Across the Blue Ridge #55- A cavalcade of great performances old and new

Across the Blue Ridge #55- A cavalcade of great performances old and new

3:30pm Jan 13, 2017
Burl Hammons and his family, of West Virginia, carried a fascinating tradition of singing and instrumental performance and repertoire.
Carl Fleischhauer

This week’s Across the Blue Ridge presents a fine collection of musicians and styles perfect for wintertime listening.  Host Paul Brown takes us through a 1950s radio segment with The Sauceman Brothers, a band active around Bristol, VA and through much of the south in the 1950s and 1960s.  We hear contemporary performers including Anna Roberts Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle; Betse Ellis and Clarke Wyatt; and The Ephemeral String Band.  And the third segment features old time icons including Burl Hammons and Fred Cockerham, plus a joyful rendition of Mississippi Sawyer on fiddle and piano by Bill and Clarice Shelor of southwestern Virginia, recorded in 1975.  There’s something for everyone on Across the Blue Ridge.

 

Episode 55 Playlist

  1. Louisville Breakdown
    Kenny Baker & Bobby Hicks
    Darkness On The Delta
     
  2. Darling Corey
    The Sauceman Brothers
    On WCYB BristolI
     
  3. Love You Until I Am Dizzy
    The Sauceman Brothers
    On WCYB Bristol
     
  4. Working On A Building
    The Sauceman Brothers
    On WCYB Bristol
     
  5. Boats Up The River
    John Jackson
    Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
     
  6. Near The Cross I Watch & Pray
    Etta Baker
    One Dime Blues
     
  7. Cabin Creek
    Mac Benford
    Half Past Four
     
  8. Break 1 - Hangman's Reel
    Presley Barker
    Just Ten
     
  9. Lost Girl
    The Ephemeral Stringband
    Land of Rest
     
  10. Midnight
    The Ephemeral Stringband
    Land of Rest
     
  11. Diamond Joe
    Betse Ellis & Clarke Wyatt
    River Still Rise
     
  12. Listen They're Playing My Song
    Courtney Granger
    Beneath Still Waters
     
  13. Very Day I'm Gone
    Anna Roberts Gevalt & Elizabeth LaPrelle
    Anna & Elizabeth
     
  14. Midnight
    Paul Brown
    studio recording
     
  15. Break 2 - Backstep Indi
    Jason Romero
    A Wander I'll Stay
     
  16. Sandy Boys
    Burl Hammons
    The Hammons Family Volume 1
     
  17. Singing Birds
    Burl Hammons
    The Hammons Family Volume 1
     
  18. Mississippi Sawyer
    Shelor Family
    The Shelor-Blackard Family
     
  19. The Boston Burglar
    Harry &  Jeanie West
    Good Old Mountain Dew
     
  20. Little Satchel
    Fred Cockerham
    High Atmosphere
     
  21. Cotton Eyed Joe
    Camp Creek Boys
    Old Time String Band