Thrill to the slides, syncopations and flatted notes of the blues … in old-time, bluegrass and country music.  These styles are all closely intertwined, but a lot of the time, that truth can simply glide by as we listen. This hour, ATBR host Paul Brown pulls some great blues, bluegrass and old-time cuts from the library, and guides us along a fascinating path. We'll also hear parlor-style music in the hands of an African-American country guitarist. Lots of historical and musical connections this week on Across the Blue Ridge


  1. Southern Ramble
    Ralph Blizard & The New Southern Ramblers
    Southern Ramble
  2. Country Blues
    Dock Boggs
    Country Blues
  3. Mixed Blues
    Dock Boggs
    Folkways Years 1963-68 V.1
    Smithsonian Folkways
  4. Logan County Blues
    Fred Cockerham
    Music From Round Peak
  5. Got The Blues
    Turner & Lynn Foddrell
    The Foothill Blues
    Turner Foddrell
  6. Break 1 - King Edward's Blues
    King Edward Smith
    A Century of Heritage Guitar Music V.1
    Crooked Road
  7. But On The Other Hand Baby
    Etta Baker
    One Dime Blues
  8. Police Dog Blues
    John Jackson
    Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
  9. Ryland Spencer
    Fed Cockerham & Paul Sutphin
    Music From Round Peak
  10. Six White Horses
    Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
    Mule Skinner Blues
  11. Goin' Downtown
    Joe Thompson
    Family Tradition
  12. Lonesome Road Blues
    Paul Brown
    ATBR recording
  13. Break 2 - Natural Bridge Blues
    Fred Cockerham
    Music From Round Peak
  14. Left All Alone Again Blues
    Lowe Stokes & his North Georgians
    Old-Time Mountain Blues
  15. New Carroll County Blues #1
    Narmour & Smith
    Old-Time Mountain Blues
  16. FareYou Well, My Darling
    Elizabeth Cotton
    Shake Sugaree
    Smithsonian Folkways
  17. Soldier's Joy
    Joe Thompson & Tommy Thompson
    Black Banjo Songsters of NC & VA
    Smithsonian Folkways
  18. Natural Bridge Blues
    Lefty Hall with the Blue Ridge Mountain Boys
    WPAQ: The Voice Of The Blue Ridge Mountains
  19. Get Up And Do Right
    Alice Gerrard & Beverly Smith
    The Cherry Tree
    Alice Gerrard & Beverly Smith

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