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House of the Rising Sun

Total Number of Articles: 1

First Article on this Page: September 16, 2022

Latest Article on this Page: September 16, 2022

House of the Rising Sun

House of the Rising Sun: Clarence Ashley, 1933

The Beatles, Nina Simone, Tangerine Dream, Leadbelly, The Supremes, Tracy Chapman, Dolly Parton, Kult, Sinead O’Conner, Jimi Hendrix, Toto and Muse all have one thing in common: they’ve released a cover of the folk-blues tune “The House of the Rising Sun.” As one of the most covered songs of all time, the track serves as an exemplar of the folk tradition—music that is passed down through hearing and playing, not formal tablature.

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