Classic Folk Music

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Classic Folk Music
From Smithsonian Folkways
CD and Booklet
73 min.; 28 pages

We often take for granted the supremacy of artists such as Doc Watson, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, Big Bill Broonzy, Brownie McGhee, and other folk music legends. Classic Folk sheds new light on the success of the urban, intellectual-driven movement that made rural white and African-American artists and their music favorites of audiences everywhere. This recording features iconic artists performing some of their classic songs during the great folksong revival of the 1940s through 1960s. It includes some of the many legendary performances from the vault of Folkways Records.

Contents:
Pastures of Plenty - Woody Guthrie
We Shall Ovefcome - Pete Seeger
Rock Island Line - Lead Belly
No More Auction Block - Paul Robeson
Deportees (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) - Barbara Dane
John Henry - Doc Watson
John Hardy - Mike Seeger
Betty and Dupree - Brownie McGhee
Gallis Pole - Fred Gerlach
Polly Von - Paul Clayton
Butcher Boy - Peggy Seeger
Duncan and Brady - Dave Van Ronk
Railroad Bill - Hobart Smith
Wayfaring Stranger - Burl Ives
Big Rock Candy Mountain - Haywire Mac
Born 100,000 Years Ago - Cisco Houston
Sugar Babe, It's All Over Now - Mark Spoelstra
Changes - Phil Ochs
Black and White - Earl Robinson
Most Fair Beauty Bright - Jean Ritchie
Cielito Lindo - Pete Seeger
Tom Dooley - The New Lost City Ramblers
Freight Train - Elizabeth Cotton
Down on Me - Mary Pickney and Janie Hunter
This Train (Bound for Glory) - Big Bill Broonzy 

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