Lord Randall (Child No. 12) Jean Ritchie (2:54
10 Pretty Polly and False William (Child No. 4) Paul Clayton (3:46)
11 Andrew Batan (Child No. 250) Warde Ford (3:36)
12 Three Nights Drunk (Child No. 274) The Blue Ridge Buddies with E.C. and Orna Ball (2:36)
13 Lord Bateman (Child No. 53) The New Lost City Ramblers (5:34)
14 The Two Sisters (Child No. 10) Ellen Stekert (1:37)
15 Gallis Pole (Child No. 95) Lead Belly (2:47)
16 Lord Barnett (Child No. 68) Ella Parker (2:35)
17 The False Knight Upon the Road (Child No. 3) Artus Moser (2:23)
18 Barbara Allen (Child No. 84) Dan Tate (2:52)
19 The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry (Child No. 113) Paul Clayton (5:03)
20 The House Carpenter (Child No. 243) Dorothy Rorick (2:38)
21 The Farmer's Curst Wife (Child No. 278) Horton Barker (3:07)
Mastering Engineer: Pete Reiniger, Liner Notes: Jeff Place, Production manager: Mary Monseur
The 19th-century scholar Francis James Child meticulously and authoritatively compiled 305 Scottish and English ballads into the highly influential collection known as "Child Ballads." Although Child feared these ballads would vanish from human memory, they continue to be adored, studied, and actively performed across disciplines and genres. Classic English and Scottish Ballads from Smithsonian Folkways (from The Francis James Child Collection) introduces listeners to 21 of these traditional songs from the label’s rich collections at the Smithsonian Institution, and demonstrates the timelessness of their themes—from murder and ghosts to jealousy and unrequited love. 72 minutes, 40-page booklet with extensive notes.

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May 3, 2017

The Old Home Place: Bluegrass And Old-Time Mountain Music

Rounder Records 11661-0514-2

Format: CD, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 2003
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass, Country
01 Home Again: Livewire 2:48
02 Letter To Home: IIIrd Tyme Out (3:08)
03 Old Home Place:J.D. Crowe (2:47)
04 Who Will Watch The Home Place: Laurie Lewis (5:26)
05 To Be Back Home Again: Spectrum (3:52)
06 Leaving This Land: Suzanne Thomas (3:38)
07 My Native Home: Nashville Bluegrass Band (2:50)
08 Little Whitewashed Chimney: The Cox Family (2:47)
09 This Old House: The Rice Brothers (4:54)
10 Home: Jim & Jesse (2:37)
11 Lonesome Old Home: Longview (4:42)
12 Home Is Where The Heart Is: Connie & Babe (2:00)
13 Squad Auction At The Home Place: Dry Branch Fire (3:42)
14 Old Kentucky Home: Vern Williams (2:45)
15 Cheer Of The Home Fires: Bill Grant & Delia Bell (2:50)
16 You Don't Have To Go Home: Alecia Nugent (3:12)
17 Hills Of Home: Hazel Dickens (4:12)
Compile: Ken Irwin, Design: Sarah Lainie Smith, Liner Notes: Bill C. Malone
Few things surpass the importance of home in traditional folk and country music. The Old Home Place gathers 17 songs taken from the past recordings of Rounder Records' illustrious cadre of artists. Songs chosen from the catalogs of Jim & Jesse, J.D. Crowe, and Laurie Lewis run the gauntlet of old-time and bluegrass styles. The Nashville Bluegrass Band's version of A.P. Carter's "My Native Home" captures the lonesome feel of the lyrics, while the Cox Family brings their trademark harmony to bear on "Little Whitewashed Chimney." Ed Hamilton's classic "Lonesome Old Home" gets a fresh makeover from Longview, while "Home Is Where the Heart Is" receives a traditional rendering by Connie & Babe. The cumulative effect of this disc is comparable to listening to an hour of old favorites on the radio with no commercials. The album ends with Hazel Dickens' heartbreaking "Hills of Home," a song that captures the modern changes that overtook and scattered many rural households. There's a similar melancholy to "Auction at the Home Place" by the Dry Branch Fire Squad. Besides good music, The Old Home Place works as a mediation on "home" and what it means in a changing and uncertain world. Bluegrass and old-time fans, along with those who long for the old home place, will enjoy this collection.

