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Sound recordings are listed below by SR number, with listening notes and logs per tape side. For a listing by performer see "Contents by Performer Name" (please note: This listing was created from an earlier inventory, and there may be some numbering inaccuracies.)
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0812 AFC 1975/001: SR001, Recorded: ca. 1956-1957
Running time: 14:15
John Runge is a professional singer and guitarist who frequently appears on British radio, television and recitals. He was on the faculty of Phillips-Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire during 1956-1957 as an exchange teacher. Runge sings and plays guitar on all songs.
Time Content Notes
Start Runge talks about England being called the land without music.
1:05 Man is for the Woman Made A song by Henry Purcell.
2:12 Greensleeves
4:05 Soldier, Soldier Will You Marry Me Cecil Sharp collected this version.
6:08 The Foggy Dew
6:50 The Foggy Dew a different version
8:09 Lord Randall
9:57 The Water is Wide
12:00 Old Daddy Fox
12:49 The Barley Mow
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0693 AFC 1975/001: SR002 (1), Recorded: 1957-11-13
Running time: 30:07
Uneven recording quality; seems to be a single microphone and a tape recorder; sometimes the instruments overwhelm the vocals.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start "I'm a Child a Fightin'" Mike Seeger, Tom Paley, others
05:27 "Jackie Frasier" Tom Paley
10:25 "The Cuckoo" John Cohen
12:30 "Here Rattler Here" group led by John Cohen
14:55 "Skip to My Lou" Sam Anderson (lap dulcimer)
15:30 [unintelligible spoken word]
15:45 "Molly and Tenbrooks" Tom Paley and Mike Seeger
18:45 "Shady Grove" John Cohen
21:00 "Old Mother Hare" Tom Paley and Mike Seeger
23:25 [instrumental, title unknown] Tom Paley and Mike Seeger
24:16 "Cripple Creek" Mike Seeger and Tom Paley
26:30 "Ida Red" Mike Seeger and Tom Paley
28:10 "Old Joe Clark" Tom Paley and Mike Seeger
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0693 AFC 1975/001: SR002 (2), Recorded: 1957-11-22
Running time: 30:51
Uneven recording quality; seems to be a single microphone and a tape recorder; sometimes the instruments overwhelm the vocals. Handwritten notes in the collection folder states: "Selections #1 – 8 from Hoot 3 at Cabin john Recreation Center in Cabin John , Maryland in 11-22-57. Selections #9 – 20 from Hoot 4 at Rock Creek Recreation Center in Chevy Chase, Md. On 12-13-57".
Time Content Performer(s)
Start "Sail Away Ladies" group led by Tom Paley
2:25 "Midnight Special" group led by Tom Paley
7:07 "Little Maggie" group led by Tom Paley
9:58 "Old Woman with the Seven Little Devils" group led by Tom Paley
13:20 "There'll Come a Time" Hutch Morris and Tom Paley
18:05 "The Fossil Society" ("Truthful James") Sam Anderson
21:45 "The Monkey and the Fish" John Kauffman
23:50 "Railroad Bill" Tom Paley
26:55 "Sail Upon the Deep Blue Sea" Mike Seeger
29:50 "Tra La La" group
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0694 AFC 1975/001: SR003, Recorded: Winter 1957-1958
Running time: 15:05
Recording quality is very good. Handwritten notes in the collection folder states: "Christy's Studio winter 1957-58."
