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John Jackson performs "Steamboat Whistle"

For more information for the album, please visit: John Jackson is featured on Classic Appalachian Blues from Smithsonian Folkways, a new album drawn from the archives of Smithsonian Folkways and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The blues has been a major influence on American and Western popular music, inspiring ragtime, jazz, bluegrass, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, hip-hop, and country music. Blues legend John Jackson performs "Steamboat Whistle" at a tribute concert to the Anthology of American Folk Music. The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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