Rising Sun Melodies

Rising Sun Melodies

produced by Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010), 1 hour 3 mins, 19 page(s)

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Field of Interest
World Music

Ola Belle Reed was a trailblazing force for women in bluegrass music, an Appalachian woman of hard-earned talent and generous ways who delivered honest music sung from the heart. Her songs "I've Endured," "High on the Mountain," "My Epitaph," and many others forge real-life experiences into music steeled with determination, family tradition, and commanding presence. Classic tracks from the Smithsonian Folkways and Smithsonian Folklife Festival archives remind us why the light of Ola Belle's music shines brightly to this day. 8 previously unreleased tracks, 40-page booklet with photos, 61 minutes.

  • Tracks 1-11 are selections from two Ola Belle Reed albums recorded for Folkways Records: My Epitaph (FW02493) and All In One Evening (FW02329)
  • Tracks 12-19 are previously unreleased live performances from Smithsonian Folklife Festivals in 1972 and 1976.

Please enjoy a free download of "Look Down That Lonesome Road"

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Interview with family and friends of Ola Belle Reed

Content Type
Music recording
1 hour 3 mins
Sub Genre
Bluegrass, Old Time, American Folk
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Page Count
Jeff Place, fl. 1993-2006
Release Date
World Music, American Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, United States and Canada, Bluegrass Music, Folk Music, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá, Bluegrass, Música Folk
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá, Bluegrass, Música Folk

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