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Folk Music with Rolf Cahn:
Eric Von Schmidt in Concert, Boston 1960: Set One

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 51 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

Rolf Cahn introduces the first half of a recording of a concert of folk music by Eric von Schmidt, held in the basement of the Boston YMCA, in 1960. Von Schmidt accompanies himself on guitar as he sings a selection of English and American folk songs, with a little bit of Blues and Gospel thrown in for good measure. Von Schmidt who was a mainstay in the folk movement of the 1960s, and who performed with Joan Baez, Richard and Mimi Farina, Bob Dylan, and Rolf Cahn, among others, died in February of 2007.

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  You Got To Hurry -- Poor Howard [a.k.a. “Pretty Little Girl With a Red Dress On”] -- Lord Bateman and the Turkish Lady -- Barrelhouse Blues -- Buffalo Skinners -- Nobody Knows You (When Your Down and Out) / Jimmie Cox -- Days of 49
Performers:  Eric Von Schmidt, guitar and vocals
Genres:  Folk Music; Popular Music
Subject:  Folk music; Blues (Music); Gospel (Music); Folk music, English
People:  Cahn, Rolf; Von Schmidt, Eric
First Broadcast Date:  12/2/1961
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  The Boll Weevil Song -- Ain't No More Cane On This Brazos -- Long Gone Like A Turkey Through The Corn [a.k.a. “Old Reilly”] -- He Was a Friend of Mine -- [unidentified guitar instrumental]
Performers:  Ric Von Schmidt, guitar and vocals
Genre:  Folk Music
Subject:  Folk music; Blues (Music); Folk music, English
People:  Cahn, Rolf; Von Schmidt, Eric
First Broadcast Date:  12/2/1961
 
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