Menu
Cart 0
Uncle Wade  A Tribute to Wade Ward, Old Time Virginia Banjo Picker, 1892-1971 (1973)  CD

Uncle Wade A Tribute to Wade Ward, Old Time Virginia Banjo Picker, 1892-1971 (1973) CD

  • $1799


"This item is part of the Folkways archives.  The original liner notes from the LP are included."

This selection of recordings features Wade Ward, a banjo and fiddle player from Independence, Virginia whose repertoire remained close to the tunes he learned in his youth. Clips of interviews with the musician and members of his family augment this collection of recordings from the early 1960s, when Ward was in his early 70s.

Tracks
1. Conversation with Granny Porter / Cluck Old Hen     Granny Porter     1:28    
2. Western Country / Katy Hill's reminiscences about old time dances / Old Jimmy Sutton (medley)     Wade and Fields Ward     7:43    
3. Black Mountain Rag - 2:02    
4. Polly Put the Kettle On - 0:55    
5. Ida Red - 1:21    
6. John Lover is Gone - 2:25    
7. Conversation Between Wade Ward and Glen Smith / Arkansas Traveler / Katy Hill's recollections of the Fiddler's Convention - 3:55    
8. Foxchase - 1:21    
9. Chilly Winds - 1:06    
10. Half-Shaved Nigger - 1:06    
11. Old Reuben - 1:12    
12. June Apple - 0:55    
13. Mississippi Sawyer - 1:25    
14. Katy Hill describes Wade learning to play music / Billy in the Lowground - 3:06    
15. Nancy Blevins - 1:21    
16. Sourwood Mountain - 1:52    
17. Chicken Reel - 1:44    
18. Ragtime Annie - 2:24    
19. Katy Hill's reminiscences about one of Wade's escapades / Sally Goodin'     Katy Hill     3:28    
20. Sally Ann - 2:00    
21. Old Joe Clark / Katy Hill's reminiscences / Peach Bottom Creek - 4:39    
22. Lone Prairie - 0:55.


We Also Recommend