Glory In The Meeting House / Grub Springs / Sugar In The Gourd

from by Tom and Ben Paley

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A medley of three tunes.
Ben learnt "Glory in the Meeting House" when Tom hummed it to him in a pub one evening after a session; that's why his version is a little different to everyone else's. Tom heard it originally on a recording made by Luther Strong.
"Grub Springs" came from a Library of Congress recording featuring W E Claunch on fiddle and his daughter on guitar.
"Sugar in the Gourd" is a well-known tune which we think rounds the set off nicely.


from Paley & Son, released May 25, 2015
Tom Paley (banjo), Ben Paley (fiddle), Robin Gillan (guitar)



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Tom Paley is one of the legendary survivors of the American folk scene. He played and sang with America’s greatest folk hero Woody Guthrie and he made regular visits to Lead Belly's NY apartment. Later, he became a founding member of the massively influential New Lost City Ramblers in which he worked alongside Mike Seeger and John Cohen to revive old-time styles from before the Second World War. ... more

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