Black Appalachia: String Bands, Songsters and Hoedowns ()


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Another sub-series in Rounder's Alan Lomax collection, these are field recordings documenting African-American life in the Appalachia chain, from the Blue Ridge mountains to the hill country of Northeast Mississippi. It's music that spans from string bands to blues solos and hoedowns to songsters. Performers aboard this collection (recordings made by Lomax between 1933 and 1946) include Leadbelly, Jimmie Strothers, Sid Hemphill, the Nashville Washboard Band and Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry. Highlights include "Cripple ...

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  1. Cripple Creek
  2. Christmas Eve
  3. Washboard Rhythm
  4. Soldier's Joy
  5. Old Joe
  6. Arkansas Traveler
  7. Black Bayou
  8. Banty Rooster
  9. Poontang Little, Poontang Small
  10. Give the Fiddler a Dram
  11. Eighth of January
  12. Introduction of Band
  13. Eighth of January
  14. Skillet Good and Greasy
  15. Devil's Dream
  16. John Henry
  17. Steel-Laying Holler
  18. Pauline
  19. Track-Lining Song
  20. New Careless Love
  21. The Red Cross Store
  22. How Long
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