Smoky Mountain Ballads

Smoky Mountain Ballads

Bascom Lamar Lunsford FW02040 / FA 2040

Called "The Minstrel of the Appalachians," banjo player Bascom Lamar Lunsford performs a cross section of his sizeable repertoire, which contains at least three hundred songs. These songs include English ballads, topical songs, and 19th century popular songs incorporated into the North Carolina mountain tradition.

"A New Day for Old Time Music from the South"

Year Released 1953
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1953 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Old Time
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Banjo; Vocals
Subject(s) Ballads; Crime; Folk songs--United States; Music--Juvenile; Old-time music; Sentimental; Work songs

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101 Swannanoa Tunnel Bascom Lamar Lunsford 3:00
102 Mr. Garfield Bascom Lamar Lunsford 3:00
103 Jennie Jenkins Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:49
104 Little Margaret Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:55
201 Banks of the Ohio Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:48
202 Springfield Mountain Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:34
203 The Death of Queen Jane Bascom Lamar Lunsford 2:37
204 Mole in the Ground Bascom Lamar Lunsford 3:03
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