Alaskan history told in song…

Stampede: Stroller White’s Account / Battleship Maine (medley)

by Walter Krauss – on the album “Southeast Alaska Folk Tradition, Vol. 2: Stampede and Settlement, 1898-1941”

cdcdb182bf27b812b9a35b03ef38eff49bd52e4aThe language is a bit bluer than we might expect from an anthology of old-time music, but this collection of spoken word, found sound, narration, and musical recreations aims to reveal Alaskan history mostly through song from the era — and is probably one of the most on point collections of folk music around when it comes to history and storytelling.