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Close to Home: Old Time Music from Mike Seeger's Collection, 1952-1967

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Close to Home: Old Time Music from Mike Seeger's Collection, 1952-1967

In the 1950's and sixties musician-collector Mike Seeger, inspired by the great folksong collectors of the 1930's, visited traditional musicians of the rural South. This is his handpicked selection of the recordings made during those visits. Included in the 38 selections are previously unreleased recordings by the well-known Sara & Maybelle Carter, Arthur Smith, Elizabeth Cotten, and Dock Boggs, as well as treasures by lesser-known artists. The enclosed booklet contains photographs and notes on the performance, which include virtuoso fiddle, banjo, and guitar music, unaccompanied ballad singing, and a story-teller entertaining his buddies in a fiddler's convention parking lot.

Track Listing

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In the Sweet Bye and Bye Elizabeth Cotten 1:24
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Tie Your Dog, Sally Gal Will Adam 2:41
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Banjo Instrumental J.C. "Cleve" Sutphin 2:01
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Lost Train Blues V.L. Sutphin 1:16
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Shortening Bread V.L. And Cleve Sutphin 1:45
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The Train That Carried My Girl from Town V.L. And Cleve Sutphin 1:30
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Old Gambling Man J.J. Neece 3:24
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John Henry J.J. Neece, Cleve and V.L. Sutphin 2:16
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Shout Little Lulu Louise Foreacre 0:51
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He Will Set Your Fields on Fire Kilby Snow 2:19
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Gather in the Golden Grain Ernest V. and Hattie Stoneman 0:53
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Going to Lay Down My Burdens Elizabeth White and Gideon Craig 1:42
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John Henry Lesley Riddle 2:26
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Pretty Fair Damsel Clarence Ashley 2:29
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It's These Hard Times Pearly "Grandma" Davis 1:23
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Old Time Reel Pearly "Grandma" Davis and Oliver Davis 2:13
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Jackson Schottische A.L. Hall 2:12
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Lone Prairie Wade Ward 1:36
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Molly Put the Kettle On Wade Ward 1:23
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Last Gold Dollar Edsel Martin and Bill McElreath 1:43
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John Henry Bill and Jean Davis 1:11
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Three Nights Drunk (Our Goodman) The Blue Ridge Buddies with E.C. and Orna Ball 2:36
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Jimmie Sutton The Blue Ridge Buddies with E.C. and Orna Ball 1:44
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Going to Lay Down My Old Guitar Snuffy Jenkins and Ira Dimmery 0:59
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Black Mountain Rag The McGee Brothers and Arthur Smith 2:21
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A Talk on the World Clyde Lewis 4:52
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Red Wing Lost John Ray and Walt Koken 0:53
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Leather Britches Eck Robertson and the New Lost City Ramblers 3:02
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Blackberry Blossom Sherman Lawson 2:01
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Alabama Gals Emmett Cole 0:59
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Old Joe Clark George Landers 0:50
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Sugar Baby Dock Boggs 2:41
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Queen Sally Archie Sturgill 1:47
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Poor Orphan Kate Peters Sturgill 3:09
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My Virginia Rose Scott Boatright 2:19
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I'm Leaving You Sara Carter Bayes and Maybelle Carter 2:38
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He Said If You Love Me, Feed My Sheep The Stancer Quartet 2:56
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I Would Not Live Always Clarence Ferrill 1:32
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