Frank Lindamood | Songs from the Other Great American Songbook

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Songs from the Other Great American Songbook

by Frank Lindamood

This album is a celebration of the great music of the North American people, consisting of 17 timeless songs, recorded solo in the old way (one take without editing or over-dubbing) accompanied by a 160 page, illustrated book with an essay on each song.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Lonesome Road Blues
3:17 album only
2. Devil Got My Woman
4:27 album only
3. Little Birdie
2:52 album only
4. The Minstrel Boy
2:20 album only
5. Old Abe
3:33 album only
6. John Henry
5:13 album only
7. Drunken Spree
4:19 album only
8. Nova Scotia Farewell
3:45 album only
9. Goodnight Irene
4:10 album only
10. White House Blues
3:19 album only
11. The Cuckoo
2:39 album only
12. Old Paint
3:43 album only
13. German Blues
3:32 album only
14. The Year of Jubilo
3:31 album only
15. Star of the County Down
2:34 album only
16. Frankie and Johnny
3:44 album only
17. Nearer My God to Thee
4:32 album only


Album Notes
I have been playing old time American music for over fifty years, influenced by my father, a west Virginia mountaineer, and his family, and great artists like Doc Watson, Skip James, Ralph Stanley, Lead Belly, John Hurt and Roscoe Holcomb, to name only a few. I started writing songs about eight years ago and my first two albums, Hewed from the Rock and To Be as Gods, are all original tunes. After touring the west coast in 2013 with Michael Koppy, the two of us decided to create a book-CD that would pay homage to the powerful source music that has meant so much to us both for all our musical lives; the result is Songs from the OTHER Great American Songbook, a true collaboration in which I performed and wrote commentaries on 17 unforgettable songs, (some of which are outright "folk" music--- others were popular music of their time, as far back as the mid-1800's), while Koppy called on his expertise as a producer and his experience making his own ground-breaking book-CD Ashmore's Store to put together the book and oversee the project. We hope the resulting album will help keep this vital music alive and continue to inspire and inform us as a nation.



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