May 1, 2017

Nashville Skyline: Bob Dylan

Columbia KCS-9825

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1969
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock, Country Rock
A1 Girl From The North Country
A2 Nashville Skyline Rag
A3 To Be Alone With You
A4 I Threw It All Away
A5 Peggy Day
B1 Lay Lady Lay
B2 One More Night
B3 Tell Me That It Isn't True
B4 Country Pie
B5 Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
Bob Dylan (guitar/harmonica/keyboards/vocals) Norman Blake (guitar/dobro) Kenneth A. Buttrey (drums) Fred Carter Jr. (guitar) Charlie Daniels (bass/guitar) Pete Drake (pedal steel guitar) Marshall Grant (bass) W. S. Holland (drums) Charlie McCoy (guitar/harmonica) Bob Wilson (organ/piano) Bob Wootton (electric guitar) Johnny Cash (vocals)
Liner Notes: Johnny Cash, Photography: Elliot Landy & Al Clayton, Producer: Bob Johnston, Engineer: Charlie Bragg & Neil Wilburn
Nashville Skyline is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on April 9, 1969, by Columbia Records as LP record, reel to reel tape and audio cassette.

April 30, 2017

The Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band

Running Time: 63 minutes

The Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band formed in 1987, playing local venues around Bloomington, Indiana. Original members included Jeff White, who went on to play with superstars like Alison Krauss and Vince Gill; singer-songwriter Bob Lucas; and Lisa Germano, who later played fiddle with John Mellencamp's band. The current members have their own musical history. Brian Lappin played with bluegrass legends Jimmy Martin and Earl Taylor, and the bands The Ragin' Texans and The Crawdads. His tasteful banjo playing reflects the solid influences of Earle Scruggs and J.D. Crowe. Doug Harden has played mandolin since 1969. His early years were spent at the old Bean Blossom Jamboree barn, and in the Brown County Band. Doug has also spent time in the original Kentucky Ramblers and the band Pine Mountain. Greg Norman started at a local jam session and later joined the Off the Line bluegrass band and singer-songwriter Janne Henshaw's band. Kent Todd was trained in classical violin, and was steered toward bluegrass by his father Scott, also a bluegrass musician; he has played with Bill Grant and Dehila Belle, Michael Cleveland and the Blue Hollow Band, Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers, and currently is also a member of the Troubled Waters Band. The youngest member of the NTBBB, Brady Stogdill, is a member of the original International Bluegrass Music Association's Young Acoustic All Stars; his father Dean was a great banjo player, and he has learned to play almost anything with strings on it.

April 28, 2017

Fly Through The Country: New Grass Revival

Flying Fish FF-016

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1975
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass
A1 Skippin' In The Mississippi Dew (2:37)
A2 Good Woman's Love (3:16)
A3 Glory (3:04)
A4 All Night Train (3:12)
A5 Fly Through The Country (5:16)
B1 This Heart Of Mine (2:10)
B2 The Dancer (3:44)
B3 When She Made Laughter Easy (3:16)
B4 Doin' My Time (6:21)
B5 These Days (5:41)
Sam Bush (mandolin/fiddle/guitar/vocals) John Cowan (bass/vocals) Courtney Johnson (banjo/vocals) Curtis Burch (guitar/dobro/vocals) Chuck Cochran (piano)
Directer: Keith Case, Producer: Garth Fundis, Chuck Cochran & Sam Bush, Photographer: The Grease Brothers, Designer: Penny Case
Recorded at Jack Clement Recorders, Nashville, TN.

