Music of Roscoe Holcomb and Wade Ward

Music of Roscoe Holcomb and Wade Ward

Roscoe Holcomb and Wade Ward FW02363 / FA 2363

This album presents two musicians whose experiences are similar—both play banjo, usually locally at community social functions, and come from farming backgrounds—but whose playing styles are noticeably different. Holcomb (from Daisy, Kentucky) plays wilder music, while Ward (from Independence, Virginia) has developed a smoother style.


Este álbum presenta dos músicos cuyas experiencias son similares -ambos tocan banjo, por lo general a nivel local en las funciones sociales de la comunidad y tienen antecedentes en la agricultura- pero cuyos estilos de tocar son notablemente diferentes. Holcomb (de Daisy, Kentucky) toca música salvaje, mientras que Ward (de Independence, Virginia) ha desarrollado un estilo más suave.

Year Released 1962
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1962 Folkways Records
Genre(s) American Folk; Old Time
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Instrument(s) Banjo; Fiddle; Guitar
Subject(s) Ballads; Banjo music; Blues; Courtship; Cowboys--Songs and music; Drinking songs; Fiddle tunes; Folk songs--United States; Grief; Laments; Love songs; Music--Appalachian Region, Southern.; Old-time music; Wit and humor

Download Liner Notes

101 Moonshiner Roscoe Holcomb 2:01
102 On Top of Old Smoky Roscoe Holcomb 3:45
103 Little Grey Mule Roscoe Holcomb 1:13
104 Little Birdie Roscoe Holcomb 2:29
105 Graveyard Blues Roscoe Holcomb 2:59
106 Man of Constant Sorrow Roscoe Holcomb 2:59
107 The Rising Sun Roscoe Holcomb 3:50
108 Trouble in Mind Roscoe Holcomb 2:18
109 Hills of Mexico Roscoe Holcomb 2:32
110 True Love Roscoe Holcomb 4:46
201 Peachbottom Creek Wade Ward 1:28
202 Uncle Eef Got a Coon Wade Ward 1:16
203 Mississippi Sawyer Wade Ward 1:22
204 Sourwood Mountain Wade Ward 1:19
205 Cumberland Gap Wade Ward 1:11
206 Old Jimmy Sutton Wade Ward 1:27
207 New River Train Wade Ward 1:24
208 Lone Prairie Wade Ward 1:32
209 Little Sadie Wade Ward 0:44
210 Mississippi Sawyer Wade Ward 3:03
211 Arkansas Traveler Wade Ward 1:02
212 Half Shaved Wade Ward 1:07
213 Old Reuben Wade Ward 1:18
214 Sally Ann Wade Ward 1:29
215 Cluck Old Hen Wade Ward 1:13
216 Waterbound Wade Ward 2:08
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