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Hand-Me-Down Music: Old Songs, Old Friends - Vol. 1 Traditional Music of Union County, North Carolina

Various Artists
Hand-Me-Down Music: Old Songs, Old Friends - Vol. 1 Traditional Music of Union County, North Carolina

Various local musicians and singers from Union County, North Carolina, perform 20 folk melodies that have been handed down from generation to generation. Recorded by Karen G. Helms and Otto Henry, the collection consists of both vocal and instrumental performances. Perhaps the best known track is the children’s folk song “Froggie Went-A-Courtin,” performed a capella by Otis High and Flarrie Griffin. This 1979 release identifies the performers for each track; no other recording information is available.

Track Listing

101
Cacklin' Hen Roy Pope and the Carolina Homeboys 1:37
102
Froggie Went-A-Courtin' Otis High and Flarrie Griffin 2:35
103
Captain Karo Otis High 0:50
104
Hook and Line Bascom Traywick 1:32
105
Jack and Joe John A. Bivens 2:19
106
Young Ladies Take Warning Otis High 1:24
107
Lady Bride and Three Babes Seena Helms 2:01
108
Katy Kline Horace Helms 1:50
109
Grandma's Advice John A. Bivens 1:09
110
Fire on the Hillside Roy Pope and the Carolina Homeboys 2:00
201
It Rained Five Days Willie Hamilton 2:07
202
Can't Hit Lucky Willie Hamilton 1:50
203
John Henry Willie Hamilton 1:38
204
Leather Britches Roy Pope 1:01
205
Holler Jimmy Riley Ho Henry Griffin 0:51
206
Patsy Beasley Henry Griffin 2:38
207
In the Resurrection Morning Bascom Traywick 2:17
208
Christian Pilgrim Seena Helms 1:45
209
Pioneer Courtship Seena Helms 1:28
210
Soldier's Joy Horace and Karen Helms 2:59

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