#24 on Huffington Post’s Best Albums of 2011

Live from the Old Town School- 127 Songs From the Archives is compiled of 127 favorites of the first 10,000 songs digitally preserved and archived by Mystery Street’s Joe Tessone at the Old Town School of Folk Music. After the songs were narrowed down, Joe also had a hand in mastering the final collection.

Now, the Huffington Post lists the album as #24 of the Best 50 Albums of 2011, right along albums from Kanye West, Adele, and Fleet Foxes. Not too shabby!

127 Songs Live from the Old Town School
Here is a partial list of some of the great artists featured on Live From the Old Town School Vol. 1-4:

Andrew Bird – “Goodnight Irene,”
Joan Baez
– “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,”
Rory Block – “The Titanic,”
Big Bill Broonzy
– “Glory of Love,”
Ella Jenkins – “Came Out The Wilderness,”
Jeff Tweedy
– “Three is the Perfect Number,”
Mahalia Jackson
– “Move on Up a Little Higher,”
Toumani Diabate
– “Jarabi,”
Martin Carthy
– “John Barleycorn,”
Frank Hamilton and Valucha
– “Motherless Child,”
Mono Blanco
– “La Bamba,”
Guy Clark – “Sis’ Draper,”
Ginni Clemmens – “Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues,”
Steve Dawson – “The Dying Soldier,”
– “Mellow Yellow,”
Lila Downs
– “Ofrenda,”
Mark Dvorak
– “Streets of Old Chicago,”
Steve Earle
– “Jerusalem,”
Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott – “With a Memory Like Mine,”
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
– “Grand Coolie Dam,”
Los Plenaros de la 21
– “Puerto Rico Mi Tierra Natal,”
Jon Langford
– “Homburg,”
Bonnie Koloc – “Roll Me on the Water,”
Malvina Reynolds – “Bury Me in My Overalls,”
Dave Van Ronk
– “St. James Infirmary,”
Doc Watson
– “Blue Eyed Jane,”
Jean Ritchie
– “Nottamun Town,”
Oumou Sangare
– “Woula Bara Diagna,”
Tom Dundee – “Delicate Balance,”
Fred Holstein
– “Days of 49,”
John Renbourn and Jacqui McShee
– “The Cruel Sister,”
Pete Seeger
– “Roll the Union On” and many more.

The Album can be purchased from CDbaby:

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