Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways

Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways

     
 

The "mountain cousin" of the Delta blues, Appalachian blues bears the stamp of a distinctive regional blend of European and African styles and sounds born at the cultural crossroads of railroad camps, mines, and rural settlements.

Drawn from deep within the Folkways collection and from historic live recordings at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the music of

…  See more details below

Overview

The "mountain cousin" of the Delta blues, Appalachian blues bears the stamp of a distinctive regional blend of European and African styles and sounds born at the cultural crossroads of railroad camps, mines, and rural settlements.

Drawn from deep within the Folkways collection and from historic live recordings at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the music of bedrock blues performers such as Pink Anderson, Lesley Riddle, Etta Baker, John Jackson, and Doc Watson shines bright, claiming Appalachia as a key cradle of American acoustic blues.

Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways features 21 Tracks -- 10 of which are previously unreleased! -- covering 66 minutes. The album also includes a 40-page booklet. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
02/16/2010
Label:
Smithsonian Folkways
UPC:
0093074019825
catalogNumber:
740198
Rank:
14602

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. My Baby's Gone  - Sticks McGhee
  2. Louise Blues  -  Chief Ellis & the Barrelhouse Rockers
  3. Sitting on Top of the World  - Doc Watson
  4. Railroad Bill  - John Jackson
  5. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down  - Bill Williams
  6. You Don't Know My Mind  - Pink Anderson
  7. Blues around My Bed  - J.C. Burris
  8. Hesitation Blues  - Rev. Gary Davis
  9. Pawn Shop Blues  - Brownie McGhee
  10. The Road Is Rough and Rocky  - Archie Edwards
  11. Hoodoo Blues  -  Martin, Bogan & the Armstrongs
  12. Red River Blues  - Lesley Riddle
  13. Walking Cane  - Peg Leg Sam Jackson
  14. One Dime Blues  - Etta Baker
  15. Mississippi Heavy Water Blues  - Roscoe Holcomb
  16. Outskirts of Town  - Josh White
  17. See What You Done Done  - Baby Tate
  18. I Got a Woman  - Marvin Foddrell
  19. Girl Dressed in Green  - John Tinsley
  20. Blues in the Morning  - E.C. Ball
  21. Wine Blues (Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-Oh-Dee)  - Sticks McGhee

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Etta Baker   Guitar,Vocals
John H. Jackson   Guitar,Vocals
Doc Watson   Guitar,Vocals
Josh White   Guitar,Vocals
Howard Armstrong   Violin
Roscoe Holcomb   Guitar,Vocals
J.C. Burris   Harmonica,Vocals
Pink Anderson   Guitar,Vocals
Archie Edwards   Guitar,Vocals
Carl Martin   Mandolin,Vocals
Lesley Riddle   Guitar,Vocals
Ted Bogan   Guitar
Brownie McGhee   Guitar,Vocals
John Cephas   Guitar
Rev. Gary Davis   Guitar
Wilbert Ellis   Piano,Vocals
Sticks McGhee   Guitar,Vocals
Sonny Terry   Harmonica,Vocals
Phil Wiggins   Harmonica
Baby Tate   Guitar,Vocals
E.C. Ball   Guitar,Vocals
Turner Foddrell   Guitar,Vocals
Tommy Armstrong   Bass
John Tinsley   Guitar,Vocals
James Bellamy   Bass
Marvin Foddrell   Guitar,Vocals
Peg Leg Sam Jackson   Harmonica,Vocals
Bill "Colonel" Williams   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Etta Baker   Arranger
John H. Jackson   Arranger
Doc Watson   Arranger
Ray Charles   Composer
J.C. Burris   Composer
Walter Vinson   Composer
Archie Edwards   Composer
Carl Martin   Composer
Robert Hicks   Composer
Lonnie Chatmon   Composer
Rev. Gary Davis   Arranger
Jeff Place   Liner Notes,Introduction,Annotation,Song Notes
J. Mayo Williams   Composer
Granville "Sticks" McGhee   Composer
Pete Reiniger   Mastering
Johnny Temple   Composer
E.C. Ball   Composer
Duncan P. Schiedt   Photo Courtesy
James A. Bland   Composer
Renald Richard   Composer
Fulton Allen   Composer
Barry Lee Pearson   Liner Notes,Annotation,Song Notes
John Tinsley   Composer
D.A. Sonneborn   Executive Producer
Margot Nassau   Licensing
Dorothea Lange   Tray Photo,Inside Photo
Daniel E. Sheehy   Executive Producer
Roy Jordan   Composer
William Weldon   Composer
León García   Producer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >