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American Folk Anthologies  Ballads and Songs of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Persistence and Change with Bobby Harrison, Glen Neaves, others (1968) CD

American Folk Anthologies Ballads and Songs of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Persistence and Change with Bobby Harrison, Glen Neaves, others (1968) CD

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

Stemming from a want to preserve the dwindling unique oral traditions of the Blue Ridge Mountain back-country region, Eric Davidson, Paul Newman and Caleb Finch performed field recordings of songs that exemplified the evolution of ballads in the region, creating an anthology of music that characterized the musical mountain traditions. Originating from folk music of the British Isles, many of the songs are performed with little or no instrumental accompaniment. These beautiful archaic folk melodies have retained their roots in the ballad and lament tradition, sung here by both men and women (traditionally ballads were sung only by women) with occasional lively banjo accompaniments.

1. The Hanging of Georgie (Child No. 209) - Sharp 34 - 1:34     
2. Returning Sweetheart - Sharp 98 - A Pretty Fair Maid Down in the Garden - The Broken Token - 1:54    
3. Barbry Allen (Barbara Allen) - 2:43    
4. The Young Men and Maids - Sharp 165 - Silver Dagger - 2:19    
5. The Green Willow Tree - Child 286 - Sharp 41 - Golden Vanity - 4:21    
6. Ho Lilly Ho - Sharp 65 - Jack Went A-Sailing - Jack Munro - 2:15    
7. Walkin' in the Parlor - 1:22    
8. Little Sparrow - Sharp 118 - Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies - 1:50    
9. County Jail - Long Lonesome Road - 1:50    
10. Warfare is A-Raging - Sharp 113 - 1:22    
11. Pig in a Pen - 2:31    
12. Roving Ranger - Sharp 179 - Come All Ye Southern Soldiers - The Texas Rangers - 2:52    
13. Pretty Polly - Sharp 49 - The Cruel Ship's Carpenter - 2:09    
14. George Allen - Child 85 - Lady Alice - Sharp 25 - Giles Collins - 1:16    
15. Roving Gambler - 2:28    
16. Ten Thousand Miles - 10,000 Miles - Sharp 114 - The True Lover's Farewell - 3:22    
17. 1809 - Sharp 76 - Pretty Saro -  3:12    
18. Little Maggie - 3:36    
19. Death of the Lawson Family - 1:55    
20. Lonesome Day - 2:13    
21. Budded Roses - Little Bunch of Roses - 2:35

 


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