Episode #2528

Blues Fallin' Down Like Rain, part 2

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

For this New Sounds, hear more excerpts from the NY Guitar Festival concert series, reinterpretations of classic blues by Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, Elizabeth Cotten, and Charlie Patton. Some of the live performers included Jorma Kaukonen, Taj Mahal, Toshi Reagon, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and many more.

PROGRAM # 2528, “Blues Fallin’ Down Like Rain” Music from the New York Guitar Festival 2006
(First aired on Wednesday, March 29, 2006)





Mississippi John Hurt

1928 Sessions

Big Leg Blues [1:30]

Yazoo #1065, available for purchase at* Or download from

Toshi Reagon

New York Guitar Festival, Jan/Feb 2006, Merkin Hall

Goin’ Home [5:00]

Not available commercially. See the New York Guitar Festival website for details about the performers.

Jorma Kaukonen

Big Leg Blues/Embryonic Journey [10:00]

Sonny Landreth & Cindy Cashdollar

Illinois Blues [4:00]

Jolie Holland

Jesus Lifted Me [3:00]

Bill Morrissey

Hot Times in the Old Town Tonight [3:00]

Sonny Landreth & Cindy Cashdollar

If You Haven’t Any Hay get On Down The Road [3:30]

Brandon Ross

Chicken [2:00]

Alvin Youngblood Hart

Blues for Henry Townsend [3:00]

Gary Lucas

I’m So Glad / Poison Tree Medley [8:00]

Mike Seeger

Freight Train [4:00]

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