Barbara Dane: When I Was A Young Girl (1961) 2011

When I Was A Young Girl

Track list:

01. When I Was A Young Girl
02. Little Maggie
03. Nine Hundred Miles
04. Turkey Reveille
05. Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot
06. Ramblin’
07. Girl Of Constant Sorrow
08. Gypsy Davy
09. Single Girl
10. I Know Where I’m Going
11. The Danville Girl
12. Stung Right
13. Greensleeves
14. La Le Too Dum
15. Don’t Sing Love Songs


Barbara Dane – vocals, guitar;
Tom Paley – guitar, banjo

Recorded at Ash Grove, Los Angeles in 1959
Released: 1961

Label: World Pacific / Horizon

WP-1602 (mono)
WP-1602 (stereo)

notes by anonymous,
descriptions of songs by Barbara Dane

= Tradition 2072
“Anthology Of American Folk Songs”

= Young World YH 1507
(Australia) “When I Was A Young Girl”

Delyse / Envoy EIS 8876
(1966) “American Folk Song Anthology”

= Tradition / Rykodisc
TCD 1062 (1997)

= Empire Musicwerks
389302 (2006 remastered)
“Anthology Of American Folk Songs”

Essential Media [2011]

When Barbara Dane first burst upon the scene in the late fifties, she was described as “a voice as rare as a twenty carat diamond” by Time Magazine, and “Bessie Smith in stereo” by music historian Leonard Feather.

Blues writer Lee Hildebrand called her “perhaps the finest living interpreter of the classic blues of the 20’s” and Louis Armstrong invited her to appear with him on national television.

Primarily known as a blues singer, in 1959 Dane issued her only pure folk LP entitled “When I Was A Young Girl”.

The album remains a folk classic. Newly remastered.