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The Village Out West: The Lost Tapes of Alan Oakes

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The Village Out West: The Lost Tapes of Alan Oakes
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The Village Out West celebrates the underappreciated bastion of the Folk Revival that emerged in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s, a counterpoint to the seminal New York City scene that has dominated the historical narrative. Compiled from a vast array of recordings by autodidact recording engineer Alan Oakes, the two-CD set features legendary names like Hank Bradley, Rev. Gary Davis, Larry Hanks, Mississippi Fred McDowell, New Lost City Ramblers, and Doc Watson, as well as unsung heroes of the local California communities that turned the region into fertile ground for American music. This music triumphantly transcends the passage of the decades with its luminous and passionate presence, making the case for California as a crucial hotbed for some of the most impressive and diverse folk music of the 20th century.

Track Listing

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Beaumont Rag Hank Bradley and Rick Shubb 3:13
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Oh, Had I A Golden Thread Larry Hanks and Roger Perkins 3:58
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Westphalia Waltz Ron Hughey, Frank Hicks, and Pete Everwine 2:52
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Raggedy Pat LaWanda Ultan 1:37
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8th of January The Sweet’s Mill Mountain Boys with Kenny Hall 2:23
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Leaning on the Everlasting Arms Merritt Herring 2:33
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The Billboard Song Doc Watson 2:12
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Write Me a Few of Yo Lines Mississippi Fred McDowell 4:22
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Milwaukee Blues Dr. Humbead’s New Tranquility String Band 2:49
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Swallow Song Kathy & Carol 1:34
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Charlie's Neat and Charlie's Sweet / Weevilly Wheat Jerry Houck, Larry Hanks, and Tom Ninkovich 2:04
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Girl I Left in Sunny Tennessee Jim Ringer, Ron Tinkler, and the Sweets Mill Mountain Boys 2:08
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Gimme That Old Time Religion Rev. Gary Davis 4:09
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Talking Union Gene Bluestein 2:42
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All My Friends Gonna Be Strangers Kilby Snow 1:54
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Texas Quickstep The Sweet’s Mill Mountain Boys with Kenny Hall 1:15
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Long Time a-Growing Caroline Paton 4:00
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Mardi Gras Dance Jerry Houck 3:30
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Lady of Carlisle Don Rollins (aka Abel Fortune) 3:59
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White Winged Dove Mark Spoelstra 4:28
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Sardines and Pork and Beans Sandy and Caroline Paton 1:22
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Hoop-e-Kack Dad Crockett and Frank Hicks 2:29
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Down, Down, Derry Down Merritt Herring 2:55
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Walking Down That Railroad Line Larry Hanks and Mark Spoelstra 4:16
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Duna Ed Trickett 2:11
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Orange Blossom Special Hank Bradley, Rick Shubb, and Doc Watson 4:18
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Fire on the Mountain The Sweet’s Mill Mountain Boys with Kenny Hall 1:28
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When the Curfew Blows Sandy and Jeanie Darlington 1:48
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Ragtime Annie Hank Bradley and Rick Shubb featuring Doc Watson 2:58
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The Hounds are Out (The Innocent Hare) Allan MacLeod 3:15
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Bachelor Blues The New Lost City Ramblers 1:13
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Jimmy Whelan Roger Renwick 3:41
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Paddy, Won't You Drink Some Cider? The Sweet’s Mill Mountain Boys with Kenny Hall 1:17
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Good Night Waltz Ron Hughey and Frank Hicks 2:08
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Searchin' Kathy & Carol with Will Scarlett 2:30
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The Clouds Gwine Roll Away Doc Watson 2:41
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Northfield Larry Hanks, Roger Perkins, Kathy Larisch, and Carol McComb 2:02
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Baby, Let Me Lay It on You Rev. Gary Davis 2:56
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Talking Fishing Blues Larry Hanks 5:01
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Sweet Sunny South Jerry Houck 2:27
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Play Run Run Mark Spoelstra 2:29
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Cherokee Shuffle Hank Bradley and Sandy Rothman featuring Doc Watson 3:21
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Bringing Mary Home Kilby Snow 2:34
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The Lost Trapper The Sweet’s Mill Mountain Boys with Kenny Hall 1:38
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Don't Mistreat Nobody (Cause You Got a Few Dimes) Mississippi Fred McDowell 4:19
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Billy in the Lowground Hank Bradley and Rick Shubb featuring Doc Watson 3:31
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The Curlew's Song Merritt Herring 3:55
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Jamie Raeburn's Farewell Will Spires 4:02
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Hesitation Blues Rev. Gary Davis 4:06
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I'm a Rover and Seldom Sober Sandy and Caroline Paton 2:54
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O, Them Golden Slippers Hank Bradley and Rick Shubb 2:06