Category Archives: Ballads

  1. Summer Interlude


    July 20, 2011 by gadaya

    Dear followers of The Old Weird America, As I’m preparing to embark on my first trip to the USA (remember, …
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  2. A retrospective look at Volume One:Ballads


    September 14, 2009 by gadaya

    Now that i came at the end of the first volume of of the Anthology i want to look back …
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  3. 27 “Got The Farmland Blues” by The Carolina Tar Heels


    July 21, 2009 by gadaya

    The Carolina Tar Heels World (part 2) Here’s more Carolina Tar Heels tracks for you… I already introduced the band …
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  4. 26 “Mississippi Boweavil Blues” by Charley Patton (The Masked Marvel)


    July 6, 2009 by gadaya

    Charley Patton’s World Charley (or Charlie) Patton is considered by many the most important bluesman of all times, the father …
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  5. 25 “Down on Penny’s Farm” by The Bently Boys


    June 17, 2009 by gadaya

    The Bently Boys World/The Penny’s Farm Variations The Bently Boys, from which we know nothing except that they were from …
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  6. 24 “Kassie Jones” by Furry Lewis


    June 11, 2009 by gadaya

    Furry Lewis’s World Walter “Furry” Lewis, born in Greenwood, Mississippi in 1893 was a superb country blues singer and a …
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  7. 23 “Engine 143” by The Carter Family


    May 25, 2009 by gadaya

    The Carter Family’s World (Part 2) Legend says that when A.P. Carter first met Sara, she was singing with the …
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  8. 22 “When that great ship went down” by William & Versey Smith


    May 7, 2009 by gadaya

    William & Versey Smith’s World William Smith and his wife recorded four songs for Paramount in 1927. They were either …
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  9. 21 “Frankie” by Mississippi John Hurt


    April 26, 2009 by gadaya

    Mississippi John Hurt’s World From all the Anthology artists, only a few were rediscovered during the Folk revival. Some were …
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  10. 20 “White House Blues” by Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers


    April 12, 2009 by gadaya

    Charlie Poole’s World From all the pionneer “hilbilly” musicians and singers  whose recordings in the twenties and thirties established the …
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