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Between the Sound and the Sea: Music of the North Carolina Outer Banks

Various Artists
Between the Sound and the Sea: Music of the North Carolina Outer Banks

This album is the product of three years of fieldwork and research conducted by ethnomusicologist Karen G. Helms. Helms recorded the traditional and, she felt, overlooked music of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Prior to this recording, the original music of the narrow barrier islands had never been written down in notation. And, as Helms discovered, one could still find some of the "uniqueness and beauty of the culture, its world view and its values" in the traditional ballads that appear on this album. Liner notes include notes on the songs and photographs of the performers, all native folk musicians of the Outer Banks.

Track Listing

101
Johnny O'Lou Dile Gallop 2:45
102
Harmonica Medley: Home Sweet Home / Kitty Wells (medley) Isabel Etheridge 2:07
103
Amber Tresses Isabel Etheridge and Mary Basnight 2:32
104
Ole Tucky Buzzard / Oh Pray Doctor (medley) Elizabeth Howard 1:13
105
Mandolin Medley: Little Sydney / Round the Mountain (medley) Lawton Howard 1:58
106
Seventy-Two Dick Tillet 2:11
107
Tom Dan'ls Edgar Howard, Jule Garrish, and Maurice Ballance 1:29
108
Matilda Jane Lee Edgar Howard, Jule Garrish, and Maurice Ballance 3:12
201
The Sailor Boy Dick Tillet 2:51
202
Nellie Cropsey Isabel Etheridge 1:30
203
Charlie Mason Pogie Boat Charles Stowe 3:55
204
Carolina Cannonball Charles Stowe 3:34
205
Harmonica Medley: Casey Jones / The Old Sow Jumped over the Fence (medley) Jule Garrish 1:45
206
Booze Yacht Jule Garrish 2:37
207
Paddy's Hollow Edgar Howard, Jule Garrish, and Maurice Ballance 3:21
208
Let's Keep the Holler Alive Edgar Howard 1:34

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