On this album of never-before-released work, mountain music virtuoso Hobart Smith, plays banjo, fiddle, guitar, and piano as well as singing, clog-dancing and reminiscing. All of the songs were taped shortly before Smith died in 1965 and they take you on a personal journey back to the lost era of old time Appalachian music. The album includes well known pieces like "Black Annie" and "Banging Breakdown" as well as a bunch of brilliant lesser known songs. Smith even gives two versions of some tunes like "Cumberland Gap" and "Old Joe Clark" to demonstrate how different people used to perform them.
Contributed by Edwin Cahill
$17 from Amazon.