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Legendary Singer and Banjo Player

Legendary Singer and Banjo Player 2018 reissue LP artwork
Dock Boggs - Legendary Singer and Banjo Player 2018 reissue LP artwork
Legendary Singer and Banjo Player original LP artwork
Dock Boggs - Legendary Singer and Banjo Player original LP artwork

The vinyl reissue edition of this album is a pre-order item that will ship on or around the release date of November 30, 2018.

New vinyl reissues remastered from the original 1964 master tapes, packaged in classic Folkways-style tip-on jackets with original liner notes.

Moran Lee “Dock” Boggs (1898 – 1971) was an old-time singer, songwriter and banjo player. His unique style of singing and banjo playing combined elements of Appalachian folk music and African-American blues. A self-taught musician, Dock recorded about eights sides of music between 1927 and 1929. The Great Depression and domestic issues sidelined his musical career until he was “rediscovered” by Mike Seeger (The New Lost City Ramblers) and encouraged to perform at the American Folk Festival in Asheville, NC in 1963. This release contains several songs from that Festival including “Oh Death” and “Country Blues,” a song he had originally recorded in the 1920s.

The vinyl reissue of Legendary Singer and Banjo Player includes liner notes written by Mike Seeger and Ralph Rinzler, and is part of Folkways Records’ 70th anniversary celebration series, revisiting some of the most iconic and influential albums released on the record label.

We are offering the vinyl reissue of American Banjo: Tunes and Songs in Scruggs Style, Dock Boggs: Legendary Singer and Banjo Player, and Pete Seeger Goofing-Off Suite as a Vinyl Bundle with Bonus Folkways Slipmat.

Track Listing

Down South Blues Dock Boggs 2:11
Country Blues Dock Boggs 3:55
Pretty Polly Dock Boggs 2:56
Coal Creek March Dock Boggs 1:57
My Old Horse Died Dock Boggs 1:48
Wild Bill Jones Dock Boggs 2:14
Rowan County Crew Dock Boggs 6:15
New Prisoner's Song Dock Boggs 2:57
Oh Death Dock Boggs 3:22
Prodigal Son Dock Boggs 3:57
Mother's Advice Dock Boggs 3:43
Drunkard's Lone Child Dock Boggs 4:10
Bright Sunny South Dock Boggs 3:41
Mistreated Mama Blues Dock Boggs 1:55
Harvey Logan Dock Boggs 3:33