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Music of Coal: Mining Songs from the Appalachian Coalfields
By Condon Music Group
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ean: 0891805001022,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
Music of Coal delves deeply into Virginia history, addressing various aspects of mining and culture. This two disc set features Merle Travis, Hazel Dickens, Doc Boggs, The Carter Family, Ralph Stanley & Dwight Yoakam, Darrell Scott, Natalie Merchant and a few dozen others. Packaged in a richly detailed 69 page book w/ liner notes and striking historical photographs.

Pioneering Women of Bluegrass
By Smithsonian Folkways
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ean: 0093074006528,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
When Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard recorded these songs in the mid-1960s, bluegrass music was dominated by male performers. They selected their favorite songs and arranged them for a stellar group of sidemen-bluegrass legends Lamar Grier, Chubby Wise, David Grisman, and Billy Baker. Their widely admired performances made them role models for future generations of women in bluegrass. The 26 tracks have been remastered, resequenced, and newly annotated by the performers themselves. Includes Long

The Vanguard Years
By Watson, Doc
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mpn: CDVAN155/58, ean: 0015707005524,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
Shortly after Doc was discovered in the early '60s, he went to record for what was then the leading label in '60s folk, Vanguard Records, and there he stayed until 1971, recording the fantastic, flatpicked array of traditional tunes that comprise this retrospective. Among the 64 tracks are 17 unreleased performances recorded live at the 1971 Winfield, Kansas flatpicking championships, plus classic material like Corrina Corrina; The Cuckoo; Black Mountain Rag , and more, all annotated inside a bo

Ernest V. Stoneman: The Unsung Father Of Country Music 1925-1934
By 5-String Productions
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ean: 0880336005098,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
Ernest V. Stoneman, pioneering composer & country performer, defined the formula of 'three chords and the truth' and became the first rural singer/songwriter of the 20th century to record. This collection features 46 beautifully remastered performances of Ernest and his circle of talented friends & family. Sentimental love songs, early gospel hymns, fiddle-breakdowns, and disaster songs are included in this set with over 20 never before reissued. Stoneman was inducted into the Country Music Hall

Classic Cuts 1933-1941
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mpn: 7727, ean: 0788065772727,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews
The Delmore Brothers adapted their style with the times. At the start of their career, their then innovative approach, superseded many pioneer country artists. Toward the end of their career they adapted to the sounds of the 1940s and '50s, arguably pioneering the rockabilly sound. Alton usually took lead vocals, but they could switch high and low parts between them. Their influence on The Monroe Brothers is undoubted. Apart from harmony singing, their recordings are characterised by clear dicti

Clarence Ashley And Doc Watson: The Original Folkways Recordings, 1960-1962 [2-CD Set]
By Smithsonian Folkways
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mpn: CDSF40029/30, ean: 0009307400292,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews
This set contains two albums in toto , plus a full 20(!) unreleased tracks and a 34-page booklet. When blind singer/guitarist Arthel ''Doc'' Watson was ''discovered'' by folklorist Ralph Rinzler in 1960 he sounded as though he'd been picking for a hundred years, not to mention the fact that his huge repertoire of old songs seemed like it could go on for days. Watson had actually been playing in a honky-tonk band when Rinzler came across him in Deep Gap, North Carolina. When he asked Doc to set d

The Carter Family: 1927-1934
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mpn: 1848113, ean: 0788065770129,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
A foundation stone of the popular music of the twentieth century. Moving, fascinating and enjoyable!It's not too much to say that in the late '20s the trio of A.P. Delaney Carter, his wife Sara, and his sister-in-law Maybelle changed the course of country - and popular - music. They did it with haunting harmonies, fine guitar playing and a vast repertoire of murder ballads, gospel tunes, love songs, and Appalachian folk melodies which would be covered by musicians for decades. And this wasn't ju

High Lonesome Sound
By Smithsonian Folkways
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mpn: CDSF40104, ean: 0093074010426,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
Eric Clapton himself called Roscoe his favorite country musician, and for good reason-that high lonesome sound never sounded higher or more lonesome than it did when this old-timer played. Here are 72 minutes' worth of tracks taken from three Folkways albums released in 1961, 1965 and 1975, with notes and guests Mike Seeger and John Cohen. With a voice that could crack the same cement he worked all his adult life, Roscoe Holcomb, along with Dock Boggs, Wade Ward, and Banjo Bill Cornett, was one

Can The Circle Be Unbroken: Country Music's First Family
By Sony Legacy
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ean: 0074646570722,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews
Like so many Americans during the Depression, the Carter Family found themselves forced to stay in motion throughout the 1930s. Rural economies, the locales where country music had taken root, were hit unusually hard by the economic crash. The Carters left their original record label just prior to recording the first 17 of the 20 tunes on Can the Circle Be Unbroken, joining ARC for long enough to prodigiously churn out material they'd previously recorded. The 17 ARC songs here were recorded ov

High Atmosphere: Ballads and Banjo Tunes from Virginia
By Rounder
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ean: 0011661002821,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews
High Atmosphere celebrates the particular riches of the Appalachian musical tradition. What began as a document of mountain banjo tunings quickly blossomed as memories were stirred and melodies recollected. Originally released in 1975, this album is essential material for any Old-time music library and is reissued here for a new generation of musicians and listeners, with almost a half hour of additional recordings from the original sessions.

Mountain Music Of Kentucky [2-CD Set]
By Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
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mpn: SF-40077-CD, ean: 0093074007723,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews
Originally issued as a single LP in 1960, Mountain Music of Kentucky was praised as ''the greatest Kentucky record ever issed and one of the greatest records in the entire literature of American folk song'' (San Francisco Chronicle 1960). This much expanded compilation features some of the outstanding traditional musicians of the twentieth century with two full hours of performances (60 minutes previously unreleased), new notes, and many photographs by John Cohen. ''One of the greatest records i

Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics
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mpn: 1702100, ean: 0081227187026,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews
Bluegrass' greatest hits on one CD/cassette! Appalachian Stomp is an ideal starter disc for those just beginning to explore bluegrass. Mostly this is because its 18 selections are so immediately accessible. The ''classics'' here, in other words, are usually those infrequent bluegrass cuts to have gained radio recognition beyond a core bluegrass audience. That explains why along with timeless standards such as Flatt & Scruggs' ''Foggy Mountain Breakdown'' and the Osborne Brothers' ''Rocky Top'' w

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