Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways

Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways

Various Artists SFW40198

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. Click here to learn more about this enjoyable introduction to the diverse repertoire of American music.

Please enjoy a free download of "See What You Done Done" by Baby Tate

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John Jackson performs "Steamboat Whistle"
John Cephas and Phil Wiggins discuss the Piedmont blues style

Year Released 2010
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright (p) (c) 2010 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) African American Music; American Folk; Blues
Instrument(s) Bass; Guitar; Harmonica; Mandolin; Piano; Violin; Vocals

Download Liner Notes

101 My Baby's Gone Sticks McGhee 3:45
102 Louise Blues Big Chief Ellis with Cephas and Wiggins 5:14
103 Sitting on Top of the World Doc Watson 2:58
104 Railroad Bill John Jackson 3:34
105 Don't Let Your Deal Go Down Bill Williams 2:15
106 You Don't Know My Mind Pink Anderson 2:36
107 Blues Around My Bed J. C. Burris 2:54
108 Hesitation Blues Reverend Gary Davis 3:15
109 Pawn Shop Blues Brownie McGhee 3:01
110 The Road is Rough and Rocky Archie Edwards 3:23
111 Hoodoo Blues Carl Martin, Ted Bogan and Tommy Armstrong 5:13
112 Red River Blues Lesley Riddle 2:04
113 Walking Cane Peg Leg Sam Jackson 2:31
114 One Dime Blues Etta Baker 3:43
115 Mississippi Heavy Water Blues Roscoe Holcomb 2:13
116 Outskirts of Town Josh White 3:03
117 See What You Done Done Baby Tate 2:32
118 I Got a Woman Marvin and Turner Foddrell 2:50
119 Girl Dressed in Green John Tinsley 1:56
120 Blues in the Morning E.C. Ball 3:37
121 Wine Blues (Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee) Sticks McGhee 3:43
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