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Excerpts from Interviews with Dock Boggs, Legendary Banjo Player and Singer

Excerpts from Interviews with Dock Boggs, Legendary Banjo Player and Singer

Mike Seeger interviews Dock Boggs, a Virginia coal miner, banjo player and singer of old-time Appalachian mountain music and blues. Boggs once garnered a record deal with Brunswick to record 24 tracks, but he only completed eight before quitting and returning to Virginia during the 1920s. He was all but forgotten as an artist until Seeger rediscovered him in the 1960s.

Track Listing

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Brief Recount of his life; Brunswick audition Dock Boggs 5:18
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On first learning to play and "living for the Lord" Dock Boggs 1:03
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In Taking Up Learning to Play a Banjo... Negro musicians Dock Boggs 4:11
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104
Playing "Straight": Plays Turkey in the Straw Dock Boggs 3:23
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105
D Tuning Dock Boggs 2:38
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Practicing and Timing for Record Dock Boggs 1:09
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Playing for a Living; Trip to New York Dock Boggs 8:06
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More About Learning to Play Dock Boggs 4:17
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Comments While Looking Over Song Text Dock Boggs 0:33
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More on learning to play banjo, and first "playing out" Dock Boggs 1:34
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202
About Down South Blues and Playing Blues on the Banjo Dock Boggs 3:25
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I never thought about playing commercially Dock Boggs 6:20
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204
Coal Creek March at Land Sale Dock Boggs 6:31
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Why He Left Virginia in 1928 Dock Boggs 8:23
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About the name "Dock" Dock Boggs 1:31
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History of the Coal Creek March Dock Boggs 1:33
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Story about singing Rowan County Crew Dock Boggs 1:31

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