As Will Oldham prepared to embark on what would become a very busy Fall of 2006, he played two very special nights at Joe’s Pub in New York City with brothers Paul and Ned Oldham. Honoring the memory of their late father, the trio winded their way through nearly 40 covers, most of which are traditionals. Below are recordings of three of the four shows. I originally shared these is 2008 and am re-upping them here for those interested. Great stuff. Hat tip to the original taper.

Download: 2006-08-05 Early show (7 pm set)

Bonnie “Prince” Billy :: Stealin’ [ Trad. Often credited to Gus Cannon ]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy :: Tell Old Bill [ Trad. Often credited to Carl Sandburg ]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy :: Unknown
Bonnie “Prince” Billy :: There’s More Pretty Girls Than One [ Trad. ]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy :: Next Time The Sun Comes Around [ Medicine Head ]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy :: Lord of the Manor [ Everly Brothers ]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy :: Night Visiting Song [ Trad. ]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy :: We Shall All Be Reunited [ Alfred Karnes ]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy :: Hangman [ aka The Briery Bush, aka The Maid Freed From the Gallows)

Download: 2006-08-06 Early show (4 pm set)

Bonnie "Prince" Billy & Captain Anomoanon :: Stealin' [ Trad. Often credited to Gus Cannon ]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy& Captain Anomoanon :: No Quarter [ Led Zeppelin ]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Captain Anomoanon :: Tell Old Bill [ Trad. Often credited to Carl Sandburg ]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Captain Anomoanon :: Lord of the Manor [ Everly Brothers ]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Captain Anomoanon :: We Will Understand It Better By and By [ Charles Tindley ]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Captain Anomoanon :: I Wish, I Wish [ aka Died for Love. Trad. ]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Captain Anomoanon :: Next Time The Sun Comes Around [ Medicine Head ]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Captain Anomoanon :: Night Visiting Song [ Trad. ]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Captain Anomoanon :: Hangman [ aka The Briery Bush, aka The Maid Freed From the Gallows]

Download: 2006-08-06 Late show (6.30 pm set)

Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Captain Anomoanon :: John The Baptist
Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Captain Anomoanon :: Goodbye Dear Old Stepstone [ AJ Crider & Geo. B. Chase ]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Captain Anomoanon :: Unknown
Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Captain Anomoanon :: Cursed Sleep
Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Captain Anomoanon :: Bowling Green [ Trad. Recorded by Cousin Emmy ]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Captain Anomoanon :: The Unquiet Grave [ Trad. ]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Captain Anomoanon :: Cops & Robbers [ Dr. Hook ]
Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Captain Anomoanon :: Pretty Saro [ Trad. ]

11 Responses to “Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Captain Anomoanon :: New York, NY 2006”

  1. can’t wait to check this goodness out. thank you.

  2. Thanks a lot! They were supposed to do an album together for a while there. Oldham Brothers? Don’t know what happened. This is great though!

  3. got this from you back in the day. so good.

  4. speechless. thank you so much for this!
    have seen will years ago in vienna and am enchanted since.
    sonja

  5. Thanks for tagging them properly also!

  6. Thank you for the sets… was there a fourth one?

  7. there is a 4th, dont have it

  8. “2006-08-06 Late show (6.30 pm set)” isn’t working for me… :(

  9. @Brian – i checked it and it’s working fine.

  10. Thanks!!

  11. Bugger, missed out :(

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