Book and CD Recommendations




Warner Collection - Volumes 1 & 2

Warner Collection

Field recordings from one of the best collections of American folks songs in existence, by Frank Proffitt. Volume 1 is general from all over the country (NH, NY, NC and more); and Volume 2 is music of Frank Proffitt and North Carolina. Liner Notes by Jeff Davis.
One of the great singers and banjo players of the Appalachians. Source for the song Tom Dooley.
The great singing family of Southern England! Great old songs which have been sung in harmony for ten generations.
The Early Years by the New Lost City Ramblers: Early recordings by the most important group of the string band revival.
Country Blues: Complete Early Recordings: Legendary indeed! Became an international star decades after his death. Eerie and dark recordings of old ballads and banjo tunes. (Vinyl)
Clarence Ashley and Doc Watson: The Original Folkways Recordings, 1960-1962 [2-CD Set]: A snapshot of community music from the North Carolina/Virginia line. Doc Watson's first recordings.

Jeff Davis, folk songs and traditional American music

About Jeff Davis

Jeff Davis is one of the nation’s foremost performers, interpreters and collectors of traditional American folk music.

"A fine interpreter of traditional song" Sing Out!
"An excellent banjo frailer and fiddler" The Living Tradition
A "charismatic master" whose "knowledge of this repertoire is second to none." NetRhythms
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