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.


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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
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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
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