Ballads and Songs of the Blue Ridge Mountains: Persistence and Change

Ballads and Songs of the Blue Ridge Mountains: Persistence and Change

produced by Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015 and Paul Newman (Folkways Records, 1968), 50 mins

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Field of Interest
American Music
Description

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 musical mountain traditions. Originating from folk music of the British Isles, many of the songs are performed with little or no instrumental accompaniment. These beautiful archaic folk melodies have retained their roots in the ballad and lament tradition, sung here by both men and women (traditionally ballads were sung only by women) with occasional lively banjo accompaniments.

Content Type
Music recording
Duration
50 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Old Time, American Folk
Label
Folkways Records
Producer
Eric H. Davidson, 1937-2015, Paul Newman
Release Date
1968
Subject
American Music, World Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, Blues, United States and Canada, Blues, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá, United States
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Blues, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá

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