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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