FA 2351 Cover

Dock Boggs (FA 2351)


The self-titled Dock Boggs (FA 2351, 1964) was the first LP released by Dock Boggs. This Folkways Records release, produced by Mike Seeger, features the first recorded music by Dock Boggs since the late 1920's. This album was later released as Dock Boggs, Legendary Singer & Banjo Player (DI-111, 1964), The Legendary Dock Boggs (FV 9025, [1964]), and was also included on His Folkway Years 1963 - 1968 (SFW 40108, 1998).

Tracks | Liner Notes | Recording Notes | Tunings

Tracks

1. Down South Blues
2. Country Blues
3. Pretty Polly
4. Coal Creek March
5. My Old Horse Died
6. Wild Bill Jones
7. Rowan County Crew
8. New Prisoner's Song
9. Oh, Death
10. Prodigal Son
11. Mother's Advice
12. Drunkard's Lone Child
13. Bright Sunny South
14. Mistreated Mama Blues
15. Harvey Logan

Liner Notes

The liner notes consist of "Notes by Mike Seeger," an article made up of quite a few, very interesting Dock Boggs facts. There are also lyrics provided for every song, along with a few notes per each song. My copy of the liner notes also includes a "Supplement" by Ralph Rinzler. Was this supplement included with the initial release of this album? If you can provide any information on this, email me.

Notes by Mike Seeger

Musical Analysis by Ralph Rinzler

Lyrics

Recording & Release Notes

  • Track 3 recorded on 24 June 1963 at Asheville, North Carolina Civic Center.
  • Tracks 2, 9 recorded on 26 June 1963 at Asheville, North Carolina Civic Center.
  • Track 12 recorded on 30 June 1963 at Asheville, North Carolina Civic Center.
  • Tracks 4, 5, 7, 14 recorded on 23 September 1963 at Guest River home of Dock's sister, Laura Boggs Hunsucker.
  • Tracks 1, 8, 15 recorded on 24 September 1963 at Guest River home of Dock's sister, Laura Boggs Hunsucker.
  • Tracks 6, 10, 11, 13 recorded on 14 December 1963 at the home of Mike and Marj Seeger, Roosevelt, New Jersey.

Tunings

  • Tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, 11 - gDGBD
  • Tracks 2, 9, 10, 12 - f#CGAD
  • Track 3 - f#DGAD
  • Tracks 7, 8, 14, 15 - gCGBD
    • Track 7 - Sung in G
  • Tracks 13 - gDGCD
Most of this information has been garnered thanks to the tireless efforts of Mike Seeger, as can be illustrated through his very thorough liner notes.


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