VARIOUS 'Songcatcher II'

VARIOUS 'Songcatcher II'

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Some of those who really enjoyed the first “Songcather” album and take home the second volume expecting more of the same will be in for a rude culture shock when they play this sequel issue from Vanguard. While the first disc featured smooth, slick recordings by such contemporary stars as Dolly Parton, Emylou Harris, Iris Dement, Patty Loveless and Sara Evans, this new sampler resurrects raw, decidedly unsophisticated pieces by such old-timers as Dock Boggs, Clarence Ashley, Almeda Riddle, Roscoe Holcomb and appearances by Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith and Maybelle Carter are at least partially taken from recordings made at the Newport Folk Festival in the early 1960s. Some fine music here, on a record nicely produced by Fred Jasper. OH DEATH, THE TWO LOVERS, GEORGIE, BABES IN THE WOODS, WILL THE WEAVER, LITTLE BIRDIE, HOUSE CARPENTER, PRETTY SARO, WINTER’S NIGHT, SUGAR BABY, etc.

Artists:

  • HOBART SMITH
  • ALMEDA RIDDLE
  • DOC WATSON
  • DOC BOGGS
  • SARAH OGAN GUNNING
  • COUSIN EMMY
  • FIDDLIN' ARTHUR SMITH
  • ALMEDA RIDDLE
  • ROSCOE HOLCOMB
  • CLARENCE ASHLEY
  • MAYBELLE CARTER

Track Listing:

  • BABES IN THE WOODS- ALMEDA RIDDLE
  • GEORGIE- DOC WATSON
  • COO COO BIRD- HOBART SMITH
  • TWO LOVERS- ALMEDA RIDDLE
  • MATTY GROVES- DOC WATSON
  • OH DEATH- DOC BOGGS
  • GIRL OF CONSTANT SORROW- SARAH OGAN GUNNING
  • WINTER'S NIGHT- DOC WATSON
  • BLACK JACK DAVEY- ALMEDA RIDDLE
  • SUGAR BABY- DOC BOGGS
  • WISH I WAS A SINGLE GIRL AGAIN- COUSIN EMMY
  • LEATHER BRITCHES- FIDDLIN' ARTHUR SMITH
  • WILL THE WEAVER- ALMEDA RIDDLE
  • LITTLE BIRDIE- ROSCOE HOLCOMB
  • PRETTY SARO- DOC WATSON
  • HOUSE CARPENTER- CLARENCE ASHLEY
  • COME ALL YE FAIR & TENDER LADIES- MAYBELLE CARTER