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AFC 1975/001: SR023, Recorded: summer 1957 (continued)
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
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0724 AFC 1975/001: SR033, Recorded: 1960-06-10
Running time: 31:31
This is the second portion of John Dildine's radio broadcast. His guest is Dave Sear (and his banjo). The broadcast is begun on SR032. 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 Dildine and Sear talk about folk music as a form of communication.
0:50 "East Virginia Blues" Sear
4:20 Dildine does a station break.
5:08 Dildine is given a note, which he reads, giving the attribution of "Freight Train Blues."
6:00 Sear discusses what songs he chooses to play for what audience.
7:30 "Hiram Hubbard" Sear
10:35 Dildine and Sear discuss how a performer selects his/her songs. Dildine says that he's had another phone call. This one is about a folk singer Named Dave Shear. Sear introduces his next song.
13:34 "Cotton Fields" Sear
16:21 Dildine and Sear talk about Lead Belly songs. They discuss "honesty" in folk music.
18:08 Dildine does a station break.
19:13 Dildine asks Sear to sing a "commercial" song. They discuss "what a folk song is and what a folk singer is."
22:30 "Mighty Joe Magarac" Sear
25:00 Dildine and Sear discuss the previous song and get ready for the next song.
27:05 "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" Sear
29:15 Dildine closes the broadcast. Repeat of "Railroad Bill"
31:31 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0725 AFC 1975/001: SR034, Recorded: 1960-07-17
Running time: 29:45
This is a broadcast of John Dildine's radio show. Donal Leace is his guest. Leace is from West Virginia and is currently a student at Howard University.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start Dildine introduces the broadcast and Donal Leace. Leace introduces the first song.
1:21 "Hound Dog Bay at the Moon" Leace
4:06 Dildine and Leace discuss the previous song. They discuss work songs and suffering. They discuss using songs to bring history alive. Dildine asks Leace to sing a children's song. Leace introduces the next song.
8:00 "All the Pretty Little Horses" Leace
9:58 Leace and Dildine discuss the previous song. They discuss sad songs and happy songs. They discuss folk music, classical music and jazz.
14:25 Dildine does a station break.
15:42 Dildine and Leace discuss the Cauldron, a folk music venue on Wednesday nights. Dildine differentiates between D.C. hootenannies and N.Y. hootenannies. Leace says that Philadelphia has no folk music radio shows. Leace introduces the next song.
20:25 "John Hardy" Leace
22:42 Dildine and Leace talk about "John Hardy" and "John Henry." They discuss the universality of legends and folk songs. Leace introduces the next song.
25:47 "I Want Jesus to Walk with Me" Leace
26:45 Dildine closes the broadcast. ["Railroad Bill" is playing in the background.]
28:45 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0726 AFC 1975/001: SR035, Recorded: 1960-12-25
Running time: 24:31
This is the first part of a recording John Dildine made with Jean and George Foss to be broadcast at a later date. The second part of this recording is on SR036.
Time Content Performer(s) Notes
Start Dildine introduces Jean and George Foss. George says that they are mostly interested in old Scottish and English ballads. Jean says that they both attended Julliard, graduating in 1954 and 1955. George and Jean talk about their non-folk-singing work.
2:25 [The original tape box calls this song "House Carpenter." Google search suggests other possible titles: "The Daemon Lover" and "The Lover's Ghost."] Jean Foss, vocal; George Foss, 4-string dulcimer The first line of this song is: "Well met, well met my own true love."
5:47 Jean and George talk about where and from whom the collected this song. They mention collecting with Paul Clayton. George talks about the lap dulcimer he played on the previous song. They discuss the next song.
9:38 "Lady Gay" George Foss vocal [and dulcimer]
12:20 George discusses where they learned the previous song. Dildine takes a station break. [There is dead air for about 40 seconds.] Dildine discusses what is to follow.
14:50 "Fair and Tender Ladies" Jean Foss, vocal
18:40 Dildine, Jean and George discuss the previous song. They discuss the next song.
21:10 "Across the Blue Mountains" George Foss The first line is: "One morning, one morning, one morning in May"
23:23 George discusses the previous song and the woman from whom he learned it. Dildine does a station break.
24:31 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0727 AFC 1975/001: SR036, Recorded: 1960-12-25
Running time: 24:41
This is the second part of a recording John Dildine made with Jean and George Foss to be broadcast at a later date. The first part of this recording is on SR035.
