The Ash Grove Recordings Released on

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 7, 2009

Wolfgang’s Vault ( has released the first 16 restored and digitized performances from the Ash Grove folk & blues collection. The releases, including Merle Travis, Mississippi John Hurt, Maybelle Carter and more are available to stream free online on, or can be downloaded as MP3 or CD quality FLAC files.

The 16 shows are available at:

Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea Singers, June 20, 1963

Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys, May 19, 1967

Bukka White, August 17, 1967

Clarence Ashley & Doc Watson, May 9, 1963

Freddie King, August 25, 1970

Hamza el Din, January 17, 1970

Kathy & Carol, January 27, 1967

Lightnin’ Hopkins, June 2, 1964

Mance Lipscomb, December 4, 1964

Merle Travis, December 9, 1966

Mississippi John Hurt, July 5, 1964

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, August 16, 1963

Roscoe Holcomb, May 9, 1963

Sam Chatmon, August 24, 1967

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, January 27, 1967

The White Brothers, April 1, 1967

The Ash Grove is a historic nightclub that operated on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles from 1958 to 1973 under Ed Pearl. Its colorful history, which includes three fires in which arson is suspected, is told by owner Ed Pearl in a recent issue of (

Photographer Philip Melnick has captured the imagery of the historic club in his collection, newly added to the Wolfgangsvault photography archive: is where live music lives, the home of the largest archive of concert recordings, items related to live music and all things that tell the comprehensive story of the live music experience of the past 60 years.


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