Time Content Performer(s) Notes
Start "Henry Lee" Chris and Pixie Christy
3:00 "Ain't Got No Place to Lay My Head" Chris and Pixie
4:55 "When are you comin' to see me" [first line] Chris and Pixie [The song's title may be "My Sye." It is a courting song. The melody seems to be the same as "Buffalo Boys"]
6:35 "Sierra Peaks" or "Tying a Knot in the Devil's Tail" Pixie
8:25 "Young Rogers the Miller" Chris and Pixie [The tune is the same as "Sweet Betsy from Pike"]
10:06 "Once there was a Quaker lover" [first line] Chris and Pixie [The title may be "Quaker Lover"]
11:42 "First he made the sun" [first line] Chris and Pixie [ the title may be "The Creation"]
12:55 "Stagolee" or "Slackolee" Chris [Laws I 15]
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0695 AFC 1975/001: SR004, side A, Recorded: 1957
Running time: 32:22
This is a live, studio recording for a radio broadcast by John Dildine with guest performers Paul Clayton and Roger Abrahams. The program is called "Folk Music." It was broadcast on WASH FM.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start Theme song: "Railroad Bill" by Etta Baker [recording]
2:51 Talking John Dildine, Paul Clayton, Roger Abrahams
10:25 "Delia" or "Delia's Gone" Clayton
12:53 Talking Dildine, Clayton, Abrahams
14:54 "The Cruel War is Raging" Roger Abrahams
17:39 Talking Dildine, Clayton, Abrahams
18:30 "One Morning in May" Clayton
20:30 Talking Dildine, Clayton, Abrahams
31:40 Introduction to a recording of "Marching Jaybird" by [Lacy Phillips] Clayton
32:15 End of side A
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0695 AFC 1975/001: SR004, side B, Recorded: unknown
Running time: 29:40
Continuation of John Dildine's radio broadcast.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start End of "Marching Jaybird" [only a few seconds were recorded]
0:15 Talking Dildine, Clayton, Abrahams
1:06 "Greenwood Sidey" Abrahams
3:45 Talking Dildine, Clayton, Abrahams
4:14 "Black Dog Blues" Clayton
5:40 Talking Dildine, Clayton, Abrahams
6:05 "Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor" Abrahams
8:09 Talking Dildine, Clayton, Abrahams
8:40 "Duncan and Brady" Clayton
11:36 Talking Dildine, Clayton, Abrahams
13:10 "Bury Me Beneath the Willow" Abrahams (guitar and vocal), Paul Clayton (vocal)
14:20 Talking John Dildine, Paul Clayton, Roger Abrahams
16:50 "2 Dollar Bill" Abrahams (guitar and vocal), Clayton (vocal)
18:15 Talking Dildine, Clayton, Abrahams
20:30 "Payday and Coal Creek" Clayton
22:43 Talking Dildine, Clayton, Abrahams
23:12 "If He's Gone, Let Him Go" Abrahams
25:17 Talking Dildine, Clayton, Abrahams
26:00 "Rolling Home" Clayton (guitar and vocal); others (harmony on the chorus)
28:24 Talking Dildine, Clayton, Abrahams
28:43 Reprise - "Rolling Home" Paul Clayton (guitar and vocal); others (harmony on the chorus); Dildine - talking
29:40 End of side B
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0696 AFC 1975/001: SR005, Recorded: 1958
Running time: 28:30
Good recording quality
Time Content Performer(s) Notes
Start An unidentified male introduces the performers: Roger Abrahams, Paul Clayton and Gina Glaser
0:58 It Takes a Worried man to Sing a Worried Song" Glaser, Clayton and Abrahams
3:12 Clayton introduces the next song
4:02 "Springfield Mountain" Clayton
6:00 "The Cuckoo" Glaser
9:12 "Slippin' Around" Abrahams Also known as "Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor"
12:08 (tuning guitars)
12:50 "If He's Gone, Let him Go" Abrahams and Glaser
15:48 "Blood Red Roses" Clayton and Abrahams (a cappella)
18:12 "Polly Vaughn" Clayton
21:35 "Greenland Whalers" Clayton
23:50 "Red Rosy Bush" Glaser
26:08 "Siúli A Rún" (Gaelic) Glaser First line: "I wish I was up yonder hill, 'tis there I'd sit and cry my fill"
28:30 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0697 AFC 1975/001: SR006, Recorded: 1958
Running time: 27:21
This is probably a continuation of SR005. Good recording quality
Time Content Performer(s) Notes
Start Introduction to the next song Paul Clayton
1:00 "Jesse James" Clayton
4:07 Introduction to the next song and discussion of the Appalachian dulcimer (also known as the lap dulcimer) Clayton
5:15 "The Ballad of Masse Grove" Clayton Also known as "The Ballad of Matty Groves"
9:47 "The Devil and the Famer" Clayton
13:30 Folk tale, "Coon Skin Hunting" told by Clayton
15:45 "Old Blue" Clayton
17:25 "Done Laid Around" Clayton, Roger Abrahams and Gina Glaser First line: "Done laid around and stayed around this old town too long". Also known as "Gotta Travel On".
20:08 "Payday at Coal Creek" Clayton
22:50 "If I Had a Ribbon Bow" Glaser
24:52 "When I lay down and I do die" Abrahams
27:21 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0698 AFC 1975/001: SR007, Recorded: 1958
Running time: 28:12
Good recording quality. This seems to have been recorded live, before an audience. Probably concluded on SR008.
