Barbara Dane :: When I Was A Young Girl

It makes perfect sense to stumble upon “When I Was A Young Girl,” now, as the nights grow longer and colder and the leaves pile up around the thick trunks of bare Oak trees. Barbara Dane’s voice–“Bessie Smith in Stereo,” one critic described it–is the solemn sort that owes to a childhood lived in Detroit during the Great Depression. A quick read of Dane’s bio shows that the prolific artist never backed down from a political issue. Her sparse take on this woeful traditional song was most likely recorded with the plight of those less . . .

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