VARIOUS ARTISTS 'American Folk & Country Music Festival' BCD 16849-CD (2CDs)

VARIOUS ARTISTS 'American Folk & Country Music Festival' BCD 16849-CD (2CDs)

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It was 1966, and the success of the American Folk & Blues festivals in Europe led to the Festival of American Country Music. But this wasn't slick Nashville music, it was old time, Cajun, bluegrass, and folk music with deep roots in the mountains and swamps of America's rural South. The artists included THE STANLEY BROTHERS (just a few months before Carter Stanley's death), ROSCOE HOLCOMB, THE NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS, CYP LANDRENEAU'S CAJUN BAND, and COUSIN EMMY.  Together, they offer a fascinating glimpse of early American music played with heart and soul. All the artists were still in peak form and gave European audiences their first taste of this side of American traditional music. It was a historic tour, and decades ahead of its time.  In 2000-2002, the performers whose music was heard in 'O Brother Where Art Thou' staged a tour called 'Down From The Mountain.' The idea was the same as the Festival of American Country Music in 1966, except that the music heard in the Festival of American Country Music was truly down from the mountain (just one artist was on both tours: Ralph Stanley).

This collection is highlighted by detailed in-person reminiscences by Mike Seeger, Tracy Schwarz, and John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers, all of whom could appreciate the music both as fans and fellow performers. It also includes original photos from John Cohen, Klaus-Rüdiger Müller, Lillies Ohlsson, Reinhard Pietsch, and Reinald Schumann.

Artists:

  • STANLEY BROTHERS & THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS
  • ROSCOE HOLCOMB
  • THE NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS
  • CYP LANDRENEAU'S CAJUN BAND
  • COUSIN EMMY

Track Listing:

  • CD 1:
  • INTRODUCTION
  • HOW MOUNTAIN GIRLS CAN LOVE
  • WILDWOOD FLOWER
  • NOBODY'S BUSINESS
  • VILLAGE CHURCHYARD
  • EAST VIEGINIA BLUES
  • GRAVEYARD BLUES
  • MOTHERLESS CHILDREN SEE A HARD TIME
  • SOLDIER'S JOY
  • GOLD WATCH AND CHAIN
  • COME ALL YOU FAIR AND TENDER LADIES
  • COO COO BIRD
  • HAWKINS RAG
  • BACHELOR BLUES
  • SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE
  • SADDLE UP THE GREY
  • CD 2:
  • LA DANSE DU LAC CHARLES
  • LA VALSE DE LA PRAIRIE RONDE
  • HIPITAYO
  • LA VALSE DE L'ANSEMAPHIN
  • GOIN' DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BAD
  • AIN'T IT HARD TO LOVE ONE WHO DON'T LOVE YOU
  • PRETTY LITTLE MISS IN THE GARDEN
  • I'M THINKING TONIGHT OF MY BLUE EYES
  • SHORTIN' BREAD
  • DANCED ALL NIGHT
  • TURKEY IN THE STRAW
  • OLD SMOKEY
  • RIDING ON THAT MIDNIGHT TRAIN
  • LEATHER BRITCHES
  • CANNONBALL BLUES
  • STONE WALLS AND STEEL BARS
  • LITTLE BIRDIE
  • RANK STRANGER
  • JORDAN
  • ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY'S ARMS/LONG JOURNEY HOME/KATIE CLINE
  • CHICKEN REEL