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Alice Stuart - All The Good Times

CAT. #: 9034

Price: $10.00

CD 9034

Alice Stuart, a child of the folk music revival and Hootenanny era, was invited to appear at the prestigious 1964 Berkeley, CA Folk Festival by its director, Barry Olivier. She made quite an impression with her pure voice, fine guitar work, and her broad repertoire ranging from Appalachian Anglo ballads, country and cowboy songs, humorous ditties, to rural Blues. These are her first recordings from 1964 (#1-13 originally released as Arhoolie LP 4002) with eight additional bonus tracks featuring several blues and an old ballad, "Lady Margaret" (#16) where Alice plays the banjo.

1. Leavin' Home
2. I'll Pawn You My Gold Watch And Chain
3. Beatnik
4. Seven Daffodils
5. Black Jack David
6. James Alley Blues
7. Everyday Dirt
8. Once I Had A Sweetheart
9. Stackerlee
10. Bad Girl
11. Seven Beers With The Wrong Woman
12. I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound
13. All The Good Times
14. Nobody Knows You When You'r Down And Out
15. Follow Me Honey, I'll Turn Your Money Green
16. Lady Margaret
17. Kassie Jones
18. Take It Slow And Easy
19. Three Jolly Rogues
20. Woman Blue
21. Frankie And Johnny


“Stuart and her band would be a nice addition to the folk and blues festival circuit this summer; let’s hope she’s out there, touring again. Her guitar playing, wonderful voice and delicate phrasing are too good to be overlooked…Highlights include her original ‘Beatnik,’ as well as her covers of familiar blues and folk classics…This is Alice Stuart’s very first recording, and thankfully, good people like Chris Strachwitz at Arhoolie Records have had the good sense to reissue it on compact disc.”

– Richard J. Skelly, Sing Out!