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All Night Long


1. Miles & Bob Pratcher: If It's All Night Long

Southern Journey, Vol. 3: 61 Highway Mississippi (Lomax Collection/Rounder)

2. Earl Johnson's Clodhoppers: All Night Long

The String Bands, Vol. 2 (Old-Timey/Arhoolie)

3. Johnny Otis: All Nite Long

The Original Johnny Otis Show (Savoy)

4. Unidentified group: All Day, All Night Long

Bahamas 1935, Vol. 2: Ring Games and Round Dances (Lomax Collection/Rounder)

5. Skip James: All Night Long

Skip James Today! (Vanguard)

6. Blue Ridge Mountain Entertainers: All Night Long Blues

Good For What Ails You: Music of the Medicine Shows (Old Hat)

7. Burnett & Rutherford: All Night Long Blues*

Kentucky Mountain Music boxset (Yazoo)

*If I live and don't get killed / Gonna make my home in Louisville

8. Mance Lipscomb: Night Time is the Right Time

Mance Lipscomb, Vol. 4 (Arhoolie)

9. Incredible String Band: No Sleep Blues

5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion (Elektra)



Goodbye Dear Old Stepstone


Traditional, folk, vernacular, endangered, and extinct music from America and elsewhere. Hosted by Nathan Salsburg, an archivist, producer, and writer based in Louisville, Kentucky.

He has worked for the The Alan Lomax Archive since 2000, for which he currently serves in the capacities of production manager, photo and video archivist, and general digital catalog editor. Salsburg maintains an index of online vernacular music resources at his blog,, contributes occasional music writing to the Louisville Eccentric Observer and the Other Music weekly update, and is curator of Twos & Fews, a vernacular music imprint in collaboration with Chicago's Drag City label.

Impossible Music


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