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Oh My Little Darling: Folk Song Types

  • 1. Chick-A-Li-Lee-Lo - Almeda Riddle
    2. King William Was King George's Son - Crockett Ward/Mr & Mrs. Crockett Ward
    3. Sweet William - Fields Ward
    4. Lexington Murder, The - Wesley Hargis
    5. Lily Schull - Mrs. Lena Bare Turbyfill/Mrs. Lloyd Bare Hagie
    6. Farmer Is the Man That Feeds Them All, The - Fiddlin' John Carson
    7. Come All You Coal Miners - Sarah Ogan
    8. Cotton Mill Blues - Daddy John Love
    9. Whoopee-Ti-Yi-Yo - Roy Smeck/John I White
    10. Mon Chrie Bb Crole - Dennis McGee/S.D. Courville
    11. Oh My Little Darling - Thaddeus C. Willingham, Jr.
    12. Been on the Job Too Long - Lonely Eagles/Wilmer Watts/The Lonely Eagles
    13. Dr. Ginger Blue - Arthur Tanner & His Blue Ridge Cornshuckers
    14. Crawling and Creeping - James Roberts/Asa Martin/James Roberts
    15. Haunted Road Blues - Tom Clarence Ashely
    16. Village School, The - Nelstone's Hawaiians
    17. Poor Drunkard's Dream, The - Sons of the Mountaineers/Wade Mainer
    18. If the Light Has Gone Out in Your Soul - Ernest Phipps
    19. I'm a Long Time Traveling Away From Home - J.T. Allison's
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 80245

  • Credits
    EngineerHerbert Halpert; Alan Lomax

    Personnel: Daddy John Love, James Touchstone, Asa Martin (vocals, guitar); Thaddeus C. Willingham, Jr. (vocals, banjo); Dennis McGee, Fiddlin' John Carson (vocals, fiddle); Nora Byrley, Arthur Tanner, Crockett Ward, Fields Ward, Minnie Phipps, Almeda Riddle, Wade Mainer, Wilmer Watts (vocals); Roy Smeck (guitar, harmonica); James Roberts (guitar); Ernest Phipps (fiddle).
    Liner Note Author: Jon Pankake.
    Recording information: Atlanta, GA (1927-1959); Bristol, TN (1927-1959); Charlotte, NC (1927-1959); Elk Park, NC (1927-1959); Galax, VA (1927-1959); Gulfport, MS (1927-1959); Heber Springs, AR (1927-1959); New Orleans, LA (1927-1959); New York, NY (1927-1959); Richmond, IN (1927-1959); State Penitentiary, Raleigh, NC (1927-1959).
    Originally released on LP in 1977, as part of The Recorded Anthology of American Music, Oh My Little Darling combines commercial 78s and field recordings from the rural southeast in what amounts to a sampler of American folk song types. Opening with a series of unaccompanied ballads, then moving through single instrument songs, small string bands, cowboy ballads, protest songs and ending with some early gospel and Sacred Harp singing, it makes for a pretty nifty survey of vernacular music in the south. Among the highlights are Fiddlin' John Carson's commercial recording of "The Farmer Is the Man That Feeds Them All" and Daddy John Love's acerbic "Cotton Mill Blues," which contains the bleak couplet "some folks says Saturday is payday/but I says Saturday is another day wasted away." ~ Steve Leggett

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