Posted tagged ‘Smithsonian Folkways’

Lone Star Trail: Dave Frederickson

January 9, 2012

Cowboy Songs on Folkways is the source for this song. The album was released in 1991.

Spirits of the Revolution: Larry Estridge

November 21, 2011

Both songs today are from the Smithsonian-Folkways album Classic Protest Songs.

You know I am a huge admirer of Smithsonian-Folkways and am ever thankful for the music they have preserved for all of us. Drop by their web site and check out the catalog. I guarantee you will be totally impressed by the breath aznd depth of their music.

Cluck Old Hen: Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley

October 14, 2011

This is from the Smithsonian Folkways album Original Folkways Recordings of Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley, 1960-1962

Wabash Cannonball: Doc Watson

August 18, 2011

This is from a 2006 Smithsonian Folkways release called Classic Railroad Songs.

Walking in Jerusalem (Just Like John): The Country Gentlemen

August 11, 2011

I don’t know why, but I was in the mood for a bit of gospel. This is from Classic Southern Gospel released by Smithsonian-Folkways.

Saint James Infirmary: Snooks Eaglin

August 8, 2011

Today is Smithsonian Folkways day. I haven’t had one for a while, and I was feeling guilty. Both of today’s songs are from a great album called Classic Sounds of New Orleans. You don’t have to buy the whole album; you can just download a song if you’ve a mind to. I find rooting around in the Smithsonian Folkways site always nets me a surprise. Give it a try!

One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer: Snooks Eaglin

June 25, 2011

Tramp, Tramp, Tramp: The Harvesters

April 12, 2011

This is from the Smithsonian Folkways album Songs of the Civil War.

Jerry, Go and Oil that Car: Harry K. (Haywire Mac) McClintock

February 15, 2011

This is from Classic Railroad Songs from Smithsonian Folkways.

It’s Love Baby (24 Hours a Day): Erbie Bowser, T.D. Bell, and the Blues Specialists

February 10, 2011

It’s been a long while since I’ve had a Smithsonian-Folkways day so I decided to remedy that. This song is from Down Home Saturday Night which you’ll find here:

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