March 31, 2016

Country Music Association Songwriters Series 2015

Running Time: 118 minutes

Legendary host "Whisperin' Bill" Anderson explored the songwriting process with other country music luminaries, including the versatile Pam Tillis, rising star Mo Pitney and a man who penned tunes for Elvis, Mac Davis. Hear the musicians talk about their songs and offer their own illuminating performances on this unique evening of music and conversation in this annual event sponsored by the Country Music Association.

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March 29, 2016

Woody Guthrie: Library Of Congress Recordings

Elektra SJET-7994

Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Japan
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
A1 Lost Train Blues
A2 Railroad Blues
A3 Old Joe Clark
A4 Beaumont Rag
A5 Greenback Dollar
A6 Boll Weevil Song
A7 Foggy Mountain Top
A8 Worried Man Blues
B1 I Ain't Got No Home
B2 Dust Storm Disaster
B3 Dust Bowl Refugees
B4 Do-Re-Mi
B5 Goin' Down That Road Feeling Bad
B6 So Long, It's Been Good To Know You
Woody Guthrie (guitar/harmonica/vocals) Alan Lomax (interview/chorus) Elizabeth Littleton (interview)
Recorded in Washington, D.C, March 1940 by Alan Lomax. Released on an Elektra Records three-LP set titled Woody Guthrie: Library of Congress Recordings in 1964.

March 28, 2016

American Banjo Tunes & Songs In Scruggs Style

Folkways Records FA-2314

Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue
Country: US
Released: 1966
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass
A01 Cacklin' Hen: Joe Stewart
A02 John Henry: Snuffy Jenkins
A03 Lonesome Blues: Snuffy Jenkins
A04 Big-Eared Mule: Snuffy Jenkins
A05 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star: Snuffy Jenkins
A06 Spanis Fandango: Oren Jenkins
A07 Cripple Creek: Oren Jenkins
A08 Shout Lulu: Oren Jenkins
A09 Down The Roar: Oren Jenkins
A10 Old Hen She Cackled: Oren Jenkins
A11 Sally Goodwin - Sally Ann: Junie Scruggs
A12 Wildwood Flower: Eugene Cox
A13 Lonesome Road Blues: Veronica Stoneman Cox
A14 Don't Let Your Deal Go Down: J.C. Sutphin
A15 I Don't Love Nobody: J.C. Sutphin
A16 Little Maggie: Larry Richardson
A17 Sunny South: Larry Richardson
A18 Buckin' Mule: Larry Richardson
A19 Turkey In The Straw: Don Bryant
A20 Jenny Lynn: Don Bryant
B01 Pig In A Pen: Smiley Hobbs
B02 Train "45": Smiley Hobbs
B03 Rosewood Casket: Smiley Hobbs
B04 Cotton Eye Joe: Smiley Hobbs
B05 Irish Washerwoman: Pete Roberts
B06 Cindy: Country Ramblers
B07 Ruben's Train: Kenny Miller
B08 Please Come Back Little Pal: Kenny Miller
B09 Pretty Polly: Mike Seeger
B10 Ground Hog: Bob Baker
B11 Jesse James - Hard, Ain't It Hard: Eric Weissberg
Liner Notes: Ralph Rinzler

March 26, 2016

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song 2007

DVD Released 2008
In Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, Director Jim Brown documents the life of one of the greatest American singer/songwriters of the last century. Pete Seeger was the architect of the folk revival, writing some of its best known songs including Where Have All the Flowers Gone, Turn, Turn, Turn and If I Had A Hammer. Largely misunderstood and criticized for his strong beliefs he was picketed, protested, blacklisted, and, in spite of his enormous popularity, banned from commercial television for more than 17 years. Musicians including Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Natalie Maines, and Peter, Paul and Mary appear in this intimate portrait and discuss Seeger s lasting influence on the fabric of American music.

March 25, 2016

Jimmy Brown, The Newsboy: The Carter Family

RCA Victor RA-5389

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Japan
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
A1 There's Someone Waiting For Me
A2 Jimmie Brown, The Newsboy
A3 Two Sweethearts
A4 Little Log Cabin By The Sea
A5 Single Girl, Married Girl
A6 Little Darling Pal Of Mine
A7 Chewing Gum
A8 On My Way To Cannan's Land
B1 The Cannon-Ball
B2 Found Affection
B3 Western Hobo
B4 Lonesome Pine Specia
B5 The Broken Hearted Lover
B6 Never Will Marry
B7 The Rambling Boy
B8 There'll Be Joy, Joy, Joy
Maybelle Carter (vocals/guitar) Sara Carter (vocals/autoharp/guitar) A.P. Carter (vocals)
Manufactured by Victor Company of Japan, Ltd., from Master Recordings of RCA Records.