April 27, 2017

Marshal-Tucker Band: Where We All Belong

Capricorn Records 2C-0145

Format: 2xVinyl, LP, Album, Promo, Gatefold
Country: US
Released: 1974
Genre: Rock, Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country Rock
A1 This Ol' Cowboy (6:42)
A2 Low Down Ways (2:57)
A3 In My Own Way (7:17)
B1 How Can I Slow Down (3:19)
B2 Where A Country Boy Belongs (4:32)
B3 Now She's Gone (4:38)
B4 Try One More Time (4:56)
C1 Ramblin' (5:35)
C2 24 Hours At A Time (13:17)
D1 Everyday (I Have The Blues) (11:30)
D2 Take The Highway (6:56)
Toy Caldwell (electric, acoustic, steel guitars/lead vocals) Tommy Caldwell (bass guitar/backing vocals) George McCorkle (electric, acoustic guitars/banjo) Jerry Eubanks (flute, alto, baritone and tenor saxophone/backing vocals) Doug Gray (lead vocals/percussion) Elvin Bishop (slide guitar) Earl Ford (trombone) Paul Hornsby (piano/organ/clavinet) Jerry Joseph (conga) Steve Madaio (trumpet) Sam McPhearson (harp) Andy Stein (fiddle) Johnny Vernazza (slide guitar) Billy Sanders (harmonica/rhythm guitar) Billy Sanders (rhythm guitar/harmonica) Paul Riddle (drums) Charlie Daniels (fiddle)
Sides A & B: Studio album, Sides C & D: Live performance. Toy Caldwell credited in the liner notes as playing Lead Guitar and Vocals on "Can't You See", a track that is unlisted in either the cover or the labels.

April 21, 2017

The New Lost City Ramblers: Remembrance Of Things To Come

Folkways Records FTS-31035

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country: US
Released: 1973
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk, Bluegrass
A1 Soldier's Joy (2:06)
A2 The Titanic (2:56)
A3 Single Girl (5:56)
A4 Lord Bateman (5:35)
A5 I'm Lonesome (2:18)
A6 He Is Coming To Us Dead (3:16)
A7 The Cat's Got The Measels And The Dog's Got The Whooping Cough (2:56)
A8 Rock About My Saro Jane (3:10)
A9 Black Bottom Strut (2:07
B1 New Lost Hometown Blues (2:09)
B2 Dark And Stormy Weather (2:23)
B3 Black Jack Daisy (2:30)
B4 Never Be As Fast As I Have Been (3:02)
B5 Little Ball Of Yarn (2:18)
B6 The Sioux Indians (3:02)
B7 Parlez-Nous A Boire (3:38
B8 The Arkansas Sheik (2:57)
B9 Give The Fiddler A Dram (2:00)
Mike Seeger (fiddle/mandolin/mouth harp/guitar/autoharp/banjo/vocals) Tracy Schwarz (fiddle/guitar/spoons/vocals) John Cohen (banjo/guitar/triangle/vocals)
Photography: Robert Frank, Producer: Moses Asch, Recorder: Peter Bartok
Recorded August 1966. Cover photograph by famed photographer, Robert Frank.

April 20, 2017

George Davis: When Kentucky Had No Union Men

Folkways Records FTS-31016

Format: Vinyl, LP, Simulate Stereo
Country: US
Released: 1967
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
A1 Little Lump Of Coal (2:26)
A2 When Kentucky Had No Union Men (1:38)
A3 The Harlan County Blues (2:51)
A4 Sixteen Tons (3:05)
A5 Callahan (1:02)
A6 Love Of Polly And Jack Monroe (3:34)
A7 Rocking Chair Money (2:15)
A8 The Wreck Of Main Line Number 4 (3:12)
A9 The Three-Day Blues (4:19)
B1 Coal Miner's Boogie (2:54)
B2 Miner's Dream Come True (2:48)
B3 Why Are You Leaving? (1:33)
B4 Jesus Appeared In A Barroom (3:57)
B5 Death Of The Blue Eagle (1:46)
B6 Glory In The Meetinghouse (1:43)
B7 Buggerman In The Bushes (2:50)
B8 A Child Of Desertion (2:04)
B9 White Shotgun (3:41)
George Davis (guitar/vocals)
Producer, Field Worker, Recorder, Designer, Photographer: John Cohen
George Davis began working in the coal mines at thirteen. After he injured his arm in a mining accident, Davis knew he'd never be a great guitarist, so he concentrated on writing songs about the problems miners and their unions faced. This album presents eighteen of his powerful songs.

