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Live From the Old Town School Box Set

by Various Artists

Digital downloads of select live concert recordings made at the Old Town School over the last half century. Everyone misses out when good stuff like this stays in boxes, so enjoy this first chip off the tip of a 53-year-old iceberg!
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1. Stewball - Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem
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2. Old Mr. Rabbit, Ain't Gonna Rain No More - Horton Barker
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3. Tiny's Tempo - Andrew Bird
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4. Titanic- Rory Block
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5. Old Blue - Guy and Candie Carawan
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6. Something Happens - Peter Case
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7. Delicate Balance - Tom Dundee
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8. Wake Up Little Sparrow - Katherine Hall Parrish
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10. Came Out the Wilderness - Ella Jenkins
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11. The Cuckoo - Ella Jenkins
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12. Red River Valley - Ella Jenkins
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13. The Witch Upon a Hill - Ted Johnson
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14. The Fox - Jon Langford
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15. Freight Train - Taj Mahal
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16. Fifteen Minute Intermission - Elaine Moore, Kathy Cowan, Carol Kagy, Rick Sherry
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17. Little Red Caboose - Odetta
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18. Home On the Range - Odetta
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19. Maple Syrup Time - Pete Seeger
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20. The Young Woman Who Swallowed a Lie - Pete Seeger
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21. The Devil and the Farmer's Wife - Win Stracke
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22. Methodist Pie - Win Stracke
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23. I am a Pilgrim - Merle Travis, Courtesy of the University of Chicago Folklore Society
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24. Midnight Special Merle Travis, Courtesy of the University of Chicago Folklore Society
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25. The Frog's Wedding Trian, Courtesy of the University of Chicago Folklore Society
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26. Three is the Magic Number - Jeff Tweedy
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27. Polly Wolly Doodle - Dan Zanes
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28. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - Joan Baez
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29. Dear Old Greenland - Andrew Bird
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30. Two Heroes (Are Better Than One) - Peter Case
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31. Sis Draper - Guy Clark
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32. Wild Women Don't Get the Blues - Ginni Clemmens
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33. I'm Going Back to North Carolina - Ginni Clemmens
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34. Don't Worry About a Thing - Jim Craig, Rick Veras
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35. The Dying Soldier - Steve Dawson
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36. Temporary - Steve Dawson
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37. Apple Doll - Steve Dawson
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38. The Medicine Show - Mike Dunbar
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39. Streets of Old Chicago - Mark Dvorak
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40. Fiddle Tune Medley, Ruben, You Can Play Your Banjo - Mark Dvorak
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41. Jerusalem - Steve Earle
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42. Goodbye - Steve Earle
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43. Simple Man - Steve Earle
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44. Goodbye Cruel Girl - Robbie Fulks
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45. Georgia Hard - Robbie Fulks
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46. Cigarette State - Robbie Fulks
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47. Rock Bottom - Robbie Fulks
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48. The Twentieth Century's Almost Over - Steve Goodman
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49. Wrong Road Again - John Hartford
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50. In Tall Buildings - John Hartford
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51. Where's The Money - Dan Hicks
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52. Canned Music - Dan Hicks
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53. All the Good People - Fred Holstein
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54. Days of 49 - Fred Holstein
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55. Roll Me On the Water - Fred Holstein
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56. Homburg - Jon Langford
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57. Tubby Brothers - Jon Langford
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58. Colours - Donovan
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59. Mellow Yellow - Donovan
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60. Boat Up the River - Tim O'Brien
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61. Hard Travelin' - Tim O'Brien
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62. With a Memory Like Mine - Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott
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63. Music Tree - Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott
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64. Singing Through the Hard Times - Utah Phillips
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65. I've Got to Know - Utah Phillips
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66. No Hole in My Head - Malvina Reynolds
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67. Bury Me in my Overalls - Malvina Reynolds
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68. Wild Mountain Thyme - Claudia Schmidt
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69. Looking for Trouble - Josh White Jr.
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70. John Barleycorn - Martin Carthy
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71. Motherless Child - Frank Hamilton, Valucha De Castro
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72. Pretty Saro (At the Foot of Yonder Mountain) - Horton Barker
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73. Irene Goodnight - Andrew Bird
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74. C.C. Rider - Andrew Bird
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75. Big Road Blues - Rory Block
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76. Glory of Love - Big Bill Broonzy
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77. Midnight Special - Big Bill Broonzy, Pete Seeger
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78. Why Do You Bob Your Hair Girl - Fleming Brown, Ray Tate
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79. This May Be the Last TIme - Guy and Candie Carawan
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80. Cripple Creek, Worried Man Blues - Guy and Candie Carawan
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81. Siege of Delhi - Martin Carthy
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82. Willie's Lady - Martin Carthy
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83. Hard Time Killing Floor Blues - Cephas and Wiggins
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84. Stagolee - Cephas and Wiggins
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85. Scarboro Fair - Margaret Christl
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86. Hard Travelin' - Ramblin' Jack Elliott
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87. Grand Coulee Dam- Ramblin' Jack Elliott
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88. Walkin' Blues - John Hammond
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89. Just a Closer Walk with Thee - Mahalia Jackson
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90. Move on up a Little Higher - Mahalia Jackson
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91. All My Trials - Ted Johnson
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92. Come On in My Kitchen - Michael Miles
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93. Peg and Awl - Bruce Molsky, Bill Frisell
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94. Strawberry Fields Forever - Odetta
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95. Sporting Life Blues - Tom Paley
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96. Ramblin' Boy - Tom Paxton
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97. The Cruel Sister - John Renbourn, Jacqui McShee
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98. Wedding Dress- John Renbourn, Jacqui McShee
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99. Fair Nottamun Town - Jean Ritchie
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100. The Cuckoo - Jean Ritchie
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101. Roll the Union On - Pete Seeger
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102. Come on in My Kitchen - Jon Spiegel
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103. St. James Infirmary - Dave Van Ronk
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104. Bye Bye Blues - Doc Watson
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105. My Blue Eyed Jane - Doc Watson
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106. Midnight Special - Weavermania
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107. Lullaby (Usnijze mi) - Grazyna Auguscik
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108. Soul Migration - Grazyna Auguscik
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109. La Loma de Belen - Conjunto Cespedes
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110. Yemaya - Conjunto Cespedes
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111. Jarabi - Toumani Diabate
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112. Vamos a Bailar - Joaquin Diaz
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113. La Voy a Hacer Feliz (Me La Pusieron Dificil) - Joaquin Diaz
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114. Nueve Viento - Lila Downs
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115. Ofrenda- Lila Downs
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116. Greetings,Tar Drum Lesson - Hamza El Din
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117. Dans Notre Village - Frank Hamilton, Valucha De Castro
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118. Ken Yov Du - Frank Hamilton, Valucha De Castro
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119. The Frog Song (Sapo Na Toca) - Frank Hamilton, Valucha De Castro
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120. Vranjanka - Frank Hamilton, Valucha De Castro
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121. Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Mi Tierra Natal - Los Pleneros de la 21
Los Pleneros de la 21
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122. Fiesta Campesina- Los Pleneros de la 21
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123. El Buscapie - Mono Blanco
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124. La Bamba - Mono Blanco
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125. Cape Clear - Laurence Nugent
Laurence Nugent
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126. Woula Bara Dianga (A Long Way Away) - Oumou Sangare
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127. Tiene Dja - Oumou Sangare
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Live From the Old Town School

