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American Roots Collection
Various Artists
American Roots Collection
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Christian, Gospel
 
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Twenty-six tracks from outstanding Smithsonian Folkways recordings present a panorama of American Roots music. Blues, Bluegrass, ballads, topical songs, and jazz are performed by master musicians. If you have never heard o...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: American Roots Collection
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Original Release Date: 6/18/1996
Release Date: 6/18/1996
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Christian, Gospel
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country, Delta Blues, Traditional Blues, Regional Blues, East Coast Blues, Acoustic Blues, Traditional Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Southern Gospel, Country & Bluegrass
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093074006221

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Twenty-six tracks from outstanding Smithsonian Folkways recordings present a panorama of American Roots music. Blues, Bluegrass, ballads, topical songs, and jazz are performed by master musicians. If you have never heard of Smithsonian Folkways or Folkways before, this collection will take you on a trip through American Music; if you have heard some already, you will still be delighted by the breadth and variety of this collection.

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The best collection of basic American music yet compiled.
07/19/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you have to listen to any music, this is the collection to listen to. It covers all the basic beginnings of American Music and leaves you with a want for more. You will have all the tracks memorized and will be playing the CD even after the machine is shut-off. The CD shows the incredible range of American music. This is the BEST."
Intended as an introduction to the Smithsonian Folkways coll
Michael A. Duvernois | Minneapolis, MN United States | 02/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"...this is a great such introduction. Twenty six tracks from all over the traditional American music, "roots," field. Blues, jazz, bluegrass, older popular songs, what we would call folk music. There are samples available on amazon, listen to what a crazy wide variety there is. And this is a tiny snapshot of the sounds that the Folkways folks have recorded. Some of the recordings go back to wire recorders (pre-tape) or record cutters (record recorders) on people's front porches. Obviously the sound quality isn't always the best."