Monday, June 29, 2009

Festival season is in full bloom in these parts

Next up... The annual Harry Smith Frolic.

For the first time in their seven years, Volume 3 of the Harry Smith Anthology will be the source for the Saturday midnight song fest. Here's a list of songs from the Wikipedia entry, which is well-linked up for more info about artists...

Volume Three: Songs
"The Coo Coo Bird — Clarence Ashley (1929)
"East Virginia" — Buell Kazee (1929)
"Minglewood Blues" — Cannon's Jug Stompers (1928)
"I Woke Up One Morning In May" — Didier Hebert (1929)
"James Alley Blues" — Richard "Rabbit" Brown (1927)
"Sugar Baby" — Dock Boggs (1928)
"I Wish I Was a Mole In the Ground" — Bascom Lamar Lunsford (1928)
"Mountaineer's Courtship" — Ernest Stoneman and Hattie Stoneman (1926)
"The Spanish Merchant's Daughter" — The Stoneman Family (1930)
"Bob Lee Junior Blues" — The Memphis Jug Band (1927)
"Single Girl, Married Girl" — The Carter Family (1927)
"Le Vieux Soulard Et Sa Femme" — Cleoma Breaux and Joseph Falcon (1928)
"Rabbit Foot Blues" — Blind Lemon Jefferson (1927)
"Expressman Blues" — Sleepy John Estes and Yank Rachell (1930)
"Poor Boy Blues" — Ramblin' Thomas (1929)
"Feather Bed" — Cannon's Jug Stompers (1928)
"Country Blues" — Dock Boggs (1928)
"99 Year Blues" — Julius Daniels (1927)
"Prison Cell Blues" — Blind Lemon Jefferson (1928)
"See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" — Blind Lemon Jefferson (1928)
"C'est Si Triste Sans Lui" — Cleoma Breaux and Ophy Breaux w/ Joseph Falcon (1929)
"Way Down The Old Plank Road" — Uncle Dave Macon (1926)
"Buddy Won't You Roll Down the Line" — Uncle Dave Macon (1930)
"Spike Driver Blues" — Mississippi John Hurt (1928)
"K.C. Moan" — The Memphis Jug Band (1929)
"Train On The Island" — J.P. Nestor (1927)
"The Lone Star Trail" — Ken Maynard (1930)
"Fishing Blues" — Henry Thomas (1928)

Kudos to the Old Songs Festival organizers, crew, and volunteers. What an excellent job! Now, back to my diet. :-)

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