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Folk Music with Rolf Cahn:
The Blues Music of Steve Talbot

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 42 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

Rolf Cahn introduces a selection of Blues music, performed by Steve Talbot and recorded by Cahn in his home during a late night visit by the guitarist. Talbot, who might be best known as the person who along with Jorma Kaukonen came up with the name Jefferson Airplane, was a musician in his own right,noted for his understated and deceptively simple version of the Blues. Utilizing a variety of tuning and picking techniques Talbot performs a selection of songs made popular by such Blues legends as Jim Jackson, Leadbelly, and Elizabeth Cotton.

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  [excerpt of unidentified blues guitar] (0:40) -- Down on a Rainy Night (2:15) -- [unidentified blues song] (3:15) -- She’s Gone (2:28) -- Wild About My Lovin’ (1:09) -- Portland Town (2:49) -- Poor Howard (2:49) -- Sebastopol (2:33)
Performers:  Rolf Cahn, guitar and vocals (first two songs)
Steve Talbot, guitar and vocals (all other songs)
Genre:  Folk Music
Subject:  Talbot, Steve, musician; Folk music; Blues (Music); Folk music, English
People:  Cahn, Rolf; Talbot, Steve (Musician)
First Broadcast Date:  11/26/1962
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  John Henry (2:37) -- How Long (4:41) -- Medley: Workin’ on the Railroad ; John Hardy ; Wildwood Flower ; Columbus Stockade (3:06)
Performers:  Steve Talbot, guitar and vocals (John ; How)
Rolf Cahn, guitar (Medley)
Genre:  Folk Music
Subject:  Talbot, Steve, musician; Folk music; Blues (Music); Folk music, English
People:  Cahn, Rolf; Talbot, Steve (Musician)
First Broadcast Date:  11/26/1962
 
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