Across the Blue Ridge #96 - The Guitar & Southern Mountain Music

Across the Blue Ridge #96 - The Guitar & Southern Mountain Music

3:24pm Oct 20, 2017
Maybelle Carter (seated, with guitar) leads off the new Crooked Road 2-CD album “A Century of Heritage Guitar Music” featured on this week’s Across the Blue Ridge. The album comprising 52 tracks features both historic and contemporary Blue Ridge mountain area guitarists.
Victor Talking Machine Company, 1927, Public Domain

The Crooked Road, Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, has released a two-CD album titled “A Century of Heritage Guitar Music”.  The 52 tracks include historic sides from the earliest days of recordings featuring Blue Ridge area artists, plus songs and tunes from the LP era and new cuts specifically recorded for this album.   We hear a broad range of styles and settings reflecting the guitar’s remarkable versatility and its eager adoption by mountain musicians after it became readily available in the 1920s through mail-order catalogs and other sources.  ATBR host Paul Brown talks with Jack Hinshelwood, the executive director of The Crooked Road, about the album, the artists, and the guitar’s place in the evolution of southern mountain music.   That’s not all for this week.  In the first section of the show, we have our usual powerful selection of old-time, bluegrass, gospel and blues music to keep your toes tapping and your mind engaged.

Playlist

  1. Fireball
    Special Consensus
    Long I Ride
     
  2. Keep On Going
    Red Allen
    Keep On Going
     
  3. Amelia Earheart
    Jim Lloyd
    Play Guitar in 7 Days
     
  4. Whitehorse Breakdown
    Fletcher Bright & Bill Evans
    Fine Times At Fletcher's House
     
  5. Mary Johnson
    Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard
    Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard
     
  6. I'll Take The Blame
    Flatt & Scruggs
    1948-59 Vol. 4
     
  7. Unclouded Day
    Ola Belle Reed
    Ola Belle Reed & Family
     
  8. Break 1 - Anni's Orchard
    Big Sadie
    Keep Me Waiting
     
  9. In The Blue Hills of Virginia
    Mac & Jenny Traynham
    A Century of Heritage Guitar Music
     
  10. The Cannon-Ball
    Maybelle Carter
    A Century of Heritage Guitar Music
     
  11. Motherless Children
    Lesley Riddle
    A Century of Heritage Guitar Music
     
  12. The Road Is Rough & Rocky
    Archie Edwards
    A Century of Heritage Guitar Music
     
  13. Break 2 - The Turkey Derby
    Jesse McReynolds
    A Century of Heritage Guitar Music
     
  14. Durham's Bull
    Steve Kilby
    A Century of Heritage Guitar Music
     
  15. There Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
    Junior Blankenship
    A Century of Heritage Guitar Music
     
  16. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
    Doug Rorrer
    A Century of Heritage Guitar Music
     
  17. Unknown Blues
    Stephen Tarter & Harry Gay
    A Century of Heritage Guitar Music