Haywire Mac

Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock COOK01124

Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock (1882–1957) was a man of many colors. In addition to serving in the Philippines as a civilian in the military during the Spanish-American War, he worked on the railroad, as a cowboy, stevedore, and as a union organizer with the "Wobblies" (Industrial Workers of the World). In the 1920s he got his start in radio. Sam Eskin, folk singer and folk song collector of renown, made these recordings of Haywire Mac in 1953. In addition to Haywire Mac's singing, some tracks include brief snippets of Eskin interviewing Haywire Mac. Liner notes are not available for this album; biographical information for both Haywire Mac and Sam Eskin can be found on FW05272.

Year Released 1950
Record Label Cook Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1950 Cook Records

Genre(s) American Folk; Spoken Word
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Guitar; Vocals
Subject(s) Folk songs--United States; Storytelling
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101 Casey Jones (The Union Scab) Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 3:31
102 Subic Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 3:06
103 Stung Right Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 2:47
104 Outside Dan Murphy's Door Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 2:01
105 Long Haired Preacher (Preacher and the Slave) Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 3:18
106 Captain Simms Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 7:12
201 Jordan Is a Hard Road to Travel Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 2:04
202 Darkie Uncle Ned Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 2:01
203 Hedge Hog Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 1:04
204 Reconstructed Rebel Soldier Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 2:41
205 Paddy Clancy Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 2:01
206 Pete Wells and the Negro Fireman Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 2:28
207 Sweet Violets Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 1:22
208 Utah Carl Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 1:32
209 There is Nothing New in Automobiles Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock 5:21
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