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Black Banjo Songsters of North Carolina and Virginia

Various Artists
Black Banjo Songsters of North Carolina and Virginia

The sounds and social history of African American banjo playing—32 superb instrumentals and vocals, recorded between 1974 and 1997. Extensively annotated with performer's life histories, tunings, lyrics, bibliography, and discography. The banjo's gourd ancestors came to the Americas with enslaved Africans, forging the link between West African griots and performers of 20th-century blues and string-band music. 64 minutes.

Track Listing

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The Coo Coo (Coo Coo Bird) John Snipes 1:15
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102
The Coo Coo (Coo Coo Bird) Dink Roberts 2:12
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Old Rattler (Fox Chase) John Snipes 2:47
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Georgia Buck (Georgie Buck)(Never Let a Woman Have Her Way) Dink Roberts 1:03
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Georgia Buck Joe and Odell Thompson 1:38
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John Henry James Roberts 0:51
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High Sheriff Dink Roberts 0:40
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John Hardy Dink Roberts 1:06
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109
Garfield Dink Roberts 1:23
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Old Corn Liquor Dink Roberts 1:22
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111
Old Corn Liquor Joe and Odell Thompson 1:11
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112
John Henry Joe and Odell Thompson 2:20
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113
Love Somebody (Soldier's Joy) Joe and Tommy Thompson 2:14
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114
Long Tail Blue John Snipes 1:22
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115
Ain't Gonna Rain No More John Snipes and Tommy Thompson 1:17
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Going Where I've Never Been Before John Snipes 3:50
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Black Annie Dink Roberts 2:19
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118
Old Blue Dink Roberts 2:06
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119
Going Away from Home (Take Care of My Wife and Child) John Snipes 3:55
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120
You Don't Know My Darling John Snipes 1:19
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121
Jaybird March Etta Baker and Cora Phillips 1:51
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122
Going Up North John Jackson 1:50
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123
Sugar Hill Homer Walker 2:27
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124
Momma Don't Allow Irvin Cook and Leonard Bowles 2:02
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Shortnin' Bread Leonard Bowles 1:49
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126
Shortnin' Bread Lewis "Big Sweet" Hairston 1:58
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127
Fox Chase John Tyree 1:12
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128
Roustabout (Buffalo) Dink Roberts 1:24
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129
Cookin' in the Kitchen John Snipes 1:51
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Coo Coo Bird Rufus Kasey 4:44
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Fox Chase Dink Roberts 4:22
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Little Brown Jug Joe and Odell Thompson 1:28

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