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Talking Blues

Talking Blues

Singer and folklorist John Greenway focuses on his specialty, labor and protest songs, in this 1958 album. In addition to the "original" talking blues tune by Chris Bouchillon, which appeared on a 1926 recording, Greenway performs a number of Woody Guthrie's talking blues tunes ("Talking Dust Bowl," "Talking Subway") and The Almanac Singers' "Talking Union."

With an introduction by John Greenway, liner notes by folklorist Kenneth Goldstein include lyrics, song descriptions, and illustrations and photographs that give further dimension to the songs.

Track Listing

101
Talking Guitar Blues John Greenway 2:42
102
Original Talking Blues John Greenway 3:29
103
Talking Butcher John Greenway 2:53
104
New Talking Blues John Greenway 3:30
105
Talking Dust Bowl John Greenway 3:07
106
Dry Voters, Wet Drinkers John Greenway 1:58
107
Talking Columbia Blues John Greenway 1:56
108
Talking Miner (Talking Centralia) John Greenway 3:46
201
Talking Union John Greenway 3:22
202
Talking Sailor John Greenway 2:42
203
Talking Social Worker John Greenway 2:34
204
Talking Subway John Greenway 3:31
205
Talking Inflation Blues John Greenway 2:55
206
Old Man Atom John Greenway 3:56
207
I Like Ike John Greenway 7:00

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