Spring/Summer 2012
Spring/Summer 2012
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Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten performs “Freight Train.” Cotten (1895-1987) built her musical legacy on a firm foundation of late-19th- and early-20th-century African American instrumental traditions and fine musicianship. The Smithsonian Folkways album Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes (a reissue of her first 1958 LP) features a cover photograph of Cotten by David Gahr.

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Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten performs “Freight Train.” Cotten (1895-1987) built her musical legacy on a firm foundation of late-19th- and early-20th-century African American instrumental traditions and fine musicianship. The Smithsonian Folkways album Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes (a reissue of her first 1958 LP) features a cover photograph of Cotten by David Gahr.

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