The High Lonesome Sound

The High Lonesome Sound

produced by John Cohen, 1932- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998), 1 hour 15 mins

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Field of Interest
World Music
Description
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 1961, 1964, and 1974 were previously released on three different Folkways LP records and had a powerful influence on the folk music revival. Accompanied by extensive new notes and photographs by John Cohen. 71 minutes. "Roscoe Holcomb is a true genius." — San Francisco Chronicle
Content Type
Music recording
Duration
1 hour 15 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
American Folk, Old Time
Label
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Producer
John Cohen, 1932-
Release Date
1998
Subject
World Music, American Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, United States and Canada, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá, United States
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá

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