Smoky Mountain Ballads

This week, more 78s from the crates on Triple R Radio. The main feature will be a highly influential 1941 5-78 set, “Smoky Mountain Ballads”, compiled by noted folklorist John Lomax. The set features classic performances from Uncle Dave Macon, the Carter Family, J E Mainer’s Mountaineers, the Dixon Brothers, Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers, and more. Many songs from this set went on to become folk, country and bluegrass staples.

And that ain’t all. You’ll also hear fabulous sides from the Birmingham Jubilee Singers, Sonny Boy Williamson (the first), the Spiders, Memphis Minnie, and more.

Tune in this Sunday, January 23rd, 1 PM, Mountain for more crate 78s and Smoky Mountain Ballads on Roooy’s Record Room, The show that revolves and reveals. Fifteen years and counting.

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