Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tom Paley-Hard Luck Papa




Another Kicking Mule lp this week, and another guitarist, this time, the great Tom Paley. A founding member of The New Lost City Ramblers in the late fifties, along with John Cohen and Mike Seeger, he was a key-figure in the old-time string band revival in New-York. Multi-instrumentist like Cohen and Seeger, he mastered the old-time styles of guitar and banjo playing. He left the Ramblers in 1963 and went to live in Europe. He studied swedish folk fiddling and continued to play old-time american music with different bands. He had a new cd that came out last year, "Beware young ladies", available at CDBABY.com.
"Hard Luck Papa" came out in 1976 and features many hot picking numbers on the guitar as well as a few banjo pieces.
Enjoy

-By special request i post the (small) tablature book that goes with the lp:

5 comments:

D. Christie said...

Thank you so much for this and the Duck Baker album!- After i saw your Bruce Hutton post- I went and bought his album from Folkways!- thanks so much for helping others find such incredible music! you are helping to enrich my life!!!

gadaya said...

Thanks to you. I went to see your blogs and really like your work. The drawings are fantastic...

enrique said...

Great blog. This is a hard to find Kicking Mule record. Can you upload the tablature and the back cover? Thank you.
Enrique

enrique said...

Thank you for the tablature. I love the Kicking Mule records.

Enrique

The Irate Pirate said...

thanks, i really enjoy hearing his guitar work, as well as the solo banjo.