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    Bluegrass & Country & American Swing

    A thread for posting Country Music, Bluegrass, & other American forms of music popular in the twentieth century.
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    Bluegrass - 'Dear Mother' by The Tillers.

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    My all-time American favourite, I am a man of constant sorrow, by Ralph Stanley.

    Much better than later imitators, The Soggy Bottom Boys etc, because Stanley sings with utter sincerity.

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    I just love that Bluegrass sound - fiddle and banjo are a match made in heaven, or the Appalachian Mountains!

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    American Swing is a very different sound, but still very evocative for me - the music of old black & white American films. Usually I don't like smooth music, I prefer tunes with a bit of rasp or nubbliness. But American Swing is just so beguiling.

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    Old Time Music is another American musical genre that I love. And Bruce Molsky is my favourite Old Time Fiddler. Here's a great video of his, Jack of Diamonds / Picking the Devil's Eye. Towards the end, Bruce's bow starts coming apart as it's used so vigorously.

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    A classic 'bluegrass' song - Blue Moon of Kentucky by Bill Monroe -

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