Covers from the American Folklife Center

Steven Winick and Todd Harvey are folklife specialists with the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Today, they shared old folk tunes that have been covered by contemporary artists. Here's a list:

-Sea Lion Woman performed by Christine and Katherine Shipp and Feist.

-Rock Island Line performed by Kelly Pace and Lonnie Donegan.

-Gallows Pole performed by Lead Belly and Led Zeppelin.

-Trouble So Hard performed by Vera Hall, which is sampled in Natural Blues by Moby.

You can learn more about the American Folklife Center by visiting their website,

-Dan Bloom