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    Quote Originally Posted by Il_Penseroso View Post
    The Carter Family, one of the first country music recording groups consisted Alvin Pleasant (A.P.) Carter (Vocal), his wife Sara Carter (Vocal, Autoharp and Guitar) and his sister-in-law Maybelle Carter (Vocal and Guitar) who, her daughter June married to Johnny Cash.
    In the first half of the 20th Century They were the most popular and maybe the most influential country group and they recorded hundreds of secular and sacred songs.

    These are some of their lovliest singles :

    Keep on the Sunny Side
    Single Girl, Married Girl
    Wildwood Flower
    Worried Man Blues
    Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?
    Are You Lonesome Tonight ?
    Little Darling Pal Of Mine
    Wandering Boy
    Cannon Ball Blues
    River of Jordan
    Glory to the Lamb
    I'm working on a building
    Room in heaven for me

    2 box sets of their most favorite recordings have been remastered and realeased in 2003 and 2007.

    1927-1934 Recordings :



    1934-1941 Recordings :

    There is an interesting documentary on them.

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    Short-term thinkers are rewarded with reelection, while those who dare to take seriously our responsibility to future generations commonly find themselves out of office.

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    Vernacular music is something I really love, and since the movie O Brother Where Art Thou, it got a big upsurge in the US. There have been a lot of young singers/musicians that have begun to perform in an acoustic, old time, folk style.

    A couple I like a lot:
    Anna & Elizabeth
    The Wailin' Jennys

    Also Bluegrass has really exploded during the same period - Grascals, Steel Drivers

    Regarding the older stuff, some great record labels that specialize in remastering and reissuing old 78s like Old Hat Records and Bear Family have put out some great sets.

    I am happy to have found this thread since, as I said, this music occupies much of my listening.

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    Love this modern take on a favorite American folk song:
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    I've got a biography of Stephen Foster in my Amazon Wishlist that I should really go ahead and buy. Here's one of my favorite's among many he wrote, "Hard Times Come Again No More"


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    Allison Williams Give me the roses



    I got this quirky album from CD Baby. It's good.

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    I like her banjo and will try to find it to stream. I am a big banjo fan, play it some and last year bought a fretless, skinhead banjo from a luthier in North Carolina. So I am always interested in new banjo recordings.

    Thanks for posting

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    Roscoe Holcomb .

    Get it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post
    Roscoe Holcomb .

    Get it on.
    Yep, great musician. Dock Boggs, Charlie Poole, Frank Proffitt, and for more recent banjo players, Adam Hurt, Walt Koken, Mary Z. Cox.


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    Roscoe Holcomb .

    Get it on.

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    Here is a guy who plays a lot of the early American blues. I have most of his albums.

    http://tomfeldmann.com/
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    The folk revival of the 60s produced some interesting artists besides Dylan--Dave "Snaker" Ray, Tom Rush, Phil Ochs, Bryan Bowers (autoharp) and, my favorite, Dave Van Ronk (the inspiration for Inside Llewyn Davis).

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    Koerner, Ray & Glover are great revival stuff.

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    Doc Watson, Norman Blake
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    Quote Originally Posted by norman bates View Post
    anyway in the sixties there was the discover of the amazing Robert Pete Williams, probably my favorite blues musician and still one of the most underrated.
    I second this. This guy’s music is great. I’m glad to hear there’s someone else who has even heard of him.

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