|

Click here to expand and collapse the player

High Lonesome Sound, The

Rate It! Avg: 4.5 (60 ratings)
Retail
Member
High Lonesome Sound, The album cover
01
Moonshiner
2:00
$0.49
$0.99
02
On Top of Old Smoky
3:44
$0.49
$0.99
03
Little Birdie
2:28
$0.49
$0.99
04
House in New Orleans (House of the Rising Sun)
3:49
$0.49
$0.99
05
Trouble in Mind
2:18
$0.49
$0.99
06
The Wandering Boy
4:34
$0.49
$0.99
07
Hook and Line
1:54
$0.49
$0.99
08
Married Life Blues
1:51
$0.49
$0.99
09
Omie Wise
4:35
$0.49
$0.99
10
Willow Tree
3:00
$0.49
$0.99
11
Boat's Up the River
3:49
$0.49
$0.99
12
In the Pines
2:25
$0.49
$0.99
13
Fox Chase
1:24
$0.49
$0.99
14
Little Gray Mule
1:12
$0.49
$0.99
15
Free Little Bird
1:57
$0.49
$0.99
16
Little Bessie
10:06  
17
Motherless Children
4:56
$0.49
$0.99
18
Darling Corey
3:38
$0.49
$0.99
19
Roll on Buddy
2:25
$0.49
$0.99
20
Village Churchyard, A
7:08
$0.49
$0.99
21
Walk Around My Bedside
4:32
$0.49
$0.99
Album Information
EDITOR'S PICK

Total Tracks: 21   Total Length: 73:45

Find a problem with a track? Let us know.

Wondering Sound

Review 37

Ed Ward

Contributor

Ed Ward began writing about music in Broadside magazine in 1965, and has been on the staffs of Rolling Stone and Creem, as well as contributing to dozens of oth...more »

04.22.11
Roscoe Holcomb, High Lonesome Sound, The
Label: Smithsonian Folkways

Holcomb never recorded in the old days, but made up for it after his rediscovery during the folk revival. The title captures the content (and Holcomb's voice) perfectly, although the stark music and Holcomb's vocal delivery, cracked and jagged like aged hickory, may sound a little rough to contemporary ears. Holcomb was a virtuoso banjo picker, and knew and played a lot of very old styles, meaning that you're hearing echoes of the 19th century… read more »

Write a Review 2 Member Reviews

Please register before you review a release. Register

user avatar

Haunted by the same spirit as Skip James

bestrafe_mich

First saw him on Netflix on Rainbow Quest with Pete Seeger and was struck by his lonesome, eerie voice. I understand that he is one of Bob Dylan's favorites. One of my favorite downloads.

user avatar

haunting

diogenes

These Holcomb recordings are all must haves; he sings with a unique voice and unforgettable passion.

They Say All Music Guide

Twenty-one tracks from his Folkways album, including his accomplished, somber renditions of standards such as “House of the Rising Sun,” “Moonshiner,” “Trouble in Mind,” and “Motherless Children.” Holcomb is a big favorite among musicians and folklorists — Bob Dylan, for one, is a big fan — yet it must be said that this is probably too authentic for most listeners to play for pleasure. It’s straight from the bone, with high, at times harsh vocals that make no concession to popular clichés to make things easier on the ear. That’s one thing which makes the parallel to Dylan easy to see. The banjo playing is impressive, and the anthology is embellished by lengthy liner notes and recollections by John Cohen. – Richie Unterberger

more »