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Lone Prairie
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; performed by Wade Ward; in Close to Home: Old Time Music from Mike Seeger's Collection, 1952-1967 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 2 mins
In the 1950's and sixties musician-collector Mike Seeger, inspired by the great folksong collectors of the 1930's, visited traditional musicians of the rural South. This is his handpicked selection of the recordings made during those visits. Included in the 38 selections are previously unreleased recordings by t...
produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009; performed by Wade Ward; in Close to Home: Old Time Music from Mike Seeger's Collection, 1952-1967 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1997), 2 mins
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Lone Prairie
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Jane Rigg, fl. 1980; performed by Wade Ward; in Uncle Wade - A Memorial to Wade Ward: Old Time Virginia Banjo Picker, 1892-1971 (Folkways Records, 1973), 1 min
This selection of recordings features Wade Ward, a banjo and fiddle player from Independence, Virginia whose repertoire remained close to the tunes he learned in his youth. Clips of interviews with the musician and members of his family augment this collection of recordings from the early 1960s, when Ward was in...
produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Jane Rigg, fl. 1980; performed by Wade Ward; in Uncle Wade - A Memorial to Wade Ward: Old Time Virginia Banjo Picker, 1892-1971 (Folkways Records, 1973), 1 min
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Traditional Music from Grayson and Carroll Counties, Virginia: Songs, Tunes with Fiddle, Banjo and Band
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produced by Paul Newman and Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 (Folkways Records, 1962), 1 hour 2 mins
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Music of Roscoe Holcomb and Wade Ward
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and John Cohen, 1932- (Folkways Records, 1962), 53 mins
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 dev...
produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and John Cohen, 1932- (Folkways Records, 1962), 53 mins
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