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Early Southern Guitar Styles

Early Southern Guitar Styles

The guitar fostered great creativity in the South as it evolved from a small gut-string instrument in polite parlors to the big, loud, steel-string guitar now found in our homes and onstage. Mike sings and plays a variety of the styles that were played in the rural South from about 1850 to 1930 on 25 different types of guitars. Featured are: banjo-like styles, rags, blues, parlor and parlor-based styles, slide guitar styles, and many song accompaniment styles. The booklet includes a fresh look at the history of the guitar and its travel South, notes on songs and styles, and photographs of all the instruments used. 28 tracks, 36-page booklet, 74 minutes

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Track Listing

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Wildwood Flower Mike Seeger 0:52
102
Old Chisholm Trail Mike Seeger 1:50
103
Spanish Fandango Mike Seeger 2:17
104
Shakin the Pines in the Holler Mike Seeger 2:00
105
Weary Lonesome Blues Mike Seeger 2:30
106
White Oak Mountain Mike Seeger 3:12
107
I'm Crazy Over You Mike Seeger 2:16
108
Can't Get a Letter from Home Mike Seeger 2:44
109
Guitar Rag Mike Seeger 3:05
110
Smoketown Strut Mike Seeger 2:54
111
Big Kid's Barroom Mike Seeger 2:46
112
Fishing Blues Mike Seeger 3:32
113
After All Has Been Said and Done Mike Seeger 2:43
114
Joe Lee's Tune Mike Seeger 1:56
115
Carroll County Blues Mike Seeger 2:31
116
Birmingham Tickle Mike Seeger 2:35
117
Worried Blues Mike Seeger 3:45
118
Kenny Wagner's Surrender Mike Seeger 2:48
119
Arizona Mike Seeger 2:21
120
Pearly Dew Mike Seeger 2:16
121
Risselty Rosselty Mike Seeger 1:44
122
Johnny Doyle Mike Seeger & Alexia Smith 4:06
123
Black Jack David Mike Seeger & Alexia Smith 2:57
124
John Henry Mike Seeger 3:34
125
Buckdancer's Choice Mike Seeger 3:19
126
Riley and Spencer Mike Seeger 4:24
127
When This World Comes to an End Mike Seeger 2:27
128
Leaning on the Everlasting Arm Mike Seeger 1:37

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