Category Archives: Ballads

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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