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Masters of Old-time Country Autoharp CD

Masters of Old-time Country Autoharp CD

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The autoharp, invented in the 1870s and a fad in the 1890s, became a virtuoso instrument among the artists featured here as well as other players in the early to mid 20th century. Spirited breakdowns, sentimental and gospel songs - some played as instrumentals - and even a bluegrass song are presented here in this re-release of the only documentary of traditional Southern autoharp players. Includes 14 previously unissued tracks. Recorded, edited, and annotated by Mike Seeger. Song notes by Charles Wolfe. 32-page booklet, 38 tracks, 72 minutes.


Tracks Artist/Performer
101 Stoneys Waltz Ernest Stoneman
102 Sweet Marie Neriah & Kenneth Benfield
103 John Henry Kilby Snow
104 May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight, Mister? Kilby Snow
105 Shell Be Coming Around the Mountain Kilby Snow with Wade Ward
106 Sweet Sunny South Ernest Stoneman
107 Bile em Cabbage Down Ernest Stoneman
108 Marching Through Georgia Ernest Stoneman
109 Wreck of Number Nine Ernest Stoneman
110 Ellas Grave Neriah Benfield
111 Waltz Neriah Benfield
112 Old Joe Clark Kenneth Benfield
113 Shortening Bread Kenneth Benfield
114 Cindy Kilby Snow
115 Budded Roses Kilby Snow
116 Flop-eared Mule Kilby Snow
117 Home Sweet Home Kilby Snow
118 Springtime Again Little Annie Ernest Stoneman
119 Great Reaping Day Ernest Stoneman
120 Weeping Willow Tree Kenneth & Neriah Benfield
121 Im Alone, All Alone Ernest Stoneman with Mike Seeger
122 All I Gots Gone Ernest Stoneman
123 Benfield Hoedown (Idaho Girl) Neriah Benfield
124 Bonapartes Retreat Kenneth Benfield
125 Chinese Breakdown Neriah and Kenneth Benfield
126 Wildwood Flower Kilby Snow with Mike Seeger
127 Tragic Romance Kilby Snow with Hazel Dickens & Mike Seeger
128 Close By Kilby Snow
129 Way Down in the Country Kenneth Benfield
130 Golden Slippers Kenneth Benfield
131 Lights in the Valley Neriah & Kenneth Benfield
132 Chicken Reel Kilby Snow
133 Precious Jewel Kilby Snow
134 Muleskinner Blues Kilby Snow
135 Red River Valley Kilby and Jim Snow
136 Hallelujah Side Ernest Stoneman
137 Jacobs Ladder Kenneth Benfield
138 I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow Kilby Snow

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