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Etta Baker & Cora Phillips: Carolina Breakdown $12.00


"This recording helps us glimpse the complex origins and development of both Appalachian string band and Piedmont blues music. Perhaps more important, it conveys how powerful these traditions are when carried on by master artists who are part of a deep family legacy of music making." -Wayne Martin, Executive Director, NC Arts Council

Etta Baker of Morganton, NC, was born in 1913 and has played the guitar since the age of three. She was the premier female Piedmont blues guitar instrumentalist, played the guitar everyday and was constantly working on new arrangements. Etta maintained a beautiful yard and garden, and was matriarch of 108 members in her immediate family.

Track Listing
1 John Henry
2 Crow Jane
3 Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
4 Railroad Bill
5 Baby Be True
6 On the Other Hand Baby
7 Never Let Your Deal Go Down
8 MIssissippi Blues
9 Broken Hearted Blues
10 Police Dog Blues
11 Marching Jaybird
12 Carolina Breakdown
13 John Henry
14 Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
15 On the Other Hand Baby
16 Broken Hearted Blues

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