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Dock Boggs - His Twelve Original Recordings

Dock Boggs Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (30 May 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Folkways Records
  • ASIN: B00242VQF0
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 267,960 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Dock Boggs' early recordings 11 Sep 2011
The early Dock Boggs is never less than interesting. If you like your folk music cosmetic, neatly packaged with smooth melodies and pretty tunes, then turn away now. Dock Boggs sound is raw, unadulerated but incredibly powerful.

Let me say immediately that Dock Boggs' music is not easy to listen to. For one thing his voice is completely alien to ears and musical sensibilities steeped in 21st Century pop. Half the time his singing is an almost monotone drone, the other half of the time he sounds almost, but not completely, out-of-tune. However, if your ears have been attuned to other singers of the time and place, you will begin to realise that his singing style is part of an Appalachian tradition which incorporates a whole host of elements - Celtic roots, 19th Century banjo & fiddle, Sacred Harp and even early Gospel.

I think that there are three compelling reasons why you should listen to these recordings: (1) Dock Boggs of this period represents the plight of the southern white American worker in the late 20s (heading into the 30s Depression) - he has real angst and sorrow in his singing, and while for him music appeared to be a way out of the mines, The Great Depression put an end ot this ambition. (2) His singing is probably one of the first real 'crossover' moments between black American and white rural musics. Yes you can point to other performers, even as far back as the early 1900s and before, where white musicians were mimicking black singers, but most of these are simply copying the style of the music. However Boggs has two strengths- firstly he feels the music. When he sings Down South Blues, it comes from deep within; it's not simply a white man pretending; many elements of his music are black, and the black comes through clearly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars History 27 Feb 2011
By Pascal - Published on Amazon.com
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It is amazing how these sides recorded in the 1920s sound today... Since that time, this music from the Appalaches became universal. It belongs to history and means something to everybody. Cheers to Smithsonian Folkways Archival.
4.0 out of 5 stars A piece of history that should be savoured. 9 Mar 2014
By Michael D. Kohler - Published on Amazon.com
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Dock Boggs unique style of early three finger pick banjo is a true American treasure. A must have for any folk music lover.
5.0 out of 5 stars Roots of the Roots 25 Jan 2014
By R. E. Crocker - Published on Amazon.com
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Sometimes I think you can peel back musical progress/accumulation like the layers of an onion .... today, there are influences of influences ......... but this is old ...... almost primal in its simplicity ...... we have become spoiled by multi-tracked, multi-layered recording processes to the point some things sound "thin" to our ears if they have not been "overproduced" ...... this is basically a banjo by itself ........ with basic tunes that were built on and added to as time progressed to where we are now ...
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