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Clawhammer Banjo, Vol. 1 ()

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County Records originally released a truncated version of this collection of Appalachian clawhammer banjo players on LP in the 1960s. Recorded by Charlie Faurot live in the field, it provides a wonderful survey of a modal banjo style that has all but vanished in the 21st century due to the pervasive influence of modern bluegrass. Highlights include Wade Ward's "Old Joe Clark," Kyle Creed's bubbling version of "Ducks on the Millpond," Fred Cockerham's ancient-sounding vocal on "Long Steel Rail," plus four kinetic dance tunes ...

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  1. June Apple
  2. John Lover's Gone
  3. Old Joe Clark
  4. Sally Ann
  5. Mississippi Sawyer
  6. Darling Nellie Gray
  7. Ducks on the Millpond
  8. Cumberland Gap
  9. Pretty Little Girl
  10. Long Steel Rail
  11. Little Maggie
  12. Sweet Boys' Tune
  13. Richmond
  14. Sandy River Belle
  15. Stoneman's Tune
  16. Cluck Old Hen
  17. John Henry
  18. Step Back Cindy
  19. Big-Eyed Rabbit
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Clawhammer Banjo, Vol. 1
2008, County

UPC: 009001271624

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