Sonntag, 28. Februar 2016

VA - Folk Roots: The Sound of Americana

An interesting and varied set of folk recordings originally done for Diane Hamilton and Patrick Clancy's "Tradition Records" between 1955 and 1961, "Folk Roots: The Sound of Americana" may not exactly live up to its title but it does feature some striking recordings, most notably Odetta's powerful version of "Chilly Winds," Etta Baker's spry guitar instrumental take on "Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad," Barbara Dane's stirring "Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot," and Mrs. Edd Presnell's chiming dulcimer run-through of "Amazing Grace."
Also worth noting is John Jacob Niles' affected vocal (he sounds like Tiny Tim gone dramatically folky) on "The Death of Queen Jane," a recording that is almost perversely fascinating. Lord knows no Appalachian ballad singer ever sounded like that no matter how much moonshine he might have put away.

Folk Roots - The Sound Of Americana
(192 kbps, front cover included)

6 Kommentare:

24HOURDEJAVU hat gesagt…

Looks interesting to me Thanks for the posting

zero hat gesagt…

Hope you enjoy it. Greetings!

Anonym hat gesagt…

A great list of songs and artists. Thanks
Pablo Crossroads from Montevideo

zero hat gesagt…

You are welcome!

Feilimid O'Broin hat gesagt…

Even though yours is not an exclusively American and British folk music blog, you consistently post some of the greatest artists of the genre as well as some, such as Barbara Dane, who deserve to be better remembered than they are. You also make me homesick for my native state in which folk music is still popular and is played on radio stations as well as several folk clubs, including the successor to Club 47, Club Passim. Thanks for offering so much wonderful music; my ears are richer for it.

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks a lot for your very friendly comment, Feilimid, you are always welcome! Even for my "european ears" this kind of music is a pleasure.

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