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Classic American Ballads From Smithsonian Folkways

Classic American Ballads From Smithsonian Folkways

Various artists
Classic American Ballads From Smithsonian Folkways

25 narrative songs of grievous events and circumstances, culled from the vaults of the historical Folkways label. Tracks include Doc Watson & Bill Monroe's "Banks of the Ohio," Woody Guthrie's "Billy the Kid," "Tom Dooley," and many more. 40-page booklet included.

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  1. Banks of the Ohio - Doc Watson and Bill Monroe
  2. Blue Mountain Lake ­- Pete Seeger
  3. Claude Allen -­ Hobart Smith
  4. Cole Younger -­ Dock Boggs
  5. Cowboy's Lament (Streets of Laredo) -­ Buck Ramsey
  6. Boll Weevil -­ Sam Hinton
  7. Duncan and Brady ­- Lead Belly
  8. Floyd Collins -­ Paul Clayton
  9. Frankie and Johnny -­ Rolf Cahn and Eric Von Schmidt
  10. John Henry -­ John Jackson
  11. Jesse James -­ Sis Cunningham, Mike Millins, and Wes Houston
  12. Billy the Kid -­ Woody Guthrie
  13. The Death of the Lawson Family -­ Glen Neaves
  14. Naomi Wise ­- Doug Wallin
  15. Pearl Bryan -­ Bruce Buckley
  16. Sam Bass -­ Hermes Nye
  17. Springfield Mountain -­ Bascom Lamar Lunsford
  18. Tom Dooley -­ Glen Neaves, Roscoe Russell, Ivor Melton, Warren Brown and Ted Lundy
  19. Tying a Knot in the Devil's Tail -­ Cisco Houston
  20. Young Charlotte -­ Pete Seeger
  21. Wasn't That a Mighty Storm? -­ The Tex-I-An Boys
  22. Zebra Dun -­ Joan O'Bryant
  23. The Titanic -­ Pink Anderson
  24. The Louisville Burglar -­ The Iron Mountain String Band
  25. The F.F.V. (Engine 143) -­ Annie Watson

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