Larry Ehrlich, "Samuel Hall"*, Moe Hirsch, Bob March, Pete Stein, Pete Stone (3) ‎– Chicago Mob Scene: A Folk Music Jam Session

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Riverside Records ‎– RLP 12-641
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A1 Talkin' Nothin' Blues
Bass – Blind Bill ToddGuitar – Moe HirschVocals – Pete Stone
A2 Ain't A-Goin' To Work Tomorrow
Vocals, Guitar – Larry Ehrlich
A3 Mama Don't Allow
Banjo, Vocals – "Samuel Hall"*, Bob MarchBass, Vocals – Blind Bill ToddGuitar, Vocals – Moe Hirsch, Pete Stein
A4 How'll I Make It Blues
Guitar – Moe HirschVocals, Guitar – Pete Stein
A5 The Old Woman Who Loved A Swine
Vocals, Banjo – "Samuel Hall"*
A6 900 Miles
Bass – Blind Bill ToddGuitar – Moe Hirsch, Pete SteinVocals – Pete Stone
A7 The Cuckoo
Vocals, Banjo – Bob March
A8 The Days Of '49
Bass – Blind Bill ToddGuitar – Moe HirschVocals – Pete Stone
B1 Day-O
Banjo – Bob MarchBass – Blind Bill ToddGuitar – Moe Hirsch, Pete SteinVocals, Banjo – "Samuel Hall"*
B2 Tin Can Blues
Guitar – Moe HirschVocals, Guitar – Pete Stein
B3 Get Away, Ol' Man
Vocals, Guitar – Larry Ehrlich
B4 Life Is A Trial
Vocals, Banjo – "Samuel Hall"*
B5 Square Dance
Bass – Blind Bill ToddCaller, Banjo – Bob MarchGuitar – Moe Hirsch, Pete Stein
B6 Handsome Molly
Vocals, Guitar – Larry Ehrlich
B7 Mob Blues
Banjo, Vocals – "Samuel Hall"*, Bob MarchBass, Vocals – Blind Bill ToddGuitar, Vocals – Moe Hirsch, Pete SteinVocals – Dean Gitter
B8 Ol' Kimball
Banjo – Moe HirschVocals – Pete Stein

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White label with blue print and "reel & microphone" logo at top.

Front cover, spine, and label do not credit an artist. The back cover liner notes list the performers, explaining: "Although they have been facetiously dubbed 'The South Side Six', the singers on this album have nothing in common beyond a passionate love for folk music and the happy coincidence that at the time these recordings were made they were all living on Chicago's South Side in the vicinity of the University of Chicago."

"Samuel Hall" is described as "the pseudonym chosen to mark this pre-professional (though certainly not unworthy) effort by a young folksinger and banjoist who, shortly after this session, turned entirely to folkmusic performance as a career. Some listeners may easily recognize this fast-rising young star; others may be content merely to enjoy him." An Internet search reveals him to be Bob Gibson.

Blind Bill Todd plays on most of these tracks. He apparently is not one of the featured artists but is described as "an old-time Chicago bass player of the gut-bucket variety, [who] provides the rhythm for many of the selections in this album."

No songwriters are credited.

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