Down Yonder: Old Time String Band Music from Georgia

Once upon a time in an old chicken coop in Gordon Tanner’s back yard, the “Banjo King” John Patterson and Smokey Joe Miller sat around on tree stumps with their fiddle, banjo and guitar and played their favorite old-time tunes which eventually produced this amazing collection of music.

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RECORD LABEL Folkways Records
SOURCE ARCHIVE Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
COPYRIGHT 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1982 Folkways Records
GENRE(S) American Folk; Old Time
COUNTRY(S) United States
CULTURE GROUP(S) Anglo-American
INSTRUMENT(S) Banjo; Bass; Fiddle; Guitar
SUBJECT(S) Folk songs–United States; Music–Appalachian Region, Southern.; String band
Smokey Joe Miller – Artist
Art Rosenbaum – Producer
Gordon Tanner – Artist
John Patterson – Artist
N. Rosenbaum – Photographer (Cover)
Ronald Clyne – Designer



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