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Mike Seeger's Final Recording

Due out tomorrow is the final recording of founding New Lost City Rambler Mike Seeger, who died from cancer in late summer 2009. "Fly Down Little Bird" was recorded with Seeger's sister, Peggy Seeger, and features 14 tracks of songs they learned as children from field recordings.

From the Mike Seeger website:
Not "children's songs," these have a wide range in sound and subject: the quirky fun of Fod, the Poor Little Turtle Dove's lovesick plaint, a ballad in unaccompanied octaves, social commentary in The Farmer Is The Man, the spooky religiosity of Blood-Stained Banders. The two singers play various combinations of banjo, guitar, fiddle, harmonica, mandolin, lap dulcimer, and piano. Included in the booklet are Peggy's vivid evocation of their early listening experience and several early photos.
Track Listing:

  1. Old Bangum
  2. The Dodger Song
  3. Cindy
  4. Blood-Stained Banders
  5. Big Bee Suck the Pumpkin Stem
  6. Where Have You Been, My Good Old Man?
  7. Little Willie's My Darlin'
  8. The Farmer Is The Man
  9. Fod!
  10. Jennie Jenkins
  11. My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
  12. Poor Little Turtle Dove
  13. Little Birdie
  14. Red River Jig
"Fly Down Little Bird" will be available from Amazon.com and the official Mike Seeger website, among other sellers. 

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