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From 1961 to 1965, New York City’s trailblazing Friends of Old Time Music presented 14 concerts that brought dozens of legendary traditional musicians before city audiences for the first time. This "folk arrival" changed the course of American folk music, expanding the vision of the Folk Song Revival and leaving an indelible mark on the musical landscape. For Friends of Old Time Music, Peter K. Siegel, who personally recorded most of the concerts, handpicked 55 tracks from the original master tapes. They include the first concert appearances by Doc Watson, Roscoe Holcomb, Clarence Ashley, and Joseph Spence, and the triumphant return visits to New York by Dock Boggs and Mississippi John Hurt, who had made classic recordings in the city during the 1920s. Three CDs of live concert recordings. 55 tracks, including 53 never before released tracks. Accompanied by a richly illustrated 60-page book. Recorded, produced, and annotated by Peter K. Siegel A Henry Street Folklore production Produced in association with City Lore, Inc.

Disc 1 -
1 Doc and Arnold Watson - I'm Troubled
2 Dock Boggs - the Country Blues
3 Fred McDowell - Going Down to the River
4 Roscoe Holcomb - East Virginia Blues
5 Maybelle Carter - the Storms Are on the Ocean
6 The Stanley Brothers - the Dream of the Miner's Child
7 Hobart Smith - Soldiers Joy
8 Mississippi John Hurt - Coffee Blues
9 Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys - Live and Let Live
10 The Watson Family - Lonely Tombs
11 Jesse Fuller - Rockin' Boogie
12 Gaither Carlton and Doc Watson - Brown's Dream
13 Dock Boggs - Down South Blues
14 Sam McGee - Knoxville Blues
15 The Stanley Brothers - Have a Feast Here Tonight
16 John Davis and the Georgia Sea Island Singers - Riley
17 Jesse Fuller - Buck and Wing
- Disc 2 -
1 Arthur Smith - Hell Among the Yearlings
2 The Greenbriar Boys - Amelia Earhart's Last Flight
3 Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys - the Brakeman's Blues
4 Maybelle Carter - Foggy Mountain Top
5 Doc Watson - Hicks' Farewell
6 The New Lost City Ramblers - Jordan Is a Hard Road to Travel
7 Fred McDowell - Write Me a Few of Your Lines
8 Joseph Spence - Bimini Gal
9 Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys - Shady Grove
10 Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys - Grey Eagle
11 Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys - Walkin' the Dog
12 Jesse Fuller - San Francisco Bay Blues
13 Doc and Arnold Watson - Short Life of Trouble
14 Roscoe Holcomb - John Henry
15 Stanley Thompson - Kneelin' Down Inside the Gate
16 McKinley Peebles - Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt
17 Maybelle Carter - Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow
18 The Stanley Brothers and Their Clinch Mountain Boys - Mansions for Me
19 Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea Island Singers - Before This Time Another Year
- Disc 3 -
1 Mississippi John Hurt - My Creole Belle
2 Jesse Fuller - "Guitar Lesson"
3 Jesse Fuller - Cincinnati Blues
4 Dock Boggs - Poor Boy in Jail
5 Maybelle Carter - He's Solid Gone
6 The Clarence Ashley Group - Maggie Walker Blues
7 Ed Young and Emma Ramsay - Chevrolet
8 Roscoe Holcomb - Rising Sun Blues
9 Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys - Lord, Build Me a Cabin in Glory
10 Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie and Albert
11 The Stanley Brothers - Hard Times
12 Horton Barker - the Miller's Will
13 Clarence Ashley - the Coo Coo Bird
14 Gaither Carlton and Doc Watson - Double File
15 Annie Bird - the Wandering Boy
16 Jesse Fuller - Stranger Blues
17 Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys - I Saw the Light
18 Maybelle Carter - Sugar Hill
19 The Clarence Ashley Group - Amazing Grace

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