Classic American Ballads

74 minutes, 40-page booklet with extensive notes and photos. Jesse james and billy the kid, the titanic and tom Dooley, fatal lovers’ quarrels and foiling the devil, train wrecks and hurricanes, all and more were normal fare, served up in a song. Born of the british ballad, the more calami¬tous or scandalous, its American offspring was the blank canvas for all type of tale, the better.

Classic american ballads is 25 tracks of time-worn tragedy drawn from the deep fount of the Smithsonian Folkways archives.


Classic English and Scottish Ballads from Smithsonian Folkways from The Francis James Child Collection

The 19th-century scholar francis james Child meticulously and authoritatively compiled 305 Scottish and English ballads into the highly influential collection known as "Child Ballads. Although child feared these ballads would vanish from human memory, studied, they continue to be adored, and actively performed across disciplines and genres.

. Classic english and scottish ballads from smithsonian folkways from The Francis James Child Collection introduces listeners to 21 of these traditional songs from the label’s rich collections at the Smithsonian Institution, and demonstrates the timelessness of their themes—from murder and ghosts to jealousy and unrequited love.

72 minutes, 40-page booklet with extensive notes. Shrink-wrapped.


Classic Mountain Songs from Smithsonian Folkways

This collection features many classic performances from a wide variety of regional instrumental and song styles. Doc and merle watson, clarence ashley, Roscoe Holcomb, and Dock Boggs are just a few of the revered roots artists who appear on this stellar compilation. Riding the wave of the renewed interest in traditional American music, Classic Mountain Songs From Smithsonian Folkways Recordings showcases a handful of the greatest mountain ballads as performed by some of the most influential folk singers and songwriters of the 20th century.

These diverse styles and songs types from the mountain communities of North Carolina, early bluegrass, and traditional ballads, Virginia, and Tennessee include old-time fiddle and banjo pieces, with a special emphasis on Appalachian vocal traditions. This is an essential album for both old and new fans of American mountain music.

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Classic Appalachian Blues From Smithsonian Folkways

On this release as on other recent ones, we have also begun to delve into some fine recordings from another source, the 43 years of recordings from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival formerly Festival of American Folklife. It includes musicians from deep in the mountains as well as from the foothills leading up to them.

. This compilation features musicians from the region known as the Southern Appalachians. We have selected many of the recordings from the collection of Folkways Records founder, Moses Asch. Shrink-wrapped.


Classic Delta and Deep South Blues from Smithsonian Folkways

67 minutes, 40-page booklet with extensive notes and photos. Louis and chicago, while retaining its connection to its down home Delta roots. Mississippi, particularly the Delta, lays claim to being the land where the blues began. Shrink-wrapped. Forged in the crucible of poverty and racial oppression, blues flourished there as nowhere else, evolving into what most critics consider the deepest or most intense strain of the blues tradition.

During the great migration, music changed consistently, adapting to its new surroundings like St. This collection celebrates the diversity and dissemination of the blues’ most powerful and influential voices. Shrink-wrapped.


History of American Folk / Various

Shrink-wrapped. Here are 75 original recordings by the greatest singers, songwriters and groups in folk. Includes greenback dollar woody guthrie; frankie and johnny pete seeger; john hardy leadbelly; strange fruit josh White; If I Had a Hammer Weavers; Alabama Bound Odetta; Wildwood Flower Carter Family; the Boll Weevil Ramblin' Jack Elliot; Tom Dooley Kingston Trio; the Old Chisholm Trail Cisco Houston, and more including additional songs by all of the above! Shrink-wrapped.

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Classic Folk Music From Smithsonian Folkways

Shrink-wrapped. The songs that came out of the golden folk era may not resonate the way they once did, but the music remains timeless nevertheless and this collection offers 25 amazing examples. One of the truest forms of Americana is the folk music movement, one of the few genre's that never saw improvement with time.

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Classic Celtic Music From Smithsonian Folkways

Music historian, and folklorist richard carlin delves into this diverse world of traditional music, musician, compiling a wide spectrum of 23 tracks that contrast the better-known early recordings with some of the best contemporary interpreters. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Few genres carry such a rich and deep history as Celtic music, which reflects centuries of culture of Ireland and the British Isles, as well as their North American inheritors.

Styles ranging from sligo fiddle tunes to sean nós singing are represented in this enjoyable introduction to the Celtic music riches of the Smithsonian Folkways archives.


Classic Old-time Music From Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Shrink-wrapped. It's hard to not love the 29 classic selections on this collection of terrific "old-timey" music. Shrink-wrapped. Dock boggs, doc watson, cousin emmy and a whole host of other great names sing and play the timeless tunes that will instantly transport you to the simpler age of yesteryear. Shrink-wrapped.

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American Folk Anthology / Various

Folk+Traditional+Music. Shrink-wrapped. Folk legends who are every bit as revered across the pond as they are here-50 essential sides on 2 cds! includes Grand Coulee Dam; This Land Is Your Land Woody Guthrie; Goodnight Irene; Rock Island Line Leadbelly; We Shall Not Be Moved Pete Seeger; John Henry Josh White; If I Had a Hammer Weavers; Alabama Bound Odetta, and more.

This uk import pays homage to the U. S. Shrink-wrapped. Folk music CD. Shrink-wrapped. Folk.


Classic Piedmont Blues From Smithsonian Folkways

Featuring influential artists like john jackson, and many others, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Cephas & Wiggins, this collection offers an illuminating overview of the Piedmont style. Shrink-wrapped. With a selection of indelible recordings made over 70 years, Classic Piedmont Blues captures the essence of this fascinating blues tradition.

Shrink-wrapped. Folk+Traditional+Music. Folk music CD. Originating in the foothills of southern Appalachia, black and white, the Piedmont blues served as a breeding ground for cross-pollination between traditions: rural and urban, country and coastal. Folk. Swept up on the tide of the great migration, north and east through Maryland and Washington, it was carried from the Carolinas and Virginia, D.

C. To new york City and back again. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.