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Sounds to Grow On - The Unfortunate Rake (Program #5)

In this hour Michael traces the history of a folksong, probably most familiar to you as “The Streets of Laredo” but also reflected in the song “St James Infirmary.” In 1960, Folkways released an album put together by folklorist Kenneth Goldstein called The Unfortunate Rake: A Study in the Evolution of a Ballad.

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Sounds to Grow On - The Unfortunate Rake (Program #5)

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