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Shake Sugaree

Shake Sugaree

Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten (1896-1987) wrote her well-known song "Freight Train" at the age of 11 and sang it for nearly 80 years. Through her songwriting, her quietly commanding personality, and her unique left-handed guitar and banjo styles, she has inspired and influenced generations of younger artists. Cotten was declared a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1984, and was recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as a "living treasure." She received a Grammy Award in 1985 when she was 90. These essential 1965-66 recordings include ten previously unreleased tracks. 26 tracks. 60 minutes. Reissued from Folkways 31003.

Track Listing

101
Shake Sugaree Elizabeth Cotten and Brenda Evans 5:02
102
Take Me Back to Baltimore Elizabeth Cotten 1:59
103
Washington Blues Elizabeth Cotten 3:37
104
I'm Going Away Elizabeth Cotten 3:25
105
Fox Chase Elizabeth Cotten 3:42
106
Ontario Blues Elizabeth Cotten 3:45
107
Fare You Well, My Darling Elizabeth Cotten 2:02
108
Untitled / George Buck Elizabeth Cotten 3:01
109
Mama, Nobody's Here but the Baby Elizabeth Cotten 0:53
110
Mama, Nobody's Here but the Baby Elizabeth Cotten 1:36
111
Look and Live, My Brother Elizabeth Cotten 1:52
112
Jesus Lifted Me Elizabeth Cotten and Brenda Evans 2:08
113
Jesus Is Tenderly Calling Elizabeth Cotten 1:39
114
Buck Dance Elizabeth Cotten 1:52
115
Ruben Elizabeth Cotten 2:13
116
Oh, Miss Lulie Gal Elizabeth Cotten 1:31
117
Can't Get a Letter from Down the Road Elizabeth Cotten 1:44
118
Shoot That Buffalo Elizabeth Cotten 1:40
119
Boatman Dance Elizabeth Cotten 1:48
120
Hallelujah, It Is Done Elizabeth Cotten 1:34
121
Holy Ghost, Unchain My Name Elizabeth Cotten 1:25
122
Little Brown Jug Elizabeth Cotten 2:22
123
Delia Elizabeth Cotten 2:12
124
Ball the Jack Elizabeth Cotten 2:34
125
Till We Meet Again Elizabeth Cotten 2:03
126
When the Train Comes Along Elizabeth Cotten 2:45

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