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Black Banjo Songsters of North Carolina and Virginia
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produced by Cecilia Conway and Scott Odell (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 4 mins
The sounds and social history of African American banjo playing—32 superb instrumentals and vocals, recorded between 1974 and 1997. Extensively annotated with performer's life histories, tunings, lyrics, bibliography, and discography. The banjo's gourd ancestors came to the Americas with enslaved Africans, forg...
produced by Cecilia Conway and Scott Odell (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 4 mins
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Southern Banjo Sounds
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 6 mins
A survey of traditional Southern banjo techniques, styles, instrumentals and songs played solo on a variety of 23 mostly vintage banjos. Styles range from 19th-century African-American Mississippi style to a song played in the style evolved in the 1940s by Northern Carolinian Earl Scruggs. Recorded and annotated...
produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 6 mins
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The High Lonesome Sound
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produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 15 mins
The legendary Roscoe Holcomb performs 21 powerful songs shaped by the hard times and conflict between old and new that marked his life in the Kentucky mountains. A hard-hitting singer and banjo-player, he also performs unaccompanied ballads, banjo and harmonica solos, and with a guitar. These recordings from 196...
produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 15 mins
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The Complete Folkways Recordings
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1993), 1 hour 14 mins
Although Johnson is one of the blues most brilliant and influential guitarists, it is these rare cuts that reveal a powerfully emotive vocalist. Recorded in 1967, these solo studio sessions are marked by superb guitar accompaniment. However, it is Johnson's voice that commands our attention with 24 tales of class...
produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1993), 1 hour 14 mins
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American Banjo: Three-Finger and Scruggs Style
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 1 hour 5 mins
This recording was the first bluegrass LP ever released. The reissue now contains 16 additional tracks, a total of 43 tunes played by the immortal Snuffy Jenkins and others, including Smiley Hobbs. A banjo classic that runs 60 minutes in length. "...[A]s unspoiled as the day they were recorded..." — Rolling Sto...
produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1990), 1 hour 5 mins
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(Folkways Records, 1984), 38 mins
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Virginia Mountain Boys, Vol. 4
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 (Folkways Records, 1983), 47 mins
produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 (Folkways Records, 1983), 47 mins
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Old-Time Music - It's All Around
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produced by Joe Wilson (Folkways Records, 1978), 45 mins
Multi-instrumentalist Bruce Hutton presents a range of tunes and songs that to him exemplify "old time." For him, old time music has a less specific and more literal meaning: instead of describing only the sound of southern string bands, he insists it includes "New England dance music, jug band music, or Hawaiia...
produced by Joe Wilson (Folkways Records, 1978), 45 mins
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My Epitaph
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produced by Kevin Roth, 1957- (Folkways Records, 1976), 40 mins
Banjo player and singer Ola Belle Reed created this album and its accompanying notes as an autobiography, a document that describes her childhood in the mountains, her experiences, and her opinions about modern life. Produced by Kevin Roth, one of Reed's protégés, this recording is based on a live interview con...
produced by Kevin Roth, 1957- (Folkways Records, 1976), 40 mins
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Iron Mountain String Band: An Old Time Southern Mountain String Band
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 (Folkways Records, 1973), 53 mins
Eric Davidson (banjo), Caleb Finch (fiddle), and Peggy Haine (guitar) present a selection of tunes and songs learned from field recordings they collected in Grayson and Carroll counties, Virginia, beginning in 1956.
produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 (Folkways Records, 1973), 53 mins
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