April 19, 2017

Songcatcher II: The Tradition That Inspired The Movie

Vanguard 79716-2

Format: CD, Various Artists, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 2002
Genre: Folk, World, & Country, Stage & Screen
Style: Bluegrass, Country
01 Babes In The Woods: Almeda Riddle (1:00)
02 Georgie: Doc Watson (2:46)
03 The Coo Coo Bird: Hobart Smith (1:45)
04 The Two Lovers: Almeda Riddle (2:24)
05 Matty Groves: Doc Watson (6:07)
06 Oh Death: Dock Boggs (3:16)
07 Gunning Girl Of Constant Sorrow: Sarah Ogan (2:07)
08 Winter's Night: Doc Watson (3:25)
09 Black Jack Davey: Almeda Riddle (2:52)
10 Sugar Baby: Dock Boggs (1:57)
11 Wish I Was A Single Girl Again: Cousin Emmy (1:55)
12 Leather Britches: Fiddlin' Arthur Smith (2:19)
13 Will The Weaver: Almeda Riddle (2:00)
14 Little Birdie: Roscoe Holcomb (1:52)
15 Pretty Saro: Doc Watson (2:45)
16 House Carpenter: Clarence Ashley (3:53)
17 Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies: Maybelle Carter (3:44)
Producer: Fred Jasper & Georgette Cartwright, Liner Notes: Sheila Adams, John Currie & Fred Jasper
The artists and, of course, these performances contained here are different than those in the movie. Several of these tracks were pulled from Newport Folk Festival performances in the early '60s.

April 18, 2017

The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute

Columbia CK-67676

Format: CD, Album, Various Artists
Country: US
Released: 1997
Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country, Country Rock
01 Dreaming With Tears In My Eyes: Bono (3:40)
02 Any Old Time: Alison Krauss And Union Station (3:46)
03 Waiting For A Train: Dickey Betts (4:16)
04 Somewhere Down Below The Mason Dixie Line: Mary Chapin Carpenter (3:36)
05 Miss The Mississippi And You: David Ball (3:05)
06 My Blue Eyed Jane: Bob Dylan (3:16)
07 Peach Pickin' Time Down In Georgia: Willie Nelson (3:40)
08 In The Jailhouse Now: Steve Earle & The V-Roys (2:52)
09 Blue Yodel # 9 (Standin' On The Corner): Jerry Garcia, David Grisman & John Kahn (4:15)
10 Hobo Bill's Last Ride: Iris DeMent (3:06)
11 Gambling Bar Room Blues: John Mellencamp (4:01)
12 Mule Skinner Blues: Van Morrison (4:33)
13 Why Should I Be Lonely: Aaron Neville (3:11)
14 T For Texas: Dwight Yoakam (5:31)
Liner Notes: Bob Dylan, Design: Geoff Gans, Executive Producer: Jeff Kramer & Jeff Rosen, Production Team: Christy Epstein, Debbie Sweeney, Diane Lapson, Julia Kim & Vickie Mathis, Product Manager: Greg Linn, Mastered by: Vic Anesini
Sometimes tribute albums are just that, an act of homage meant to remind us of how good a set of songs are. So The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute stands as a 14-song reminder that Rodgers was, as Bob Dylan puts it in the liner notes to the first release on his new boutique label, ”one of the guiding lights of the 20th century.”

April 17, 2017

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: All The Good Times

Liberty LLP-80460

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Country: Japan
Released: 1971
Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country Rock, Classic Rock
A1 Sixteen Tracks (5:22)
A2 Fish Song (4:28)
A3 Jambalaya (On The Bayou) (3:20)
A4 Down In Texas 2:20
A5 Creepin' Round Your Back Door (2:52)
A6 Daisy (2:50)
B1 Slim Carter (3:02)
B2 Hoping To Say (3:20)
B3 Baltimore (3:44)
B4 Jamaica, Say You Will (3:29)
B5 Do You Feel It Too (3:15)
B6 Civil War Trilogy (1:53)
B7 Diggy Liggy Lo (2:20)
Jeff Hanna (guitar/vocals) Jimmie Fadden (guitar/drums/harmonica/vocals) John McEuen (guitar) Jimmy Ibbotson (guitar/drums/keyboards/vocals) Les Thompson (guitar/bass/vocals) Randy Scruggs (guitar) Norman Blake (dobro) Ellis Padgett (bass)
Producer, Photography: William E. McEuen, Design: Dean O. Torrence, Engineer: Dino Lappas
Manufactured byToshiba Musical Industries Ltd. Audience recorded during performance at the Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, California.

April 16, 2017

One-armed fiddler Marshall Claiborne

One-armed fiddler Marshall Claiborne of Hartsville, Tennessee, ca.1926. Claiborne placed second in the 1926 old-time fiddlers' contest at Nashville, utilizing an unusual technique of holding the bow between his knees and moving the fiddle against it with his left arm.

