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The High Lonesome Sound

The High Lonesome Sound
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The legendary Roscoe Holcomb performs 21 powerful songs shaped by the hard times and conflict between old and new that marked his life in the Kentucky mountains. A hard-hitting singer and banjo-player, he also performs unaccompanied ballads, banjo and harmonica solos, and with a guitar. These recordings from 1961, 1964, and 1974 were previously released on three different Folkways LP records and had a powerful influence on the folk music revival. Accompanied by extensive new notes and photographs by John Cohen. 71 minutes. "Roscoe Holcomb is a true genius." — San Francisco Chronicle

Track Listing

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Moonshiner Roscoe Holcomb 2:00
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102
On Top of Old Smoky Roscoe Holcomb 3:44
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103
Little Birdie Roscoe Holcomb 2:28
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104
House in New Orleans (House of the Rising Sun) Roscoe Holcomb 3:50
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105
Trouble in Mind Roscoe Holcomb 2:18
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106
The Wandering Boy Roscoe Holcomb 4:34
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107
Hook and Line Roscoe Holcomb 1:54
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108
Married Life Blues Roscoe Holcomb 1:51
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109
Omie Wise Roscoe Holcomb 4:35
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110
Willow Tree Roscoe Holcomb 3:00
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111
Boat's Up the River Roscoe Holcomb 3:49
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112
In the Pines Roscoe Holcomb 2:25
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113
Fox Chase Roscoe Holcomb 1:24
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114
Little Gray Mule Roscoe Holcomb 1:12
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115
Free Little Bird Roscoe Holcomb 1:57
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116
Little Bessie Roscoe Holcomb 10:06
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117
Motherless Children Roscoe Holcomb 4:57
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118
Darling Corey Roscoe Holcomb 3:38
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119
Roll on Buddy Roscoe Holcomb 2:25
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120
A Village Churchyard Roscoe Holcomb 7:08
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Walk Around My Bedside Roscoe Holcomb 4:32
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