Category Archives: Ballads

  1. Summer Interlude

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    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

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    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

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    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)

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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