Nimrod Workman, Phyllis Boyens - Passing Thru The Garden download album
Notes compiled by Rich Kirby. Matrix, Runout (Side A Matrix): 33601. Matrix, Runout (Side B Matrix): 33602. Other Versions (2 of 2) View All. Cat.
Mollie Workman, Nimrod's wife, singing at his bedside, Fort Sanders Hospital, Knoxville, Tennessee, October 22, 1996, recorded by Alan Govenar. Nimrod Workman and Phyllis Boyens, 'Passing Thru The Garden,' Passing Thru The Garden, June Appal Recordings JA 001 ww. ppalshop. Nimrod Workman and Phyllis Boyens, 'I Am A Traveling Creature,' Passing Thru The Garden, June Appal Recordings JA 001 ww.
Workman recorded two albums, Passing Thru the Garden, with his daughter Phyllis Boyens, which was released by June Appal Recordings in 1975. In 1978, he released Mother Jones' Will on the Rounder Records label. In addition, he contributed songs to several albums of traditional and coal mining music. The Land of Yahoe (1996, Rounder) "Way Out West in Kansas". Meeting's A Pleasure: Folk Songs of the Upper South, Vols. 2-4 (2005, Musical Traditions) "Dixon Said to Johnson" "Charlotte of Edinboro Town" "The House Carpenter" "I'm Drinking from the Fountain (with Mollie Workman)" "Day Is Breaking In My Soul" "Black Dress Blues". Traditional Music on Rounder (1981, Rounder) "Watergate Boogie".
Phyllis Boyens-Liptak passed away on 9 December after a battle with cancer. The daughter of old-time singer and songwriter Nimrod Workman, Phyllis Boyens was a soulful mountain singer who recorded her only solo album, I Really Care for Rounder (0162) in 1983. Half the album was country, the other half bluegrass backed up by the Johnson Mountain Boys. The following year she recorded a number of songs as part of the album, They’ll Never Keep Her Down, a compilation of songs by women about coal mining. In 1974 Boyens recorded an album, Passing Thru the Garden (June Appal JA 0001) with her father. In 1980, she played Loretta Lynn’s mother, Clara Webb, in the movie Coal Miner’s Daughter and in 1984 Boyens appeared in the TV movie, The Dollmaker. Also, she is featured on the soundtrack to Guncrazy (1992), singing Mean Papa Blues, a track from her I Really Care album.
Boyens, Phyllis Appearance as principal performer. Workman, Nimrod; and Phyllis Boyens, Passing Thru the Garden, June Appal JA 001 (1975/1972). Boyer, Becky Side Performer Appearance. Nagler, Eric & Martha, The Gentleness in Living, Philo 1010 (1973). Maid with the Bonny Brown Hair (Lass with the Bonny Brown Hair), Second Album, Rounder 3006, LP (1974), trk Mary McMahon, Wish You Were Here, Flying Fish FF 070, LP (198?), trk Mason's Apron, Second Album, Rounder 3006, LP (1974), trk
Phyllis Workman Boyens Liptak, daughter of Nimrod and Molly Workman, and a fine singer and composer died Wednesday, December 9, at the age of 62. She appeared with Nimrod on an LP called "Passing Through the Garden," the first release on the June Appal label, in 1974. She appeared with Nimrod on an LP called Passing Through the Garden, the first release on the June Appal label, in 1974. I had the great pleasure of working briefly with Ms. Liptak on an album of her father’s songs and stories, and she was very gracious, enthusiastic, and kind. I wish all peace and strength to her family. Here’s an original composition of Phyllis’s, shot by Alan Lomax in 1983, at her parents’ home in Mascot, Tennessee.
Phyllis Boyens was born in Chattaroy in 1947, the of the eleven children that Nimrod and Mollie have raised to adulthood; and from her earliest days she has lived with music. She learned the old Child Ballads on her father’s lap, and heavily influenced by the music of the Baptist church. She began singing in church at age four. a really beautiful album, for which no praise can be too high. what makes Passing Thru the Garden such a gem is the authentic intensity of the performances: marvelous evocations of the Appalachian music’s wild classicism. John Storm Roberts, The Press. Both are accomplished singers, and a comparison of their styles is instructive of the action of time and acculturation on the tradition over the space of a generation. Phyllis Boyens, who grew up in a rich tradition of singing in family and church, has maintained her involvement in it.
In the Appalshop film "Nimrod Workman: To Fit My Own Category," he reminisces and philosophizes in story and song about life inside and outside of the mines.
|1||I Am A Traveling Creature|
|2||Good Morning, Old Owl|
|3||Cabin In Gloryland|
|4||Two Little Angels|
|7||Bold Sea Captain|
|14||Dixon Said To Jackson|
|15||Passin' Thru The Garden|
NotesSpecial test press edition from 2014 release. Limited to 50 hand-numbered copies.
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|001||Nimrod Workman / Phyllis Boyens||Nimrod Workman / Phyllis Boyens - Passing Thru The Garden (LP)||June Appal Recordings||001||US||1974|