Time Content Performer(s) Notes
Start "Queen of Hearts" Roger Abrahams
2:30 "Cannon Ball Blues" Abrahams
4:30 "Paper of Pins" Paul Clayton and Gina Glaser
7:15 "Cruel War is Raging" Clayton [Glaser and maybe Abrahams on the chorus]
10:15 "Little Brown Dog" Abrahams
12:15 "Handsome Molly" Abrahams
14:15 "Locks and Bolts" Abrahams First line: I dreamed of my true love last night"
16:55 "The Cruel Mother" Abrahams Also known as "Greenwood Sidey" or "The Lady of York"; first line: "There was a lady lived in York, all alone and lonely".
20:40 "The Water is Wide" Glaser
23:10 "Foggy Dew" Glaser She said this is a song from Ireland; first line: "A down the hill I went one morn"
25:30 "Dink's Song" also known as "Fare Thee Well" Glaser First line: "If had wings like Noah's dove"
28:12 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0699 AFC 1975/001: SR008, Recorded: 1958
Running time: 9:30
Good recording quality. This seems to have been recorded live, before an audience. Probably the continuation of SR007.
Time Content Performer(s) Notes
Start "I'll Fly Away" Roger Abrahams, Gina Glaser, Paul Clayton
3:00 "Delia" Abrahams, Glaser
5:35 "Been on the Job Too Long" Clayton [also known as "Duncan and Brady"]
9:30 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0700 AFC 1975/001: SR009, Recorded: 1958
Running time: 15:23
Good recording quality. This seems to have been recorded live, before an audience. All songs by Guy Carawan. SR009 through SR011 seem to have been recorded at the same performance.
Time Content Performer(s) Notes
Start "The Water is Wide" Carawan
4:00 Carawan talks about the summer he travelled in the South with Frank Hamilton and Jack Elliot performing and learning songs.
5:35 [this is a version of the song "Simon Slick" or "Kickin' Mule"] Carawan first line: "My Uncle had an old mule, his name was Simon Slick"
7:20 The first line is something like "Dedda Gelt Oy Yoi Yoi" Carawan This song is in Yiddish.
10:20 [The title is probably "Wanderin"] Carawan first line: "My Daddy is an engineer, my brother drives a hack"
12:33 "On My Way" Carawan
14:08 "It's Me, Oh Lord It's Me" Carawan
15:23 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0701 AFC 1975/001: SR010, Recorded: 1958-04-08
Running time: 15:45
Good recording quality. This seems to have been recorded live, before an audience. All songs by Guy Carawan. Seems to be a continuation of SR009.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start Instruments on a Chinese bamboo flute Carawan
1:04 "Chickens They Are Crowin'" Carawan
2:20 Medley: "Hattie Belle She's My Own True Love" and "Look Down, Look Down That Lonesome Road" Carawan
5:20 "Cripple Creek" Carawan
8:10 Delia Carawan
11:25 At the World Youth Festival Carawan learned a Russian song about a girl named Katushka[?]. Sung in Russian Carawan
13:45 "Talkin' Atom" Carawan
15:45 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0702 AFC 1975/001: SR011, Recorded: 1958-04-08
Running time: 15:45
Good recording quality. This seems to have been recorded live, before an audience. All songs by Guy Carawan. The seems to be a continuation of SR009 and SR010.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start "Black Eyed Susie" Carawan
2:10 "Railroad Bill" Carawan
5:05 "Hava Nagila" [sung in Hebrew] Carawan
7:30 Discussion of two Chinese instruments. One a pipe called a [Shang or Zhang] and a bamboo flute. Carawan
10:10 This Land is Your Land" Carawan
12:25 So Long It's Been Good to Know You" Carawan
14:50 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0703 AFC 1975/001: SR012, Recorded: 1958
Running time: 30:51
Good recording quality. This seems to have been recorded live, before an audience. All songs by Guy Carawan. This seems to be a continuation of SR009. Start through 14:45 is a repeat of SR011.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start "Black Eyed Susie" Carawan
2:05 "Railroad Bill" Carawan
5:07 "Hava Nagila" [sung in Hebrew] Carawan
7:29 Discussion of two Chinese instruments. One a pipe called a [Shang or Zhang] and a bamboo flute. Carawan
9:25 This Land is Your Land" Carawan
12:20 So Long It's Been Good to Know You" Carawan
14:45 "Dance Boatman, Dance" Carawan
16:25 "3 Little Pigs" Carawan
17:54 "Sinner Man" Carawan
20:02 "Old Blue" Carawan
23:13 "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" Carawan
26:58 "Ontario" Carawan
30:51 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0704 AFC 1975/001: SR013, Recorded: 1958-05-25
Running time: 32:01
This is a recording for the second half hour of a John Dildine radio program. It features live performances by Tom Paley, John Cohen and Mike Seeger. It is the first time that these three musicians played together (see Allen, Ray – "The New Lost City Ramblers & The Folk Music Revival," University of Illinois Press, 2010, pages 38 to 40 and Malone, Bill C. – "Music from the True Vine – Mike Seeger's Live and Musical Journey," University of North Carolina Press, 2011, page 79). They went on to become The New Lost City Ramblers.
