Smithsonian: “Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad” by Dom Flemons

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Official music video for “Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad” by Dom Flemons, from ‘Black Cowboys’ out March 23th, 2018 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings // https://folkways.si.edu/dom-flemons/b…

“Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad” is a favorite of the old-time string bands. Square dance music was a big part of the cowboy’s life on the range when the instruments and players were available. In an article written for the Saturday Evening Post in 1925, Will C. Barnes explained, “These singers did much toward keeping up the range songs and spreading them through the cow country.”

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