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The Village Out West: The Lost Tapes Of Alan Oakes

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The Village Out West celebrates the underappreciated bastion of the Folk Revival that emerged in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s, a counterpoint to the seminal New York City scene that has dominated the historical narrative.

Compiled from a vast array of recordings by autodidact recording engineer Alan Oakes, the two-CD set features legendary names like Hank Bradley, Rev. Gary Davis, Larry Hanks, Mississippi Fred McDowell, New Lost City Ramblers, and Doc Watson, as well as unsung heroes of the local California communities that turned the region into fertile ground for American music. This music triumphantly transcends the passage of the decades with its luminous and passionate presence, making the case for California as a crucial hotbed for some of the most impressive and diverse folk music of the 20th century.


  1. Name
  2. Beaumont Rag
  3. Oh, Had I A Golden Thread
  4. Westphalia Waltz
  5. Raggedy Pat
  6. 8th of January
  7. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
  8. The Billboard Song
  9. Write Me a Few of Yo Lines
  10. Milwaukee Blues
  11. Swallow Song
  12. Charlie's Neat and Charlie's Sweet / Weevilly Wheat
  13. Girl I Left in Sunny Tennessee
  14. Gimme That Old Time Religion
  15. Talking Union
  16. All My Friends Gonna Be Strangers
  17. Texas Quickstep
  18. Long Time a-Growing
  19. Mardi Gras Dance
  20. Lady of Carlisle
  21. White Winged Dove
  22. Sardines and Pork and Beans
  23. Hoop-e-Kack
  24. Down, Down, Derry Down
  25. Walking Down That Railroad Line
  26. Duna
  27. Orange Blossom Special
  28. Fire on the Mountain
  29. When the Curfew Blows
  30. Ragtime Annie
  31. The Hounds are Out (The Innocent Hare)
  32. Bachelor Blues
  33. Jimmy Whelan
  34. Paddy, Won't You Drink Some Cider?
  35. Good Night Waltz
  36. Searchin'
  37. The Clouds Gwine Roll Away
  38. Northfield
  39. Baby, Let Me Lay It on You
  40. Talking Fishing Blues
  41. Sweet Sunny South
  42. Play Run Run
  43. Cherokee Shuffle
  44. Bringing Mary Home
  45. The Lost Trapper
  46. Don't Mistreat Nobody (Cause You Got a Few Dimes)
  47. Billy in the Lowground
  48. The Curlew's Song
  49. Jamie Raeburn's Farewell
  50. Hesitation Blues
  51. I'm a Rover and Seldom Sober
  52. O, Them Golden Slippers

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