2011 : Live From The Old Town School Vol. 3

Various Artists

Disc One

01 : John Barleycorn
Martin Carthy
02 : Motherless Child
Frank Hamilton & Valucha De Castro
03 : Pretty Saro (At the Foot of Yonder Mountain)
Horton Barker
04 : Irene Goodnight
Andrew Bird
05 : C.C. Rider
Andrew Bird
06 : Big Road Blues
Rory Block
07 : Glory Of Love
Big Bill Broonzy
08 : Midnight Special
Big Bill Broonzy & Pete Seeger
09 : Why Do You Bob Your Hair Girl
Fleming Brown & Ray Tate
10 : Cripple Creek, Worried Man Blues
Gut Carawan & Candie Carawan
11 : This May Be The Last Time
Guy Carawan & Candie Carawan
12 : Seige Of Delhi
Martin Carthy
13 : Willie’s Lady
Martin Carthy

Disc Two

01 : Stagloee
Cephas & Wiggins
02 : Hard Time Killing Floor Blues

Cephas & Wiggins
03 : Scarboro Fair
Margaret Christi
04 : Hard Travelin’
Ramblin’ Jack Elliot
05 : Grand Coulee Dam
Ramblin’ Jack Elliot
06 : Walkin’ Blues
John Hammond
07 : Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Mahalia Jackson
08 : Move on up a Little Higher
Mahalia Jackson
09 : All My Trials
Ted Johnson
10: Come On in My Kitchen
Michael Miles
11 : Peg and Awl
Bruce Molsky & Bill Frisell
12 : Strawberry Fields Forever

Disc Three

01 : Sporting Life Blues
Tom Paley
02 : Ramblin’ Boy

Tom Paxton
03 : The Cruel Sister
John Renbourn & Jacqui McShee
04 : Wedding Dress
John Renbourn & Jacqui McShee
05 : The Cuckoo
Jean Ritchie
06 : Fair Nottamun Town
Jean Ritchie
07 : Roll The Union On
Pete Seeger
08 : Come On In My Kitchen
Jon Spiegel
09 : St. James Infirmary
Dave Van Ronk
10: My Blue Eyed Jane
Doc Watson
11 : Bye Bye Blues
Doc Watson
12 : Midnight Special

First released as a digital download 5 July 2011 by Old Town School Recordings (no cat. no.)

Martin Carthy: vocals, guitar (disc one, tracks 1, 12 & 13 only)

The three Martin Carthy tracks were recorded at 909 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, Illinois on 17 March 1979. Full details of all recording dateds and locations available here.

Notes from the Old Town School website:

127 Songs from the Archives

Come and get it! The Old Town School of Folk Music is proud to offer digital downloads of select live concert recordings made here at the School over the last half century. Pulled from our archive, these 127 songs are the first chip off the tip of a 53-year-old iceberg, and they are now available on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon.

Here is a partial list of some of the great artists featured on Live From the Old Town School Vol. 1-4:

Andrew Bird – “Goodnight Irene,” Joan Baez – “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” Rory Block – “The Titanic,” Big Bill Broonzy – “Glory of Love,” Ella Jenkins – “Came Out The Wilderness,” Jeff Tweedy – “Three is the Perfect Number,” Mahalia Jackson – “Move on Up a Little Higher,” Toumani Diabate – “Jarabi,” Martin Carthy – “John Barleycorn,” Frank Hamilton and Valucha – “Motherless Child,” Mono Blanco – “La Bamba,” Guy Clark – “Sis’ Draper,” Ginni Clemmens – “Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues,” Steve Dawson – “The Dying Soldier,” Donovan – “Mellow Yellow,” Lila Downs – “Ofrenda,” Mark Dvorak – “Streets of Old Chicago,” Steve Earle – “Jerusalem,” Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott – “With a Memory Like Mine,” Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – “Grand Coolie Dam,” Los Plenaros de la 21 – “Puerto Rico Mi Tierra Natal,” Jon Langford – “Homburg,” Bonnie Koloc – “Roll Me on the Water,” Malvina Reynolds – “Bury Me in My Overalls,” Dave Van Ronk – “St. James Infirmary,” Doc Watson – “Blue Eyed Jane,” Jean Ritchie – “Nottamun Town,” Oumou Sangare – “Woula Bara Diagna,” Tom Dundee – “Delicate Balance,” Fred Holstein – “Days of 49,” John Renbourn and Jacqui McShee – “The Cruel Sister,” Pete Seeger – “Roll the Union On” and many more.

Each of these gems was selected for this initial voyage because they are important, high quality, transferable examples of the vernacular music that we love. Recorded by sound-obsessed tape enthusiasts at our early locations or captured from the soundboard of our current state of the folk concert hall, these recordings have bottled live music at its best: simple, direct and in-tune with the audience and the times.

For years these recordings languished in cardboard boxes and on the cold, hard shelves of the School’s Resource Center until a generous grant from the Donnelley Foundation made it possible to license this core sample for commercial release. Everyone misses out when good stuff like this stays in boxes, and there will no doubt be more of this kind of thing coming from the Old Town School.

Please enjoy this music either as single song downloads or a volume at a time: Vol. 1 – Family Music, Vol. 2 – New Folk, Vol. 3 – Trad Folk, Vol. 4 – World Music.

Click here for the complete table of contents.



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