Category Archives: Ballads

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 19 “Stackalee” by Frank Hutchison


    April 1, 2009 by gadaya

    Frank Hutchison’s World “Frank Hutchison was born 1897 in Raleigh County, West Virginia; some sources quote 20th March 1897 as …
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  5. 18 “Gonna die with my hammer in my hand” by The Williamson Brothers & Curry


    March 22, 2009 by gadaya

    The Williamson Brothers & Curry’s World Arnold (fiddle) and Irving (guitar) Williamson were from Logan County, West Virginia, like two other …
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  6. 17 “John Hardy was a desperate little man” by The Carter Family


    March 5, 2009 by gadaya

    The Carter Family’s World The Carter Family hold a very special place in the history of american vernacular music, their …
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  7. 16 “Charles Guiteau” by Kelly Harrell and The Virginia String Band


    February 23, 2009 by gadaya

    The Charles Guiteau Variations We continue in our series of ballads about historical figures with “Charles Guiteau”, the murderer of …
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