Across the Blue Ridge #122 - Women In Old-Time Music, Part 2

Across the Blue Ridge #122 - Women In Old-Time Music, Part 2

5:11pm Apr 20, 2018
Sarah Ogan Gunning was a traditional Kentucky singer – and an activist writer of work songs and union organizer in the coalfields of the Cumberland Plateau. Hear about her, listen to her music, and find out about other women musicians famous and unknown on this week’s Across the Blue Ridge episode.
Ellen Stekert, Folk-Legacy Records

We conclude our two-part Blue Ridge Music Trails feature on women in old-time music with more of Alice Gerrard’s presentation at the Earle Theater in Mount Airy, NC – and more great music. Hear about Cousin Emmy, the irrepressible Kentucky radio performer who brought old-time music to the national stage; Aunt Jenny Wilson, a West Virginia farm woman who never aspired to fame but could play a clawhammer banjo and sing with the best of them; and many more.  Alice Gerrard, a pioneer for women in bluegrass music herself, takes us along her life path and its intersections with performers famous and not. We hear about successes and difficulties, women on the road as professional musicians and women whose husbands discouraged them from playing at all. Plus … in the first segment of the show, some powerful classics of old time and bluegrass music from Charlie Poole, Doc Watson, Dan Boner, Hannah Shira Naiman, and others. 

Playlist

  1. Lonesome Road Blues
    Mountain Park Old Time Band
    Dancing On Rocky Island
    Mountain Park Old Time Band
     
  2. Why Don't You Tell Me So
    Dan Boner
    West Of West Virginia
    Dan Boner
     
  3. Train On The Island
    Hannah Shira Naiman
    Know The Mountain
    Merriweather Records
     
  4. The Letter That Never Came
    Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers
    Old Time Songs
    County
     
  5. Sitting On Top Of The World
    Doc Watson
    Classic Appalachian Blues
    Smithsonian Folkways
     
  6. Give Me Just A Little More Time
    E.C. Ball
    E.C. Ball With Orna Ball
    Rounder
     
  7. Precious Jewel
    Frank Bode
    Been Riding With Old Mosby
    Smithsonian Folkways
     
  8. Break 1 - George Booker
    Sheila Kay Adams
    All The Other Fine Things
    Granny Dell
     
  9. I'm Going To Organize
    Sarah Ogan Gunning
    Girl Of Constant Sorrow
    Folk-Legacy
     
  10. Old Jack Frost
    Sarah Ogan Gunning
    Girl Of Constant Sorrow
    Folk-Legacy
     
  11. Honey In The Rock
    Wilma Lee Cooper
    Classic Country Favorites
    Rebel
     
  12. Singing Waterfall
    Molly O'Day
    Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folk
    Bear Family
     
  13. Ruby
    Cousin Emmy
    Cousin Emmy And Her Kinfolks
    Bear Family
     
  14. The Soldier And The Lady
    Aunt Jenny Wilson
    Aunt Jenny Wilson
    FRC Field Recorders Collective
     
  15. Break 2 - Arkansas Traveler
    Cousin Emmy
    Cousin Emmy And Her Kinfolks
    Bear Family
     
  16. Leone Parish
    The Little Things
    The Old Time Way
    Heritage
     
  17. The Hard Working Miner
    Whitetop Mountain Band
    Loafer's Dream
    Mountain Roads Recordings
     
  18. Never Let Your Deal Go Down
    Etta Baker
    One Dime Blues
    Rounder
     
  19. Jaybird
    Aunt Jenny Wilson
    Aunt Jenny Wilson
    FRC Field Recorders Collective