Time Content Performer(s) Notes
Start Dildine says that after the next song Jean and George Foss will sing Christmas songs. Jean says that the next song is a children's song and a song of contradictions.
1:02 "Nottamun Town" Jean Foss
3:45 Dildine, Jean and George discuss a Coventry carol. The tune is from Kentucky, the sharp collection.
4:50 [The title is probably "The Cherry Tree Carol"] George Foss, unaccompanied The first line is: "When Joseph Was an Olden Man"
8:35 Dildine and George discuss the previous song. Dildine and Jean discuss the next song. She explains the Coventry plays.
10:50 "Lilylulay" Jean Foss The first line is "Lay the Tiny Little Child." Google search yields the title "Coventry Carol – Version 1."
12:50 Dildine takes a station break. [dead air time of about 01:10] George introduces the next two songs.
15:57 "Mary Had a Baby" Jean and George Foss vocal, banjo accompaniment
16:05 The tape box records the title as "Glory, Virgin Mary." Google search yields other possible titles: "Pretty Little Baby (Virgin Mary)" and "What you gonna call your pretty little baby" Jean and George Foss The first line is: "Hey Mary what you gonna call your pretty little baby"
17:12 Jean and George discuss the next song and from whom they collected it.
17:45 "Mary" Jean Foss
20:10 Dildine says there may be time for one last song.
20:25 "I Wonder and I Wander" George Foss vocal and lap dulcimer
23:05 Dildine closes the program.
24:41 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0728 AFC 1975/001: SR037 (1), Recorded: late summer 1960
Running time: 31:21
This is a recording for a John Dildine radio program with Carolyn Hester and Richard (Dick) Fariña.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start Dildine introduces Carolyn Hester and Richard (Dick) Fariña. They were married 11 weeks prior to the date of this recording. Hester talks about why she has kept her maiden name.
2:03 "Santiano" Fariña and Hester
5:18 Fariña and Hester discuss a verse in the previous song which they changed.
6:40 "Bridget and Hogan" Fariña and Hester, a cappella
8:43 Dildine and Fariña discuss the previous song and folk singing in Ireland.
10:15 Dildine takes a station break. Hester and Fariña decide which song to sing next.
11:25 "Mary Had a Baby" Hester and Fariña
13:36 Hester says she learned the previous song from Howard Mitchell and then found it in Ruth Crawford Seeger's book "Songs for Children." They discuss possible origins of the song. Dildine asks Hester how she selects traditional songs versus commercial songs. Fariña adds to the discussion. Hester and Fariña discuss the next song.
20:50 "Rum by Gum" Hester and Fariña
22:48 Dildine, Hester and Fariña discuss the previous song and what may be its source. Dildine takes a station break. Dildine plays a song by Odetta from her album "Odetta at the Gate of Horn." Dildine
29:15 Dildine, Hester and Fariña discuss the Gate of Horn night club in Chicago. They discuss Hester's upcoming performance schedule.
31:21 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0728 AFC 1975/001: SR037 (2), Recorded: unknown
Running time: 30:16
This is a recording of "Pan American Melodies from the House of the Americas." This probably is a tape that Dildine used only on the reverse side and did not use or erase this side.
Time Content
Start noise then blank
0:30 The announcer [Bill Cerri] opens a broadcast of Pan American Melodies from the House of the Americas, the Pan American Union.
1:32 Musical performance from Argentina
3:50 The announcer identifies the prior performance and introduces the next performance.
4:00 Musical performance from Mexico
12:39 The announcer discusses the Organization of the American States (OAS).
14:23 Musical performance from Venezuela
17:48 The announcer identifies the previous selection and the next selection
18:05 Musical performance from [?]
22:20 Musical performance from [?]
23:33 Musical performance from Mexico
26:43 Musical performance from [?]
28:00 The announcer closes the broadcast
28:12 Musical performance [closing theme]
30:16 End of recording
30:16 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0729 AFC 1975/001: SR038 (1), Recorded: unknown
Running time: 56:03
This is not a recording of a Dildine program. Rather, it is the recording for a radio broadcast called "The R&B Special" on station WDON, Montgomery County, MD. The DJ's name is Mike Pufford.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start The DJ, Mike [Pufford], says the prior song was "Tiger Lily" by the Five Keys.
