Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
A1 Henry Lee
Dick Justice 3:29
A2 Fatal Flower Garden
Nelstone's Hawaiians 2:58
A3 The House Carpenter
Clarence Ashley 5 3:17
A4 Drunkard's Special
Coley Jones 3:16
A5 Old Lady and the Devil
Bill & Belle Reed 3:05
A6 The Butcher's Boy
Buell Kazee 4 3:05
A7 The Wagoner's Lad
Buell Kazee 3:06
B1 King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O
Chubby Parker and His Old Time Banjo 3:10
B2 Old Shoes and Leggins
Uncle Eck Dunford 3:02
B3 Willie Moore
Burnett & Rutherford 3:17
B4 A Lazy Farmer Boy
Buster Carter & Preston Young 3:00
B5 Peg and Awl
The Carolina Tar Heels 3:00
B6 Ommie Wise
G.B. Grayson 3:12
B7 My Name Is John Johanna
Kelly Harrell and the Virginia String Band 3:13
12" Vinyl 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
C1 Bandit Cole Younger
Edward L. Crain 2:57
C2 Charles Giteau
Kelly Harrell 3:06
C3 John Hardy Was a Desperate Little Man
The Carter Family 2:58
C4 Gonna Die With My Hammer in My Hand
The Williamson Brothers and Curry 3:27
C5 Stackalee
Frank Hutchison 3:01
C6 White House Blues
Charlie Poole and The North Carolina Ramblers 3:31
C7 Frankie
Mississippi John Hurt 3.75 3:29
D1 When That Great Ship Went Down
William and Versey Smith 3 2:59
D2 Engine 143
The Carter Family 3:20
D3 Kassie Jones
Furry Lewis 6:16
D4 Down on Penny's Farm
The Bently Boys 2:50
D5 Mississippi Boweavil Blues
The Masked Marvel 3:10
D6 Got the Farm Land Blues
The Carolina Tar Heels 3:17

