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Folk Visions and Voices: Traditional Music and Song in Northern Georgia - Vol. 2

Various Artists
Folk Visions and Voices: Traditional Music and Song in Northern Georgia - Vol. 2

Beginning in 1977, folklorist Art Rosenbaum traveled around northern Georgia making field recordings of singers who learned their music from the oral tradition. The outcome was a two-volume anthology and a book by the same title. The first half of Volume 2 features "black frolic songs, work songs and blues," to the accompaniment of guitar, banjo, harmonica, and fiddle. The second half features white "string band music, banjo tunes and songs." Rosenbaum's liner notes provide detailed information about the singers and each song, as well as song lyrics and photographs of the musicians and singers.

Track Listing

101
Garfield J.C. "Jake" Staggers 2:48
102
Sally Ann J.C. "Jake" Staggers 1:41
103
John Henry (Old John Henry Died on the Mountain) Henry Grady Terrell 2:00
104
Long-Legged Lula's Back in Town Cliff Sheats 3:32
105
Railroad Bill Willie Hill 0:56
106
Good Old Birmingham Willie Hill 2:43
107
Low-Down Blues Neal Pattman 4:11
108
Market Street Blues Joe Rakestraw 2:23
109
Leavin' Here, Don't Know Where I'm Going Joe Rakestraw 4:04
201
Prettiest Little Girl in the County-O Gordon Tanner, Smoky Joe Miller, and Uncle John Patterson 2:21
202
Stagolee Was a Bully (Laws 115)(Stagger Lee) Uncle John Patterson 1:41
203
Shoot That Turkey Buzzard Joe, Chesley, and Ralph Chancey 1:45
204
Mulberry Gap Chesley Chancey 0:58
205
Mole in the Ground Joe, Chesley, and Ralph Chancey 4:04
206
Five Hundred Miles Chesley, Joe, Ralph, and Don Chancy, Gene Wiggins, and Art Rosenbaum 2:35
207
Goin' Down This Road Feelin' Bad George Childers 3:12
208
The Dying Girl Mabel Cawthorn 2:18
209
Dawsonville Jail Ray Knight, Ed Teague, and Art Rosenbaum 3:05
210
Sally Goodin' Ray Knight and Ed Teague 1:26
211
Five to My Five Howard Finster 1:00
212
Some Have Fathers Over Yonder Howard Finster 2:10

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