The Record Collection

Mike Seeger: Southern Banjo Sounds

Smithsonian Folkways 40107

Track list:

101 – Soon in the Morning Babe
102 – Josh Thomas’s Roustabout
103 – The Blue Tailed Fly (Jimmie Crack Corn)
104 – Darling Cora (Darling Corey)
105 – Devil’s Dream
106 – Little Birdie
107 – Around the World
108 – Whoopin’ Up Cattle
109 – Flop Eared Mule
110 – Lost Gander
111 – The Sailor and the Soldier
112 – American Spanish Fandango
113 – Got No Silver Nor Gold Blues
114 – We’re Up Against It Now
115 – That’s What the Old Bachelor’s Made Out of
116 – The Last of Callahan
117 – Lady Gay
118 – Down South Blues
119 – Last Night When My Willie Came Home
120 – Wabash Cannonball
121 – Bright Sunny South
122 – Roll On John
123 – Needlecase
124 – Come My Little Pink
125 – Battle in the Horseshoe
126 – I’m Head Over Heels in Love

Mike plays 26 traditional instrumentals and songs in 26 banjo styles on 23 different banjos using 15 tunings.
Styles range from a 19th-century African-American Mississippi style to a song played in the style evolved in the 1940s by North Carolinian Earl Scruggs.

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