Dark Holler: Old Love Songs and Ballads

Dark Holler: Old Love Songs and Ballads

Various Artists SFW40159

These milestone 1960s Folkways recordings of soul-searing Appalachian ballads brought new respect for the time-worn tradition of solo song. Their power to reach deep inside us with stories of love, betrayal, and tragedy dispels the notion that ballad singers are detached and unemotional. An extraordinary bonus DVD of John Cohen's classic film The End of an Old Song brings to life the earthy existence of balladeer Dillard Chandler of Madison County, North Carolina, featured on 14 of the 26 tracks reissued here for the first time. 36-page booklet. 26 tracks, including 4 unreleased performances. 72 minutes. Please note: the DVD video material is not included with a digital download purchase.

Year Released 2005
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2005 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) American Folk; Old Time
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) American
Language(s) English

Download Liner Notes

101 The Carolina Lady Dillard Chandler 4:14
102 The Soldier Traveling from the North Dillard Chandler 3:19
103 The Sailor Being Tired Dillard Chandler 3:00
104 Young Emily Dellie Norton 2:04
105 Pretty Fair Miss in Her Garden Dellie Norton 1:32
106 When I Wore My Apron Low Dellie Norton 0:54
107 Pretty Saro Cass Wallin 2:57
108 Fine Sally Cass Wallin 2:13
109 Neighbor Girl Lee Wallin 2:11
110 Juba This Lee Wallin 0:40
111 Gathering Flowers Dillard Chandler 1:22
112 Gastony Song Dillard Chandler 1:30
113 Cold Rain and Snow Dillard Chandler 2:23
114 In Zepo Town Lisha Shelton 3:19
115 Don't You Remember Lisha Shelton 2:35
116 Awake, Awake Dillard Chandler 4:12
117 Mathie Grove Dillard Chandler 6:07
118 Scotland Man George Landers 4:36
119 Love Has Brought Me to Despair Berzilla Wallin 2:47
120 Johnny Doyle Berzilla Wallin 3:54
121 Short Time Here, Long Time Gone Dillard Chandler 1:29
122 Drunken Driver Dillard Chandler 4:03
123 Jesus Says Go Dillard Chandler 2:00
124 Meeting Is Over Dillard Chandler 2:47
125 Little Farmer Boy Dillard Chandler 4:26
126 I Wish My Baby Was Born Dillard Chandler 1:02
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