American Folksay: Ballads and Dances, Vols. 5 & 6/Chain Gang, Vols. 1 & 2

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All Music Guide - Campbell
An interesting collection of classic folk performances that focus on jail and chain gangs. While most of these tracks are readily available elsewhere, the continuity contained in the themes of the songs makes this collection more desirable than the previous American Folksay, Vols. 1-4. Highlights of the 29 tracks include "Take This Hammer" Leadbelly, "Hobo Bill" Cisco Houston, "Stack-O-Lee" Woody Guthrie, and "When the Train Comes Along" Gary Davis and Sonny Terry.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
An interesting collection of classic folk performances that focus on jail and chain gangs. While most of these tracks are readily available elsewhere, the continuity contained in the themes of the songs makes this collection more desirable than the previous American Folksay, Vols. 1-4. Highlights of the 29 tracks include "Take This Hammer" Leadbelly, "Hobo Bill" Cisco Houston, "Stack-O-Lee" Woody Guthrie, and "When the Train Comes Along" Gary Davis and Sonny Terry.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/28/1995
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431560129
  • Catalog Number: 5601
  • Sales rank: 260,499

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies - Holly Wood (2:25)
  2. 2 Take This Hammer (2:17)
  3. 3 Hobo Bill - Cisco Houston (2:49)
  4. 4 Go Tell Aunt Rhody - Sonny Terry (2:44)
  5. 5 Teeroo Teeroo - Pete Seeger (2:32)
  6. 6 Johnson Boys - Holly Wood (0:46)
  7. 7 The Rover - Cisco Houston (3:14)
  8. 8 House of the Rising Sun - Woody Guthrie (2:57)
  9. 9 Old Smokey - Frank Warner (2:30)
  10. 10 When the Train Comes Along - Sonny Terry (3:59)
  11. 11 Corn Bread Rough (2:07)
  12. 12 Streets of Laredo - Tom Glazier (2:20)
  13. 13 Down in the Valley (2:29)
  14. 14 The Foggy Dew - Erie Liberman (2:01)
  15. 15 Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn - Pete Seeger (1:17)
  16. 16 Jolly Roving Tar - Frank Warner (1:43)
  17. 17 Froggy Went A Courtin' - Sonny Terry (3:15)
  18. 18 Erie Canal - Pete Seeger (1:35)
  19. 19 Soldier, Soldier - Ernie Liberman (1:36)
  20. 20 Cornbread, Meat & Molasses - Alex Stewart (2:26)
  21. 21 Ham & Eggs - Alex Stewart (3:12)
  22. 22 Lost John - Alex Stewart (3:57)
  23. 23 Chain Gang Blues - Alex Stewart (3:24)
  24. 24 It Takes a Chain Gang Man - Alex Stewart (3:13)
  25. 25 Betty & Dupree - Alex Stewart (3:50)
  26. 26 Stackolee - Alex Stewart (2:44)
  27. 27 Rock Me Momma - Alex Stewart (33:52)
  28. 28 Chain Gang Special - Alex Stewart (7:43)
  29. 29 Long John - Woody Guthrie (2:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lead Belly Track Performer
Woody Guthrie Track Performer
Cisco Houston Track Performer
Pete Seeger Track Performer
Frank Warner Track Performer
Holly Wood Track Performer
Technical Credits
Josh White Composer
Ronnie Gilbert Composer
Kenneth S. Goldstein Liner Notes
Lee Hays Composer
Fred Hellerman Composer
Terry Holmes Composer
Huddie Ledbetter Composer
Traditional Composer
Nicholas Diablo Ray Composer
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