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Tom Dooley - Revisited

The recording of Tom Dooley by the Kingston Trio was one of the biggest selling hit singles of 1958 and one that sparked a popular folk music revival which continues to this day. This week Joel Najman's My Place program traces the history of the real-life individual who is the subject of the song, and presents a series of recordings of songs that are predecessors of the Tom Dooley song, one dating back to 1929.

Playlist

Tom Dooley
Composer
Album The Kingston Trio
Record Label Capitol T-996

Tom Dooley
Composer
Album The Kingston Trio
Record Label Capitol T-996

Tom Dooley
Composer
Album no album name - 78rpm single
Record Label Victor V-40235

Tom Dooley
Composer
Album none
Record Label Library Of Congress Field Recording AFS 15264:a2

Tom Dooley
Composer
Album American Folk Songs And Ballads
Record Label Elektra ELK 3

Tom Dooley
Composer
Album American Folksay Ballads And Dances Volume 2
Record Label Stinson SLP6

Tom Dooley
Composer
Album The Tarriers
Record Label Glory PG 1200

Tom Dooley
Composer
Album none
Record Label none - private 1959 recording

Joel has been a part of Vermont's radio scene since 1964. He began his career at WIPS in Ticonderoga, New York. In 1965, he moved to WFAD in Middlebury, Vermont, where he attended Middlebury College. Over the years, Joel worked at radio stations WJOY, WQCR, WDOT, WDEV and WVAA where he served at various times as Morning Announcer, Program Director and News Director.
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