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Sunday, January 09, 2011

(photo: David Garland)

These days, when blue jeans, building exteriors, singing voices, signage (and so much more) are calculatedly "weathered" for a patina of "authenticity," it's refreshing to listen to some authentically authentic songs. Host David Garland presents haunting and surprising songs from some great blues and folk performers including Mississippi John Hurt, Dock Boggs, Skip James, and others.

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David Garland

Here's the playlist, showing performer-album-song-label:

Dock Boggs - His Folkways Years 1963-1968 - I Hope I Live a Few More Days - Smithsonian Folkways

Mississippi John Hurt - Last Sessions (1966) - Spider, Spider - Vanguard

Lightnin' Hopkins - In NY (1960) - Wonder Why - Candid

Gastr Del Sol - Upgrade & Afterlife - Dry Bones In The Valley (I Saw The Light Come Shining 'Round And 'Round) - Drag City

Skip James - The Complete Early Recordings - Devil Got My Woman - Yazoo

Skip James - The Complete Early Recordings of - If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road - Yazoo

Woody Guthrie - Troubadour - New York Town (with Cisco Houston) - Not Now Music

Robert Pete Williams - When A Man Takes The Blues - Wife And Farm Blues - Arhoolie

John Fahey - The Mill Pond - Ghosts - Important Records

Mississippi John Hurt - Last Sessions (1966) - Let the Mermaids Flirt with Me - Vanguard

Mississippi John Hurt - Today - I'm Satisfied - Vanguard

Jan. 10 2011 08:58 PM
robbo

What is the piece that begins at around 14 minutes in? I quite like it

Jan. 10 2011 01:26 PM
Hy from Forest Hills

"Wonder Why" (!) Thank you much.

Jan. 09 2011 08:29 PM
Hy from Forest Hills

I happened to be listening to the radio and caught the beginning of your show. That song by Lightnin' Hopkins was, in my opinion, world class. I missed the title, but I'm guessing I'll be able to track it down eventually. I remember Mr. Garland saying it was released in 1960. That's a starting point. Thanks for exposing us to some great music.

Jan. 09 2011 08:23 PM

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