These are excerpts from a concert at Fugazi Hall in San Francisco on December 18, 1957.

 
1.  Radio Introduction and Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy

 

Pete Seeger.

 

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2. Roll on the Ground One of the first tunes I learned on the banjo.  I already knew it from a record.  

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3. Georgie on the FFV Carter Family  

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4. Don'tcha be A'Grievin' After Me From"Pop" Fred Green of Modesto, California. l952. Pop was like Uncle Dave Macon in many ways. I was way too young to appreciate the real depth of his music or his personality.  But I remember his music.

 

 

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5. Trouble in the Home And from Will Calvin of Modesto, California in l952, who sang THE GREAT ASSEMBLY, comes this other little gem of a song I had never heard before or since.

 

 

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6. You Go to Your Church Living in a cheap hotel in downtown San Diego.  Sitting in my room, playing my banjo one evening, a knock on the door.  A lonesome sailor hearing a banjo like he was used to at home, could not resist coming over. Roy Loveday from Knoxville, Tennessee.  We sang some songs we both knew, and soon we were joined by a young girl from across the hall.  She wanted to be part of what was happening, so when she saw the interest I had in Roy's songs she went and got some cute high school stationary she had and wrote down the words to  the songs in her neat little script.  She seemed down and out, so young and lonesome.  I wish I could remember her name.  Roy taught me YOU GO TO YOUR CHURCH. I was excited because I had never heard it before.  I still haven't heard it from anywhere else.  

 Collected San Diego, l953.

 

 

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7. Shout Little Lulu From Woody Wachtel.  Late forties.  Woody was both a good friend and a teacher.  He showed me all his tricks when I was first learning to play five string. He had a drop-thumb frailing style he learned from Rufus Crisp.

 

 

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8. I Had a Rooster Pete Seeger  

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9. Grubb Springs From a Library of Congress recording of fiddle.  

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10. The Fox Burl Ives recording.  

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11. All Night Long Norman Pierce, who divorced his wife and then married her again in order to prove to her he really loved her, ran Jack's Record Cellar in the Haight District.  This was l952 before  hippy days. It was Norm who kept bugging me to get in touch with Archie Green who, though still a carpenter, was already stirring the folkmusic community's conscience as Irwin Silber never could. And it was Norm who steered all his good old 78s my way.  It was a year before Harry Smith's collection came out, but Norm's old 78s had already covered most of that ground for me.  ALL NIGHT LONG was one of the first.

 

 

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12. Gypsy Davey Woody  

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13. Greenback Dollar/ East Virginia Pete

 

 

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