Across the Blue Ridge #108 - Winter Listening, Labor and Work Songs, and More

Across the Blue Ridge #108 - Winter Listening, Labor and Work Songs, and More

4:00pm Jan 12, 2018
The Blue Ridge Mountains, home to great music traditions, from Big Walker Overlook, US Highway 52, in southwest Virginia, 2017.
Paul Brown

 

This week we bring you some fine listening across styles for those cold winter days and nights.  Fiddler Chubby Wise kicks things off and from there the music keeps rolling with classic songs such as  Roving Gambler and interesting settings of fiddle tunes including Stony Point rendered by a band called The Skeleton Keys.  In the middle, some work songs and labor-oriented songs, reflecting the current nearly full employment in the U.S. – without a concomitant increase in wages for working folks that often comes with an expanding work force.   Love songs from old-time to bluegrass carry most of the third segment of this ATBR episode.

Playlist

  1. Little Liza Jane
    Chubby Wise
    An American Original
     
  2. Tough Luck Man
    Doc Watson
    Portrait
     
  3. Come Walk With Me
    Wilma Lee & Stony Cooper
    Keep On The Sunny Side
     
  4. My Old Cottage Home
    Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry
    You've Been A Friend To Me
     
  5. Who's That Knocking At My Door
    The Dreadful Snakes
    Snakes Alive!
     
  6. Take Me In Your Lifeboat
    Laurel Fork Travelers
    You Go To Your Church & I'll Go To Mine
     
  7. Tom Porter Waltz
    Giles Lephew
    ATBR field recording
     
  8. Break 1 - Icy Mountain
    Erynn Marshall 
    Tune Tramp
     
  9. Ground Speed
    Jeff Little Trio
    Made In The Blue Ridge
     
  10. Real People
    Lonesome River Band
    Bridging The Tradition
     
  11. Cotton Mill Blues
    Lewis Brothers Trio
    Hard Times In The Country Vol. 2
     
  12. Working Girl Blues
    Hazel Dickens
    A Few Old Memories
     
  13. Get Up And Do Right
    Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
    Get Up And Do Right
     
  14. Peg And Awl
    Hobart Smith
    Southern Journey V. 2
     
  15. Creecy Greens
    Heather Berry & Tony Mabe
    Before Bluegrass
     
  16. Break 2 - Arkansas Traveler
    Norman Blake
    Whiskey Before Breakfast
     
  17. I Heard The Bluebirds Sing
    Mac Benford & The Woodshed All-Stars
    Willow
     
  18. Wink The Other Eye
    Foghorn String Band
    Weiser Sunrise
     
  19. Rovin' Gambler
    Erynn Marshall with Mac Snow
    Tune Tramp
     
  20. Took My Gal A-Walkin'
    Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers
    Old Time Songs
     
  21. Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
    Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
    Ralph Stanley 1971-1973 V.2
     
  22. Stony Point
    The Skeleton Keys
    The Skeleton Keys