1. Welcome


    November 18, 2008 by gadaya

    With this blog, i want to use the Folkways Anthology as a roadmap to explore american folk music. I’ ll …
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  2. 71 “Poor Boy Blues” by Ramblin’ Thomas


    June 3, 2013 by gadaya

    “Poor Boy Blues” by Ramblin’ Thomas (recorded in Chicago, November 1928) Poor boy, poor boy. Poor boy long ways from …
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  3. 70 “Expressman Blues” by Sleepy John Estes


    March 19, 2013 by gadaya

    “Expressman Blues”, recorded in Memphis, TN, on may 17, 1930 with Sleepy John Estes on guitar, Yank Rachell on vocal …
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  4. 69 “Rabbit Foot Blues” by Blind Lemon Jefferson


    January 18, 2013 by gadaya

    There are three tracks from Blind Lemon Jefferson on the third volume of the Anthology and this is the first …
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  5. 68 “Le Vieux Soulard et sa Femme” by Cleoma Breaux & Joseph Falcon


    December 19, 2012 by gadaya

    Recorded in New York on August 27, 1928, “Le vieux soulard et sa femme” is another side by the great …
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  6. 67 “Single Girl, Married Girl” by The Carter Family


    November 19, 2012 by gadaya

    The Carter Family recorded twice “Single Girl, Married Girl”, the first time at their very first recording session in 1927, …
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  7. 66 “Bob Lee Junior Blues” by The Memphis Jug Band


    October 19, 2012 by gadaya

    On the 19 and 20th of October, 1927, in Atlanta, Georgia, The Memphis Jug Band recorded six sides for the …
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  8. 64-65 “The Mountaineer’s Courtship” and “The Spanish Merchant’s Daughter” by Mr & Mrs Ernest V. Stoneman


    June 20, 2012 by gadaya

    Ernest Stoneman’s World Ernest and Hattie Stoneman: “The Mountaineer’s Courtship” (recorded on May 12, 1927) & “The Spanish Merchant’s Daughter” …
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  9. 63 “I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground” by Bascom Lamar Lunsford


    April 22, 2012 by gadaya

    Another classic Anthology song, in probably its best interpretation. Bascom Lamar Lunsford recorded the song many times during his career …
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  10. 62 “Sugar Baby” by Dock Boggs


    March 15, 2012 by gadaya

    Dock Boggs World Dock Boggs (vocal & 5-String banjo) with Hub Mahaffey on guitar “Sugar Baby ” & “Down South Blues” …
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  11. 61 “James Alley Blues” by Richard (Rabbit) Brown


    February 9, 2012 by gadaya

    Recorded in New Orleans in 1927, Richard (Rabbit) Brown was a songster, a black folk singer and musician, often itinerant, …
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