This compilation taps into the richness and diversity of American Folk music, documenting its development and stylish breadth from the 1920s through to the 1970s. From Appalachian ballads, folk blues, mountain music, gospel songs, topical commentaries, protest songs to Banjo picking and high lonesome hillbilly wailers to country blues gals hollering next to old timey revivalists.
Featuring some legends of traditional American folk music including Dave Van Ronk, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Phil Ochs, Mike Seeger, Dock Boggs and Elizabeth Cotten.
A perfect showcase of the American folk genre.
Comprehensive sleeve notes from music journalist John Crosby (FRoots, Q, Mojo).