Digitizing Folk Music History: Listening Mix #1

This is my course’s first listening mix, sans links (copyright issues, ya folkniks!)

New and Improved! Old and Moldy!

Joan BaezJoan Baez.

Bob Dylan, From a Buick 6, Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited, Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Joan Baez, All My Trials, Joan Baez (1960)

Grayson and Whitter, Tom Dooley (1929)

Frank Proffitt, Tom Dooley (1940)

Frank Warner, Tom Dooley (1940)

Kingston Trio, Tom Dooley, the Kingston Trio (1958)

Doc Watson, Tom Dooley, Doc Watson (1964)

More on Tom Dooley:

* Peter J. Curry, “Tom Dooley”: The Ballad That Started The Folk Boom

* The Legend of Tom Dula (UNC-TV Folkways)

Bill Monroe, Blue Moon Of Kentucky (1947)

Elvis Presley, Blue Moon Of Kentucky (1954)

Leadbelly, Midnight Special (Library of Congress Recordings, circa 1934-1942)

Leadbelly, Midnight Special (circa 1939-1948)

More on Leadbelly (or Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter):

* Association for Cultural Equity (Alan Lomax’s organization, now run by his daughter), Lead Belly and the Lomaxes: Myths and Realities

The Weavers, Goodnight Irene (1950)

Harry “Mac” McClintock, Big Rock Candy Mountain (1928)

Burl Ives, The Big Rock Candy Mountain (1949)

Baby Gramps, Big Rock Candy Mountain (2007)

More on Big Rock Candy Mountain:

* Wikipedia

* Digital Tradition Mirror

* A rather obscene Burger King advertisement:

Big Bill Broonzy, W.P.A. Blues (1936)

Muddy Waters, Country Blues, Complete Plantation Library of Congress Recordings by Alan Lomax (1941)

Muddy Waters, Tiger In Your Tank (Chess Records, Chicago, 1960)

Almeda Riddle, The House Carpenter, Recorded by Alan Lomax (1959)

More on Almeda Riddle:

* Interview with Almeda Riddle about The House Carpenter and her family

* Almeda Riddle, House Carpenter and 1970 Interview, Wolf Collection, Lyon College.

Clarence Ashley, Coo Coo Bird (1927)

More on Clarence Ashley:

* Clarence Ashley website. Coo Coo Bird

Dock Boggs, Sugar Baby (1926)

New Lost City Ramblers, Sugar Baby, There Ain’t No Way Out (1997)

Roger McGuinn, Jeff Tweedy, Jay Bennett, Sugar Baby, Harry Smith Connection (1997)

Sam Amidon, Sugar Baby, All Is Well (2007)

More on Sugar Baby:

* Roger McGuinn’s Folk Den

Woody Guthrie, This Land Is Your Land (Folkways, with anti-private property verse, exact date unknown, circa 1940)

More on Woody Guthrie, This Land Is Your Land:

* Nick Spitzer, “This Land Is Your Land,” NPR

Bob Dylan, Song To Woody, Bob Dylan (1962)

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