Credits

12" Vinyl 1

recorded in:
Camden, New Jersey, United States (1927-03-23) (track B7)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States (1927-10-18) (track B6)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States (1927-11-03) (track B3)
New York, New York, United States (1928-01-16) (track A6)
New York, New York, United States (1928-01-18) (track A7)
New York, New York, United States (1928-08-13) (track B1)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States (1928-10-14) (track B5)
Johnson City, Tennessee, United States (1928-10-17) (track A5)
Bristol, Tennessee, United States (1928-10-31) (track B2)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1929-05-20) (track A1)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States (1929-11-30) (track A2)
Dallas, Texas, United States (1929-12-06) (track A4)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States (1930-04-14) (track A3)
New York, New York, United States (1931-06-26) (track B4)
fiddle:
Posey Rorer (1927-03-23) (track B7)
G.B. Grayson (1927-10-18) (track B6)
Leonard Rutherford (old-timer fiddle player from Kentucky) (1927-11-03) (track B3)
Uncle Eck Dunford (1928-10-31) (track B2)
Posey Rorer (1931-06-26) (track B4)
mandolin:
Hattie Stoneman (1928-10-31) (track B2)
five-string banjo:
Richard Burnett (American folk singer, old-timer, banjo and guitar player) (1927-11-03) (track B3)
Buell Kazee (1928-01-16) (track A6)
Buell Kazee (1928-01-18) (track A7)
Chubby Parker (1928-08-13) (track B1)
Clarence Ashley (aka Tom Ashley) (1930-04-14) (track A3)
guitar:
Alfred Steagall (1927-03-23) (track B7)
Clarence "Tom" Ashley (aka Tom Ashley) (1928-10-14) (track B5)
Belle Reed (1928-10-17) (track A5)
Bill Reed (1928-10-17) (track A5)
Dick Justice (1929-05-20) (track A1)
James D. Touchstone (1929-11-30) (track A2)
Coley Jones (1929-12-06) (track A4)
Preston Young (1931-06-26) (track B4)
guitar and harmonica:
Garley Foster (1928-10-14) (track B5)
harmonica:
Ernest Stoneman (1928-10-31) (track B2)
banjo:
Raymond D. Hundley (1927-03-23) (track B7)
Dock Walsh (1928-10-14) (track B5)
Bolen Frost (1928-10-31) (track B2)
steel guitar:
Hubert Nelson (1929-11-30) (track A2)
composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks A1, A3–A5, B1–B5)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks A1, A3–A5, B1–B5)
other vocals [whistling]:
Chubby Parker (1928-08-13) (track B1)
publisher:
John Lomax (track B7)
vocals:
Kelly Harrell (1927-03-23) (track B7)
G.B. Grayson (1927-10-18) (track B6)
Richard Burnett (American folk singer, old-timer, banjo and guitar player) (1927-11-03) (track B3)
Buell Kazee (1928-01-16) (track A6)
Buell Kazee (1928-01-18) (track A7)
Chubby Parker (1928-08-13) (track B1)
Clarence "Tom" Ashley (aka Tom Ashley) (1928-10-14) (track B5)
Garley Foster (1928-10-14) (track B5)
Bill Reed (1928-10-17) (track A5)
Uncle Eck Dunford (1928-10-31) (track B2)
Dick Justice (1929-05-20) (track A1)
Hubert Nelson (1929-11-30) (track A2)
James D. Touchstone (1929-11-30) (track A2)
Coley Jones (1929-12-06) (track A4)
Clarence Ashley (aka Tom Ashley) (1930-04-14) (track A3)
Preston Young (1931-06-26) (track B4)
writer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks A2, A6–A7, B6–B7)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 14) (track A3)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 16) (track B1)
Child Ballads (number: 68) (track A1)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 47) (track A1)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 73) (track A2)
Child Ballads (number: 155) (track A2)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 114) (track A4)
Child Ballads (number: 243) (track A3)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 160) (track A5)
Child Ballads (number: 274) (track A4)
Child Ballads (number: 278) (track A5)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 257) (track B7)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 362) (track B2)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 409) (track A6)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 414) (track A7)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 438) (track B4)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 447) (track B6)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 4619) (track B5)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 4816) (track B3)
arrangements:
House Carpenter (Bob Dylan arrangement) (track A3)
The Farmer's Cursed Wife (Fiddler's Dram arrangement) (track A5)
is the basis for:
Railroad Boy (track A6)
later translated versions:
Gee Ceffyl Bach (track B1)
later versions:
Diamond Joe (Starts "Now there’s a man you’ll hear about") (track B7)
Froggy's Fable (track B1)
Rambler, Gambler (track A7)
recording of:
The State of Arkansas (1927-03-23) (track B7)
Omie Wise (1927-10-18) (track B6)
Willie Moore (1927-11-03) (track B3)
The Butcher Boy (or I Wish I Was a Maid Again) (1928-01-16) (track A6)
Wagoner's Lad (1928-01-18) (track A7)
Frog Went a-Courtin’ (Original version) (1928-08-13) (track B1)
Peg and Awl (1928-10-14) (track B5)
The Devil and the Ploughman (1928-10-17) (track A5)
Old Shoes and Leggins (1928-10-31) (track B2)
Young Hunting (aka Henry Lee / Love Henry / The Proud Girl / Earl Richard) (1929-05-20) (track A1)
Sir Hugh (1929-11-30) (track A2)
Our Goodman (1929-12-06) (track A4)
The Daemon Lover (1930-04-14) (track A3)
A Lazy Farmer Boy (1931-06-26) (track B4)

