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Guy Carawan Sings Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue - Guy Carawan, Vol. 2

Guy Carawan Sings Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue - Guy Carawan, Vol. 2

In the introductory notes to this album, ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax (1915–2002) explains that urban folk revival singers of the 1950s might have learned large song repertoires and fine instrumental technique, but they generally lacked a knowledge of the singing style and emotional content of the music as it exists in tradition. Such knowledge, essential to being a folk artist, is not easy to acquire, but Lomax believed that the young Guy Carawan was rising to the challenge. In addition to his natural musical talent, he has “a rare sympathy for the material.” On top of that, “Guy looks the part he sings, that is frontier America come alive again, direct, unpretentious, genuine and full of restrained feeling.”

With his own interpretations of a diverse selection of tracks, such as “Weevily Wheat” and “Russian Partisan Song,” Carawan demonstrates the southern country singing style which set him apart from many of what Lomax dubbed the “city-billies” or “folkniks” of the American folk song revival.

Track Listing

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Sail Away Ladies Guy Carawan 1:19
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102
Weevily Wheat Guy Carawan 1:51
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103
Black is the Color Guy Carawan 2:36
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104
Ground Hog Guy Carawan 2:44
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105
Pretty Saro Guy Carawan 4:14
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106
Cindy - Get Along Home, Cindy Guy Carawan 2:25
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107
Talking Atomic Blues Guy Carawan 3:57
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108
Chinese Flute Guy Carawan 1:19
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109
Russian Song Guy Carawan 1:27
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110
If We Could Consider Each Other - Wonderful World Guy Carawan 1:36
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201
Blue Eyed Girl - Fare You Well, My Blue Eyed Girl Guy Carawan 1:37
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202
Kicking Mule Guy Carawan 1:44
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203
Yugoslav Love Song - Vronyonka Guy Carawan 3:25
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204
Mexican Lullaby - Duermete, Niño Lindo Guy Carawan 2:25
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205
All Night Long Guy Carawan 1:33
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206
Freight Train Guy Carawan 1:58
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207
I'm a Stranger Here Guy Carawan 2:46
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208
Come and Go with Me to That Land Guy Carawan 1:53
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209
Rake and a Rambling Blade - The Rambling Boy Guy Carawan 3:16
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210
Red Rosy Bush Guy Carawan 1:22
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211
Black Eyed Susie Guy Carawan 2:16

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