Across the Blue Ridge #30 - Immigrant Band, plus great tunes and songs from the mountains

Across the Blue Ridge #30 - Immigrant Band, plus great tunes and songs from the mountains

6:14pm Jul 22, 2016
Rafe Stefanini emigrated from Italy to the U.S. because he loved southern Appalachian music and much else about American culture. Today he’s a highly respected interpreter of traditional southern tunes and songs on fiddle, banjo and guitar.
David Bragger, Old Time Tiki Parlour

This week, our host Paul Brown brings in a collection of fabulous fiddle tunes old and new, including one from Erynn Marshall’s new album of her own composed tunes.  A band made up primarily of immigrants from Ireland and Italy puts across some great old time American tunes.  And fiddler Rafe Stefanini, who emigrated from Italy to the U.S. because he loved old time music, tells us about how he thought up the idea for the Immigrant Band album, and how he named it – calling on words from a song that was a favorite of North Carolina’s Tommy Jarrell.   American old-time and bluegrass music reaches around the globe these days, and this week’s show lets us feel the love. Plus … we hear some exciting yet poignant field recordings made from the 1940s into the 1960s.  They’re just a little scratchy, but good, transporting us to times gone by.

Program 30 Playlist

  1. Sandy River – Clark Kessinger
    The Legend of Clark Kessinger
    County 1996
     
  2. Ground Speed – Jeff Little Trio
    Made in the Blue Ridge
    Jeff Little 2014
     
  3. Cabin Of Love – Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
    In The Pines
    County 1995
     
  4. Greasy Creek – Erynn Marshall
    Greasy Creek
    Dittyville 2016
     
  5. Hold Whatcha Got – Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys
    You Don’t Know My Mind
    Rounder 1992
     
  6. Lost Love – Zoe & Cloyd
    Equinox
    Z&C Records 2015
     
  7. Sally Ann – Strange Creek Singers
    The Strange Creek Singers
    Arhoolie 1997
     
  8. BREAK 1
    Old Virginia Reel – The Mosly Mountain Boys
    The Mostly Mountain Boys
    L-Century 2013
     
  9. Bravest Cowboy – Tommy Jarrell & Fred Cockerham
    Tommy and Fred Best Banjo-Fiddle Duets
    County 1992
     
  10. Willie Moore – The Immigrant Band
    The Immigrant Band
    Yodel-Ay-Hee 2016
     
  11. Jenny On The Railroad – The Immigrant Band
    The Immigrant Band
    Yodel-Ay-Hee 2016
     
  12.  Hogeyed Man – The Immigrant Band
    The Immigrant Band
    Yodel-Ay-Hee 2016
     
  13.  Dan’s Dream – The Immigrant Band
    The Immigrant Band
    Yodel-Ay-Hee 2016
     
  14.  BREAK 2
    Knoxville Blues – Etta Baker
    One Dime Blues
    Rounder 1991
     
  15. Katy Cline – Vester Jones
    Traditional Music from Grayson and Carroll Counties, Virginia
    Smithsonian Folkways 1962
     
  16. Johnson Boys – Glen Smith
    Traditional Music from Grayson and Carroll Counties, Virginia
    Smithsonian Folkways 1962
     
  17.  Railroad Bill – Hobart Smith
    Hobart Smith – Blue Ridge Legacy
    Rounder 1983
     
  18. Way Down In My Soul – Friendly Four Quartet
    WPAQ The Voice of the Blue Ridge Mountains
    Rounder 1999
     
  19. I Believe In The Old Time Way – Ola Belle Reed
    Ola Belle Reed & Family
    Rounder 2005
     
  20. Paddy On The Turnpike – Esker Hutchins
    FRC Esker Hutchins
    2007