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Songmaker of the Catskills

Songmaker of the Catskills, LP artwork
Songmaker of the Catskills by Grant Rogers, LP artwork
Songmaker of the Catskills, CD artwork
Songmaker of the Catskills by Grant Rogers, CD artwork

Grant lived in Walton, New York, where he used to play fiddle for local square dances and sing his often home-made songs for whatever audience he could find. He worked on construction jobs and as a stone-cutter in Catskill quarries, not the most gentle kind of work for a musician's fingers. His musical influences ranged from swapping songs and tunes with local singers and fiddlers to listening to Bradley Kincaid and Don Messer and his Islanders on the radio. But Grant was also a folksong maker, patterning his original songs after those of his regional tradition. This recording represents what we believe to be part of a "continuing tradition." Good songs, some humorous, old and new.

-Sandy Paton, Folk-Legacy Records

Track Listing

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When a Fellow Is out of a Job Grant Rogers 1:30
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102
Tales of My Grandad Grant Rogers 2:18
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103
Cannonsville Dam Grant Rogers 2:13
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104
Bullseye Bill Grant Rogers 2:44
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105
Rogers' Hornpipe Grant Rogers 1:17
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106
Legend of Slide Mountain Grant Rogers 2:49
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107
Three Night's Drunk (Child 274) Grant Rogers 2:57
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108
Larry O'gaff Grant Rogers 1:25
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109
The Bachelor's Reply Grant Rogers 2:43
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110
It's a Wonder Grant Rogers 1:06
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111
Down by the Railroad Track Grant Rogers 2:52
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112
Kitty Sharp Grant Rogers 1:17
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113
Pat Mcbraid Grant Rogers 2:34
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114
Gravy and Bread Grant Rogers 1:36
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115
Bessie, The Heifer Grant Rogers 2:14
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116
At the End of Jimmy's Bar Grant Rogers 3:09
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117
The Bold Soldier Grant Rogers 2:46
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118
Willie Down by the Pond Grant Rogers 2:33
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119
The Canadian Rose Grant Rogers 1:16
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120
The Butcher's Boy Grant Rogers 4:19
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121
Freight #1262 Grant Rogers 2:16
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122
A Place Called Hell Grant Rogers 1:40
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The Little Red Barn Grant Rogers 1:30
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