Karen Warren
Chico Schwall's American Roots
Bonaparte's Retreat
Discovering American Music
Wed, Oct 17, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Sheffer Recital Hall, The Shedd Institute
A hundred years ago Cecil Sharp came to the US looking for old songs he could no longer hear sung in England, and he found them, in the southern Appalachians and northern cities. Song catchers of every stripe and motivation followed, academic folklorists and music lovers alike. Harold Courlander presented the first studies of Haitian and African American music, the WPA recorded songs and interviews in rural America and Alan Lomax recorded volumes of songs from Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie and others, along with a vast library of field recordings. We'll follow the trail of these song catchers and celebrate the treasures they found.
Event Personnel
Chico Schwall, director
Corwin Bolt, banjo
Samuel Mitchell
Elizabeth Cable, vocals
 Do Re Mi
Originally recorded by Woody Guthrie
 Bonaparte's Retreat
Originally recorded by W. H. Stepp
 The Wife of Usher's Well
(1802) Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border I
Words & music by traditional, Scottish
 Good-Bye, Old Paint
(1921) Songs Of The Cowboys
 Another Man Done Gone
Originally recorded by Vera Hall
 Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down
Words & music by Claude ElyOriginally recorded by Bozie Sturdivant
 Broke Down Engine Blues
Originally recorded by Blind Willy McTell
 Oregon Trail
Words & music by Woody Guthrie
 Worried Life Blues
Words & music by Big Maceo Merriweather
 Soldier's Joy
Music by traditional, Scottish
 When I Lay My Burden Down
Words & music by traditional U. S.Originally recorded by Elder Edwards, Lonnie McIntorsh
 The Blood-Strained Banders
Originally recorded by Jimmie Strothers
based on The Good Shepherd
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
traditional, Scottish, -
Bozie Sturdivant, -
David Edwards, -
Elder Edwards, -
Lonnie McIntorsh, -
Turner Junior Johnson, -
W. H. Stepp, 1875-1957
Jimmie Strothers, 1883-1942
Blind Willy McTell, 1898-1959
Vera Hall, 1902-1964
Big Maceo Merriweather, 1905-1953
Claude Ely, 1922-1978
Woody Guthrie, 1912-1967
traditional U. S., -
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Bonaparte's Retreat Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A19.00  17.25  16.25  15.25  9.50 
B15.00  13.50  12.75  12.00  7.50 
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