Time Content Performer(s) Notes
Start Conversation by John Dildine: a recent concert by Pete Seeger; Announcement of upcoming concerts by Josh White, and by Tom Paley, and Bob Clayton. Introduction of Paley, Cohen and Seeger.
3:07 "Soldiers Joy" Paley (vocal and guitar), Cohen (banjo) and Seeger (fiddle)
5:15 "Weaver room Blues" Cohen and Paley
8:30 Discussion of bluegrass and "greengrass" Seeger
9:45 "Molly and Tenbrook" Seeger (vocal and banjo)
12:18 Discussion of the song and banjo techniques Seeger
14:03 "Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor" Cohen
15:50 Discussion of John Cohen and his brother Mike Cohen who is a member of the Shanty Boys. Dildine and Cohen
16:20 "Colored Aristocracy," instrumental Paley Paley says he got this song from a Library of Congress recording. [per page 39 of Ray Allen's book, this song is titled "Colored Aristocracy." The original tape box calls this song "Aristocrat ‘til I die"]
18:00 Discussion of the song as a dance number. Comments about bluegrass.
18:47 Tuning instruments
19:48 "Boll Weevil" Paley (vocal)
23:28 "Little Moses" Seeger (autoharp and vocal)
27:50 Conversation: Dildine and Seeger about a TV program Seeger recently did.
28:40 Dildine talks about this night's radio broadcast and upcoming concerts.
30:08 "Railroad Bill" Paley (vocal and guitar)
32:01 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0705 AFC 1975/001: SR014, Recorded: 1958
Running time: 12:50
In this recording John Dildine interviews Tom Paley. The recording quality is very good.
Time Content
Start Paley describes how he got his first guitar in 1945 when he was in high school in NY.
2:10 Paley talks about the kind of music he performs.
4:05 Paley discusses where he went to high school, college and graduate school.
4:40 Paley discusses how and where he learns songs.
7:20 Paley discusses how he learned to play the guitar and the banjo.
8:50 Paley discusses being influenced by "ethnic" or "authentic" performance styles.
11:30 Paley discusses his recordings.
12:50 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0706 AFC 1975/001: SR015, Recorded: 1958-11-21
Running time: 27:50
Good recording quality
Time Content Performer(s)
Start "P Street Blues" Rick [Eric] Von Schmidt
3:30 "Cindy" Hutch Morris and others on the chorus
6:40 "Cambric Shirt" Jean Foss (vocal) and George Foss
9:05 "DeKalb Blues" Von Schmidt
13:45 "Henry Lee" Chris and Pixie Christie
16:50 "Nottamin Town" Jean Foss (vocal) and George Foss
19:45 "James A. Garfield" Von Schmidt
26:09 reprise "James A. Garfield" Von Schmidt
27:50 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0707 AFC 1975/001: SR016, Recorded: 1958-12-02
Running time: 29:01
Good recording quality. This was recorded in the Dildine's living room. It is continued on SR017.
