FTX-902 - LOMAX - UK - USA

"THE PIONEER STRAIN" & "MOUNTAIN MUSIC"

Recorded & introduced by Alan Lomax. The commentary by Alan Lomax was miked "off the air" in 1960 from a British broadcast setting out to show "The Pioneer Strain" and "American Mountain Music" with its origins deeply rooted in the music from Britain and Ireland. Included are "Bluegrass" instrumentals, the sound of the mouth-bow and some of the sacred traditions of Baptism, Shape Note and Sacred Harp Singing Among those featured are outstanding performers: Estil and Orna BALL, Horton BARKER, Texas GLADDEN, Uncle Charlie HIGGINS, Neil MORRIS, Bill MUNRO, Almeda RIDDLE, Hobart SMITH, Wade WARD

YOU OLD BLIND FOOL - THE FARMER'S CURST WIFE - THREE LITTLE BABES - GO TO SLEEP, LITTLE BABY (or WHOLE HEAP OF LITTLE HORSES) - SOURWOOD MOUNTAIN - PARSON BURRS - FLY AROUND, MY BLUE-EYED GIRL - DOWN IN THE WILLOW GARDEN - THE FOX CHASE - BAPTISM SERVICE - GUIDE ME O THOU GREAT JEHOVAH - MY LITTLE ROOSTER - JESSE JAMES - THE MERRY GOLDEN TREE - CALVARY - SHERBURNE - SHADY GROVE - JACK OF DIAMONDS (or DRUNKEN HICCUPS) - THE HOUSE CARPENTER - WILLIE BRENNAN - THE BANKS OF THE ARKANSAS & WAVE THE OCEAN - CHILLY WINDS - THE PAPER OF PINS - PADDY ON THE TURNPIKE - TRAIN 111 - JOHN HENRY - BIG BALL IN BOSTON

 

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