2-CD box (LP-size) with 76-page hardcover book, 41 tracks. Playing time 107:41 mns.
- The 'O Brother/Down From The Mountain' tour 40 years earlier!
- A priceless snapshot of timeless Appalachian music captured just before it disappeared.
- A companion piece to the much praised American Folk Blues festival CDs.
- The rarest-ever performances by the legendary Stanley Brothers!
- A treasure trove of photos and memorabilia!
TIME IN A BOTTLE!
It was 1966, and the success of the American Folk & Blues festivals in Europe led to the Festival of American Country Music. But this wasn't slick Nashville music, it was old time, Cajun, bluegrass, and folk music with deep roots in the mountains and swamps of America's rural South. The artists included THE STANLEY BROTHERS (just a few months before Carter Stanley's death), ROSCOE HOLCOMB,
THE NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS, CYP LANDRENEAU'S CAJUN BAND, and COUSIN EMMY. Together, they offer a fascinating glimpse of early American music played with heart and soul. All the artists were still in peak form and gave European audiences their first taste of this side of American traditional music. It was a historic tour, and decades ahead of its time. In 2000-2002, the performers whose music was heard in 'O Brother Where Art Thou' staged a tour called 'Down From The Mountain.' The idea was the same as the Festival of American Country Music in 1966, except that the music heard in the Festival of American Country Music was truly down from the mountain (just one artist was on both tours: Ralph Stanley).
This collection is highlighted by detailed in-person reminiscences by Mike Seeger, Tracy Schwarz, and John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers, all of whom could appreciate the music both as fans and fellow performers. It also includes original photos from John Cohen, Klaus-Rüdiger Müller, Lillies Ohlsson, Reinhard Pietsch, and Reinald Schumann.
|American Folk & Country Festival (2-CD) 1|
|2:||How Mountain Girls Can Love||STANLEY BROTHERS & CLINCH MO|
|3:||Wildwood Flower||STANLEY BROTHERS & CLINCH MO|
|4:||Nobody's Business||STANLEY BROTHERS & CLINCH MO|
|5:||Village Churchyard||HOLCOMB, Roscoe & STANLEY BR|
|6:||East Virginia Blues||HOLCOMB, Roscoe|
|7:||Graveyard Blues||HOLCOMB, Roscoe|
|8:||Motherless Children See A Hard Time||HOLCOMB, Roscoe|
|10:||Soldiers Joy||NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS|
|11:||Gold Watch And Chain||NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERs|
|12:||Come All You Fair And Tender Ladies||NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS|
|13:||Coo Coo Bird||NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS|
|14:||Hawkins Rag||NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS|
|15:||Bachelor Blues||NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS|
|16:||Sunny Side Of Life||NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS|
|17:||Saddle Up The Grey||NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS|
|American Folk & Country Festival (2-CD) 2|
|1:||Introduction To Cajun History||COHEN, John|
|2:||La Danse Du Lac Charles||CYP LANDRENEAU'S CAJUN BAND|
|3:||La Valse De La Praire Ronde||CYP LANDRENEAU'S CAJUN BAND|
|4:||Hipitayo||CYP LANDRENEAU'S CAJUN BAND|
|5:||La Valse De L'ansemaphin||CYP LANDRENEAU'S CAJUN BAND|
|7:||Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad||COUSIN EMMY|
|8:||Ain't It Hard To Love One Who Don't Love You||COUSIN EMMY|
|9:||Pretty Little Miss In The Garden||COUSIN EMMY|
|10:||I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes||COUSIN EMMY|
|11:||Shortnin' Bread||COUSIN EMMY|
|12:||Danced All Night||COUSIN EMMY|
|13:||Turkey In The Straw||HOLCOMB, Roscoe|
|14:||Introduction||STANLEY, Carter & Mike Seeger|
|15:||Riding On That Midnight Train||STANLEY BROTHERS & CLINCH MO|
|16:||Leather Britches||STANLEY BROTHERS & CLINCH MO|
|17:||Cannonball Blues||STANLEY BROTHERS & CLINCH MO|
|18:||Stone Walls And Steel Bars||STANLEY BROTHERS & CLINCH MO|
|19:||Little Birdie||STANLEY BROTHERS & CLINCH MO|
|20:||Rank Stranger||STANLEY BROTHERS & CLINCH MO|
|21:||Jordan||STANLEY BROTHERS & CLINCH MO|
|23:||Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms||STANLEY BROTHERS & CLINCH MO|
|24:||Long Journey Home||STANLEY BROTHERS & CLINCH MO|
|25:||Katie Cline||STANLEY BROTHERS & CLINCH MO|
|26:||Chicken Reel||HOLCOMB, Roscoe & STANLEY BRO|