Songs of the South: Farther Along

Songs of the South: Farther Along

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Songs of the South: Farther Along

This 18-song set from Time Life has a timeless, unhurried grace about it, and even though it is a compilation of various artists, it has a remarkably unified tone, as artists as diverse as Johnny Cash and Doc Watson tackle classic Southern folk songs with elegant reverence. Among the highlights here are Jerry Garcia and David Grisman's "Shady Grove," Emmylou Harris' haunting "Wayfaring Stranger," and the Everly Brothers' version of the murder ballad "Down in the Willow Garden," which is made all the more powerful and horrifying when sung in such sweet two-part harmony. The Staple Singers pull off a similar trick with the familiar "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," which rides Pops Staples' spooky, atmospheric and reverb-laden guitar playing until the question the song poses is hardly resolved. This is an anthology of great beauty, carefully assembled, and it illustrates the poignant strength of America's true folk songs.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/2004
Label: Time Life Records
UPC: 0610583109726
catalogNumber: 19013

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Mississippi John Hurt   Composer
Ricky Skaggs   Arranger
Ralph Stanley   Composer
Johnny Cash   Arranger
Lefty Frizzell   Composer
Doc Watson   Arranger
Dwight Yoakam   Composer
John Prine   Composer
Charlie Monroe   Arranger
Eddie Dean   Liner Notes
Roebuck "Pops" Staples   Arranger
Brian Ahern   Arranger
Rev. Gary Davis   Composer
Bob Ferguson   Composer
David Grisman   Arranger
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
Karl Davis   Composer
J. "Superslim" Lomax   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Francesca Chalukoff   Director
J. Alcalde García   Arranger

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