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Vivien Richman  Vivien Richman Sings Folksongs of West Pennsylvania (1959) CD

Vivien Richman Vivien Richman Sings Folksongs of West Pennsylvania (1959) CD

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"This item is part of the Folkways archives.  The original liner notes from the LP are included."

Songs originating in the Frontier Era in and around Pittsburgh were rediscovered by Jacob A. Evanson, sung here by Vivien Richman. While there are a few cheerful and amusing ditties ("Pittsburg Town" "Soho on a Saturday Night") most have a tone that reflects the bleak landscape of an emerging industrial town painted through their lyrics. Richmans deep contralto and rhythm guitar add exquisite depth to this album.

Tracks
1. The Glooms of Ligonier - 2:08    
2. The Forks of the Ohio - 3:05    
3. Sinclaire's Defeat - 2:34    
4. The Mouse's Courting Song - 2:47    
5. James Bird - 2:54    
6. Conestoga Wagoner's Complaint - 1:50    
7. The Hero of Erie - 1:53    
8. The Jolly Lumbermen - 2:38    
9. Hold On - 2:03    
10. A Ja Lejber Man - Aja Lejber Man - 2:06    
11. A Steel Mill Tragedy - Odpocivam v Americkej pode - I Lie in the American Land (Written by Andrew Kovaly) - 2:34    
12. Pittsburgh Hymn - 1:10    
13. I'm a Beggar - 2:27    
14. Red Iron Ore - 2:55    
15. Handsome Mary, the Lily of the West - 2:31    
16. The Twenty-Inch Mill - 1:57    
17. Soho on Saturday Night - 1:50    
18. Pittsburgh Town - 1:47    
19. Captain Headed Home Again - 3:30


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