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Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection

Various Artists
Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection

Twenty-six tracks from outstanding Smithsonian Folkways recordings present a panorama of American Roots music. Blues, Bluegrass, ballads, topical songs, and jazz are performed by master musicians. If you have never heard of Smithsonian Folkways or Folkways before, this collection will take you on a trip through American Music; if you have heard some already, you will still be delighted by the breadth and variety of this collection.

Track Listing

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Penitentary Blues Lightnin' Hopkins 2:56
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102
Sweet Old Chicago Roosevelt Sykes 2:58
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103
Blue Moon of Kentucky Bill Monroe 2:02
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104
If I Had a Hammer (Hammer Song) Pete Seeger 2:13
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105
Lafayette Lucinda Williams 3:45
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106
Bosco Stomp Nonc Allie Young, Bessyl Duhon, and Rodney Balfa 3:04
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107
Better Day Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee 3:04
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108
Long Road to Travel Lonnie Johnson 2:22
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109
The Cuckoo Bird (The Coo-Coo Bird) Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley 2:35
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110
Pretty Saro Doug and Jack Wallin 2:32
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111
Freight Train Elizabeth Cotten 2:46
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112
Old Joe Bone The New Lost City Ramblers 2:00
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113
Have a Feast Here Tonight Bill Monroe and Doc Watson 2:24
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114
Freedom Road Josh White 2:21
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115
This Land is Your Land Woody Guthrie 2:19
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116
Two Good Men (Sacco and Vanzetti) Woody Guthrie 3:49
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117
Black Girl (In the Pines) Lead Belly 2:10
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118
Irene (Goodnight Irene) Lead Belly 2:18
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119
Somebody's Been Fooling #1 Big Joe Williams 2:52
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120
Hesitation Blues Dave Van Ronk 2:34
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121
I'm Gonna Be an Engineer Peggy Seeger 4:31
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122
Delgadina Mercedez López 2:16
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123
I Was Standing by the Bedside of a Neighbor Michele Lanchester and Sweet Honey in the Rock 3:22
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124
Virgo Mary Lou Williams 2:29
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125
Syl-O-Gism Mary Lou Williams 3:31
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126
We Shall Overcome The Freedom Singers, Dorothy Cotton, and Pete Seeger 2:42

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