Roscoe Holcomb

Sometimes when you listen to Roscoe Holcomb sing it might've been 400 years ago. Sometimes it could be happening to you right now. These songs and instrumental pieces go back to the 20s and 30s and beyond, into the mists of pre-recorded time. They are the traditional songs of the Kentucky mountains before the advent of radio and record player when itinerant musicians, market places, church and country fair were the conduit of tradition. But these songs, recorded in the unique high and lonesome style of Roscoe Holcomb, were the last folk songs. These recordings were previously released by Folkways in 1968 that had a powerful influence on the folk music revival, and has been crying out for a new vinyl release. Accompanied by some of the original notes on the lyrics and history of each song and some new comments on Roscoe in 2005.

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