Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways

Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways


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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: 18548

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
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

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