Ballads, Banjo Tunes and Sacred Songs of Western North Carolina

Ballads, Banjo Tunes and Sacred Songs of Western North Carolina

Bascom Lamar Lunsford SFW40082

This "Minstrel of the Appalachians" performed hundreds of traditional songs and tunes that he learned from family members, neighbors, and other residents of western North Carolina. The breadth of Lunsford’s huge repertoire is represented, including ballads, folk songs, spirituals, 19th-century popular songs, and banjo and fiddle tunes. All tracks were recorded by Brunswick Records in the 1920s or the Library of Congress in 1949. Includes Old Mountain Dew, an original composition which found its way into both oral tradition and popular culture, Swing Low, and To the Pines, To the Pines. 55 minutes. "[Hits] faster and sweeter than a jug of corn liquor." — New York Post

Year Released 1996
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 1996 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) Old Time; Sacred
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Banjo; Vocals
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Ballads; Folk songs--United States; Spoken word
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101 Swannanoa Tunnel Bascom Lamar Lunsford 3:38
102 The Mermaid Song Bascom Lamar Lunsford 3:20
103 Ten Steps Bascom Lamar Lunsford 1:51
104 Little Turtle Dove Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:55 Not Available for Download
105 In the Shadow of the Pines Bascom Lamar Lunsford 4:56
106 Swing Low Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:51
107 Bonny George Campbell Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:08
108 I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground Bascom Lamar Lunsford 3:23 Not Available for Download
109 On a Bright and Summer's Morning Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:40
110 To the Pines, To the Pines (In the Pines) Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:23
111 Dry Bones Bascom Lamar Lunsford 3:02 Not Available for Download
112 The Last Gold Dollar Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:05
113 Rye Straw Bascom Lamar Lunsford 1:40
114 Old Mountain Dew Bascom Lamar Lunsford 3:07 Not Available for Download
115 Italy Bascom Lamar Lunsford 3:26
116 Death of Queen Jane Bascom Lamar Lunsford 1:38
117 Old Stepstone Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:57 Not Available for Download
118 Drinking of the Wine Bascom Lamar Lunsford 3:22
119 Dedication Bascom Lamar Lunsford 5:14
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