Karen Warren
Chico Schwall's American Roots
Bonaparte's Retreat
Discovering American Music
Wed, Oct 17, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
A hundred years ago Cecil Sharp came to the US looking for old songs he could no longer hear sung in England, and he found them, in the southern Appalachians and northern cities. Song catchers of every stripe and motivation followed, academic folklorists and music lovers alike. Harold Courlander presented the first studies of Haitian and African American music, the WPA recorded songs and interviews in rural America and Alan Lomax recorded volumes of songs from Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie and others, along with a vast library of field recordings. We'll follow the trail of these song catchers and celebrate the treasures they found.
Event Personnel
Chico Schwall, director
Corwin Bolt, banjo
Samuel Mitchell
Elizabeth Cable, vocals
 Do Re Mi
- First recorded by Woody Guthrie
 Bonaparte's Retreat
- First recorded by W. H. Stepp
 The Wife of Usher's Well
(1802) Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border I
Words & music by traditional, Scottish
 Good-Bye, Old Paint
(1921) Songs Of The Cowboys
 Another Man Done Gone
- First recorded by Vera Hall
 Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down
Words & music by Claude Ely - First recorded by Bozie Sturdivant
 Broke Down Engine Blues
- First recorded by Blind Sammie
 Oregon Trail
Words & music by Woody Guthrie
 Worried Life Blues
Words & music by Big Maceo Merriweather
 Soldier's Joy
Music by traditional, Scottish
 When I Lay My Burden Down
Words & music by traditional U. S. - First recorded by Elder Edwards, Lonnie McIntorsh
 The Blood-Strained Banders
- First recorded by Jimmie Strothers
based on The Good Shepherd
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
traditional U. S., -
traditional, Scottish, -
Blind Sammie, 1898-1959
David Edwards, -
Elder Edwards, -
Claude Ely, 1922-1978
Woody Guthrie, 1912-1967
Vera Hall, 1902-1964
Turner Junior Johnson, -
Lonnie McIntorsh, -
Big Maceo Merriweather, 1905-1953
W. H. Stepp, 1875-1957
Jimmie Strothers, 1883-1942
Bozie Sturdivant, -
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Ticket/Venue Info
Bonaparte's Retreat Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A19.00  17.25  16.25  15.25  9.50 
B15.00  13.50  12.75  12.00  7.50 
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