The Return of the Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
The roots of the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons fill this connoisseur's anthology by America's foremost 78-rpm crate-digger label. It's 1920s folk music full of pop flash and drama; see "Sail Away Ladies," by Uncle Dave Macon and His Fruit Jar Drinkers, all hot fiddles and hoots. And the liner notes profile the record fiends who helped stockpile music's pre-Internet history.
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