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Mike Seeger - "Old Chisholm Trail" [Official Audio]
Listen to the official audio of Mike Seeger's "Old Chisholm Trail" from the 2007 album 'Early Southern Guitar Sounds' on Smithsonian Folkways. 'Early Southern Guitar Sounds' is available on CD and digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: The guitar fostered great creativity in the South as it evolved from a small gut-string instrument in polite parlors to the big, loud, steel-string guitar now found in our homes and onstage. Mike sings and plays a variety of the styles that were played in the rural South from about 1850 to 1930 on 25 different types of guitars. Featured are: banjo-like styles, rags, blues, parlor and parlor-based styles, slide guitar styles, and many song accompaniment styles. The booklet includes a fresh look at the history of the guitar and its travel South, notes on songs and styles, and photographs of all the instruments used. Mike Seeger: 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. ©2008 Smithsonian Institution
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1 min 57 sec
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