Podcast: Honoring Etta Baker
Episode #15-49 | airing 12-02-15

Etta Baker

Recently the late Etta Baker was honored with a permanent exhibit at the Municipal Auditorium in her hometown of Morganton, North Carolina. She was a wonderful player of the Piedmont Blues and this week we’ll hear some classic and current players of the style.


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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer” / Songs Of Hope And Struggle /

Elizabeth Cotton / “Spanish Flang Dang” / Freight Train and Other
        North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes / Smithsonian Folkways
Etta Baker / “One Dime Blues” / One Dime Blues / Rounder
Etta Baker & Mike Seeger / “Cripple Creek” / Third Annual Farewell
        Reunion / Rounder
Etta Baker / “Railroad Bill” / Appalachian Breakdown / Fuel

Blind Blake / “Chump Man Blues” / Ragtime Guitar’s Foremost
        Fingerpicker / Yazoo
Blind Willie McTell / “Statesboro Blues” / 1927-1933 The Early
        Years / Yazoo
Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley / “Papa’s ‘bout to Get Mad” / Good
        For What Ails You / Old Hat
Blind Boy Fuller / “Thousand Woman Blues” / Before the Blues Vol.
        3 / Yazoo
Little Hat Jones / “Kentucky Blues” / The Blues of Texas,
        Arkansas & Louisiana 1927-32 / Yazoo
Barbeque Bob / “Blind Pig Blues” / Roots N’ Blues-The
        Retrospective / Columbia Legacy
Elizabeth Cotton / “Graduation March” / Freight Train and Other
        North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes / Smithsonian Folkways

John Jackson / “Boat’s Up the River” / Don’t Let Your Deal Go
        Down / Arhooie
Mississippi John Hurt / “Let the Mermaids Flirt with Me” / Last
        Sessions / Vanguard
Rev. Gary Davis / “Death Don’t Have No Mercy” / Great Bluesmen-
        Newport / Vanguard
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee / “Dark Road” / Classic Blues Vol. 2 /
        Smithsonian Folkways

Roy Book Binder / “Baby Let Me Lay It On You” / Live at Fur Peace
        Station / Peg Leg
Guy Davis / “Skunkmello’s Dance of the Chickens” / Skunkmello /
        Red House

Pete Seeger / “If I Had a Hammer (excerpt)” / Songs of Hope and Struggle /
        Smithsonian Folkways

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