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Classic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways

Various Artists
Classic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways

The banjo is a “bigger than life” instrument, a symbol of deep southern American heritage. At the same time, beneath its veneer of old-time icon, the story of the banjo is one of enormous creativity and adaptation to many musical traditions around the world - from Africa, to the Caribbean, to North America, to Europe, and beyond. In Classic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways, banjo connoisseurs Greg Adams and Jeff Place cull 30 gems of banjo artistry from more than 300 albums in the Folkways collections, offering a gateway into the deep and varied veins of banjo history. 64 minutes, 44-page booklet with extensive notes and photos.

This is the 22nd release in the Smithsonian Folkways Classic Series. Click here to learn more about this enjoyable introduction to the diverse repertoire of American music.

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Track Listing

101
Fly Around My Blue-Eyed Girl / Cripple Creek / Ida Red / Old Joe Clark Pete Seeger 2:38
102
Banging Breakdown Hobart Smith 1:21
103
Johnson Boys Frank Proffitt 1:44
104
Peachbottom Creek Wade Ward 1:27
105
Coo Coo Dink Roberts 2:14
106
Josh Thomas’s Roustabout Mike Seeger 2:40
107
Jaw Bone Willie Chapman 0:55
108
Bright Sunny South Dock Boggs 3:40
109
Coal Creek March Pete Steele 1:55
110
Mississippi Heavy Water Blues Josh Thomas 3:40
111
Walk Light Ladies Rufus Crisp 1:32
112
Buck Creek Girls Bill Cornett 1:03
113
Gut Bucket Blues Don Vappie and the Creole Jazz Serenaders 4:18
114
Skylark / Roaring Mary Mick Moloney 3:27
115
St. Anne’s Reel / La Renfleuse Gorbeil Ken Perlman 2:52
116
Smokey Mokes Roger Sprung 2:23
117
Golden Bell Polka A.L. Camp 2:29
118
Banjoland Tony Trischka with Bill Evans 3:03
119
Sally Ann Snuffy Jenkins 1:13
120
Lonesome Road Blues Roni Stoneman 1:15
121
Fox Chase Lee Sexton 0:59
122
Hop Along Lou John Tyree 1:12
123
Cotton Eyed Joe “Big Sweet” Lewis Hairston 1:27
124
Foggy Mountain Top Ola Belle Reed 2:32
125
Rambling Hobo Doc Watson 1:39
126
Old Rattler John Snipes 2:50
127
Georgia Buck Elizabeth Cotten 1:45
128
I Wish to the Lord I’d Never Been Born Irvin Cook 3:10
129
Black Eye Susie Roscoe Holcomb 1:28
130
Bluegrass Breakdown Bill Keith with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 3:09

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