Across the Blue Ridge #119 - Music of West Virginia, Fiddlers Conventions, Blues & Gospel

Across the Blue Ridge #119 - Music of West Virginia, Fiddlers Conventions, Blues & Gospel

12:17pm Mar 30, 2018
Blue Ridge Mountains, western North Carolina.
Ken Thomas, public domain

This week we take a tour through traditions of geographic place, culture, and heritage. We’ll hear some wonderful fiddle tunes and songs from West Virginia with Erynn Marshall, Jerry and Jesse Milnes, Melvin Wine, Kim Johnson, Lester McCumbers and more. In the center of the show, fiddlers’ convention music past and present, as Across the Blue Ridge prepares to co-sponsor the Surry Old Time Fiddlers’ Convention in Dobson, North Carolina. Finally, blues and gospel with Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, the bluesman who wanted avoid feeling down; Big Bill Broonzy, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and Turner and Lynn Foddrell of Patrick County, Virginia. It’s a very satisfying hour of some of the greatest traditional sounds of mountain south and beyond. 

Playlist

  1. Night Driver
    Ned Luberecki
    Take Five
     
  2. Sunny Side Of The Mountain
    Jimmy Martin
    You Don't Know My Mind
     
  3. Going Down To Georgie-O
    Erynn Marshall
    Tune Tramp
     
  4. Silver Bridge
    Erynn Marshall, Billy McCumbers, Kim Johnson
    Tune Tramp
     
  5. Yew Piney Mountain
    Lester McCumbers & Kim Johnson
    Keepers
     
  6. Black Cat In The Briar Patch
    Melvin Wine
    Cold Frosty Morning
     
  7. Goin' Down Town
    Giles Lephew
    field recording
     
  8. Break 1 - Roberts Ride
    Brandon Lee Adams
    Hardest Kind Of Memories
     
  9. Ole Time John Henry
    Slate Mountain Ramblers
    Family Tradition
     
  10. Fall On My Knees
    Camp Creek Boys
    Old Time String Band
     
  11. Red Rocking Chair
    Galax Bogtrotters
    Old Time Jubilations
     
  12. Green River March
    Happy Valley Pals
    Happy Valley Pals
     
  13. The Wreck Of The Old 97
    Tommy Jarrell
    June Apple
     
  14. Old Virginia Reel
    Mostly Mountain Boys
    Traditional Mountain Music
     
  15. Break 2 - Foggy Mountain Special
    Flatt & Scruggs
    1948-59 Vol. 3
     
  16. When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold
    Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
    Blackjack
     
  17. Here Am I
    Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
    Blackjack
     
  18. Just A Dream
    Big Bill Broonzy
    Big Bill's Blues
     
  19. This Train
    Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    The Gospel Of The Blues
     
  20. Careless Love
    Turner & Lynn Foddrell
    The Foothill Blues