Time Content Performer(s) Notes
Start John Dildine introduces and interviews Rudy Thurau and Ron Engh
7:40 Introduction to "Annalisa" Engh
8:30 "Annalisa" Engh and Thurau [sung in German]
10:25 Discussion of rock and roll, and folk music Dildine, Engh and Thurau
12:01 Introduction to a Dutch song Thurau
12:55 [Dutch song, title not given] Thurau and Engh [sung in Dutch]
14:22 Discussion of folk singing, conversation and cultural differences in Europe, the United States and Africa Engh, Thurau and Dildine
24:15 Introduction to an [Algerian] song Engh
24:50 [Algerian song, title not given] Engh and Thurau [language not identified]
26:58 Discussion of the style in which the guitar was played; talk of busking in Africa Engh, Thurau and Dildine
29:01 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0708 AFC 1975/001: SR017, Recorded: 1958-12-02
Running time: 27:55
Good recording quality. This was recorded in the Dildine's living room. It is the continuation of SR016.
Time Content Performer(s) Notes
Start Discussion of the way Ron Engh and Rudy Thurau look; they have beards. Engh and Thurau talk about singing in Paris.
2:40 "The Shepardess and the Cat" Engh and Thurau [sung in French]
3:45 Discussion of the pervious song. Dildine asks them to sing an American song.
4:55 "The Fox" Engh (vocal and guitar), Thurau (harmonica) [sung in English]
7:02 Discussion of their travels. Engh and Thurau built a raft and sailed down the Niger River. Engh broke his arm and had to return to the United States. The December 20, 1958 issue of the Saturday Evening Post will have an article about Engh and Thurau. They discuss the lecture/concert tour they are about to begin.
15:57 "No, John, No" Engh and Thurau [sung in English; a variation of "No, Sir, No"]
18:35 Discussion of previous song. Discussion of the languages they speak and don't speak. Discussion of their upcoming trip to South America, Australia, Japan and Asia. Dildine asks if they have made a record.
25:00 "Bon Jour" Engh and Thurau
27:55 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0709 AFC 1975/001: SR018, Recorded: 1958-12
Running time: 30:38
Recording quality is ok; the volume level is uneven. It was recorded before a live audience.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start Introduction to the first song Sandy Paton
1:45 "Coronation Coronach" [also known as "Scottish Breakaway"] Sandy Paton
2:30 Introduction to the next song Sandy Paton
4:10 "Cold Blows the Wind" [also known as "The Unquiet Grave"] Sandy Paton
6:25 Introduction to the next song Sandy Paton
8:00 A version of "Captain Wedderburn's Courtship" Sandy Paton
9:40 Introduction to the next song Sandy Paton
10:05 "Dear Companion" Sandy Paton
13:40 Introduction to the next song Sandy Paton
14:35 "An Old Man Rocking the Cradle" Sandy Paton
17:38 "Dewy Dens of Yarrow Sandy Paton
22:25 Introduction to the next song Sandy Paton
22:50 "The Wild Mountain Thyme" Sandy Paton
26:55 John Dildine thanks Sandy Paton, introduces Charlotte (Char) Daniels and announces a concert by Rudy Thurau and Ron Engh
30:38 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 017 AFC 1975/001: SR019, Recorded: 1958-12
Running time: 26:35
Recording quality is ok; the volume level is uneven. It was recorded before a live audience.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start Introduction to the first song Sandy Paton
2:04 "Lang a Growin'" Paton
4:45 Introduction to the next song Paton
5:35 "Long Time a Growin'" Paton
9:35 "Keep That Wheel a Turnin'" Paton
12:07 Introduction to the next song Paton
12:40 "Charlie Mops" Paton
15:30 "Sunday is My Day of Rest" Paton
17:05 Introduction to the next song Paton
18:25 "Foggy, Foggy Dew" Paton
22:13 "Maids when you're Young" Paton
24:03 Introduction to the next song Paton
24:20 Several kid's songs: "Charlie Chaplin," "Shirley Temple," "Granny", "Duke Street Jail" and "Black-White-Cat" Paton
26:55 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0711 AFC 1975/001: SR020, Recorded: 1958-10-08
Running time: 26:37
This seems to be a recording for two short radio programs with Paul Clayton and Char (Charlotte) Daniels. An unidentified guitar instrumental it may be "Bully of the Town" is played at the start and end of each program
