The High Lonesome Sound

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Twenty-one tracks from his Folkways album, including his accomplished, somber renditions of standards such as "House of the Rising Sun," "Moonshiner," "Trouble in Mind," and "Motherless Children." Holcomb is a big favorite among musicians and folklorists -- Bob Dylan, for one, is a big fan -- yet it must be said that this is probably too authentic for most listeners to play for pleasure. It's straight from the bone, with high, at times harsh vocals that make no concession to popular clichés to make things easier on the ear. That's one thing which makes the parallel to Dylan easy to see. The banjo playing is impressive, and the anthology is embellished by lengthy ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Twenty-one tracks from his Folkways album, including his accomplished, somber renditions of standards such as "House of the Rising Sun," "Moonshiner," "Trouble in Mind," and "Motherless Children." Holcomb is a big favorite among musicians and folklorists -- Bob Dylan, for one, is a big fan -- yet it must be said that this is probably too authentic for most listeners to play for pleasure. It's straight from the bone, with high, at times harsh vocals that make no concession to popular clichés to make things easier on the ear. That's one thing which makes the parallel to Dylan easy to see. The banjo playing is impressive, and the anthology is embellished by lengthy liner notes and recollections by John Cohen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/20/1998
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways
  • UPC: 093074010426
  • Catalog Number: 40104
  • Sales rank: 81,939

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Moonshiner (1:58)
  2. 2 Old Smokey (3:41)
  3. 3 Little Birdie (2:25)
  4. 4 House in New Orleans (3:47)
  5. 5 Trouble in Mind (2:15)
  6. 6 The Wandering Boy (4:31)
  7. 7 Hook and Line (1:51)
  8. 8 Married Life Blues (1:47)
  9. 9 Omie Wise (4:31)
  10. 10 Willow Tree (2:56)
  11. 11 Boat's up the River (3:45)
  12. 12 In the Pines (2:22)
  13. 13 Fox Chase (1:21)
  14. 14 Little Gray Mule (1:09)
  15. 15 I'm a Free Little Bird (1:54)
  16. 16 Little Bessie (10:03)
  17. 17 Motherless Children (4:53)
  18. 18 Darling Corey (3:35)
  19. 19 Roll on Buddy (2:22)
  20. 20 A Village Churchyard (7:05)
  21. 21 Walk Around My Bedside (4:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roscoe Holcomb Primary Artist, Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Mike Seeger Guitar
John Cohen Guitar
Technical Credits
Richard M. Jones Composer
John Cohen Producer, Liner Notes
Huddie Ledbetter Composer
Charlie Pilzer Mastering
Pete Reiniger Contributor
Alan Riggs Composer
Traditional Composer
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