Across the Blue Ridge #102 - Old Time, Country and Bluegrass Classics and New Music

Across the Blue Ridge #102 - Old Time, Country and Bluegrass Classics and New Music

4:12pm Dec 01, 2017
Asa Martin (shown here on a British reissue cover) was a country music recording pioneer who’s largely unknown today. But he recorded many songs that have become standards – and we hear two of them on this week’s show.
Publicity photo c. 1934, public domain, Paul Brown collection

This week we explore the highways and byways of traditional country music. Hear classic old time and bluegrass songs, a couple of live recordings from a festival many years ago, and a brand new twin-fiddle treatment of an old fiddle tune, from a newly released album by David Bragger and Susan Platz. Gospel songs figure on this week’s show as well, with great performances from The Cooke Duet and Elizabeth Cotten. Hear how church singing affected the development of Bluegrass, and check out a variety of fiddle and singing styles on this satisfying episode.

Playlist

  1. Squirrel Tail
    Slate Mountain Ramblers
    Family Tradition
     
  2. Let Me Love You One More Time
    Ralph Stanley & Tim O'Brien
    Clinch Mountain Country V.2
     
  3. Why Did You Wander
    Curly Seckler
    Bluegrass, Don't You Know
     
  4. Wheels
    Bill Emerson & Mark Newton
    A Foot In The Past, A Foot In The Future
     
  5. Little Maggie
    Shady Mountain Ramblers
    All Smiles Tonite
     
  6. Flatwoods
    Norman Edmonds & The Old Timers
    Norman Edmonds & The Old Timers V.2
     
  7. Brushy Run
    Wilson Douglas
    Fiddle Tunes from Central West Virginia
     
  8. Rainbow
    Josh Graves
    Josh Graves
     
  9. Break 1 - Indian Killed A Woodcock
    Josh Graves
    Josh Graves
     
  10. Coal Holler
    David Bragger & Susan Platz
    King's Lament Old Time Fiddle Duets
     
  11. John Brown's Dream
    Fred Cockerham & Kyle Creed
    1st Annual Brandywine Mountain Music Convention
     
  12. Step Back Cindy
    Fred Cockerham, Kyle Creed, Bobby Patterson
    1st Annual Brandywine Mountain Music Convention
     
  13. Hot Corn
    Asa Martin and James Roberts
    Old Time Picking & Singing
     
  14. When It's Lamp Lighting Time In The Valley
    Asa Martin and James Roberts
    Old Time Picking & Singing
     
  15. Cripple Creek
    Hobart Smith
    Instrumental Music of the Southern Appalachians
     
  16. Break 2 - Sail Away Ladies
    Riley Baugus
    Long Steel Rail
     
  17. One More River
    Dale Ann Bradley
    Dale Ann Bradley
     
  18. Swing Down That Chariot/Jesus Lifted Me
    Cooke Duet
    Best of Cooke Duet
     
  19. Hallelujah, It's Done
    Elizabeth Cotton
    Shake Sugaree
     
  20. Georgie
    Matokie Slaughter
    Clawhammer Banjo V.3
     
  21. Georgia Fox Trot
    Happy Valley Pals
    Happy Valley Pals
     
  22. Meet Me By The Ice House Lizzie
    Hawk Proof Rooster
    Got A Little Home