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Hobart Smith (May 10, 1897—January 11, 1965) was an American old-time musician. He was most notable for his appearance with his sister, Texas Gladden, on a series of Library of Congress recordings in the 1940s and his later appearances at various festivals during the folk music revival of the 1960s. Smith is often remembered for his virtuosic performances on the banjo, and had also mastered various other instruments, including the fiddle, guitar, piano, harmonica, accordion, and organ.

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  • His singing is rather weak when compared to that of someone like Roscoe Holcomb, but he more than makes up for that with some of the finest banjo playing you're ever likely to hear.
  • beautiful
  • Wow, I have never heard his version of Cuckoo before; his fingers are insane.
  • this shit is pretty awesome
  • Hobart Smith's "Cuckoo Bird" is all serious business and driven, where Clarence Ashley is rather moody and gloomy... both versions compliment each other quite nicely.
  • Excellent man
  • Had this on vinyl back in the early 70's. So glad to find this CD in the library. Simple and heartfelt. Clear, like a drink from a mountain stream.
  • Ah, /really/ Classic Rock.
  • This is as close to the roots of modern rock, country and bluegrass as exists. Maybe even the blues.

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