Folk Visions and Voices: Traditional Music and Song in Northern Georgia – Vol. 2

Beginning in 1977, folklorist Art Rosenbaum traveled around northern Georgia making field recordings of singers who learned their music from the oral tradition. The outcome was a two-volume anthology and a book by the same title. The first half of Volume 2 features “black frolic songs, work songs and blues,” to the accompaniment of guitar, banjo, harmonica, and fiddle. The second half features white “string band music, banjo tunes and songs.” Rosenbaum's liner notes provide detailed information about the singers and each song, as well as song lyrics and photographs of the musicians and singers.

Buy at Smithsonian Folkways


Download liner notes (PDF).

RECORD LABEL Folkways Records
SOURCE ARCHIVE Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
COPYRIGHT 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1984 Folkways Records
GENRE(S) American Folk; Old Time
COUNTRY(S) United States
CULTURE GROUP(S) African American
INSTRUMENT(S) Banjo; Fiddle; Guitar; Harmonica; Mandolin; Piano; Spoons (Musical instrument)
SUBJECT(S) Folk songs–United States; String band
Art Rosenbaum – Producer; Recorder
Margo Newmark Rosenbaum – Photographer
Ronald Clyne – Designer


Listen to audio samples at Smithsonian Folkways.


Online Reviews