The Days of '49: Songs of the Gold Rush

The Days of '49: Songs of the Gold Rush

Logan English FW05255 / FH 5255

Performed by Logan English and Billy Faier this collection represents a specific historical time period: The Gold Rush. Logan and Faier pay homage to John A. Stone (aka "Old Put") who was instrumental in collecting these songs dating back to before 1860. The songs tell of the excitement of the Gold Rush, as well as the gritty hardships faced by the miners: "Many of his songs may show some hard edges, and he is free to confess, that they may fail to please the more aristocratic portion of the community, who have but little sympathy with the details, hopes, trials or joys or the toiling miner’s life… "

Year Released 1957
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1957 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Folk; Historical Song
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Banjo; Guitar; Vocals
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Folk songs--United States; United States History; World history

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101 What Was Your Name in the States? Logan English 0:36
102 Sacremento Logan English 1:48
103 A Ripping Trip Logan English 1:40
104 Sweet Betsy from Pike Logan English 4:05
105 Crossing the Plains Logan English 5:09
106 Prospecting Dream Logan English 3:07
107 Life in California Logan English 2:58
108 I Often Think of Writing Home Logan English 2:05
201 The Days of '49 Logan English 3:16
202 He's the Man for Me Logan English 2:33
203 Clementine Logan English 3:11
204 The Gambler Logan English 2:04
205 Joe Bowers Logan English 3:19
206 The California State Company Logan English 2:34
207 California Bloomer Logan English 1:46
208 Sacramento Gals Logan English 1:27
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