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Roscoe Holcomb  The High Lonesome Sound CD

Roscoe Holcomb The High Lonesome Sound CD

  • $1599


The legendary Roscoe Holcomb performs 21 powerful songs shaped by the hard times and conflict between old and new that marked his life in the Kentucky mountains. A hard-hitting singer and banjo-player, he also performs unaccompanied ballads, banjo and harmonica solos, and with a guitar. These recordings from 1961, 1964, and 1974 were previously released on three different Folkways LP records and had a powerful influence on the folk music revival. Accompanied by extensive new notes and photographs by John Cohen. 71 minutes.

"Roscoe Holcomb is a true genius." -San Francisco Chronicle

Track Listing

     101      Moonshiner      Roscoe Holcomb      2:00     
     102     On Top of Old Smoky     Roscoe Holcomb     3:44    
     103     Little Birdie     Roscoe Holcomb     2:28    
     104     House in New Orleans (House of the Rising Sun)     Roscoe Holcomb     3:50    
     105     Trouble in Mind     Roscoe Holcomb     2:18    
     106     The Wandering Boy     Roscoe Holcomb     4:34    
     107     Hook and Line     Roscoe Holcomb     1:54    
     108     Married Life Blues     Roscoe Holcomb     1:51    
     109     Omie Wise     Roscoe Holcomb     4:35    
     110     Willow Tree     Roscoe Holcomb     3:00    
     111     Boat's Up the River     Roscoe Holcomb     3:49    
     112     In the Pines     Roscoe Holcomb     2:25    
     113     Fox Chase     Roscoe Holcomb     1:24    
     114     Little Gray Mule     Roscoe Holcomb     1:12    
     115     Free Little Bird     Roscoe Holcomb     1:57    
     116     Little Bessie     Roscoe Holcomb     10:06    
     117     Motherless Children     Roscoe Holcomb     4:57    
     118     Darling Corey     Roscoe Holcomb     3:38    
     119     Roll on Buddy     Roscoe Holcomb     2:25    
     120     A Village Churchyard     Roscoe Holcomb     7:08    
     121     Walk Around My Bedside     Roscoe Holcomb     4:32    


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