1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 60 “I Woke Up One Morning In May“ by Didier Hébert


    January 10, 2012 by gadaya

    Didier Hébert (misspelled Herbert on the recording and on the Anthology) was a blind guitarist from Louisiana who accompanied the …
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  5. 59 “Minglewood Blues” by Cannon’s Jug Stompers


    December 11, 2011 by gadaya

    Gus Cannon’s World Gus Cannon, the leader of Cannon’ Jug Stompers, was a great musician and character, a central figure …
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  6. 58 “East Virginia” by Buell Kazee


    November 9, 2011 by gadaya

    “East Virginia”, like “The Cuckoo”, is a perennial folk song with complex roots. Some of the verses can be traced …
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  7. 57 “The Coo Coo Bird” by Clarence Ashley


    October 17, 2011 by gadaya

    We are now entering the third volume of the Anthology, the one called “Songs”. Folk songs can take different forms …
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