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The High Lonesome Sound

The High Lonesome Sound

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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