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Influential Old Time Music on Bluegrass Signal

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Legends Of Old-Time Music: Fifty Years Of County Records is what PopMatters’ Ed Whitelock calls “an anthology that deserves a place among the great and groundbreaking anthologies of early American recorded music. This is a collection filled with discovery, celebrating the work of those local legends who, while anonymous in the eyes and ears of the mass audience, nonetheless shaped the course of popular music in the twentieth century. This collection belongs alongside Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music, Alan Lomax’s Sounds of the South, and Dust to Digital’s Goodbye Babylon in the collection of any serious devotee of American folk music.”

These are the field recordings, mostly from the late 1960s, and the musicians that made the current old time music revival possible.

Sat., Jan. 9th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm: live broadcast on KALW
Archived on www.KALW.org/local-music-player until Jan. 16, 2016
 
Thanks for listening & Happy New Year -
PeterT
www.bgsignal.com
 
BLUEGRASS SIGNAL: Way Down In Our Soul - Jan. 9/16

theme –
ERNEST EAST & THE PINE RIDGE BOYS: Sally Ann
 
NOTE: All selections are from Legends Of Old-Time Music: Fifty Years Of County Records (County)

WADE WARD: June Apple                                      
TOMMY JARRELL & FRED COCKERHAM: Fortune                 
OTIS BURRIS & THE MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS: Fortune                                                 
E.C. BALL & THE FRIENDLY GOSPEL SINGERS: Way Down In My Soul
CAMP CREEK BOYS: Susanna Gal   

ERNEST EAST & THE PINE RIDGE BOYS: Green Back Dollar 
LILY MAE LEDFORD: Red Rocking Chair                                   
THE RUSSELL FAMILY: Sail Away Ladies                                 
TOMMY JARRELL: When Sorrows Encompass Me Around     

JOE & JANETTE CARTER: Anchored In Love                              
GREY CRAIG & THE NEW NORTH CAROLINA RAMBLERS: Flying Clouds
STEVE LEDFORD: 99 Years                                                   
THE KIMBLE FAMILY: Train On The Island

DEE HICKS: Shout Lulu                                         
DELTA HICKS: Man Of Constant Sorrow                                  
HIRAM STAMPER: Brushy Fork Of John's Creek                        
ART STAMPER: Goodbye Girls, I'm Going To Boston

FRED COCKERHAM:  Roustabout
KYLE CREED & BOBBY PATTERSON: Sourwood Mountain
MATOKIE SLAUGHTER: Arkansas Traveler
VIRGIL ANDERSON: You've Been Gone So Long

calendar –
STEVE LEDFORD: Mitchell Blues; CLYDE DAVENPORT: Five Miles From Town; LEAKE CAUDLE & OSCAR JENKINS: Mississippi Sawyer; CLARK KESSINGER: Three Forks Of Sandy

BENTON FLIPPEN & THE SMOKEY VALLEY BOYS: Pretty Little Girl
LILY MAE LEDFORD & THE COON CREEK GIRLS: Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow