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EXPANDED & UPDATED: Each month, for 16 years, Roger McGuinn has been sharing free downloads of his personal recordings of mountain music, sea shanties, chain gang songs, cowboy tunes andsouthern spirituals on his website, The Folk Den. Essentially, the project is his own history of folk music’s evolution over the last few centuries. Each post features personal anecdotes about the composition’s history and/or his first introduction to it – often with lyrics and chord progressions. It’s a mighty impressive project – both musically and personally – though, it should be noted that the bit rate is a bit wanting (usually 128 to 192) and the fidelity is not always studio quality. But… who cares? You can download all 192 songs from The Folk Den… one at a time, or you can conveniently grab them all here. I hate to say this, but you’re better off getting them here. The tags on Roger’s original files are a total mess; unnumbered, unorganized and sometimes misnamed (one file was  even posted twice). We’ve spent some time fixing all that and we’ve included all the artwork (when available) and Roger’s recollections with each file. NOTE: If you’ve downloaded this before from us (in April, 2009),this is a better and much more complete version. We’ve fixed Roger’s comments and updated all his lyrics and chords – and they all fit snugly in the “lyrics” section of the file. McGuinn would later re-record much of this material for a 4CD box set in 2005, The Folk Den Project, to mark the project’s 10th anniversary. There’s also a 2001 single CD version called Treasures From The Folk Den. This complete, web-only collection brings you up to date to now, August 2011. Visit The Folk Den for future releases.

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