Various Artists

Classic American Ballads From Smithsonian Folkways

$12.95
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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.   More Details...
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Contents:

  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