Saturday, May 21, 2011

History Lesson

Check out the BBC documentary, "Folk America" on YouTube. It's all there! This clip shows the the origins of "song-catchers" and folklorists searching the mountain south for examples of "local color" that they could sell to early record labels.

Alan Lomax narrates a history of Appalachian music:

Download a compilation of Smoky Mountain Ballads

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