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Friends of Old Time Music: The Folk Arrival 1961 - 1965

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Friends of Old Time Music: The Folk Arrival 1961 - 1965

From 1961 to 1965, New York City’s trailblazing Friends of Old Time Music presented 14 concerts that brought dozens of legendary traditional musicians before city audiences for the first time. This "folk arrival" changed the course of American folk music, expanding the vision of the Folk Song Revival and leaving an indelible mark on the musical landscape. For Friends of Old Time Music, Peter K. Siegel, who personally recorded most of the concerts, handpicked 55 tracks from the original master tapes. They include the first concert appearances by Doc Watson, Roscoe Holcomb, Clarence Ashley, and Joseph Spence, and the triumphant return visits to New York by Dock Boggs and Mississippi John Hurt, who had made classic recordings in the city during the 1920s. Three CDs of live concert recordings. 55 tracks, including 53 never before released tracks. Accompanied by a richly illustrated 60-page book. Recorded, produced, and annotated by Peter K. Siegel A Henry Street Folklore production Produced in association with City Lore, Inc.

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Track Listing

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I'm Troubled Doc and Arnold Watson 3:10
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102
The Country Blues Dock Boggs 4:24
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103
Going Down to the River Fred McDowell 3:09
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104
East Virginia Blues Roscoe Holcomb 4:51
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105
The Storms Are on the Ocean Maybelle Carter 3:03
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106
The Dream of the Miner's Child The Stanley Brothers 4:03
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107
Soldier's Joy Hobart Smith 1:45
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108
Coffee Blues Mississippi John Hurt 4:47
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109
Live and Let Live Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys 2:46
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110
Lonely Tombs The Watson Family 2:25
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111
Rockin' Boogie Jesse Fuller 3:46
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112
Brown's Dream Gaither Carlton and Doc Watson 1:43
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113
Down South Blues Dock Boggs 3:17
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114
Knoxville Blues Sam McGee 2:30
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115
Have a Feast Here Tonight The Stanley Brothers 3:12
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116
Riley John Davis and the Georgia Sea Island Singers 2:09
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117
Buck and Wing Jesse Fuller 1:22
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201
Hell Among the Yearlings Arthur Smith 1:47
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202
Amelia Earhart's Last Flight The Greenbriar Boys 3:47
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203
The Brakeman's Blues Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys 2:32
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204
Foggy Mountain Top Maybelle Carter 2:07
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Hicks' Farewell Doc Watson 5:00
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Jordan is a Hard Road to Travel The New Lost City Ramblers 2:42
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Write Me a Few of Your Lines Fred McDowell 2:54
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Bimini Gal Joseph Spence 2:44
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Shady Grove Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys 1:37
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Grey Eagle Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys 1:36
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Walkin' the Dog Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys 2:03
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San Francisco Bay Blues Jesse Fuller 3:24
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Short Life of Trouble Doc and Arnold Watson 3:41
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John Henry Roscoe Holcomb 1:59
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Kneelin' Down Inside the Gate Stanley Thompson 3:45
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Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt McKinley Peebles 4:29
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217
Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow Maybelle Carter 2:34
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218
Mansions for Me The Stanley Brothers 2:27
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Before This Time Another Year Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea Island Singers 5:02
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My Creole Belle Mississippi John Hurt 2:54
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Guitar Lesson Jesse Fuller 1:26
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Cincinnati Blues Jesse Fuller 2:27
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Poor Boy in Jail Dock Boggs 2:41
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He's Solid Gone Maybelle Carter 2:44
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306
Maggie Walker Blues The Clarence Ashley Group 3:43
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307
Chevrolet Ed Young and Emma Ramsay 3:14
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Rising Sun Blues Roscoe Holcomb 3:03
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Lord, Build Me a Cabin in Glory Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys 1:37
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Frankie and Albert Mississippi John Hurt 5:20
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Hard Times The Stanley Brothers 2:23
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The Miller's Will Horton Barker 3:17
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The Coo Coo Bird Clarence Ashley 4:04
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314
Double File Gaither Carlton and Doc Watson 1:30
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315
The Wandering Boy Annie Bird 3:22
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316
Stranger Blues Jesse Fuller 3:29
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317
I Saw the Light Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys 2:24
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Sugar Hill Maybelle Carter 1:06
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Amazing Grace The Clarence Ashley Group 4:29
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