Folk Visions and Voices: Traditional Music and Song in Northern Georgia - Vol. 2

Folk Visions and Voices: Traditional Music and Song in Northern Georgia - Vol. 2

Various Artists FW34162 / FE 34162

Beginning in 1977, folklorist Art Rosenbaum traveled around northern Georgia making field recordings of singers who learned their music from the oral tradition. The outcome was a two-volume anthology and a book by the same title. The first half of Volume 2 features "black frolic songs, work songs and blues," to the accompaniment of guitar, banjo, harmonica, and fiddle. The second half features white "string band music, banjo tunes and songs." Rosenbaum's liner notes provide detailed information about the singers and each song, as well as song lyrics and photographs of the musicians and singers.

Year Released 1984
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1984 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Folk; Old Time
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Instrument(s) Banjo; Fiddle; Guitar; Harmonica; Mandolin; Piano; Spoons (Musical instrument)
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Folk songs--United States; String band

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101 Garfield J.C. "Jake" Staggers 2:48
102 Sally Ann J.C. "Jake" Staggers 1:41
103 John Henry (Old John Henry Died on the Mountain) Henry Grady Terrell 2:00
104 Long-Legged Lula's Back in Town Cliff Sheats 3:32
105 Railroad Bill Willie Hill 0:56
106 Good Old Birmingham Willie Hill 2:43
107 Low-Down Blues Neal Pattman 4:11
108 Market Street Blues Joe Rakestraw 2:23
109 Leavin' Here, Don't Know Where I'm Going Joe Rakestraw 4:04
201 Prettiest Little Girl in the County-O Gordon Tanner, Smoky Joe Miller, and Uncle John Patterson 2:21
202 Stagolee Was a Bully (Laws 115)(Stagger Lee) Uncle John Patterson 1:41
203 Shoot That Turkey Buzzard Joe, Chesley, and Ralph Chancey 1:45
204 Mulberry Gap Chesley Chancey 0:58
205 Mole in the Ground Joe, Chesley, and Ralph Chancey 4:04
206 Five Hundred Miles Chesley, Joe, Ralph, and Don Chancy, Gene Wiggins, and Art Rosenbaum 2:35
207 Goin' Down This Road Feelin' Bad George Childers 3:12
208 The Dying Girl Mabel Cawthorn 2:18
209 Dawsonville Jail Ray Knight, Ed Teague, and Art Rosenbaum 3:05
210 Sally Goodin' Ray Knight and Ed Teague 1:26
211 Five to My Five Howard Finster 1:00
212 Some Have Fathers Over Yonder Howard Finster 2:10
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