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DVD-Rare Footage From the 1960s (New DVD)

(Doc Watson-Roscoe Holcomb-Buell Kazee-Kilby Snow)

DVD Video from Yazoo called - Traditional Music Classics


1. Maggie Walker Blues
2. Goin' Down Lee Highway
3. Travelling Man
4. Deep River Blues
5. St. James Hospital
6. John Henry
7. Mountain Dew

1. Hook and Line
2. Graveyard Blues
3. Pretty Fair Miss

1. Orphan Girl
2. John Hardy

1. Ragged But Right
2. Arkansas Traveller
3. John Henry
4. Wind and Rain
5. Greenback Dollar
6. Old Molly Hare
7. I Will Arise
8. Yankety Yank

Few areas have been as expansive with their treasures of traditional

song as the Appalachians. The isolated small towns, villages and hollows

in the section running from Virginia through North Carolina, Kentucky

and Tennessee is nearly unsurpassed as a repository of old-time music

and ballads reaching back to the time of settlement.

Doc Watson was born into a musical family with a repertoire

of old time songs and ballads. His father taught him how to

play the five string banjo when he was young, and doc later

taught himself guitar and mandolin. His warm appealing

vocals and consummate flat picking have earned him a wide

following and helped expand the appeal of traditional Southern music.

He is joined by Fred Price (fiddle) and Clint Howard (guitar),

neighboring Tennessee farmers from musical families who

joined Doc after the death of Clarence "tom" Ashley, the musician

with whom they commenced playing college concerts in the 1960s.

Includes Maggie Walker Blues, Traveling Man, Lee Highway Blues,

St. James Hospital, and more.

The musical style of roscoe Holcomb, the banjo/guitar player

from Hazard, Kentucky, represents the collective heritage of

local musicians, combined with his Baptist upbringing and

exposure to the blues. The intensity he brings to traditional

performance illustrates the uncompromising musical attack

that led Eric Clapton to call him "his favorite country musician.

"Includes Free Little Bird, Fair Miss in the Garden, Graveyard Blues...

Buell Kazee was an exceptional singer and superb traditional

banjoist from Kentucky who recorded over 50 songs in the 1920s,

many of them ancient ballads. He later became an ordained

minister and continued to collect traditional mountain music.

Includes The Orphan girl, John Hardy and more.

John Kilby Snow was an outstanding autoharpist who was virtually

unknown until discovered by Mike Seeger, who was responsible

for bringing him to a wider audience in the 1960s. Kilby mastered

an unusual signature technique of playing the autoharp, strumming

left-handed below the chord bars and utilizing what he called

"drag notes," which he demonstrates in this video.

Accompanied by Mike Seeger, Kilby plays Ragged But right,

Greenback Dollar, ,Pretty Polly, What A Friend We Have In Jesus...

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