Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
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- Field of Interest
- American Music
The "mountain cousin" of the Delta blues, Appalachian blues bears the stamp of a distinctive regional blend of European and African styles and sounds born at the cultural crossroads of railroad camps, mines, and rural settlements. Drawn from deep within the Folkways collection and from historic live recordings at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the music of bedrock blues performers such as Pink Anderson, Lesley Riddle, Etta Baker, John Jackson, and Doc Watson shines bright, claiming Appalachia as a key cradle of American acoustic blues. 21 tracks, 66 minutes, 40-page booklet.
This is the 18th release overall and the fourth blues release in the Classic series from Smithsonian Folkways.
- Content Type
- Music recording
- 1 hour 8 mins
- Sub Genre
- American Folk, Blues, African American Music
- Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
- Page Count
- Release Date
- American Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, American Folk Music, African American Music, Música Folklórica Norteamericana, Folk Music Norte-Americana, Música Afro-Americana, Música Afroamericana
- Keywords and Translated Subjects
- Música Folklórica Norteamericana, Folk Music Norte-Americana, Música Afro-Americana, Música Afroamericana
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