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Larry Hanks and Roger Perkins – "Oh Had I a Golden Thread" [Official Audio]
Listen to the official audio of "Oh, Had I a Golden Thread" by Larry Hanks and Roger Perkins, featured on the upcoming Smithsonian Folkways album, 'The Village Out West: The Lost Tapes of Alan Oakes.' 'The Village Out: The Lost Tapes of Alan Oakes' is out on 2xCD and digital on September 24, 2021, and available for pre-order now. Pre-order/stream: Smithsonian Folkways: All other platforms: The Village Out West celebrates the underappreciated bastion of the Folk Revival that emerged in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s, a counterpoint to the seminal New York City scene that has dominated the historical narrative. Compiled from a vast array of recordings by autodidact recording engineer Alan Oakes, the two-CD set features legendary names like Hank Bradley, Rev. Gary Davis, Larry Hanks, Mississippi Fred McDowell, New Lost City Ramblers, and Doc Watson, as well as unsung heroes of the local California communities that turned the region into fertile ground for American music. This music triumphantly transcends the passage of the decades with its luminous and passionate presence, making the case for California as a crucial hotbed for some of the most impressive and diverse folk music of the 20th century. Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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