For the first time ever this much overlooked and historically vital area of American musical development has being focused on with this 3 CD release. Featuring a mixture of well-known songs by some of American music's most celebrated stars and rare versions from some lesser known but equally relevant artists, this release covers all bases, containing 75 numbers recorded in the USA with their origins in the British Isles, encompassing Old- Timey, Blues, Cajun, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country. These songs have passed from the old nation to the new one where they became standards.
These recordings represent the beginning of the US/UK musical love affair that continues to this day, and that is being extensively documented here for the first time, with the full support of the English Folk Dance and Song Society and rare photographs from the Museum of Appalachia, with the extensive song notes being written by world-renowned Folk
music scholar Steve Roud, creator of the Roud Folk Song Index.
This release contains recordings by some of American Folk music's greatest artists such as Big Bill Broonzy, Bill Monroe, Blind Blake, Bradley Kincaid, Buell Kazee, Carter Family, Charlie Poole, Chubby Parker, Clarence Ashley, Cliff Carlisle, Darby & Tarlton, Jimmie Davis, Dick Justice, Fiddlin' John Carson, Frank Hutchison, Gid Tanner, Grayson & Whitter, Kelly Harrell, Leadbelly, Riley Puckett, Roy Harvey, Sam McGhee, Stoneman Family, Tex Ritter, and Uncle Dave Macon, amongst many others. The artists and songs that feature here went on to influence many of the biggest acts of the 20th century – Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin & Nirvana, amongst many others.
Nehi’s brief is great music, by great artists, with well thought out design, insightful and exhaustive sleeve notes, rare images, with the audio mastered with the most-up-todate methods from the strongest source material available, all available to the customer a very affordable price.