Last week I posted a few cuts by Clarence "Tom" Ashley and mentioned how he introduced the world to Doc Watson. Ashley was making the circuit of folk music festivals. Along with him were Doc Watson, Fred Price, and Clint Howard. One of the monumental festivals of the era was the 1963 Newport Folk Festival. It was one of the major music festivals that exposed a new generation to traditional musical styles that had blended and shaped popular music.
I was just a young school kid at the time, but my Uncle Bill had this record spinning on his big old Magnavox Hi-Fi for months. I suppose it left an impression on me. Listening to this still thrills me. Classic performances here.
Ashley, Watson, Howard, Price - Maggie Walker Blues.mp3 Ashley, Watson, Howard, Price - 'way Downtown.mp3