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Roscoe Holcomb An Untamed Sense of Control SFW40144 CD
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FormatAudio CD
Ordering NumberSFW40144
labelSmithsonian Folkways
Release date01/06/2012
Release date25/03/2003

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      Bob Dylan stated, "Roscoe Holcomb has a certain untamed sense of control, which makes him one of the best." Eric Clapton called Holcomb "my favorite [country] musician." Holcomb's white-knuckle performances reflect a time before radio told musicians how to play, and these recordings make other music seem watered-down in comparison. His high, tense voice inspired the term "high lonesome sound." Self-accompanied on banjo, fiddle, guitar, or harmonica, these songs express the hard life he lived and the tradition in which he was raised. Includes his vintage 1961 "Man of Constant Sorrow."

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      CD 1
      • 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