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Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways

Various Artists
Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways

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.

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Track Listing

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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