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Various Artists / Classic Banjo From Smithsonian Folkways
Album:Classic Banjo From Smithsonian Folkways Collection:Review Shelf
Artist:Various Artists Added:Jan 2014

A-File Activity
Add Date:2014-03-07 Pull Date:2014-05-09 Charts:Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending:May 4Apr 27Apr 20Apr 13Apr 6Mar 30Mar 23Mar 16

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Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2014-03-06 
1: 2:39 fast banjo Pete Seeger vocal
****2: 1:22 fast banjo, faster foot stomping percussion
3: 1:45 mid to faster, male vocal
4: 1:28 fast INSTRUMENTAL
5: 2:15 more like banjo noodling, male vocal/wail
6: 2:41 mid to faster banjo, male vocal
7: 0:56 fast INSTRUMENTAL
***8: 3:41 mid Tempo, male vocal, simple, great banjo picking
***9: 1:56 fast, spoken word intro then great banjo picking
***10: 3:41 mid T, male Blues vocal, nice Blues picking & strumming
***11: 1:32 mid to faster, INSTRUMENTAL, 7 sec fade at end
**12: 1:04 fast, short spoken word intro then fast picking & vocal
**13: 4:19 mid T, low banjo with piano, clarinet, trumpet, New Orleans sound
****14: 3:28 fast, banjo, fiddle, guitar & pipes, nice foot stomper
****15: 2:52 mid T, clawhammer technique, crystal clear complex playing
16: 2:24 fast banjo, bass, mandolin, guitar & drums
17: 2:29 mid T, pre folk/banjo revival of the 1960's, a polka
18: 3:03 slow, a percussive style of playing
19: 1:13 fast, the person who influenced Earl Scruggs and his style of playing
20: 1:15 fast, by the "first lady of banjo"
***21: 1:00 very fast, "Fox Chase"
22: 1:13 fast, a square dance, fine picking & strumming, some talk at end
23: 1:27 mid to faster, banjo with vocal
***24: 2:32 mid T, female vocal
25: 1:40 fast, first banjo tune Doc Watson learned in 1934
****26: 2:50 fast, vocal & banjo, WOW!
27: 1:46 fast, Elizabeth Cotten banjo & vocal
***28: 3:11 mid to faster, banjo, vocal with fiddle sounding like a locomotive
***29: 1:29 very, very fast, banjo & vocal
****30: 3:09 very fast, banjo & vocal from the founder of Bluegrass music Bill Monroe (mandolin), banjo, fiddle & bass

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Pete SeegerFly Around My Blue-Eyed Girl/Cripple Creek/Ida Red/Old Joe Clark
2.Hobart SmithBanging Breakdown
3.Frank ProffittJohnson Boys
4.Wade WardPeachbottom Creek
5.Dink RobertsCoo Coo
6.Mike SeegerJosh Thomas's Roustabout
7.Willie ChapmanJaw Bone
8.Dock BoggsBright Sunny South
9.Pete SteeleCoal Creek March
10.Josh ThomasMississippi Heavy Water Blues
11.Rufus CrispWalk Light Ladies
12.Bill CornettBuck Creek Girls
13.Don VappieGut Bucket Blues
14.Mick MoloneySkylark
15.Ken PerlmanSt. Anne's Reel/La Renfleuse Gorbeil
16.Roger SprungSmokey Mokes
17.A.L. CampGolden Bell Polka
18.Tony TrischkaBanjoland
19.Snuffy JenkinsSally Ann
20.Roni StonemanLonesome Road Blues
21.Lee SextonFox Chase
22.John TyreeHop Along Lou
23."Big Sweet" Lewis HairstonCotton Eyed Joe
24.Ola Belle ReedFoggy Mountain Top
25.Doc WatsonRambling Hobo
26.John SnipesOld Rattler
27.Elizabeth CottenGeorgia Buck
28.Irvin CookI Wish To The Lord I'd Never Been Born
29.Roscoe HolcombBlack Eye Susie
30.Bill Keith With Bill Monroe And The Bluegrass BoysBluegrass Breakdown