12" Vinyl 2

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1926-09-20) (track C6)
New York, New York, United States (1927-01-28) (track C5)
Camden, New Jersey, United States (1927-03-23) (track C2)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States (1927-04-26) (track C4)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1927-08) (track D1)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1928-02-14) (track C7)
Camden, New Jersey, United States (1928-05-10) (track C3)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1928-08-28) (track D3)
Camden, New Jersey, United States (1929-02-15) (track D2)
Richmond, Indiana, United States (1929-06-14) (track D5)
Johnson City, Tennessee, United States (1929-10-23) (track D4)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1930-11-19) (track D6)
New York, New York, United States (1931-08-17) (track C1)
fiddle:
Posey Rorer (1926-09-20) (track C6)
Posey Rorer (1927-03-23) (track C2)
Arnold Williamson (1927-04-26) (track C4)
tambourine:
Versey Smith (1927-08) (track D1)
guitar:
Roy Harvey (old time musician) (1926-09-20) (track C6)
Alfred Steagall (1927-03-23) (track C2)
Curry (little-known American folk artist) (1927-04-26) (track C4)
Irving Williamson (1927-04-26) (track C4)
William Smith (of the folk duo William and Versey Smith) (1927-08) (track D1)
Mississippi John Hurt (1928-02-14) (track C7)
Mother Maybelle Carter (1928-05-10) (track C3)
Furry Lewis (American country blues guitarist) (1928-08-28) (track D3)
Mother Maybelle Carter (1929-02-15) (track D2)
Charley Patton (American Delta blues musician) (1929-06-14) (track D5)
Edward L. Crain (1931-08-17) (track C1)
guitar and harmonica:
Frank Hutchison (1927-01-28) (track C5)
Garley Foster (1930-11-19) (track D6)
guitar and steel guitar:
Mother Maybelle Carter (1929-02-15) (track D2)
banjo:
Charlie Poole (1926-09-20) (track C6)
Raymond D. Hundley (1927-03-23) (track C2)
Dock Walsh (1930-11-19) (track D6)
banjo and guitar:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1929-10-23) (track D4)
autoharp:
Sara Carter (of the Carter Family) (1928-05-10) (track C3)
Sara Carter (of the Carter Family) (1929-02-15) (track D2)
autoharp and guitar:
Sara Carter (of the Carter Family) (1928-05-10) (track C3)
Sara Carter (of the Carter Family) (1929-02-15) (track D2)
arranger:
Henry Thomas (American country blues singer) (track C4)
composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks C2–C4, C6, D2)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks C2–C4, C6, D2)
publisher:
William & Versey Smith (1927) (track D1)
vocals:
Charlie Poole (1926-09-20) (track C6)
Frank Hutchison (1927-01-28) (track C5)
Kelly Harrell (1927-03-23) (track C2)
Curry (little-known American folk artist) (1927-04-26) (track C4)
Irving Williamson (1927-04-26) (track C4)
Arnold Williamson (1927-04-26) (track C4)
Versey Smith (1927-08) (track D1)
William Smith (of the folk duo William and Versey Smith) (1927-08) (track D1)
Mississippi John Hurt (1928-02-14) (track C7)
Sara Carter (of the Carter Family) (1928-05-10) (track C3)
A.P. Carter (1928-05-10) (track C3)
Mother Maybelle Carter (1928-05-10) (track C3)
Furry Lewis (American country blues guitarist) (1928-08-28) (track D3)
Sara Carter (of the Carter Family) (1929-02-15) (track D2)
A.P. Carter (1929-02-15) (track D2)
Mother Maybelle Carter (1929-02-15) (track D2)
Charley Patton (American Delta blues musician) (1929-06-14) (track D5)
Garley Foster (1930-11-19) (track D6)
Edward L. Crain (1931-08-17) (track C1)
writer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks C1, C3, C5)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1915 – 1916) (track D1)
publisher:
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 444) (track C2)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 787) (track C6)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 790) (track C4)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 2243) (track C1)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 3262) (track C3)
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 4183) (track C5)
arrangements:
John Hardy (track C3)
John Hardy (Leadbelly version) (track C3)
is the basis for:
John Hardy (Chris Smither version) (track C3)
Stag O’Lee (track C5)
later versions:
Stack-A-Lee (track C5)
Stagger Lee (Nick Cave version) (track C5)
Stagger Lee (Lloyd Price version) (track C5)
orchestrations:
John Hardy (track C3)
recording of:
The Titanic (aka "It Was Sad When That Great Ship Went Down") (track D1)
White House Blues (1926-09-20) (track C6)
Stagger Lee (1927-01-28) (track C5)
Charles Guiteau (1927-03-23) (track C2)
John Henry (1927-04-26) (track C4)
John Hardy (traditional) (1928-05-10) (track C3)
Engine 143 (1929-02-15) (track D2)
Cole Younger (1931-08-17) (track C1)

Release Group

part of: Anthology of American Folk Music (1952) (number: 1)