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We’ll Fly Away

May 6, 2013

the kossoy sisters with erik darling – bowling green and other folk songs from the southern mountains (tradition lp, 1956) album

Introducing the stars of this show: identical twin sisters Irene and Ellen Kossoy recorded this album when they were seventeen. They didn’t know that their second album would take some time – their version of “I’ll fly away” was featured in the now-classic “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Renewed interest in the now 64-year old sisters made them re-enter the studio.

This was all in the far future when they recorded “Bowling Green” with accompaniment from Erik Darling on banjo and guitar. The fourteen songs represent a sample of the traditional music from the Appalachian mountains in the south of the USA. Sparse, heartfelt and with a perfect balance of piety and pragmatism, this is a great record… and the first album I’ve posted in eleven weeks. Have at it!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Fred permalink
    May 8, 2013 9:00 am

    heerlijk! En wat een fantastische cover . . .

  2. albert permalink
    November 4, 2013 5:18 pm

    I bought a copy of this record on vinyl about 20 years ago in Spain, for about one dollar, just for the amazing cover. And the music turned out even more amazing!

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