Classic Mountain Songs from Smithsonian Folkways
 : Classic Mountain Songs from Smithsonian Folkways

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Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
Brand: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
EAN: 0093074009420
Item Dimensions: 3951624693
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Smithsonian Folkways
Model: SFW40094
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: October 22, 2002
Publisher: Smithsonian Folkways
Release Date: October 22, 2002
Running Time: 71 minutes
Studio: Smithsonian Folkways

Disc 1:
  1. Omie Wise - Doug Wallin
  2. Sugar Baby - Dock Boggs
  3. I Am a Poor Pilgrim of Sorrow - Old Regular Baptists
  4. Sixteen Tons - George Davis
  5. John Henry - Lesley Riddle
  6. Lost Indian - Marion Sumner
  7. Southbound - Doc and Merle Watson
  8. High on a Mountain - Ola Belle Reed
  9. Coal Creek March - Pete Steele
  10. Coal Miner Blues - Hazel Dickens/Alice Gerrard
  11. Railroad Blues - Sam McGee
  12. Cuckoo Bird - Clarence Ashley
  13. Conversation with Death (Oh Death) - Berzilla Wallin
  14. Lone Prairie - Wade Ward
  15. Rain and Snow - Dillard Chandler
  16. Mole in the Ground - Bascom Lamar Lundsford
  17. Moonshiner - Roscoe Holcomb
  18. Wildwood Flower - Kilby Snow
  19. Barbry Ellen - Jean Ritchie
  20. Daniel Prayed - Watson, Price and Howard
  21. Wreck of the Number Nine - Pop Stoneman
  22. Red Jacket Mine Explosion - The Phipps Family
  23. Kingdom Come - Norman Edmonds
  24. Amazing Grace - Horton Barker
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Product Description:
Riding the wave of the renewed interest in traditional American music, Classic Mountain Songs From Smithsonian Folkways Recordings showcases a handful of the greatest mountain ballads as performed by some of the most influential folk singers and songwriters of the 20th century. This collection features many classic performances from a wide variety of regional instrumental and song styles. These diverse styles and songs types from the mountain communities of North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee include old-time fiddle and banjo pieces, early bluegrass, and traditional ballads, with a special emphasis on Appalachian vocal traditions. Doc and Merle Watson, Roscoe Holcomb, Clarence Ashley, and Dock Boggs are just a few of the revered roots artists who appear on this stellar compilation. This is an essential album for both old and new fans of American mountain music. Compiled and annotated by Jeff Place.

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