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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]
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0719 AFC 1975/001: SR028, Recorded: 1960-05-01
Running time: 27:40
This is the continuation of SR027, John Dildine's radio broadcast of May 1, 1960 with guest Charlotte Char Daniels.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start Dildine and Daniels talk about "bad man ballads."
1:33 "Duncan and Brady" Daniels
3:55 Dildine and Daniels talk about acoustic guitars and electric guitars. Daniels introduces the next song.
7:20 "Blues Chase Up a Rabbit" Daniels
10:45 Dildine and Daniels talk about the Archive of Folk Song at the Library of Congress. Dildine talks about the upcoming Washington Folk Festival and National Folk Festival.
15:45 "I've Got a Home in That Rock" Daniels
19:43 Dildine and Daniels talk about spirituals. The talk about "hoots."
22:30 "Frankie and Johnnie" Daniels
26:09 Dildine closes the radio program.
27:40 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0719 AFC 1975/001: SR029, Recorded: 1960-05-22
Running time: 58:54
The only documentation for this recording was two notes on the tape box itself: "Indian Program" and "May 22, 1960." This recording seems to be part of a radio broadcast for the World Affairs Seminar. John Dildine and another unidentified broadcast host apparently combined their air-time to have a program of Asian music. This recording is the Indian portion of that broadcast.
Time Content
Start An unidentified man introduces a program of music from India. He introduces Mr. [Ravin Tanden], the Second Secretary from the Embassy of India, "who will tell us about Indian music and will explain it to us."
1:05 A recorded, instrumental piece of music is played. [flute, drums, and drone]
4:30 Dildine calls the previous piece "a morning raga." Mr. [Tanden] says that it is a classical piece. He explains it. Dildine and [Tanden] discuss the raga musical form and other aspects of Indian music. Unidentified man joins the conversation. They introduce and explain the next piece, which is also a morning raga. A stringed instrument, a sarod, is the lead instrument on this recorded piece.
14:30 The second morning raga is played. Mr. [Tanden] occasionally talks over the music to explain something.
38:10 Unidentified man discusses the World Affairs Seminar and how this program fits in. There is discussion of the raga which was just played: the audience for this music; how an Indian musician learns his/her profession; the history of Indian music. They discuss "the social context" of Indian music. They discuss how western music is coming into India. The next piece is introduced.
51:02 This is a recording of a vocal selection, with instrumental backup, from South India.
54:24 The next selection is introduced. It features a woodwind instrument.
55:00 A recording is played.
58:20 Unidentified man concludes the Indian portion of the program.
58:54 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0720 AFC 1975/001: SR030 (1), Recorded: 1960-06-05
Running time: 40:33
This is a recording for a John Dildine radio broadcast . It was recorded at a house in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. The performers are Bob Beers, Evelyn Beers, Judy Weston and Dave Sear. They are in D.C. for the National Folk Festival. The Beers and Sear performed at the festival. The recording volume is uneven. The first 24+ minutes of this broadcast are repeated on SR031.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start Dildine introduces the performance and the performers. In the background a woman [Judy Weston] is singing and playing banjo. Dildine and Bob Beers discuss the psaltry and the hammered dulcimer. They discuss the first song, which Bob Beers wrote and will perform on his dulcimer.
4:36 "The Rain Forest" Bob Beers
8:40 Dildine does a station break. He introduces Judy Weston. They talk about learning songs from phonograph records.
15:55 "Willie Moore" Judy Weston
14:10 Dildine asks Weston from which recording she learned the song. They discuss the sources of her songs. Sear joins the conversation. Sear discusses the next song.
18:18 "John Henry" Dave Sear
23:05 Dildine and Sear discuss how Sear put together his arrangement. Dildine does a station break. Dildine talks with Evelyn Beers.
29:05 "The Water is Wide" Evelyn [vocal] and Bob Beers
31:30 "Bonnie George Campbell" Evelyn [vocal] and Bob Beers
33:38 Dildine and Bob Beers talk about fiddling.
35:18 "So Early, Early in the Spring" Judy Weston
38:50 "Aiken Drum" or "Achen Drum" Dave Sear [and others on the chorus]
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0721 AFC 1975/001: SR030 (2), Recorded: 1960-06-05
Running time: 2:25
These few segments may have been recorded at the same time as SR031. There is no documentation available.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start [unidentified song] Judy Weston
1:21 [tuning instruments]
1:50 [unidentified song] Bob Beers
2:25 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0722 AFC 1975/001: SR031, Recorded: 1960-06-05
Running time: 24:14
This is a recording for a John Dildine radio broadcast. It was recorded at a house in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. The performers are Bob Beers, Evelyn Beers, Judy Weston and Dave Sear. They are in D.C. for the National Folk Festival. The Beers and Sear performed at the festival. The recording volume good. A portion of this broadcast is on SR030.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start Dildine introduces the performance and the performers. Dildine and Bob Beers discuss the psaltery and the hammered dulcimer. They discuss the first song, which Bob Beers wrote and will perform on his dulcimer.
4:15 "The Rain Forest" Bob Beers
8:07 Dildine does a station break. He introduces Judy Weston. They talk about learning songs from phonograph records.
12:10 "Willie Moore" Judy Weston
13:50 Dildine asks Weston from which recording she learned the song. They discuss the sources of her songs. Sear joins the conversation. Sear discusses the next song.
17:18 "John Henry" Dave Sear
21:25 Dildine and Sear discuss how Sear put together his arrangement.
23:40 Dildine does a station break.
24:14 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0723 AFC 1975/001: SR032, Recorded: 1960-06-10
Running time: 22:10
This is the first portion of John Dildine's radio broadcast. His guest is Dave Sear (and his banjo). The broadcast is continued on SR033. The song list for this collection indicates that Virginia (Ginny) Dildine accompanies Sear on all the songs. I found no documentation of this on the actual tape boxes and my ear did not hear it.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start "Railroad Bill" [recorded] leads into a John Dildine radio broadcast. His guest is Dave Sear.
2:20 "Old Dan Tucker" Sear
3:43 Dildine and Sear discuss how Sear came to be a singer of folk sings.
6:25 "Go Tell Aunt Rhodie" Sear
8:40 Dildine and Sear discuss playing and singing fold songs.
10:45 Dildine does a station break.
12:20 Dildine and Sear discuss simplicity and art.
12:42 "Freight Train Blues" Sear
15:26 Dildine and Sear discuss the "Freight Train Blues." The talk about who writes the songs and the music. Dildine asks "what kind of music [Sear] likes to play best." They discuss British ballads. They discuss folk music as a form of communication.
21:50 Sear begins to introduce the next song.
22:10 End
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