DEP009 Fertile Ground

Fertile Ground (1989)

Total Playing Time 48:25

Fertile Ground [doug miller]
St. Louis Tickle [barney and seymore]
The Eastland [tom & chris kastle]
Trouble in Mind [ichard m jones]
Carolan’s Quarrel with the Landlady [turlough o'carolan]
Lakes of Pontchartrain [traditional]
The Bigler’s Crew [traditional]
Gilderoy/Flowers of the Forest [traditional]
Lady Franklin’s Lament [traditional]
Dollar Down and a Dollar a Week [traditional]
Charles O’Connor [turlough o'carolan]
The Christmas Ship [lee murdock]

Fertile Ground (1989)
Fertile Ground (1989)
Price: $15.00

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Liner Notes

This early recording has stood well to the test of time. Fertile Ground, with its mix of instrumental guitar tunes (a ragtime piece and two Irish tunes by the 17th century harpist, Turlough O’Carolan, plus the medley Gilderoy/Flowers of the Forest), some blues and jazz and folk standards, plus five maritime or Great Lakes tunes. Also includes the first recording of Lee’s classic, song The Christmas Ship.

Released 1989
Total Playing Time: 48:25
Available on CD or Cassette
Cover Art: Robert Mechling

City Folk’s Top 25 Releases of 1989 WFUV 90.7 FM, Fordham University, Bronx, NY

The title cut, Fertile Ground, is a simple inspirational tune penned by Doug Miller of Folklore Village in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.

Best locally-produced album of 1989 Rich Warren, Host of The Midnight Special, WFMT Chicago

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