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Virginia Traditions: Native Virginia Ballads and Songs CD

Virginia Traditions: Native Virginia Ballads and Songs 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. Claude Allen - 3:33
2. Sidney Allen - 1:59
3. Poor Goins - 3:59
4. The Vance Song - 2:16
5. The Fate of Dewey Lee - 2:59
6. The Fate of Talmadge Osborne - 3:06
7. The Wreck of the 1256 - 4:16
8. The Wreck of the Old 97 - 3:49
9. The Life and Death of Charlie Poole - 2:25
10. The Story of Freeda Bolt - 3:41
11. The Ballad of Caty Sage - 3:43
12. The Cyclone of Rye Cove - 2:04
13. The Story of the Flood - 3:12
14. The Pinnacle Mountain Silver Mine - 2:08
15. New River Song - 2:59
16. Highway 52 - 2:54
17. The Ballad of Fancy Gap - 4:51


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