American Radical Patriot [Box Set]

  • Record Label: Rounder
  • Release Date: Oct 22, 2013
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Summary: The seven-disc set collects the folk singer's sessions recorded by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress plus songs he wrote for the Bonneville Power Administration, the Office of War Information, and VD education.
Record Label: Rounder
Genre(s): Political Folk, Protest Songs, Traditional Folk, Field Recordings
Credit: Primary Artist
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Track Listings

1-01 Lost Train 4-11 Will Rogers Highway
1-02 Growing Up in Oklahoma 4-12 The Flood That Took Over 100 Lives
1-03 The Railroad Blues 4-13 Los Angeles New Year's Flood
1-04 More Talk of Growing Up in Okemah 4-14 A Good Horse
1-05 The Gang of Kids Woody Hung Around With 4-15 Stewball
1-06 Rye Whiskey 4-16 Interlude
1-07 Some Old-Time Square Dance Tunes 4-17 Stagger Lee
1-08 Old Joe Clark 4-18 Interlude
1-09 Alan Lomax Asks for a Tune 4-19 One Dime Blues
1-10 Beaumont Rag 4-20 Interlude
1-11 Alan Asks for Another One 4-21 Git Along Little Dogies
1-12 Green Valley Waltz aka Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Feet? 4-22 Interlude
1-13 The Troubles and Tragedies That Fractured Woody's Family in Okemah 4-23 The Trail to Mexico
1-14 Greenback Dollar 4-24 Gypsy Davy
1-15 Lomax Asks About the Boll Weevil 4-25 Introducing an Old Song
1-16 Boll Weevil 4-26 Hard Ain't It Hard
1-17 Jailhouse Songs 5-01 Introduction
1-18 The Midnight Special 5-02 Pastures of Plenty
1-19 When the Great Dust Storm Struck 5-03 Oregon Trail
1-20 [CD-ROM Track] 5-04 Roll on Columbia
2-01 The End of the World 5-05 New Found Land
2-02 So Long, It's Been Good to Know Yuh 5-06 Talking Columbia
2-03 Dust Storms Devastate the Farmland 5-07 Roll, Columbia, Roll
2-04 Talking Dust Bowl 5-08 Columbia's Waters
2-05 Migrants Arrive in California 5-09 Ramblin' Blues
2-06 Do Re Mi 5-10 It Takes a Married Man to Sing a Worried Song
2-07 Hard Times 5-11 Hard Travelin'
2-08 Songs About Hard Times 5-12 The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done aka The Great Historical Bum
2-09 Bring Back to Me My Blue-Eyed Boy 5-13 Jackhammer Blues
2-10 Songs About Outlaws 5-14 Song of the Coulee Dam
2-11 Billy the Kid 5-15 Grand Coulee Dam
2-12 Billy the Kid and Pretty Boy Floyd 5-16 Washington Talkin' Blues
2-13 Pretty Boy Floyd 5-17 Ramblin' Round
2-14 Jesse James 5-18 Pastures of Plenty
2-15 Jesse James and His Boys 5-19 End of My Line
2-16 Takin' It from the Rich and Givin' It to the Poor 5-20 The Sinking of the Reuben James
2-17 Jesus Christ 5-21 Takin' It Easy
2-18 Songs About Bankers 5-22 Reckless Talk
2-19 The Jolly Banker 6-01 The Girl in the Red, White, and Blue
2-20 Another Song About the Depredations of the Bankers 6-02 Labor for Victory
2-21 I Ain't Got No Home 6-03 Farmer-Labor Train
2-22 Hundreds of Thousands Made Homeless 6-04 Jazz in America #93
2-23 Dirty Overhauls 6-05 Whoopy Ti-Yi, Get Along, Mr. Hitler
2-24 The Story of Mary Fagan 6-06 Jazz in America #116
2-25 Mary Fagan 6-07 Sally, Don't You Grieve
2-26 The Origins of the Song 6-08 Narrator
3-01 The Origins of the Song [Continued] 6-09 Dig a Hole
3-02 Chain Around My Leg 6-10 VD Avenue
3-03 Let's Sing Some Blues 6-11 Intro
3-04 Nine Hundred Miles 6-12 The Veedee Blues
3-05 Worried Man Blues 6-13 Intro
3-06 About the Worried Man Blues 6-14 Blessed and Curst
3-07 Lonesome Valley 6-15 A Case of V.D.
3-08 Railroad Blueses 6-16 V.D. Seaman's Letter
3-09 Walkin' Down That Railroad Line 6-17 V.D. City
3-10 Interlude 6-18 V.D. Day
3-11 Goin' Down the Frisco Line 6-19 A Child of V.D.
3-12 Riding the Rails 6-20 V.D. Gunner's Blues
3-13 Going Down the Road 6-21 Brooklyne Towne
3-14 Interlude 6-22 Narrator
3-15 Seven Cent Cotton 6-23 The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done aka The Great Historical Bum
3-16 Wish I'd Stayed in the Wagon Yard 6-24 The Old Cracked Looking Glass
3-17 Interlude 6-25 Hard Times in the Durant Jail
3-18 Dust Bowl Refugee 6-26 Empty Boxcar, My Home
3-19 Contractors Duping the Desperate 6-27 The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done aka The Great Historical Bum
3-20 The Dust Storm of April 14, 1935 7-01 Oregon Trail
3-21 Dust Storm Disaster 7-02 It Takes a Married Man to Sing a Worried Song
3-22 Foggy Mountain Top 7-03 Hard Travelin'
4-01 Breathing in Dust 7-04 Grand Coulee Dam
4-02 Dust Pneumonia Blues 7-05 Roll on, Columbia
4-03 Leaving the Dust Bowl 7-06 The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done aka The Great Historical Bum
4-04 California Blues 7-07 Jackhammer Blues
4-05 Jimmie Rodgers 7-08 Pastures of Plenty
4-06 Migrants Arriving in California 7-09 Talking Columbia
4-07 Do Re Mi 7-10 Ramblin' Round
4-08 Refugees Pouring into California 7-11 Washington Talkin' Blues
4-09 Dust Bowl Refugee 8-01 V.D. City
4-10 California as One of the 48 States 8-02 The Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done aka The Great Historical Bum [1951 Home Recording]