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American Folk Anthologies  American Roots Collection (1996) CD

American Folk Anthologies American Roots Collection (1996) CD

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These titles represent all of the folk musical traditions that Moses Asch collected on the Folkways label during the last half of the 20th Century. These were once only available on LP. Each CD is custom-made from the original master and original notes.

Twenty-six tracks from outstanding Smithsonian Folkways recordings present a panorama of American Roots music. Blues, Bluegrass, ballads, topical songs, and jazz are performed by master musicians. If you have never heard of Smithsonian Folkways or Folkways before, this collection will take you on a trip through American Music; if you have heard some already, you will still be delighted by the breadth and variety of this collection. Country(s) Scotland; United Kingdom; United States Culture Group(s) African American; Cajun; Anglo-American; Hispanic Bluegrass music; Blues; Cajun music; Civil rights movement--United States; Folk songs--United States; Folksong revival; Gospel music; Jazz; Music--Appalachian Region, Southern.; Music--British Isles; String band; Topical songs Instruments: Accordion; Banjo; Fiddle; Guitar; Harmonica; Mandolin; Piano

1. Penitentiary Blues - 2:56    
2. Sweet Old Chicago - 2:58    
3. Blue Moon of Kentucky - 2:02    
4. If I Had a Hammer (Hammer Song) - 2:13    
5. Lafayette - 3:45    
6. Bosco Stomp - 3:04    
7. Better Day - 3:04    
8. Long Road to Travel - 2:22    
9. The Cuckoo Bird (The Coo-Coo Bird) - 2:35    
10. Pretty Saro - 2:32    
11. Freight Train - 2:46    
12. Old Joe Bone - 2:00    
13.  Have a Feast Here Tonight - 2:24    
14. Freedom Road - 2:21    
15. This Land is Your Land - 2:19    
16. Two Good Men (Sacco and Vanzetti) - 3:49    
17. Black Girl (In the Pines) - 2:10    
18. Irene (Goodnight Irene) - 2:18    
19. Somebody's Been Fooling #1 - 2:52    
20. Hesitation Blues - 2:34    
21. I'm Gonna Be an Engineer - 4:31    
22. Delgadina - 2:16    
23. I Was Standing by the Bedside of a Neighbor - 3:22
24. Virgo - 2:29    
25. Syl-O-Gism - 3:31    
26. We Shall Overcome - 2:42

 


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