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Uncle Wade - A Memorial to Wade Ward: Old Time Virginia Banjo Picker, 1892-1971
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Jane Rigg, fl. 1980 (Folkways Records, 1973), 49 mins
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 (Folkways Records, 1973), 49 mins
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Ballads and Songs of the Blue Ridge Mountains: Persistence and Change
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produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Paul Newman (Folkways Records, 1968), 50 mins

Stemming from a want to preserve the dwindling unique oral traditions of the Blue Ridge Mountain back-country region, Eric Davidson, Paul Newman and Caleb Finch performed field recordings of songs that exemplified the evolution of ballads in the region, creating an anthology of music that characterized the musica...

produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Paul Newman (Folkways Records, 1968), 50 mins
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Bluegrass From the Blue Ridge: A Half Century of Change: Country Band Music of Virginia
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produced by Paul Newman and Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 (Folkways Records, 1967), 50 mins
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Clark Kessinger, Fiddler - Old-Time Country Music
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produced by Ken Davidson (Folkways Records, 1966), 43 mins
After releasing nearly one hundred sides in the 1920s, Clark Kessinger—like many other musicians of the time—lost his recording career during the Depression. This album is his first since 1930, although this fine fiddler continued playing on radio and at local dances, as well as at the National Folk Festival in...
produced by Ken Davidson (Folkways Records, 1966), 43 mins
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Rural Delivery No. 1
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 49 mins
In this album's liner notes, John Cohen writes, "After seven years of performing, the New Lost City Ramblers play in a great many country styles. We have each developed our own individual preferences, so one will recognize greater polar ties here, from old time music to some of the more modern sounds."
(Folkways Records, 1964), 49 mins
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Look! Who's Here: Old Timers of the Grand Ole Opry
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produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1964), 45 mins
A chance meeting with Uncle Dave Macon and a great deal of talent brought Sam and Kirk McGee first to Macon's act and then to the first broadcasts of the Grand Ole Opry radio show. On this 1957 recording, Arthur Smith plays fiddle, Sam picks the banjo, and Kirk backs them on guitar.
produced by Mike Seeger, 1933-2009 (Folkways Records, 1964), 45 mins
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Galax, Virginia Old Fiddler's Convention
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produced by Lisa Chiera, fl. 1962 (Folkways Records, 1964), 45 mins
Held since 1935, the Old Fiddlers' Convention is a southwestern Virginia tradition and a prime destination for old time and bluegrass musicians and fans. This recording was made at the festival from 1960 through 1963, and the tracks included are representative of the skill and spontaneity heard on the Galax stage...
produced by Lisa Chiera, fl. 1962 (Folkways Records, 1964), 45 mins
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String Band Instrumentals
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(Folkways Records, 1964), 48 mins
This selection of exciting tunes comes from old recordings and live musicians, and includes favorites "Bill Cheatham," "John Brown's Dream," and ""Jenny on the Railroad." Extensive notes on instrumentation and tuning augment this collection.
(Folkways Records, 1964), 48 mins
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Double File
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produced by Peter K. Siegel, 1944- and John Cohen, 1932-; performed by Doc Watson, 1923-2012; in Friends of Old Time Music (Folkways Records, 1964), 2 mins
Founded in 1960 by Margot Mayo, Jean Ritchie, John Cohen, Ralph Rinzler, and Israel G. Young, the Friends of Old Time Music endeavored to bring traditional folk artists to New York City to show people "the real thing." This album features the artists who participated in the non-profit's concerts between 1961 and...
produced by Peter K. Siegel, 1944- and John Cohen, 1932-; performed by Doc Watson, 1923-2012; in Friends of Old Time Music (Folkways Records, 1964), 2 mins
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New Lost City Ramblers - Volume 5
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(Folkways Records, 1963), 52 mins
Dubbed a "trio of insidious crusaders for ‘old-timey' music" by Sing Out!'s Pete Welding, the New Lost City Ramblers helped bring old-time music to wider audiences through their performances as a band and through their work making field recordings of traditional musicians and resurrecting songs from old 78rpm di...
(Folkways Records, 1963), 52 mins
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