Folk Music of Washington Square

Folk Music of Washington Square

Various Artists FW02353 / FA 2353

This album is a sampling of the music one might have heard in Washington Square Park on a Sunday afternoon in the early 1960s. From bluegrass, ballads, and blues to children's songs and Spanish guitar, this collection represents Greenwich Village's vibrant amateur music scene.

Year Released 1962
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1962 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Folk
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Banjo; Drumsticks; Guitar
Subject(s) Blues; Folksong revival; Instrumental music; Spirituals (Songs); Vaudeville

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101 Shucking on the Corn Howie Tarnower and Gary Lapow 1:47
102 Dona, Dona Robin Zeitlin and Lynn Isbell 3:01
103 I Never Will Marry Roger Lubin 2:47
104 Rhythm Paul Dorsey and Frank Guerra 1:26
105 Where Does It Lead? Ana Perez 1:05
106 La Macarenya John B. Carman 2:25
107 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Carol J. Virill 2:03
108 Roving Gambler Alice L. McKillen 0:59
109 How Long Blues Henry Bradley 1:33
110 Car Song Melvyn T. Reiter 1:19
111 Two Brothers Susan Yesselman 1:08
112 Grandfather's Clock Howie Tarnower, Gary Lapow, and Danny Williams 1:52
201 Fare Thee Well Major Wiley 2:16
202 Blowing Down That Old Dusty Road Jolly Robinson 2:05
203 Toy Henry Schifter 2:38
204 Man of Constant Sorrow Roger Lubin 3:03
205 Coo-Coo Bird Howie Tarnower 1:58
206 Marianne Marianne DeMott 0:53
207 Hiroshima Robin Zeitlin 2:46
208 Hard Traveling Bruce Allen 0:32
209 Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out Ken Kino 1:23
210 Railroad Bill / Freight Train (medley) Gary Lapow 1:44
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