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The Folkways Years, 1964-1983

Red Allen and Frank Wakefield
The Folkways Years, 1964-1983

The late Red Allen is considered to be one of the most important exponents of the "high, lonesome sound," the epitome of bluegrass singing. Red Allen's spirited vocals and strong rhythm guitar make him one of the greatest innovators in bluegrass while remaining true to his roots, playing it straight and singing it with soul. Allen's 1964 Folkways bluegrass album Red Allen, Frank Wakefield and the Kentuckians, featuring Wakefield on mandolin, is regarded as one of the most influential documents in the genre. Smithsonian Folkways presents this remarkable album plus six never-released cuts and additional selections from four later Folkways albums. 72 minutes. 36-page booklet with photos and extensive notes.

Track Listing

101
Little Maggie Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 3:08
102
Somebody Loves You, Darling Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:22
103
New Camptown Races Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:35
104
Are You Afraid to Die? Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:40
105
Sweetheart, You Done Me Wrong Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:55
106
Are You Washed in the Blood? Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:46
107
Deep Elem Blues Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:33
108
Ground Hog Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:01
109
Catnip Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 1:46
110
The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 3:23
111
I'm Just Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:15
112
Shake Hands with Mother Again Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:31
113
All the Good Times Are Passed and Gone Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:07
114
When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:36
115
Can You Forgive? Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 3:41
116
Old Joe Clark Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 1:46
117
Knocking At Your Door Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:11
118
Green Apples Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:18
119
Hello City Limits Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:16
120
Victim to the Tomb Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 3:43
121
Are You Teasing Me? Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:35
122
My Sweet Love Ain't Around Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 3:09
123
Dig a Hole in the Meadow Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:24
124
I'm Waiting to Hear You Call Me Darling Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:43
125
Stone Wall Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:57
126
Troubles Around My Door Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 1:50
127
I Guess I'll Go On Dreaming Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:27
128
Christian Life Red Allen and Frank Wakefield 2:49

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