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Episode #037: Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends for Making Music

Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends for Making Music

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The 1964 LP Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends for Making Music became one of the most popular recordings of the early folk music revival. In this episode, find out why Golden Ring was a groundbreaking album for the mountain dulcimer.

Guests: 
Howie Mitchell
Ed Trickett
Ed Freeman
Caroline Paton
Bob Schlesinger

Music:

• Rollin’ A-Rollin’ from Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends for Making Music (1964)
• Captain Kidd from Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends for Making Music (1964)
• Jesse James from Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends for Making Music (1964)
• Man of Constant Sorrow from Howie Mitchell’s private recording
• Golden Ring Around My Susan Girl from Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends for Making Music (1964)
• Nonesuch from Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends for Making Music (1964)
• Simple Gifts from Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends for Making Music (1964)
• The Hound Dog Song from Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends for Making Music (1964)
• The Holly Bears a Berry from Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends for Making Music (1964)
• Howie’s Breakdown from Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends for Making Music (1964)
• Dipper of Stars from Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends for Making Music (1964)
• Barbara Ellen from Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends for Making Music (1964)

Website Resource Links:

Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends for Making Music
Folk-Legacy
Howie Mitchell - Free Music Archive

You can hear more from Howie Mitchell in Episode 32.
You can hear more from Ed Freeman in Episode 23.

Photos

 

Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends For Making Music

Golden Ring: A Gathering of Friends for Making Music

Radio station DJ John Dildine holding the Golden Ring album. (1960s)
Radio station DJ John Dildine holding the Golden Ring album. (1960s)


Howie Mitchell with his son David and grandson, 2017.

Ed Freeman performing in the 1960s.
Ed Freeman performing in the 1960s.


Bob Schlesinger
Bob Schlesinger (2018).


Videos


Howie Mitchell, Sandy & Caroline Paton, Ed Trickett: Singing at the Tangermans (1962)


Singer's Request - For All Good People - A Golden Ring Reunion


Ed Trickett - 2014 Chicago Maritime Festical - Another Bay



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