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Songs of Horses and Horse Racing


01 WHAS Broadcast from the backside of Churchill Downs, two days before the 65th running of the Kentucky Derby, 1939. Music by the Barnyard Boys (In the Evening, My Old Kentucky Home and Dinah) and the Six Bits of Rhythm (Old Man Mose and Shoeshine Boy). (10:09) (Unissued)

02 Ed Lewis & prisoners - Stewball (3:25)

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

03 Carver Boys - Tim Brook (3:12)

Music of Kentucky, Vol. 2 (Yazoo)

04 Stanley Brothers - Molly and Tenbrooks (2:24)

Earliest Recordings: The Complete Rich-R-Tone 78s, 1947-1952 (Revenant)

05 Papa Charlie Jackson - Lexington, Kentucky Blues (3:00)

Mostly New to LP, 1924-1929 (Matchbox)

06 Mbarek Ammouri and ensemble - Ayyis (The Horse) (3:12)

Anthologie des Rwayes (Inedit)

07 Unidentified schoolgirls: Four White Horses on a Rainbow (0:40)

Zoop Zoop Zoop - Traditional Music and Folklore from St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John (New World)



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.