Lead Belly
Bound for Glory
Woody Guthrie

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As suggested by the name, Field Recordings are typically rough, rudimentary recordings -- often cut outdoors -- made by ethno-musicologists as a means of preserving and documenting the musical culture of a given region. Especially in corners of the world without written languages, musical or otherwise, field recordings are often the sole link to a culture's past; in America alone, folk and blues acetates collected in the deep South are an indispensable link to an era otherwise long gone, preserving the work of performers who never entered a proper studio but whose role in the development of the culture is unassailable.

Field Recordings Artists Highlights

Lead Belly
Lead Belly
Woody Guthrie
Woody Guthrie
Mississippi John Hurt
Mississippi John Hurt

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Field Recordings Album Highlights

Dust Bowl Ballads
Woody Guthrie
Dust Bowl Ballads
Bound for Glory
Woody Guthrie
Bound for Glory
Woody Guthrie Sings Folk Songs
Woody Guthrie
Woody Guthrie Sings Folk ...
Memorial Anthology
Mississippi John Hurt
Memorial Anthology
Nursery Days
Woody Guthrie
Nursery Days
The Early Years [Legacy]
Woody Guthrie
The Early Years [Legacy]

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Field Recordings Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Dust Pneumonia Blues
Woody Guthrie
Hard Travelin' Woody Guthrie
Sliding Delta Mississippi John Hurt
Put Your Finger in the Air Woody Guthrie
Put Your Finger in the Air Arlo Guthrie / Woody Guthrie / Guthrie Family
Worried Man Blues Woody Guthrie
Candy Man Mississippi John Hurt
Irene (Goodnight Irene) Lead Belly
Balky Mule Blues Blind Lemon Jefferson

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