0:32 "Johnny's House Party" Jimmie Beasley
3:28 Commercial break for Schlitz beer.
4:06 "The Bad Motorcycle" Story Sisters
5:58 Commercial break for Shop Silver Spring Day Sale
6:49 "Roll Over Beethoven" Chuck Berry
9:07 DJ talking about the program.
9:55 "Dream On" The Five Keys
12:22 Station break for WDON
12:50 "Fall guy" Titus Turner
14:48 Commercial break for the Suburban Beauty School.
16:38 "Wham Bam" Googy [Rene]
18:53 "Hello Little Girl" Lloyd Price
20:48 The DJ talks about the 2 previous songs and the next song.
21:13 "Ain't That Love" Ray Charles
24:00 Thank you to the companies who donated the records for the program.
24:24 "Leave My Kids Alone" Little Willie John
26:50 Station break for WDON
27:50 "Been So Long" The Pastels
30:21 The DJ talks about the previous song and the next song.
30:46 "King of Fools" Sam Hawkins
32:51 Commercial break for Shop Silver Spring Day Sale
33:55 "Beside My Love" The Doves
36:05 The DJ talks about the previous song and the next song.
36:27 "Try the Impossible" Lee Andrews and the Harps
39:28 Station break for WDON
40:41 "Stormy Weather" The Leaders
43:33 DJ talks about the music he plays. Station break for WDON
44:18 "Who's That Knockin'" The Genies
46:26 Commercial break for Shop Silver Spring Day Sale
47:43 "I Do the Shimmy Shimmy" Bobby Freeman
50:35 "So Long" Fats Domino
52:38 Thank you to the companies who donated the records for the program.
53:03 ["All Night Long"]
53:35 DJ closes the broadcast with the record playing in the background.
56:03 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0729 AFC 1975/001: SR038 (2), Recorded: ca. 1960 [Eisenhower was still President]
Running time: 53:20
This is a recording for a John Dildine radio broadcast. For the first 16 minutes, or so, he plays a phonograph record by Lead Belly (Huddie Ledbetter). The rest of the broadcast features Dave Sear, live in the studio.
Time Content Performer(s) Notes
Start "Railroad Bill"- Dildine introduces the program and plays a phonograph record by Lead Belly.
1:30 "Boll Weevil" Lead Belly
4:55 "Boogie Woogie" Lead Belly
7:58 "Good Morning Blues" Lead Belly
10:50 Dildine does a station break.
12:40 "Every Time I Feel the Spirit" Lead Belly
13:56 "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" Lead Belly
14:45 "They Hung Him on a Cross" Lead Belly
16:42 Dildine talks about the Leadbelly record. He introduces Dave Sear. Sear performs mostly Lead Belly songs.
17:25 "Poor Howard" Sear with banjo
19:52 "Dhrinnin Dru Drinnin" Sear with guitar [The first line is: "'Tis a mournful sad ditty I'll tell you right now"]
22:10 "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" Sear with guitar
25:45 Dildine does a station break.
26:23 The Song of the Ox Driver" Sear with banjo
31:38 "Dunderbeck's Machine" Sear with banjo
33:30 "Ha Ha this A-Way" Sear with banjo
36:45 "Almost Day" Sear with banjo [This song is also known as "Christmas is Coming" and "Chickens Crowing for Midnight"]
37:35 "I'm Almost Done" Sear with banjo [this song is also know as "On Monday I was Arrested"]
40:37 Dildine does a station break.
41:53 "Roll on, Columbia, Roll On" Sear with banjo [This is a Woody Guthrie song.]
46:38 "John Henry" Sear with banjo
51:04 Dildine closes the broadcast.
53:20 End
MBRS Rack Number: RAA 54525 AFC 1975/001: SR039, Recorded: 1961-02-08
Running time: 14:31
Donal Leace recorded. Leace sings and plays guitar on all songs.
Time Content
Start John Dildine introduces this radio broadcast. He says that he will play a tape of Donal Lease.
0:38 "If I'd Known"
3:56 "Joshua"
6:36 "Old Blue"
11:09 "On My Way"
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0730 AFC 1975/001: SR040, Recorded: 1961-02-08
Running time: 14:23
This is a recording for a John Dildine radio broadcast.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start John Dildine introduces the program and Donal Leace.
