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2009-04-09T19:05:20.000Z
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30,173
Video Title:
Lesley Riddle - "John Henry" [Official Audio]
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Listen to the official audio of Lesley Riddle's "John Henry" from the 2002 album 'Classic Mountain Songs from Smithsonian Folkways' on Smithsonian Folkways. 'Classic Mountain Songs from Smithsonian Folkways' is available on CD and digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu/classic-mountain-songs-from-folkways/american-folk-old-time/music/album/smithsonian Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6HLh4vFfWhpJZtQUHKJVpC?si=h6D6HLUoRsyIbCSCn_HXmQ Riding the wave of the renewed interest in traditional American music, Classic Mountain Songs From Smithsonian Folkways Recordings showcases a handful of the greatest mountain ballads as performed by some of the most influential folk singers and songwriters of the 20th century. This collection features many classic performances from a wide variety of regional instrumental and song styles. These diverse styles and songs from the mountain communities of North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee include old-time fiddle and banjo pieces, early bluegrass, and traditional ballads, with a special emphasis on Appalachian vocal traditions. Doc and Merle Watson, Roscoe Holcomb, Clarence Ashley, and Dock Boggs are just a few of the revered roots artists who appear on this stellar compilation. This album is essential for both old and new fans of American mountain music. Compiled and annotated by Jeff Place. Smithsonian Folkways: https://folkways.si.edu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smithsonianfolkwaysrecordings Twitter: https://twitter.com/Folkways Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smithsonianfolkways The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy (www.si.edu/copyright). Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
Video Duration:
2 min 26 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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