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Virginia Traditions: Early Roanoke Country Radio CD

Virginia Traditions: Early Roanoke Country Radio 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. A Radio Medley - 5:22
2. Stone Mountain Rag - 3:16
3. Happy Roving Cowboy - 2:30
4. Lollipop - 1:38
5. Natural Bridge Blues - 1:50
6. Georgia Wagoneer - 1:24
7. True Blue Bill - 2:32
8. Paddy on the Tunpike - 0:59
9. Cherokee Maiden - 1:54
10. Look Down That Lonesome Road - 3:17
11. Union County - 1:43
12. God, Please Protect America - 2:17
13. Blue Ridge Entertainers Radio Program - 14:18
14. Tommy Magness Radio Program - 15:53

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