April 15, 2017

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy

Liberty LP-80126

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country: Japan
Released: 1970
Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country Rock, Bluegrass
A01 Some Of Shelly's Blues (3:12)
A02 Prodigal's Return (3:16)
A03 The Cure (2:11)
A04 Travelin' Mood (2:35)
A05 Chicken Reel (0:59)
A06 Yukon Railroad (2:20)
A07 Livin' Without You (1:58)
A08 Clinch Mountain Backstep (2:16)
A09 Rave On (2:50)
A10 Billy In The Low Ground (1:14)
B01 Jesse James (0:49)
B02 Uncle Charlie Interview (2:27)
B03 Mr. Bojangles (3:34)
B04 Opus (1:37)
B05 Santa Rosa (2:21)
B06 Propinquity (2:18)
B07 Uncle Charlie (1:45)
B08 Randy Lynn Rag (1:17)
B09 House At Pooh Corner (2:37)
B10 Swanee River (0:36)
B11 Uncle Charlie Interview #2 The End / Spanish Fandango (2:34)
Jimmie Fadden (guitar/harmonica/bass/vocals) Jeff Hanna (guitar/drums/washboard/vocals) Jimmy Ibbotson (guitar/piano/drums/accordion/vocals) John McEuen (banjo/mandolin/guitar) Les Thompson ( bass/mandolin/guitar/vocals)
Producer, Photograph: William E. McEuen, Art Direction: Woody Woodward, Album Design: Dean O. Torrence, Engineer: Bruce Kennedy / Dino Lappas / Ken Deane / Mike Denecke
Manufactured byToshiba Musical Industries Ltd. Cover photo and interview was recorded at Uncle Charlie's home in Springville, California, April, 1964.s

April 12, 2017

Rhiannon Giddens: Freedom Highway

Nonesuch 558805-2

Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: Feb 24, 2017
Genre: Jazz, Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass, Gospel, Folk, Celtic
01 At The Purchaser's Option (4:16)
02 The Angels Laid Him Away (2:31)
03 Julie (4:28)
04 Birmingham Sunday (6:13)
05 Better Get It Right The First Time (3:23)
06 We Could Fly (4:53)
07 Hey Bébé (3:19)
08 Come Love Come (5:20)
09 The Love We Almost Had (4:17)
10 Baby Boy (4:29)
11 Following The North Star (1:56)
12 Freedom Highway (4:47)
Design: Jeri Heiden, Executive Producer: David Bither, Co-producer: Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell, Management: John Peets, Recorded by: Eric Adcock and Nolan Thies, Mastered by: Bob Ludwig and Robert C. Ludwig
Freedom Highway, Grammy Award–winner Rhiannon Giddens' follow-up to her highly praised debut album Tomorrow Is My Turn, is out today on Nonesuch Records.

April 11, 2017

Troublesome Creek String Band: Fast as Time Can Take Me

County CO-CD-2738

Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: 2005
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk, Country
01 Yell in the Shoats/Piney Ridge (2:45)
02 River of Jordan (3:29)
03 Walk Along John to Kansas (2:59)
04 I'm Going to the West (2:51)
05 Dinah (2:58)
06 Gypsy Davy (2:31)
07 Ten Steps/Little Mary Marshall (3:15)
08 I've Got a Bulldog (3:25)
09 Cousin Sally Brown (2:35)
10 Midnight on the Stormy Deep (3:45)
11 Gospel Plow (3:12)
12 The Three Babes (3:42)
13 Danville Girl (3:14)
14 Paddy on the Handcar/Georgia Horseshoe (4:15)
15 Adieu False Heart (2:59)
16 Rockbridge Blues/Brushy Fork of John's Creek (3:28)
17 When First Unto This Country (3:02)
18 Lost Indian (3:01)
19 Little Sadie (2:33)
20 Lonesome Pine Special (2:47)
21 Possum Up a 'Simmon Tree/Troublesome Creek (4:16)
22 The Ballad of Cole Younger (3:25)
23 Sweet Marie (2:47)
Rick Martin (fiddle/vocals) Steve Arkin (banjo) Dick Harrington (guitar/vocals) Lorie Lichtenwalner (bass/vocals)
Production Coordination: Christopher C. King, Producer and Audio Engineer: Bobby Read, Assistant Producer: Charlie Barnett, Engineer: Tim Fulford Brown, Mastering: David Glasser, Photography: Dan Gellert, Bruce Greene, Brad Leftwich and Mike Seeger