The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1945 - Vol. 2

The Asch Recordings, 1939 to 1945 - Vol. 2

Various Artists FW00AA4 / AA 4

To finish the FW00AA3 compilation of folk ballads from the Asch Records catalogue, this collection samples songs and instrumentals from many favorite musicians of later fame: Hobart Smith bangs out a rousing “Cindy” on the piano, Woody Guthrie and Sonny Terry paint a scene with “Railroad Blues” using only guitar and harmonica and Richard Dyer-Bennet describes how “Two Maidens Went Milking One Day.” Also highlighting the Rev. Gary Davis, Bascom Lamar Lunsford and Dock Reese.

Bess Lomax Hawes

Year Released 1967
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1967 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Folk
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American; Anglo-American; British
Instrument(s) Appalachian dulcimer; Banjo; Drum; Fiddle; Guitar; Harmonica; Piano
Subject(s) Ballads; Blues; Crime; Folk songs--United States; Folksong revival; Instrumental music; Jazz; Outlaw songs; Social dancing; Work songs

Download Liner Notes

101 Two Maidens Went Milking One Day Richard Dyer-Bennet 2:17
102 The Hangman's Tree Andrew Rowan Summers 2:57
103 Little Mattie Groves (Matty Groves) John Jacob Niles 3:00
104 The Wife of Usher's Well (Lady Gay) Cratis D. Williams 3:22
105 Dark Scenes of Winter Texas Gladden 1:40
106 Railroad Bill Hobart Smith 2:40
107 Down in the Willow Garden (Rose Connelly) Hobart Smith, Texas Gladden 2:53
108 Springfield Mountain Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:32
109 Bonnie Laboring Boy George Edwards 3:00
110 Go Down, Old Hannah Dock Reese 4:59
201 Cindy Hobart Smith 2:01
202 Clog Dance (Stomp Blues) Champion Jack Dupree 2:04
203 Fox Chase Sonny Terry 2:06
204 900 Miles Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston 2:42
205 Railroad Blues Woody Guthrie and Sonny Terry 3:37
206 Civil War Parade Rev. Gary Davis 5:30
207 Tom Tom Workout Baby Dodds 1:57
Comments powered by Disqus