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Classic African American Songsters from Smithsonian Folkways

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Classic African American Songsters from Smithsonian Folkways

Classic African American Songsters from Smithsonian Folkways ventures beyond the blues to show the true breadth of African American secular song. Drawing 21 classic tracks - including five previously unreleased -from the deep well of Smithsonian Folkways’ archives, this connoisseur collection spotlights songs from ragtime, country, Tin Pan Alley, pre-blues songs, blues hybrids, and old-timey string band. Marquee-name artists Big Bill Broonzy, Brownie McGhee, Lead Belly, Peg Leg Sam, Mississippi John Hurt, John Cephas, and more set the record straight that there has long been much more to the African American secular song tradition than just the blues. 60 minutes, 40-page booklet with extensive notes and photos.

This is the 23rd 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

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Bring it On Down to My House Warner Williams with Jay Summerour 2:02
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Talking Blues Pink Anderson 2:26
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Nobody’s Business (If I Do) John Jackson 3:15
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Alabama Bound Little Brother Montgomery 2:17
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Pallet on the Floor Brownie McGhee 3:09
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Chicken You Can’t Roost Too High For Me Bill Williams 3:16
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107
My Hula Love Lead Belly 2:16
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108
Candy Man Reverend Gary Davis 2:32
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109
Going Down the Road Feeling Bad John Cephas and Phil Wiggins 3:32
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110
Froggy Went-a-Courting Peg Leg Sam 4:10
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Monday Morning Blues Mississippi John Hurt 5:52
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The Boys of Your Uncle Sam Pink Anderson 2:03
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113
Raise a Ruckus Tonight Brownie McGhee 2:49
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Reno Factory Marvin Foddrell 2:09
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115
Don't Let Your Deal Go Down John Jackson 3:07
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116
Honeysuckle Rose Warner Williams with Jay Summerour 2:05
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117
Bill Bailey Big Bill Broonzy 1:55
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118
When the Roses Bloom Again Bill Williams 2:05
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119
Straighten Up and Fly Right Peg Leg Sam 3:14
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120
Careless Love Snooks Eaglin 2:33
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They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree Martin, Bogan, and Armstrong 2:20
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