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“Cowboy Jim” from the album Pioneering Women of Bluegrass, performed by Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard (SFW40065)   

The featured download from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is “Cowboy Jim,” performed by Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard. When Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard recorded these songs in the mid-1960s, bluegrass music was dominated by male performers. They selected their favorite songs and arranged them for a stellar group of sidemen—bluegrass legends Lamar Grier, Chubby Wise, David Grisman, and Billy Baker. Their widely admired performances made them role models for future generations of women in bluegrass.

The 26 tracks have been remastered, resequenced, and newly annotated by the performers themselves, and include “Long Black Veil,” “The One I Love Is Gone,” and “I Hear a Sweet Voice Calling.”

“Hazel and Alice blast out vintage bluegrass-country soundsongs with fierce, raucous energy.” — Time Magazine.

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