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Ship in the Clouds

Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein
Ship in the Clouds

Musicians Andy Cahan on banjo, Laura Fishleder on guitar, and Lisa Ornstein on fiddle collaborate to offer a fine collection of almost entirely instrumental interpretations of old-time music. The performers present music rooted primarily in rural areas across the United States. One track features vocals: “Elkhorn Ridge,” sung by Cahan. Interestingly, in addition to the well-known traditional folk song “Polly Put the Kettle On,” a similarly titled track, “Molly Put the Kettle On,” is also included. However, as Cahan makes clear in the liner notes, the two songs “have nothing to do with [each other].” The liner notes from this 1978 recording provide brief descriptions of the origins of each of the tracks and short biographies of the three musicians.

Track Listing

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Ship in the Clouds Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 1:49
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Rolling River Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 1:52
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Molly Put the Kettle On Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 2:21
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Liquor Seller Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 1:41
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Elkhorn Ridge Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 2:46
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Jimmy Johnson Pass the Jug Around the Hill Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 2:21
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Tildy Moore Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 2:11
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Prettiest Girl in the County Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 2:03
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Great Big Taters in Sandy Land Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 3:19
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There's a Brown Skin Gal Down the Road Somewheres Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 2:02
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Coal Creek March Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 1:54
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Greasy Coat Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 2:41
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Hellbound For Alabama Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 2:32
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Sally Ann Johnson Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 2:51
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Fort Smith Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 2:04
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Old Mother Lobos Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 1:55
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Polly Put the Kettle On Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 1:57
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Silly Bill Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 2:04
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Lost Indian Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 2:13
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Big Scioty Andy Cahan, Laura Fishleder and Lisa Ornstein 2:26

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