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Virginia Traditions: Non-Blues Secular Black Music CD

Virginia Traditions: Non-Blues Secular Black Music CD

  • $1699


Few states in this country can boast of more diverse folkways than Virginia. Many of the material objects—such as barns, tools, and furniture—reflect the traditions that shaped the lives of its earliest settlers and the generations of Virginians who followed. The Commonwealth’s performance traditions of songs, tunes, and tales also tell of a shared heritage involving all classes of people in every facet of life. Because traditions naturally change over time, the documentation of Virginia folk culture is an ongoing process essential to our understanding of the past, present, and future. By recording the folkways of Virginia, the Blue Ridge Institute of Ferrum College and its BRI Record label strive to foster a greater appreciation of our folk roots through an array of interpretive programs.

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Track listing:

1. I Wish to the Lord I'd Never Been Born - 3:13
2. I Used to Work on the Tractor - 1:26
3. Come, Let's March - 3:41
4. Casey Jones - 2:01
5. Cripple Creek - 2:01
6. Reno Factory - 2:13
7. Buckdance - 1:00
8. Bile Them Cabbage Down - 2:45
9. John Henry - 5:30
10. Fox Chase - 1:06
11. Railroad Bill - 3:25
12. Hop Along Lou - 1:13
13. The Cuckoo Bird - 1:44
14. Poor Farmers - 1:13
15. Tennessee Dog - 1:56
16. Poor Black Annie - 1:47
17. Eve - 3:19
18. Old Blue - 1:31
19. Medley of Country Dance Tunes - 6:07
20. Cotton-Eyed Joe - 1:24


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