Time Content Performer(s)
Start Introduction to the first program Daniels and Clayton
1:16 "Great Getting' Up Morning" Daniels and Clayton
2:24 "Pilgrim Stanger" [also known as "I am a Pilgrim"] Daniels
4:48 "Jenny Jenkins" Daniels and Clayton
6:15 The story of Old Blue Clayton
8:25 "Old Blue" [the song] Clayton
10:37 "Whiskey is the Life of Man" Daniels and Clayton
12:25 End of the first program Daniels and Clayton
13:25 Introduction to the second program Daniels and Clayton
14:10 "Drill Ye Tarriers" Daniels and Clayton
16:14 "Go Away From My Window" Clayton
18:58 "I Gave My Love A Cherry" Daniels and Clayton
21:00 "Villikins and Dinah" Daniels
23:13 "Sourwood Mountain" [A note in the collection folder calls this song "Chickens Crowin' on Sourwood NH."] Daniels and Clayton
25:18 Conclusion of the second program Daniels and Clayton
26:37 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0712 AFC 1975/001: SR021, Recorded: 1958
Running time: 26:10
This seems to be a recording for two short radio programs with Paul Clayton and Char (Charlotte) Daniels. An unidentified guitar instrumental it may be "Bully of the Town" is played at the start and end of each program
Time Content Performer(s) Notes
Start Introduction to the first program. Clayton says that the program will be Cowboy songs. Daniels and Clayton
1:17 "I Ride Old Paint" Daniels and Clayton
3:29 "Tying a Knot in the Devil's Tail" Clayton
5:25 "The Colorado Trail" Daniels
6:36 "Cowboy's Lament" [also known as "The Streets of Laredo"] Clayton
9:16 ["Tender Fool"] Clayton [the first line song is: "One day I thought I'd have some fun, see how punchin' cows was done"]
10:50 "The Old Chisholm Trail" Daniels and Clayton
12:15 Conclusion of the first program Daniels and Clayton
13:10 Introduction to the second program Daniels and Clayton
14:09 "That Great Getting' Up Mornin'" Daniels and Clayton
15:47 "Pilgrim Stanger" [also known as "I am a Pilgrim"] Daniels
17:47 "Jenny Jenkins" Daniels and Clayton
19:13 The story of Old Blue Clayton
21:23 "Old Blue" [the song] Clayton
23:33 "Whiskey Johnnie" [also known as "Whiskey is the Life of Man"] Daniels and Clayton
25:13 Conclusion of the second program Daniels and Clayton
26:10 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0713 AFC 1975/001: SR022, Recorded: unknown
Running time: 19:52
This seems to be a recording session with Paul Clayton and Char (Charlotte) Daniels. There are false starts, laughing and some complete songs.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start: [recording error]
0:35 "Abilene" Daniels
2:09 "Old Cotton Fields at [sic] Home" Daniels
3:35 "Abilene" Daniels
5:29 "Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor" Daniels
6:56 "Hush Little Baby, Don't You Cry" Daniels
10:05 "When I First Came to This Land" Clayton and Daniels
12:52 "Jenny Jenkins" Clayton and Daniels
15:40 "Pay Me My Money Down" Clayton and Daniels
17:15 "Old Cotton Fields at [sic] Home" Daniels
19:52 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0714 AFC 1975/001: SR023, Recorded: summer 1957
Running time: 28:44
This is a sample, compilation of field recordings made by Bates Littlehales in Tennessee and Alabama. He introduces the songs and the performers.
Time Content Performer(s) Notes
Start "Wildwood Flower" Gerry Nelson
1:22 "John Henry" Gerry Nelson
2:28 "Willow Garden" Gerry Nelson
3:35 Littlehales talks about the three previous songs, where he collected them and the performer, Gerry Nelson.
4:38 "Old Rattler" Gerry Nelson [The melody seems to be the same as "Lay the Pistol Down, Babe, Lay the Pistol Down"]
6:19 "Jesse James" Bobby Barker
7:19 Littlehales introduces Kenneth Bolton
7:28 Kenneth Bolton explains why he sing hymns.
8:08 "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" Kenneth Bolton
10:23 [probably "The Blind Child's Prayer"] Polly Bolton [the first line is "They say dear father that tonight"]
12:10 "Dying Hobo" Frank Bolton [first line is "It was at a western water tank, on a cold December day"]
14:11 "Old Joe Clark" [Lum] Thomas
15:15 Flop Eared Mule' [Lum] Thomas
16:34 "Sally Goodin" [Lum] Thomas
17:39 "The Arkansas Traveler" [Lum] Thomas
19:14 Littlehales introduces the next performer.
