Podcast: Folk City, Part 1
Episode #16-39 | airing 9-28-16

This week and next we focus on the center of the folk revival in the 1950’s and 60’s New York City. The program is based on the wonderful new book by Stephen Petrus and Ronald D. Cohen entitled Folk City-New York and the American Folk Music Revival. We’ll hear some of the early performers such as Susan Reed, Richard Dyer-Bennet, Paul Clayton, Leadbelly, Dave Van Ronk, Theodore Bikel, Cisco Houston and Woody Guthrie. Next week the effect of Bob Dylan on the New York folk scene.

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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
Mark Spoelstra / “Dead Thumb Roll #1” / Recorded at Club 47, Inc / Smithsonian Folkways
Susan Reed / “He Moved Through the Fair” / Old Airs from Ireland, Scotland and England / Collector’s Choice
Richard Dyer-Bennet / “Old Bangum” / 6 / Smithsonian Folkways
Paul Clayton / “Who’s Gonna Buy You Ribbons (when I’m gone) / Bob Dylan’s Greenwich Village / Chrome Dreams
The Weavers / “The Banks of Marble” / Wasn’t That a Time / Vanguard

Leadbelly / “Gallis Pole” / Bourgeois Blues / Smithsonian Folkways
Rev. Gary Davis / “Intro and Oh Glory How Happy I Am” / Live at Gerde’s Folk City / Smithsonian Folkways
Dave Van Ronk / “Trouble in Mind” / Down in Washington Square / Smithsonian Folkways
Mark Spoelstra / “Dead Thumb Roll #2” / Recorded at Club 47, Inc / Smithsonian Folkways

Martha Schlamme with Frank Hamilton / “There’s a Hole in my Bucket” / Newport Folk Festival 1959/ Not Now
Theodore Bikel / “Oh Freedom” / While I’m Here / Red House
The Clancy Brothers / “Medley” / In Person at Carnegie Hall / Columbia Legacy

Woody Guthrie / “I Ain’t Got No Home” / Dust Bowl Ballads / BMG
Cisco Houston / “Tying a Knot in the Devil’s Tail” / Classic American Ballads / Smithsonian Folkways
Ramblin’ Jack Elliot / “Howdido” / Hard Travelin’ / Fantasy
Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways


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