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  • dillard chandler – end of an old song – tompkins square

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    In his introduction to the original liner notes, John Cohen writes, “With Dillard Chandler, the ballads are not just a preservation of something that is passing. They are his connection to the world as he grew up in it. They are not merely stories which he passes on, but contain moral and amour-al positions by which he lives. In this sense they become his definition of himself.”
    Vinyl reissue of the 1975 Smithsonian Folkways LP. These a cappella performances from the North Carolina folksinger were recorded by musicologist John Cohen. One of the rarest records in the Folkways catalog, this LP reissue is presented with original artwork and booklet insert, housed in a deluxe Stoughton ‘tip-on’ jacket,