19:33 "Little Mary" [also known as "The Ballad of Little Mary Phagen"] Ruby [Haveren]
21:14 "The Swapping Song" Ruby [Haveren]
23:30 "30 Pieces of Silver" Kenneth Bolton and friends
25:32 "In the Pines" [Karl] Samples
26:47 "16 Tons" Gerry Nelson
28:44 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0715 AFC 1975/001: SR024, Recorded: unknown
Running time: 9:40
There is no documentation for this tape. There is no introduction on the tape itself. It may be another recording session with Paul Clayton and Char (Charlotte) Daniels.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start "Tying a Knot in the Devil's Tail" Daniels
2:15 "Stackolee" Clayton
4:30 "Young Rogers the Miller" [takes 1 and 2] Clayton and Daniels
5:38 "Young Rogers the Miller" [take 3] Clayton and Daniels
7:26 "The Quaker's Daughter" [take 1] Clayton and Daniels
9:12 "The Quaker's Daughter" [take 2] Clayton and Daniels
9:40 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0716 AFC 1975/001: SR025, Recorded: unknown
Running time: 17:03
There is no documentation for this tape. There is no introduction on the tape itself. It may be another recording session with Paul Clayton and Char (Charlotte) Daniels.
Time Content Performer(s) Notes
Start "The Creation Song" Clayton and Daniels [first line is "First he made the sun"]
1:16 "Get Down, Get Down Little Henry Lee" Clayton and Daniels
4:15 "Ain't Got No Place to Lay My Head" Clayton and Daniels
6:05 "Young Rogers the Miller" Clayton and Daniels
7:48 "The Quaker Lover" Clayton and Daniels
9:25 "Seven Drunken Nights" Clayton and Daniels [first line is "First night that I came home drunk as I could be"
12:14 "Old Blue" Daniels
14:20 The Frozen Logger" Clayton and Daniels
17:03 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0717 AFC 1975/001: SR026 (1), Recorded: 1960-01-08
Running time: 22:14
This is a recording for the first part of John Dildine's radio program of January 8, His guests are Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. All the music is from their recordings. This broadcast is concluded on SR026 (2).
Time Content
Start: "Midnight Special"
2:45 Dildine speaks with Terry and McGhee about the blues and how they got started in the music business.
9:05 "Fox Hunt"
11:37 Dildine asks them about a State Department Exchange Tour they recently did in India. They talk about the harmonica work on "Fox Hunt." They talk about their music.
17:07 "Take this hammer"
20:05 Dildine, Terry and McGhee talk about work songs.
22:14 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0717 AFC 1975/001: SR026 (2), Recorded: 1960-01-08
Running time: 22:14
This is a recording for the second part of John Dildine's radio program of January 8, 1960. His guests are Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee. All the music is from their recordings.This broadcast is begun on SR026 (1).
Time Content
Start: Dildine, Terry and McGhee talk about the recording industry. They talk about the song "John Henry."
3:20 "John Henry"
7:22 Dildine, Terry, and McGhee talk about the song "John Henry." They talk about guitar tunings. They talk about the song "Betty and Dupree."
12:39 "Betty and Dupree"
18:53 Dildine, Terry, and McGhee talk about how Terry learned to play the harmonica. They talk about the next song.
20:25 "Lose Your Money"
22:14 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0718 AFC 1975/001: SR027, Recorded: 1960-05-01
Running time: 31:57
It seems that John Dildine reused a tape to record his radio program of May 1, 1960. However, the tape was not completely erased before starting the recording, so the first (almost) nine minutes are not folk music at all.
Time Content Performer(s) Notes
Start Prior to a congressional [Senate] hearing, an unidentified person from the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company attempts to do live interviews with Bobby Kennedy, Dave Beck, Nathan Shefferman and Barry Goldwater.
5:00 The committee hearing is called to order and Mr. Schefferman testifies about 16 checks.
8:00 An advertisement for the "Program Guide" for radio station WASH-FM in Washington, D.C.
8:57 Start of the Dildine radio broadcast of May 1, 1960. The theme music is Etta Baker's recording of "Railroad Bill."
10:14 Dildine introduces the program.
11:35 Dildine talks about the theme song. He introduces Charlotte [Char] Daniels. They talk.
14:10 "Durango Jail" Daniels
17:00 Dildine and Daniels talk.
19:23 "Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies" Daniels
23:42 Dildine and Daniels talk.
25:25 "Across the Blue Mountains" Daniels The first line is: "One morning, one morning, one morning in May"
27:55 Dildine and Daniels talk about folk music and the "folk process."
31:57 End [This broadcast is continued on SR028]
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