March 24, 2016

Blues Roots / Chicago - The 1930's

RBF Records RBF-16

Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 1967
Genre: Blues
Style: Chicago Blues
A1 When I Had Money: Big Bill Broonzy
A2 I've Got To Dig You: Big Bill Broonzy
A3 Keep Your Hands Off Her: Big Bill Broonzy
A4 Hold Me Blues: Memphis Minnie
A5 Killer Diller: Memphis Minnie
A6 New Louise Louise Blues: Johnnie Temple
A7 So Lonely And Blue: Johnnie Temple
B1 Key To The Highway: Jazz Gillum
B2 Go Back To The Country: Jazz Gillum
B3 Time Blues: Big Maceo Winter
B4 Going Down Slow: St. Louis Jimmy (Jimmy Oden)
B5 Come On In: Washboard Sam
B6 Yes! I Got Your Woman: Washboard Sam
B7 Just Got To Hold You: Washboard Sam
Liner Notes: Samuel Charters, Design: Ronald Clyne, Photography: Ann Charters
As the Depression's early days brought Southern musicians to Northern cities, the Chicago blues scene absorbed and incorporated these new arrivals. Ensembles grew, the blues became more popular, and individual musicians' styles combined to form a sound that reflected musicians' familiarity with each other and the creativity each brought to the session.

March 23, 2016

Earl Scruggs Performing With His Family And Friends 1972

Columbia C-30584

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1972
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass
A1 Nine Pound Hammer: Earl Scruggs Review
A2 Lonesome Ruben: Earl Scruggs Review*
A3 My Home's Across The Blue Ridge Mountains: Joan Baez
A4 Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word: Joan Baez
A5 The Last Thing On My Mind: Earl Scruggs & Doc Watson
A6 Streamlined Cannonball: Earl Scruggs & Doc Watson
B1 Nashville Skyline Rag: Earl Scruggs & Bob Dylan
B2 Foggy Mountain Breakdown : Earl Scruggs & Gil Trythall
B3 You Ain't Going Nowhere: Earl Scruggs & The Byrds
B4 Nothin' To It: Earl Scruggs & The Byrds
B5 Salty Dog Blues: Earl Scruggs & Morris Brothers
B6 On Top Of Old Smokey: Earl Scruggs & Morris Brothers
B7 Black Mountain Rag: Earl Scruggs & Morris Brothers
B8 Foggy Mountain Breakdown: Earl Scruggs
Design: Ron Coro, Illustration: Tom Allen, Liner Notes: Don DeVito, Producer: Harry Wiliand
Musical TV documentary records Earl Scruggs, Scruggs' son Randy, Doc Watson and his son Merle playing and singing together in informal settings. Also includes performances by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, The Byrds and others.

March 12, 2016

Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits

ABC (Int'l) Records K2-146

Format: CD, Album
Country: China
Released: 2008
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
01 Sweet Memories 甜蜜的回憶 (3:11)
02 Mona Lisa 蒙娜麗莎 (2:30)
03 My Cricket & Me 我的板球和我 (2:58)
04 It`s Not Supposed To Be That Way 不該如此 (3:27)
05 Georgia On My Mind 心系喬治亞 (4:18)
06 So Much To Do 太多的事要做 (3:08)
07 No Reason To Quit 沒理由放棄 (3:14)
08 Slow Down Old World 舊世界放慢腳步 (2:52)
09 Always On My Mind 永在我心中 (3:29)
10 My Life`s Been A Pleasure 我的美好生活 (3:21)
11 Not That I Care 我並非關心 (2:53)
12 You Look Like The Devil 你似惡魔 (3:24)
13 Bridge Over Troubled Water 憂鬱河上的橋 (4:35)
14 Sad Songs And Waltzes 悲傷之歌和華爾滋 (3:05)
15 There You Are 你在那 (3:01)
Chinese Title:「威利・尼爾森」(發燒精選)ABC(国际)唱片

March 5, 2016

BBC Arena - Woody Guthrie (1988)

New York City 1943
First transmitted in 1988, Arena presents a documentary programme exploring the life of Woody Guthrie, the travelling American singer-songwriter who paved the way for the likes of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

Born in Okemah, Oklahoma in 1912, Guthrie became a spokesman for a whole generation of downtrodden Americans during the 1930s, with poignant songs like Vigilante Man, Pastures of Plenty and the anthemic, This Land is Your Land.

March 4, 2016

Full Circle: Loretta Lynn 2016

SONY Legacy

Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: 04 March 2016
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
01 Whispering Sea Introduction
02 Whispering Sea
03 Secret Love
04 Who's Gonna Miss Me?
05 Black Jack David
06 Everybody Wants to Goto Heaven
07 Always on my Mind
08 Wine Into Water
09 In the Pines
10 Band of Gold
11 Fist City
12 I Never Will Marry
13 Everythingit Takes (feat Elvis Costello)
14 Lay Me Down (with Willie Nelson)

March 3, 2016

The Collide: A Sneak Preview

The compositions created for The Collide: Connecting Crossroads in North Carolina are commissioned by NCSU Center Stage, Davidson College Friends of the Arts and Smith Artist Series, UNCW Presents, The S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series, and The Performing Arts Series at Appalachian State University. Additional support is provided by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts; and by South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the N. C. Arts Council.