A tribute to Roscoe Holcomb and “The Old Dignity” John Cohen’s documentary ‘The High Lonesome Sound’

National Archives description:Documentary: Explores the lives of Appalachian mountain people in a depressed area of Kentucky through spiritual and folk music. Presents songs by revivalist church congregations, coal miners, an unemployed worker, and members of a miner’s family (Roscoe). Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, and the Shepherd Family perform. Explains that these poverty-stricken people maintain their traditions and dignity through their music.

Roscoe Holcomb was an American singer, banjo player, and guitarist from Daisy, Kentucky. A prominent figure in Appalachian folk music, Holcomb was the inspiration for the term “high, lonesome sound,” coined by folklorist and friend John Cohen. The “high lonesome sound” term is now used to describe bluegrass singing…”  ~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roscoe_Holcomb

Roscoe Holcomb Untamed Sense of Control

1 Swanno Mountain
2 Across the Rocky Mountain
3 Graveyard Blues
4 Single Girl
5 Little Maggie
6 Born and Raised in Covington
7 Barbara Allen Blues
8 Coal Creek
9 Rock Island Prison
10 I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow
11 Combs Hotel Burned Down
12 The Hills of Mexico
13 Knife Guitar
14 Mississippi Heavy Water Blues
15 Coney Isle
16 Train That Carried My Girl From Town
17 Milk Cow Blues
18 Black Eye Susie
19 Darling Cory
20 I Ain’t Got No Sugar Baby Now
21 Sitting on Top of This World
22 Frankie and Johnnie
23 Foggy Mountain Top
24 Fair Miss in the Garden
25 Willow Garden
26 True Love

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Roscoe Holcomb – Graveyard Blues

Roscoe Holcomb – Swanno Mountain




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