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|Harry West & Jeanie|
Smokey Mountain Ballads
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop
No book on the history of American roots music, particularly bluegrass and old-time music would be complete without an entry on the contributions of Harry and Jeanie West. The Wests have been performing as a duo since the ... more »
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No book on the history of American roots music, particularly bluegrass and old-time music would be complete without an entry on the contributions of Harry and Jeanie West. The Wests have been performing as a duo since the late 1940's continuing through to today where they are featured guest performers at the annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville, North Carolina. Harry and Jeanie's music is featured on "The High Lonesome Sound of Bluegrass" - the life story of Bill Monroe and the history of bluegrass and old-time music. Their music has also been selected by the Smithsonian Institute as representative of the traditional sound of bluegrass, old-time music and mountain ballads. They have recorded hundreds of songs for various imprints including Prestige, Riverside, Stinson, Folkways and Counterpoint / Esoteric, most of which are out of print and remain highly valued collector's items, including the incredible collection of songs featured here, for the first time on CD.
The roots of bluegrass
Dennis M. Southwood | 05/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first bought this as a vinyl album during the Great Folk Music Scare of the 1960s, and it has always been one of my chief treasures. Now that I also own it on CD, my vinyl album can enjoy a much-deserved rest.
This is true roots music from the Great Smoky Mountains--heartfelt harmonies accompanied by mandolin, guitar, clawhammer banjo, and steel resonator guitar.
This is where bluegrass came from."