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Cisco Houston - The Collection 1944-61

Cisco Houston - The Collection 1944-61

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Cisco Houston was a folk singer and songwriter, brought up in California, who was a close associate of Woody Guthrie, whom he met while working as an actor in the late 1930s. They started travelling together, playing at migrant workers’ camps and promoting unionism and workers’ rights. After serving in the Merchant Marine in the Second World War, he was in the Almanac Singers in New York with Guthrie and Pete Seeger, and began recording with Guthrie and a solo artist. Over subsequent years, he performed in clubs and worked on radio and was part of the folk scene that was at the heart of the burgeoning protest movement, writing, collecting and recording songs that carried messages that championed the cause of the downtrodden classes.

This 132-track 5CD set brings together a considerable proportion of his work, comprising selected titles from his early years, along with the titles from his albums Cowboy Songs, Leadbelly: Midnight Special, Cowboy Ballads and Railroad Songs, 900 Miles and Other R. R. Songs, Hard Travelin’, More Songs By Woody Guthrie And Cisco Houston, Cisco Sings, Cisco Houston Sings Songs Of The Open Road, Sings the Songs of Woody Guthrie and I Ain't Got No Home, his last before he died from cancer in 1961 aged 42. Including collaborations with Guthrie, Leadbelly, Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry, it’s a comprehensive overview of his work and a substantial showcase for his distinctive talents as an artist who was a genuine folk troubadour.

Diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer, Houston continued performing until no longer able and died 29 April 1961. His passing was mourned by a growing folk music community that included  Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, and Phil Ochs.


