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This Little Light Of Mine by Roger McGuinn

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From Roger McGuinn's "The Folk Den Project" page: "In November of 1995 I began a project for the preservation of the music I love, Folk Music. Each month I would record a song, print the lyrics and chords, add a personal note and put it on my web site,
I wanted everyone to have the opportunity to learn the songs and to be able to sing them with their families and friends, so downloads were offered free of charge." The lyrics, chords, and notes on each song can be found at the Folk Den Project website.In 2005, Roger McGuinn released a 4xCD to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the FOLK DEN. The compilation contains 100 favorites re-recorded in 24-bit 44.1 KHz Stereo, and comes with detailed liner notes. The compilation is available at The Folk Den Project.



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This is an old spiritual. I first heard it performed by Bob Gibson on the 5-string banjo at the Latin School of Chicago in 1957. His arrangement was more Dixieland style with a fast 2/4 beat. Bob inspired the Limeliters who took a number of his arrangements and made them more sophisticated. It was an honor to record with them on their first RCA album “Tonight In Person” in 1960. I decided to do “This Little Light” with a 12-string Rickenbacker “jingle jangle” feel. This is the first Folk Den song that I’ve recorded using Pro Tools on my new Mac Book Pro 2 Core Duo, and the first one that features my new Martin D-45 on rhythm. Lyrics and chords available from Folk Den Project.
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