0:35 "If I'd Known" Leace
3:53 "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" Leace
6:30 "Old Blue" Leace
11:00 "On My Way" Leace
15:23 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0731 AFC 1975/001: SR041, Recorded: 1961-03-18
Running time: 32:01
This is the first of three parts of a concert by Tom Paley, John Cohen and Mike Seeger. The other two parts are SR042 and SR043. The concert took place in Washington, D.C.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start "Up Jumped the Devil" Cohen, Paley and Seeger (instrumental)
1:30 Introduction of Paley and Cohen by Seeger. Seeger introduces himself. Talking.
3:40 "Battleship of Maine" Cohen, Paley and Seeger
6:55 Talking about the songs and where they learned them.
8:35 "Down in the Willow Garden" Cohen, Paley and Seeger
11:13 Talking about the early days of the music they play. Talk about the instruments they play.
13:30 "Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss" Cohen, Paley and Seeger
16:10 Talking about the next song.
17:15 "Will the Weaver" [Seeger prefers to call this song "Everyday Dirt] Cohen, Paley and Seeger
19:45 Introduction of the next song.
21:23 "Cuckoo" John Cohen
24:00 Introduction of the next song.
25:45 "Sail Away Ladies" Cohen, Paley and Seeger
27:48 Introduction of the next three songs. [Only one song is recorded on this tape. The rest are on SR042.]
29:05 "FDR is Back Again" Cohen, Paley and Seeger
32:01 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0732 AFC 1975/001: SR042, Recorded: 1961-03-08
Running time: 31:21
This is the second of three parts of a concert by Tom Paley, John Cohen and Mike Seeger. The other two parts are SR041 and SR043. The concert took place in Washington, D.C.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start Introduction of the next song. Discussion of banjo tuning.
2:23 "Now He's Gone, I'm Glad He's Gone" Cohen, Paley and Seeger
5:30 Introduction of the next song. Discussion of the venue for this night's concert.
7:45 "The Democratic Donkey" Cohen, Paley (lead vocal) and Seeger
11:25 "Lost All My Money But a Two Dollar Bill" Cohen, Paley and Seeger
14:15 Introduction of the next song. "Selling their records," which are available $3.25 for 10 inch and $4.00 for 12 inch.
17:20 "Hold the Woodpile Down" Cohen (lead vocal), Paley and Seeger
20:40 Return from intermission.
21:05 "Black Mountain Rag" Cohen, Paley and Seeger (instrumental)
22:48 Introduction of the next song.
23:30 "I'll Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms" Cohen, Paley and Seeger
26:35 Introduction of the next song. Talking about Howard Johnson restaurants.
28:05 "The All Go Hungry Hash House" Cohen (lead vocal), Paley and Seeger
31:21 End
MBRS Rack Number: RXG 0733 AFC 1975/001: SR043, Recorded: 1961-03-08
Running time: 29:21
This is the third of three parts of a concert by Tom Paley, John Cohen and Mike Seeger. The other two parts are SR041 and SR042. The concert took place in Washington, D.C.
Time Content Performer(s)
Start Introduction of the next song. Discussion of the autoharp.
0:57 "When First Unto this Country" Mike Seeger, vocal and autoharp
3:42 Introduction of the next song. One of the band members dedicated the song to "all the single men in the audience."
5:16 "The Man Who Wrote Home Sweet Home Never Was a Married Man" Cohen, Paley and Seeger
8:25 Introduction of the next song. They call it "Leaving Home" but it is usually called "Frankie and Johnny."
9:55 "Leaving Home" Cohen, Paley and Seeger
13:11 John Dildine is introduced as recording this concert and the person who first broadcast the trio [which became The New Lost City Ramblers]. The next song is dedicated to Dildine.
15:20 "Old Molly Hare" Cohen, Paley and Mike Seeger [lead vocal and fiddle]
17:38 Introduction of the next song. At one point it is called "The Railroad Blues" and a bit later it is called "The Freight Train Blues."
18:30 "The Railroad Blues" Tom Paley, vocal and guitar
21:30 Introduction of the next song.
22:06 "Hot corn" John Cohen, lead vocal and mandolin, Paley and Seeger
24:51 Introduction of the next song.
25:45 "Take a Drink on Me" Cohen, Paley, lead vocal, and Seeger
29:21 End
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