Various Artists

Classic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways

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Compiled by Greg Adams and Jeff Place, and drawn from the over 300 albums in the Smithsonian Folkways catalog, this 30-track set brings together a wonderful sequence of banjo tunes in all styles, from modal to bluegrass, done by the likes of Frank Proffitt ("Johnson Boys"), Dock Boggs ("Bright Sunny South"), Snuffy Jenkins ("Sally Ann"), Ola Belle Reed ("Foggy Mountain Top"), Doc Watson ("Rambling Hobo"), Roscoe Holcomb ("Black Eye Susie"), Elizabeth Cotten ("Georgia Buck"), and many others, making it a bright, rippling introduction to American folk banjo.

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