TRACKS

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Hard Ain't It Hard Woody Guthrie & Cisco Houston
2 More Pretty Gals Than One Woody Guthrie & Cisco Houston
3 Sally Don't You Grieve Woody Guthrie & Cisco Houston
4 Ain't Gonna Be Treated This Way Woody Guthrie & Cisco Houston
5 Mule Skinner Blues Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, Pete Seeger
6 900 Miles Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, Baldwin Hawes, Bess Lomax
7 Glory Sonny Terry, Alek, Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston
8 Night Herding Song Cisco Houston
9 Blue Yodel Cisco Houston
10 Drunken Rat Cisco Houston
11 Roving Gambler Cisco Houston
12 Philadelphia Lawyer Cisco Houston
13 Oh Willy My Darling Cisco Houston
14 Tying A Knot In The Devil's Tail Cisco Houston
15 Ham And Eggs Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston
16 Midnight Special Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston
17 Yellow Gal Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston
18 Grey Goose Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston
19 Stewball Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston
20 Alabama Bound Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston
21 The Rambler (I Don't Mind Marrying) Cisco Houston
22 On Top Of Old Smokey Cisco Houston
23 Sowing On The Mountain Woody Guthrie & Cisco Houston
24 Fire Down Below Cisco Houston
25 Crawdad Song Cisco Houston
26 Chisholm Trail Cisco Houston
27 Diamond Joe Cisco Houston
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 I Ride An Old Paint Cisco Houston
2 Little Joe, The Wrangler Cisco Houston
3 The Dying Cowboy Cisco Houston
4 Stewball Cisco Houston
5 Trouble In Mind Cisco Houston
6 Sweet Betsy From Pike Cisco Houston
7 900 Miles Cisco Houston
8 'Getting Up' Holler Cisco Houston
9 The Roamer Cisco Houston
10 Wreck Of The '97 Cisco Houston
11 Hobo Bill Cisco Houston
12 The Great American Bum Cisco Houston
13 The Brave Engineer Cisco Houston
14 The Gambler Cisco Houston
15 The Rambler Cisco Houston
16 Railroad Bill Cisco Houston
17 Worried Man Blues Cisco Houston
18 Hard Travelin Cisco Houston
19 Stagolee Cisco Houston
20 The John B. Sails Cisco Houston
21 The Frozen Logger Cisco Houston
22 Turtle Dove Cisco Houston
23 True Love On My Mind Cisco Houston
24 Dink's Song Cisco Houston
25 Hound Dog Cisco Houston
26 Gypsy Davy Cisco Houston
27 Intoxicated Rat Cisco Houston
28 The Girl In The Wood Cisco Houston
Disc 3
Track Title Artist
1 Crawdad Song Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, Sonny Terry
2 Go Tell Aunt Rhody Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, Sonny Terry
3 Froggy Went A-Courtin' Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston, Sonny Terry
4 Take A Whiff On Me Cisco Houston
5 Bad Lee Brown Cisco Houston
6 The Golden Vanity Cisco Houston
7 Cumberland Gap Cisco Houston
8 Sourwood Mountain Cisco Houston
9 Old Time Religion Cisco Houston
10 Columbus Stockade Cisco Houston
11 Johnny Hard Cisco Houston
12 Foggy Mountain Top Cisco Houston
13 Bury Me Beneath The Willow Cisco Houston
14 Skip To My Lou Cisco Houston
15 Ezekiel Saw The Wheel Cisco Houston
16 Rambling, Gambling Man Cisco Houston
17 Pat Works On The Railway Cisco Houston
18 Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill Cisco Houston
19 The Killer Cisco Houston
20 The Zebra Dun Cisco Houston
21 Old Reilly Cisco Houston
22 Blowing Down That Old Dusty Road Cisco Houston
23 St. James Infirmary Cisco Houston
24 Old Howard Cisco Houston
Disc 4
Track Title Artist
1 Make Me A Bed Right Down On Your Floor Cisco Houston
2 John Hardy Cisco Houston
3 The Boll Weevil Cisco Houston
4 The Midnight Special Cisco Houston
5 Great July Jones Cisco Houston
6 Mule Skinner Blues Cisco Houston
7 Git Along Little Dogies Cisco Houston
8 The Erie Canal Cisco Houston
9 Hobo's Lullaby Cisco Houston
10 East Virginia Blues Cisco Houston
11 Travel On (Done Laid Around) Cisco Houston
12 The Preacher And The Slave (Pie In The Sky) Cisco Houston
13 Mysteries Of A Hobo's Life (The Job I Left Behind Me) Cisco Houston
14 Soup Song Cisco Houston
15 Beans, Bacon And Gravy Cisco Houston
16 The Tramp Cisco Houston
17 Cryderville Jail Cisco Houston
18 I Ain't Got No Home Cisco Houston
19 Pastures Of Plenty Cisco Houston
20 (My Daddy Flies A) Ship In The Sky Cisco Houston
21 Deportees (Plane Wreck At Los Gatos) Cisco Houston
22 Grand Coulee Dam Cisco Houston
23 Sinking Of The Reuben James Cisco Houston
24 Curly Headed Baby Cisco Houston
25 Ladies Auxiliary Cisco Houston
Disc 5
Track Title Artist
1 Taking It Easy Cisco Houston
2 Hard, Ain't It Hard Cisco Houston
3 Jesus Christ Cisco Houston
4 Buffalo Skinners Cisco Houston
5 Pretty Boy Floyd Cisco Houston
6 Philadelphia Lawyer Cisco Houston
7 Old Lone Wolf Cisco Houston
8 Talking Fishing Blues Cisco Houston
9 Ranger's Command Cisco Houston
10 Do Re Mi Cisco Houston
11 Blowing Down That Old Dusty Road Cisco Houston
12 I Ain't Got No Home Cisco Houston
13 Waggoner's Lad Cisco Houston
14 New York Town Cisco Houston
15 Danville Girl Cisco Houston
16 Bonneville Dam Cisco Houston
17 Wreck Of The '97 Cisco Houston
18 My Gal Cisco Houston
19 Tom Joad Cisco Houston
20 Talking Guitar Blues Cisco Houston
21 Rambling Round Cisco Houston
22 I'm A Dust Bowl Refugee Cisco Houston
23 Trouble In Mind Cisco Houston
24 East Texas Red Cisco Houston
25 Hobo Blues Cisco Houston
26 Streets Of Laredo Cisco Houston
27 Take My Hand - Didn't It Rain Cisco Houston
28 This Land Is My Land Cisco Houston
  • Artist:
    Cisco Houston
  • EAN:
    824046751821
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Discs:
    5
  • Release:
    December 2022
  • Product Code:
    ACFCD7518
  • Weight:
    0.2kg