Roots Music

Music that preceded pop music or sometimes reworked it, the stuff that people made up. Oral tradition and regional styles. Blues, old timey, Cajun, country music with fiddles, klezmer, polka, you name it. The stuff people were playing before record companies "discovered" it.


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Snooks Eaglin Alberta i know this songs as Corrina, but it is basically the same song. Blind Snooks Eaglin did a sweet version of that old song. I love his guitar playing Youtube
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Spinliesel 8 NY Aug 21 Aug 21 11 comment
A Classic by a Master Chet Atkins playing Zorba the Greek I must confess that his tuning of the guitar made my skin crawl, as it always does when an instrument is not in tune. Youtube
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Spinliesel 8 NY July 19 Jul 19 00 comments
Hi everyone, I have just formed a new group for you - "Desert Island Discs Group". It is an opportunity for you to list your favourite ten songs, any genre, in one listing and then find out who agrees with your choices and who suggests different artists ...
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FrayedBear 9 Australia May 31 May 31 11 comment
Corrina, Corrina by Taj Mahal Youtube
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Spinliesel 8 NY Mar 18 Mar 18 11 comment
Justin Johnson plays a rocking rockabilly guitar! Youtube
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JGal 6 OH Feb 20 Feb 20 11 comment
Rod Stewart - Purple Heather, Scottish folk song Youtube
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Spinliesel 8 NY Dec 14, 2018 Dec 14, 2018 00 comments
This is beautifully interesting. Dolly Parton's "Joline" slowed down from 45 RPM to 33 1/3 Youtube
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ollieberry 7 ME Aug 24, 2018 Aug 24, 2018 11 comment
Nosferatu_cat's post of Big Joe WIlliams reminded me of a little factoid of Taj Mahal's life: he was the manager of a dairy operation on the East Coast and mentions cows in this duet with Keb Mo. Youtube
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Spinliesel 8 NY Aug 22, 2018 Aug 22, 2018 33 comments
Indulge me. 2 more from the Steel Drivers.Youtube
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ollieberry 7 ME Aug 22, 2018 Aug 22, 2018 22 comments
The Steel Drivers...Blue Side of the Mountain Youtube
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ollieberry 7 ME Aug 21, 2018 Aug 21, 2018 22 comments
Sarah & Maybelle Carter - Dixie Darlin [m.youtube.]
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OlderWiser 5 CA Aug 19, 2018 Aug 19, 2018 11 comment
Sylvester Weaver: Guitar Rag This became a country standard as "Steel Guitar Rag. Weaver recorded this in 1923. The first black Hawaiian style guitar player to record.
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nosferatu_cat 7 CA Aug 17, 2018 Aug 17, 2018 00 comments
“Look at Miss Ohio” by Gillian Welch. Youtube
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Kenny82 5 TN Aug 17, 2018 Aug 17, 2018 11 comment
Lonnie Johnson: Mr. Johnson Swing Born in NOLA Johnson played in a family band with his father and brothers before WWI. The Spanish Influenza killed his father and one of his brothers. Johnson struck out on his own and moved north. He made a ...
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nosferatu_cat 7 CA Aug 16, 2018 Aug 16, 2018 00 comments


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