February 25, 2018

Classic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways

Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40209

Series: Smithsonian Folkways Classic Series
Format: CD, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 2013
Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk, Bluegrass, Old Time
01 Fly Around My Blue-Eyed Girl / Cripple Creek / Ida Red / Old Joe Clark: Pete Seeger (2:38)
02 Banging Breakdown: Hobart Smith (1:21)
03 Johnson Boys: Frank Proffitt (1:44)
04 Peachbottom Creek: Wade Ward (1:27)
05 Coo Coo: Dink Roberts (2:14)
06 Josh Thomas’s Roustabout: Mike Seeger (2:40)
07 Jaw Bone: Willie Chapman (0:55)
08 Bright Sunny South: Dock Boggs (3:40)
09 Coal Creek March: Pete Steele (1:55)
10 Mississippi Heavy Water Blues: Josh Thomas (3:40)
11 Walk Light Ladies: Rufus Crisp (1:32)
12 Buck Creek Girls: Bill Cornett (1:03)
13 Gut Bucket Blues: Don Vappie and the Creole Jazz Serenaders (4:18)
14 Skylark / Roaring Mary: Mick Moloney (3:27)
15 St. Anne's Reel / La Renfleuse Gorbeil: Ken Perlman (2:52)
16 Smokey Mokes: Roger Sprung (2:23)
17 Golden Bell Polka: A.L. Camp (2:29)
18 Banjoland: Tony Trischka with Bill Evans (3:03)
19 Sally Ann: Snuffy Jenkins (1:13)
20 Lonesome Road Blues: Roni Stoneman (1:15)
21 Fox Chase: Lee Sexton (0:59)
22 Hop Along Lou: John Tyree (1:12)
23 Cotton Eyed Joe: "Big Sweet" Lewis Hairston (1:27)
24 Foggy Mountain Top: Ola Belle Reed (2:32)
25 Rambling Hobo: Doc Watson (1:39)
26 Old Rattler: John Snipes (2:50)
27 Georgia Buck: Elizabeth Cotten (1:45)
28 I Wish to the Lord I’d Never Been Born: Irvin Cook (3:07)
29 Black Eye Susie: Roscoe Holcomb (1:28)
30 Bluegrass Breakdown: Bill Keith with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys (3:09)
Compiler & Liner Notes: G reg C. Adams and Jeff Place, Editor: Carla Borden, Designer: Joe Parisi, Mastering Engineer: Pete Reiniger
The banjo is a "bigger than life" instrument, a symbol of deep southern American heritage. At the same time, beneath its veneer of old-time icon, the story of the banjo is one of enormous creativity and adaptation to many musical traditions around the world - from Africa, to the Caribbean, to North America, to Europe, and beyond. In Classic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways, banjo connoisseurs Greg Adams and Jeff Place cull 30 gems of banjo artistry from more than 300 albums in the Folkways collections, offering a gateway into the deep and varied veins of banjo history. 64 minutes, 44-page booklet with extensive notes and photos.

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