Sunday, December 06, 2015


Tho’ this record was originally released on Brunswick as a 78 rpm “single,” many of us first heard it on Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music set of LPs originally issued by Folkways in 1952. Primal early American “country” music. . . .

An Alternate 100*
East Virginia • Buell Kazee • 1927

*“If we determined we had nothing much worthwhile to add to the conversation about a single, then that record didn’t make the cut, no matter how good it was. . . . [T]hose singles were were bumped down to “Once More with Feeling: An Alternate 100.” That supplemental list gathers, for the curious, our runners up, but, just as importantly, it presents an alternate, compressed version of the arguments made throughout the book.” —David Cantwell, Bill Friskics-Warren, “How to Use the Book” in Heartaches by the Number

Get it: Anthology of American Folk Music

We’ve got a particularly exciting week ahead of us here on Blues All Kinds. So stay tuned and don’t miss great tunes by Harvey Hill, Fred Neil, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Johnny Temple, Little Walter & Othum Brown, and Elias Litos & Lazaros Rouvas.

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