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Shake Sugaree ()


Elizabeth Cotten was a national treasure. She didn't begin recording until she was 66 years old (in 1958), but a simple song she had written when she was 11, "Freight Train," became a staple of the folk revival in the 1960s, and her frequent concerts and appearances on the folk circuit were legendary for their unassuming grace and wisdom, not to mention her unique guitar skills. Left-handed, Cotten played her guitars and banjos upside down and backward, and her picking style gave the bass strings a clear sound while working ...

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  1. Shake Sugaree
  2. Take Me Back to Baltimore
  3. Washington Blues
  4. I'm Going Away
  5. Fox Chase
  6. Ontario Blues
  7. Fare You Well, My Darling
  8. Untitled/Georgie Buck
  9. Mama, Nobody's Here But the Baby
  10. Mama, Nobody's Here But the Baby
  11. Look and Live, My Brother
  12. Jesus Lifted Me
  13. Jesus Is Tenderly Calling
  14. Buck Dance
  15. Ruben
  16. Oh, Miss Lulie Gal
  17. Can't Get a Letter from Down the Road
  18. Shoot That Buffalo
  19. Boatman Dance
  20. Hallelujah, It Is Done
  21. Holy Ghost, Unchain My Name
  22. Little Brown Jug
  23. Delia
  24. Ball the Jack
  25. Till We Meet Again
  26. When the Train Comes Along
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Shake Sugaree
2004, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

UPC: 093074014721


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