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Derroll Adams - Portland Town album

Derroll Adams - Portland Town album
Performer: Derroll Adams
Title: Portland Town
Country: UK
Genre: World / Folk
Released: 1967
MP3 album szie: 1312 mb
FLAC album size: 1633 mb

Banjo player Derroll Adams quietly influenced every musician he came in contact with during his life, and his hushed, stilled playing (he was an up-picker on the banjo, didn't frail, and certainly wasn't bluegrass) and the handful of songs he wrote all carry a sort of gentle, hard-earned wisdom. He was a friend to some pretty famous people in the nascent beat/folk scene of the early '50s, including Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Will Geer, Cisco Houston, and Odetta. Arlo Guthrie covers what is perhaps Adams' best and most well-known song, the powerfully spare "Portland Town," and the compression and sweep of the minimal lyrics is an exercise in how to write a song and tell a story without wasting a single word or note. Ramblin' Jack Elliott turns in a sturdy version of "The Cuckoo," the type of song he and Adams did so well together as a duo in the late '50s.

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Portland Town - Derroll Adams Children I had one two three, Children I had one two three Yes I did, yes I did, yes I di. .Killed my children one two three, Killed my children one two three Yes they did, yes they did, yes they di.from Darlingford, track released May 1, 2012 Cara - vocals, acoustic guitar, 5 string banjo, footsteps, hambone Andrew D - upright bass, footsteps Mark - percussion, footsteps Tim O - harmony vocals Jesse - violin Tim K - hambone.

I was born in Portland Town Yes I was. I got married in Portland Town Yes I did. Children I had one two three Yes I did. Sent my children off to war Yes they did. Murdered my children one two three Yes they did. I won't have no kids no more No I won't. I was born in Portland Town Yes I was. 这个歌词已经 20 次被阅读了. Derroll Adams - The Sky. Derroll Adams - Muleskinner Blues. Derroll Adams - The Rock. Derroll Adams - Columbus Stockade Blues. Derroll Adams - Curtains of Night.

The best album by Derroll Adams is Portland Town which is ranked number 80,095 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 2. Derroll Adams is ranked number 29,992 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 2. Product Details. Derroll Adams - 'Feelin' Fine' 1972 UK Village Thing LP w/inner.

Derroll Adams has 541 members. The kindhearted banjoman from Oregon . Deroll Adams - Willie Moore (Traditional) with Jack Elliott. When I was 18/19, Deroll Adams was already present at the Antwerp (Belgium) music scene.


A1 Roll On Babe
A2 Pretty Little Miss
A3 900 Miles From Home
A4 I Wish I Was A Rock
A5 Ship On The Ocean
B1 Little Birdie
B2 Portland Town
B3 Curtains Of Night
B4 Plain Common Bill
B5 Mule Skinner Blues


  • Producer – Mike Vernon
  • Recording Supervisor – Gus Dudgeon


Biography on back cover by Bill Yaryan.
Manufactured at the Decca House, Albert Embankment London

Mono version of Decca's U.K Ace Of Clubs label Cat No SCL 1227

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SCL 1227 Derroll Adams Portland Town ‎(LP) Ace Of Clubs SCL 1227 UK 1967