This week's Across the Blue Ridge takes us on a tour of some classic old time, bluegrass, blues and gospel music displaying remarkable similarities across styles and cultures. Listen and hear how the blues sound, emerging through African-American players in the Mississippi Delta and elsewhere in the South, is heard also in bluegrass, old time and country music. It's a cornerstone of American popular music. Host Paul Brown presents music of Earnest East & The Pine Ridge Boys and Patsy; Etta Baker; Bill Monroe; Jimmie Rodgers; Pharis & Jason Romero; The Carter Family, Ola Belle Reed and many more.


Episode 40 Playlist

  1. Old Molly Hare
    The Pine Ridge Boys & Patsy
    Stringband Music From Mount Airy
  2. Kentucky River
    James Reams & The Barnstormers
  3. New Lonesome Blues
    Jason & Pharis Romero
    A Wanderer I'll Stay
  4. Old & Gray
    The Hungry Hash House Ramblers
    Passing the Buck
  5. The Rose With A Broken Stem
    The North Carolina Cooper Boys
    In The Pines: Tar Heel Folk Songs & Fiddle Tunes: Old-Time Music Of North Carolina 1926-1936
  6. That Lonesome Valley
    Carolina Ramblers String Band
    In The Pines: Tar Heel Folk Songs & Fiddle Tunes: Old-Time Music Of North Carolina 1926-1936
  7. Break 1 -John's Rag 
    John Jackson
    Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
  8. Little Maggie
    Obray Ramsey
    Good Old Mountain Dew
  9. Broken Hearted Blues
    Etta Baker
    One Dime Blues
  10. New Mule Skinner Blues
    Bill Monroe 
    In The Pines
  11. T.B. Blues
    Jimmie Rodgers
    The Complete Recordings
  12. Chew Tobacco Rag
    Bert Spry, Ash & F
    From The Old School
  13. Break 2 - Banjo Clog
    Dock Boggs
    His Folkways Years Disc 2
  14. Fair And Tender Ladies
    Betse Ellis & Clarke Wyatt
    River Still Rise
  15. I  Am A Pilgrim
    Ola Belle Reed
    Ola Belle Reed And Family
  16. In The Shadow Of The Rock
    The Shelor-Blackard Family
    The Shelor-Blackard Family
  17. Your Long Journey
    Sam Gleaves
    A Little While In The Wilderness
  18. Little Moses
    The Carter Family
    My Clinch Mountain Home

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