References

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Stanley, Ralph - The Very Best of Ralph Stanley
A collection of 16 songs by Ralph Stanley. Continue Reading »
Statler Brothers, The - The Definitive Collection
A collection of 25 songs by the Statler Brothers. Continue Reading »
Steele, Pete - Banjo Tunes and Songs
A compilation of banjo tunes and songs recorded by Pete Steele. Continue Reading »
Stoneman Family, The - 28 Classics
A compilation of 28 classic songs recorded by the Stoneman Family. Continue Reading »
Stoneman, Ernest V. - The Unsung Father of Country Music, 1925-1934
This collection features 46 beautifully remastered performances of Ernest and his circle of talented friends & family. Continue Reading »
Stover, Don - Things in Life
Things in Life offers classic Stover originals, such as the poignant title track and the instrumental "Rockwood Deer Chase," along with fiddle tunes reworked for banjo and a series of charming old-time numbers Stover learned from his parents. Continue Reading »
Stringbean - Barn Yard Banjo Pickin’.
A two-disk set of recordings by Stringbean. Continue Reading »
Trapezoid - Now & Then
Audio CD by Trapezoid. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - “No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Volume 1”
A collection of alternative country songs. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - “No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Volume 2”
A collection of songs from alternative country artists. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - A-Z of Opera
Two-and-a-half hours of opera's most glorious and moving moments on two CDs. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - American Dreamer: Songs of Stephen Foster
Songs of Stephen Foster performed by various artists. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - American Polka: Old Tunes & New Sounds
A collection of 25 polka tunes by various artists. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - An American Mosaic
A compilation of piano, flute and harp music. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Anthology of American Folk Music
A collection of American roots music from country blues to Cajun social music to Appalachian murder ballads. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Appalachia Waltz
A compilation of Appalachian bluegrass music. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Appalachia: Music from Home
A richly diverse sampling of music that embodies the spirit and cultures of those who have lived in this complex land. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics
Appalachian Stomp is an ideal starter disc for those just beginning to explore bluegrass. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Are You From Dixie?: Great Country Brother Teams of the 1930s
A collection of songs by country brother acts from the 1930s. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster
A collection of Stephen Foster's most beloved compositions performed by various artists. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Black & White Hillbilly Music: Early Harmonica Recordings from the 1920s & 1930's
The "Old Southern Sound" was a mixture of several traditions and there were no strictly borders between the different styles. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Classic African American Gospel from Smithsonian Folkways
Spirituals, guitar evangelists, "shout" bands, quartets, and choirs sing out the sacred sounds of African American gospel music. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways
This compilation features musicians from the region known as the Southern Appalachians. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Classic Bluegrass from Smithsonian Folkways
This superb 25-track, 65-minute collection represents the best of Smithsonian Folkways bluegrass offerings. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Classic Field Recordings
A collection of Depression era southern music recorded in the field. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Classic Mountain Songs from Smithsonian Folkways
Includes old-time fiddle and banjo pieces, early bluegrass, and traditional ballads, with a special emphasis on Appalachian vocal traditions. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Classic Old-Time Fiddle from Smithsonian Folkways
A collection of vintage Southern Appalachian string band music from the Smithsonian archives. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Classic Old-Time Music
A collection of old-time social and instrumental string-band music. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Classic Rockabilly
A collection of 120 classic rockabilly hits in a 4-disc set. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Classic Southern Gospel from Smithsonian Folkways
Some of the best in bluegrass gospel and country gospel music from the Smithsonian Folkways archives. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Crooked Road CD Series
From its inception, the Virginia Folklife Program has been closely involved in the development of "The Crooked Road," Virginia's Music Heritage Trail. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Early Mandolin Classics, Vol. 1.
A compilation of early mandolin classics. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Friends of Old-Time Music: The Folk Arrival, 1961-1965
3-CD set of live concert recordings from 1961 to 1965 of some of the era's best folk, blues, and bluegrass performers. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Galax, Virginia: Old Fiddlers’ Convention
A collection of recording from the Galax, Virginia Old Fiddler's Convention. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Harlan County U.S.A.: Songs of the Coal Miner’s Struggle
Few industries have inspired such impassioned folk music, as most of these 22 cuts depend more on the power and conviction of the musical testament than any polish in the performance. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Heartland: An Appalachian Anthology
A collection of music by classical Appalachian composers. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Ken Burns Jazz: The Story of American Music
This five-CD box set soundtrack to filmmaker Ken Burns's 10-part, 19-hour documentary Jazz spans nearly a century of jazz styles, from the martial rhythms of James Reese Europe to the soul-jazz of Grover Washington Jr. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Kentucky Gospel
A collection of 22 gospel music songs. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Minstrel Banjo Style
This is the first recorded anthology to present the sound of the banjo as heard in ante-bellum times. Continue Reading »
Various Artists - Music From The Lost Provinces: Old-Time Stringbands From Ashe County, North Carolina & Vicinity 1927-1931
Reissues 22 songs and tunes recorded between 1927-1931 by stringbands from Ashe County, North Carolina, a mountainous area in the northwest corner of the state once known as "The Lost Provinces" because of its extreme isolation. Continue Reading »