Come and get it! The Old Town School of Folk Music is proud to offer digital downloads of select live concert recordings made here at the School over the last half century. Pulled from our archive, these 127 songs are the first chip off the tip of a 53-year-old iceberg!

Each of these gems was selected for this initial voyage because they are important, high quality, transferable examples of the vernacular music that we love. Recorded by sound obsessed tape enthusiasts at our early locations or captured from the soundboard of our current state of the folk concert hall, these recordings have bottled live music at its best: simple, direct and in-tune with the audience and the times.

For years these recordings languished in cardboard boxes and on the cold, hard shelves of the School’s Resource Center until a generous grant from the Donnelley Foundation made it possible to license this core sample for commercial release. We set up our own licensing office, complete with phones, office supplies, printers, e-mail addresses and recent law school grads, and went to work contacting 85 artists about working with The Old Town School to release 127 recordings. With a little hard work, and the promise of fame and fortune, we found that it is possible to get a bunch of musicians behind a project like this. It was all the fun of the entertainment business without the free food and drinks.

We feel that everyone misses out when good stuff like this stays in boxes, and there will no doubt be more of this kind of thing coming from the Old Town School. Please enjoy this music either as single song downloads or in whole album chunks. This music is available on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby. Here is a partial list of some of the great artists featured on Live From the Old Town School:


Andrew Bird-Goodnight Irene, Joan Baez-The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Rory Block-The Titanic, Big Bill Broonzy-Glory of Love, Ella Jenkins-Came Out The Wilderness, Jeff Tweedy-Three is the Perfect Number, Mahalia Jackson-Move on Up a Little Higher, Toumani Diabate-Jarabi, Martin Carthy-John Barleycorn, Frank Hamilton and Valucha-Motherless Child, Mono Blanco-La Bamba, Guy Clark-Sis’ Draper, Ginni Clemmens-Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues, Steve Dawson-The Dying Soldier, Donovan-Mellow Yellow, Lila Downs-Ofrenda, Mark Dvorak-Streets of Old Chicago, Steve Earle-Jerusalem, Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott-With a Memory Like Mine, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott-Grand Coolie Dam, Los Plenaros de la 21-Puerto Rico Mi Tierra Natal, Jon Langford-Homburg, Bonnie Koloc-Roll Me on the Water, Malvina Reynolds-Bury Me in My Overalls, Dave Van Ronk-St. James Infirmary, Doc Watson-Blue Eyed Jane, Jean Ritchie-Nottamun Town, Oumou Sangare-Woula Bara Diagna , Tom Dundee-Delicate Balance, Fred Holstein-Days of 49, John Renbourn and Jacqui McShee-The Cruel Sister, Pete Seeger-Roll the Union On and many more.


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