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Genre: traditional southern folk

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Parent Genre: Folk/Acoustic

Traditional southern folk music is a genre that originated in the American South and is characterized by its raw, emotive sound and its roots in African American culture. It often features acoustic instruments like guitar, banjo, and harmonica, and incorporates elements of blues, gospel, and spiritual music. The lyrics often tell stories of hardship, struggle, and resilience, and are passed down through generations as a way of preserving cultural heritage. This genre has influenced many other styles of music and continues to be celebrated for its authenticity and soulful sound.


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Most popular traditional southern folk albums

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Good Morning Little School Girl
1994
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Hobart Smith of Saltville, Virginia
1964
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Get in Union
2020
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Legends Of Old-Time Music:Fifty Years Of County Records
2015
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Field Recordings Vol. 13: Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Tennes
1998
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Best of Blues Vol. 8: Forrest City Joe (Collection Gerard Herzhaft - Remastered)
2011
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Granny RIddle's Songs and Ballads
1977

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List of traditional southern folk artists

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