October 28, 2016

The Scots-Irish musical legacy in the USA

Broadcast: Wed 17 Nov 2010 (BBC Northern Ireland)

Mark Wilson heads to Staunton in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and tells us about the Ulster-Scots origin of Woodrow Wilson. At the Frontier Cultural Museum, Mark finds out about 18th Century Scots-Irish Settlements and about the musical melting pot of Appalachia. Plus, music group ‘The Hillbilly Gypsies’ perform the tune ‘Sally Gooding’ and Trae Buckner gives some background to the band. Running Time: 35 minutes.

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October 21, 2016

Home Among The Hills: The Carter Family

Harmony CBS HL-7344

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1966
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
A1 My Texas Girl
A2 No Other's Bride I'll Find
A3 Broken Hearted Lover
A4 Little Poplar Log House On The Hill
A5 My Home Among The Hills
B1 Sad And Lonesome Day
B2 I'll Never Forsake You
B3 My Old Virginia Home
B4 We Shall Rise
B5 He Took A White Rose From Her Hair
Maybelle Carter (vocals/guitar) Sara Carter (vocals/guitar/autoharp) A.P. Carter (vocals)
Producer: Don Law, Cover Photo: Garry Winogrand

October 14, 2016

On The Great Divide: The New Lost City Ramblers

Folkways Records FTS-31041

Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1975
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass, Folk
A1 John Brown's Dream
A2 Old Johnny Booker Won't Do
A3 Railroading On The Great Divide
A4 Love Of Polly And Jack Monroe
A5 Walking Boss
A6 Who Killed Poor Robin
A7 The Old Man At The Mill
A8 On Our Turpentine Farm
A9 Little Satchel
B1 Dry And Dusty
B2 If The River Was Whiskey
B3 Come All You Tender Hearted
B4 The Time's Been Swiftly Rolling By
B5 There's Coming A Time
B6 A Night At The Country Opera
B7 Hawkins Rag
B8 La Valse De Bambocheurs (Drunkards Sorrow Waltz)
B9 Cotton Eyed Joe
Mike Seeger (vocals/dulcimer/fiddle/autoharp/harmonica/mandolin/guitar) Tracy Schwarz (vocals/fiddle/guitar/banjo/spoons) John Cohen (vocals/banjo/guitar)
Cover Photo: Russell Lee (FSA), Design and Notes: John Cohen and Tracy Schwarz
Recorded by Chris Strachwitz at the Boading House, 1973, San Francisco, Calif.

October 7, 2016

Bluegrass Journey A Documentary

Run Time: 86 minutes

  • ASIN: B00062IY32
Featuring some of the most celebrated practitioners of this traditional sounding but still evolving musical form, this DVD presents a sonically rich and visually stunning portrait that often leaves viewers suppressing applause and cheers after each number. Musical performances by such bluegrass luminaries as the Del McCoury Band, Peter Rowan, Tim O'Brien, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas, Rhonda Vincent, Nickel Creek, and many others, create an indelible impression that leaves no doubt about why this timeless music has exploded in popularity in recent years. Exhilarating, joyous and rich, intelligent and timely, BLUEGRASS JOURNEY A DOCUMENTARY will leave you wanting to hear more. DVD Released: September, 2004.

October 3, 2016

Gone To The Country: The New Lost City Ramblers

Folkways Records FA-2491

Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1963
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country, Bluegrass, Folk
A1 Hello John D.
A2 Grey Cat On The Tennessee Farm
A3 Liza Jane
A4 Buck Dancer's Choice
A5 Long Lonesome Road
A6 Danville Girl
A7 Tom Sherman's Bar Room
A8 Little Glass Of Wine
A9 Sinking In The Lonesome Sea
B1 Riding On That Train 45
B2 Wild And Western Hobo
B3 Pretty Little Miss Out In The Garden
B4 Rambler's Blues
B5 She Tickles Me
B6 The Little Carpenter
B7 Down South Blues
B8 Ain't No Bugs On Me
Mike Seeger (vocals/fiddle/guitar/mandolin/autoharp/banjo) Tracy Schwarz (vocals/fiddle/spoons/guitar) John Cohen (vocals/banjo/guitar/fiddle)
Cover Photo: Laurence Siegel