Classic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Compiled by Greg Adams and Jeff Place, and drawn from the over 300 albums in the Smithsonian Folkways catalog, this 30-track set brings together a wonderful sequence of banjo tunes in all styles, from modal to bluegrass, done by the likes of Frank Proffitt ("Johnson Boys"), Dock Boggs ("Bright Sunny South"), Snuffy Jenkins ("Sally Ann"), Ola Belle Reed ("Foggy Mountain Top"), Doc Watson ("Rambling Hobo"), Roscoe Holcomb ("Black Eye Susie"), Elizabeth Cotten ("Georgia Buck"), and many others, making it a bright, rippling introduction to American folk banjo.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Compiled by Greg Adams and Jeff Place, and drawn from the over 300 albums in the Smithsonian Folkways catalog, this 30-track set brings together a wonderful sequence of banjo tunes in all styles, from modal to bluegrass, done by the likes of Frank Proffitt ("Johnson Boys"), Dock Boggs ("Bright Sunny South"), Snuffy Jenkins ("Sally Ann"), Ola Belle Reed ("Foggy Mountain Top"), Doc Watson ("Rambling Hobo"), Roscoe Holcomb ("Black Eye Susie"), Elizabeth Cotten ("Georgia Buck"), and many others, making it a bright, rippling introduction to American folk banjo.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/6/2013
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways
  • UPC: 093074020920
  • Catalog Number: 740209
  • Sales rank: 9,473

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fly Around My Blue-Eyed Girl/Cripple Creek/Ida Red/Old Joe Clark - Pete Seeger (2:38)
  2. 2 Banging Breakdown - Hobart Smith (1:21)
  3. 3 Johnson Boys - Frank Proffitt (1:44)
  4. 4 Peachbottom Creek - Wade Ward (1:27)
  5. 5 Coo Coo - Dink Roberts (2:14)
  6. 6 Josh Thomas’s Roustabout - Mike Seeger (2:40)
  7. 7 Jaw Bone - Willie Chapman (0:55)
  8. 8 Bright Sunny South - Dock Boggs (3:40)
  9. 9 Coal Creek March - Pete Steele (1:55)
  10. 10 Mississippi Heavy Water Blues - Josh Thomas (3:40)
  11. 11 Walk Light Ladies - Rufus Crisp (1:32)
  12. 12 Buck Creek Girls - "Banjo" Bill Cornett (1:03)
  13. 13 Gut Bucket Blues - Don Vappie (4:18)
  14. 14 Skylark/Roaring Mary - Mick Moloney (3:27)
  15. 15 St. Anne’s Reel/La Renfleuse Gorbeil - Ken Perlman (2:52)
  16. 16 Smokey Mokes - Roger Sprung (2:23)
  17. 17 Golden Bell Polka - Al Camp (2:28)
  18. 18 Banjoland - Bill Evans (3:03)
  19. 19 Sally Ann - Snuffy Jenkins (1:13)
  20. 20 Lonesome Road Blues - Roni Stoneman (1:14)
  21. 21 Fox Chase - Lee Sexton (0:59)
  22. 22 Hop Along Lou - John Tyree (1:12)
  23. 23 Cotton Eyed Joe - Lewis "Big Sweet" Hairston (1:27)
  24. 24 Foggy Mountain Top - Ola Belle Reed (2:32)
  25. 25 Rambling Hobo - Doc Watson (1:39)
  26. 26 Old Rattler - John Snipes (2:50)
  27. 27 Georgia Buck - Elizabeth Cotten (1:45)
  28. 28 I Wish to the Lord I’d Never Been Born - Irvin Cook (3:10)
  29. 29 Black Eye Susie - Roscoe Holcomb (1:28)
  30. 30 Bluegrass Breakdown - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (3:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Monroe Mandolin
Peter Rowan Guitar
Tony Trischka Banjo
Mick Moloney Banjo
Bill Keith Banjo
Doc Watson Banjo, Guitar
Elizabeth Cotten Banjo, Vocals
Mike Seeger Banjo, Vocals
Pete Seeger Banjo, Vocals
Steve Pistorius Piano
John Snipes Banjo, Vocals
Al Camp Banjo
Dock Boggs Banjo, Vocals
Frank Proffitt Banjo, Vocals
Roscoe Holcomb Banjo, Vocals
Kevin Roth Dulcimer
Ola Belle Reed Banjo, Vocals
Snuffy Jenkins Banjo
Wade Ward Banjo
Rufus Crisp Banjo
Roger Sprung Banjo
James Keane Accordion
Eugene Cox Guitar
Everett Lilly Bass
Tex Logan Fiddle
Robbie O'Connell Guitar
Jerry O'Sullivan uillean pipes
Roni Stoneman Banjo
Don Vappie Banjo
Bud Reed Guitar
Wendell Brunious Trumpet
Dink Roberts Banjo, Vocals
Bill Evans Banjo
Ken Perlman Banjo
Hobart Smith Banjo
Lee Sexton Banjo
John Tyree Banjo
Bob Jones Guitar
Willie Chapman Banjo
Leonard Bowles Fiddle
Irvin Cook Banjo, Vocals
Lewis "Big Sweet" Hairston Banjo, Vocals
Donald Suhor Clarinet
Pete Steele Banjo
"Banjo" Bill Cornett Banjo, Vocals
Josh Thomas Banjo, Vocals
Johnny McGreevy Fiddle
Richard Moten Bass
Stan Joseph Drums
Willie Locker Mandolin
Bob Thomas Drums
Marjorie Michels Piano
Ollie Phillips Bass
Technical Credits
Bill Monroe Composer
Mike Seeger Engineer
Kevin Roth Engineer
Robert Hicks Composer
Louis Armstrong Composer
Moses Asch Engineer
A.P. Carter Composer
John Cohen Engineer
Jeff Place Introduction, Annotation
Ralph Rinzler Engineer
John Tyler Engineer
Pete Reiniger Mastering
Art Rosenbaum Engineer
Ken Perlman Arranger
Kip Lornell Engineer
D.A. Sonneborn Executive Producer
Fleming Brown Engineer
Margot Nassau Licensing
Greg Adams Annotation, Essay
Joe Parisi Art Direction, Layout
Betty Derbyshire Financial Director
Tom Tedesco Engineer
David Horgan Marketing
Abe Holzmann Composer
Daniel E. Sheehy Executive Producer
Sandy Paton Engineer
Eric Davidson Engineer
Laura Dion Marketing
Joe Morley Composer
Ed Kahn Engineer
Margot Mayo Engineer
Stuf Jamieson Engineer
Clifford Endres Engineer
J.H. Jennings Composer
Cecelia Conway Engineer
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