Across the Blue Ridge #158 - Songcatchers, Highwoods String Band, and A Farewell

Across the Blue Ridge #158 - Songcatchers, Highwoods String Band, and A Farewell

4:00pm Dec 28, 2018
Sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains near Little Switzerland, NC.
Paul Brown

Our final weekly radio broadcast starts with a reminiscence on songcatching – tracing a song back through time and versions, listening for connections.  We also consider the new video documentary Dance All Night – The Highwoods Stringband Story, which traces the impact of the Highwoods Stringband on generations of old-time musicians and enthusiasts during and following its six-year run in the 1970s.  We close out with a few observations about music, its power to unite people of varied life experiences and backgrounds.  Powerful songs and tunes bring us through the hour, as always. Even though broadcast episodes are ending, you’ll be able to access all 158 of our archived programs at www.acrosstheblueridge.net.  Thanks for listening!

Playlist

  1. Western Country
    Fields & Wade Ward
    Uncle Wade - A Memorial to Wade Ward
    Smithsonian Folkways
     
  2. Hop Up Ladies
    Fields Ward & The Bogtrotters
    The Original Bogtrotters
    Biograph
     
  3. Riley & Spencer
    Fields Ward
    Fields & Wade Ward: Recorded in Galax, Virginia
     
  4. Interview: Lonesome Road - Louise Brown
    Louise Brown
    field recording
     
  5. Look Down That Lonesome Road
    Gaither Carlton
    The Watson Family
    Smithsonian Folkways
     
  6. Fall On My Knees
    Tommy Jarrell & Fred Cockerham
    Best Fiddle & Banjo Duets
    County
     
  7. Patrick County Rag
    Turner & Marvin Foddrell
    The Foddrell Brothers: Patrick County Rag
    Outlet Recordings
     
  8. Break 1 - Old Joe Clark
    Robert Sykes & The Surry County Boys
    Black-Eyed Susan
    Heritage
     
  9. Hawks & Eagles
    Highwoods Stringband
    Feed Your Babies Onions
    Rounder
     
  10. Interview - Larry Edelman
    Larry Edelman
    ATBR recording
     
  11. Turkey In The Straw
    The Skillet Lickers
    The Skillet Lickers Vol. 1
    Document
     
  12. Interview - Larry Edelman
    Larry Edelman
    ATBR recording
     
  13. Cousin Sallly Brown
    Highwoods Stringband
    field recording
     
  14. Interview - Larry Edelman
    Larry Edelman
    ATBR recording
     
  15. Old Joe Clark
    Highwoods Stringband
    field recording
    Lynn Young
     
  16. Break 2 - Cluck Ole Hen
    Kyle Creed
    Liberty
    Mountain
     
  17. Carolina Breakdown
    Etta Baker
    One Dime Blues
    Rounder
     
  18. Kansas City Railroad Blues
    Benton Flippen
    Old Time, New Times
    Rounder
     
  19. Wild Geese Cry Again
    Ralph Stanley
    Great High Mountain
    Rebel
     
  20. John Riley The Shepherd
    Art Stamper
    Goodbye Girls, I'm Going To Boston
    County
     
  21. Soppin' The Gravy
    Paul Brown & Company
    Red Dog
    Ryland Records