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Dark Holler: Old Love Songs and Ballads

Various Artists
Dark Holler: Old Love Songs and Ballads

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.

Track Listing

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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