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Appalachians
     

The Appalachians

 
This soundtrack to the three-hour Public Television documentary of the same name chronicles the region's rich musical heritage from the Carter Family through Ricky Skaggs. It's a harrowing assignment, and while one could argue for days over which Jimmie Rodgers song to use

Overview

This soundtrack to the three-hour Public Television documentary of the same name chronicles the region's rich musical heritage from the Carter Family through Ricky Skaggs. It's a harrowing assignment, and while one could argue for days over which Jimmie Rodgers song to use -- the producers chose "Waiting for a Train" -- they've done a nice job balancing the old and the new, resulting in a listening experience that's infinitely more esoteric than collections' past. Highlights include Kentucky native Jean Ritchie's heartbreaking "West Virginia Mine Disaster," the Alabama Sacred Harp Singers' reverent and spooky "Northfield" and Paul Burch's contemporary sepia-toned painting "Electricity." Fans of the genre, especially those that like their old timey music peppered with equal parts field recording and modern stereo-goodness, will find much to love here.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/22/2005
Label:
Dualtone Music Group
UPC:
0803020120129
catalogNumber:
1201
Rank:
203211

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Barnett   Guitar
Paul Bell   Guitar
Robert Spates   Mandolin,Violin
Chris Kosky   Bass

Technical Credits

Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Merle Travis   Composer
Jean Ritchie   Composer
Alan Lomax   Engineer
Mother Maybelle Carter   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Sara Carter   Composer
June Carter Cash   Composer
Jason Ringenberg   Composer
Lorin Rowan   Composer
Bill Bolick   Composer
Earl Bolick   Composer
Vaughn Horton   Composer
Paul Burch   Composer
Charles Connor   Cover Photo
Traditional   Composer
George Edward "Leo" Jackson   Engineer
Robert Santelli   Liner Notes
Rose Bell   Arranger
Alfred Reed   Composer

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