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Roscoe Holcomb

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Roscoe Holcomb

Roscoe Holcomb has been played on NTS shows including Kit Records, with Mississippi Heavy Water Blues first played on 22 March 2015.

Roscoe Holcomb, (born as Roscoe Halcomb September 5, 1912 - died February 1, 1981) was an American singer, banjo player, and guitarist from Daisy, Kentucky. A prominent figure in Appalachian folk music, Holcomb was the inspiration for the term "high, lonesome sound," coined by folklorist and friend John Cohen. The term is now used to describe bluegrass singing, although Holcomb was not, strictly speaking, a bluegrass performer.

Holcomb's repertoire included old-time music, hymns, and blues ballads. He was a competent harmonica player, and sang…

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Mississippi Heavy Water Blues
Roscoe Holcomb
Folkways Records1975
Mississippi Heavy Water Blues
Roscoe HolcombFolkways Records1975
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In The Pines
Roscoe Holcomb
Smithsonian Folkways1998
In The Pines
Roscoe HolcombSmithsonian Folkways1998
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I Ain't Got No Sugar Baby Now
Roscoe Holcomb
Smithsonian Folkways2003
I Ain't Got No Sugar Baby Now
Roscoe HolcombSmithsonian Folkways2003
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Graveyard Blues
Roscoe Holcomb
Tompkins Square2015
Graveyard Blues
Roscoe HolcombTompkins Square2015
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