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Joseph Able Trivett, Butler, Tennessee

Joseph Able Trivett, Butler, Tennessee
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Recorded at the age of 80 in 1962, Joseph Able Trivett was a farmer and laborer from the mountain town of Butler, Tennessee. On this recording, made by Sandy Paton as the second release from Folk-Legacy Records, Trivett sings unaccompanied ballads. The selections here are both familiar and rare, including Child ballads and tales of the 1849 Gold Rush, and even songs originally penned by Trivett himself. Having learned many of these songs during his youth in the last years of the 19th century, Trivett sings them straightforwardly and with confidence, reflecting a lifetime of singing within his community. In this field recording conducted in Trivett’s home, one can hear his ticking clocks and clucking chickens, offering an engrossing and transportive experience of rural Appalachia as it was in the early 1960s.

Track Listing

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The Nowhere Road Joseph Able Trivett 2:25
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Lord Thomas And Fair Ellender (Child 73) Joseph Able Trivett 5:25
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Joe Bowers Joseph Able Trivett 1:47
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The Golden Willow Tree (Child 286) Joseph Able Trivett 3:02
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Go Away From Me, Young Man Joseph Able Trivett 2:53
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The Car That Died (Spoken Word) Joseph Able Trivett 2:29
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Mother In Law Joseph Able Trivett 1:54
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Fair And Tender Ladies Joseph Able Trivett 2:04
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The Rolling Store Joseph Able Trivett 2:49
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The Little Mohee Joseph Able Trivett 2:53
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Frank James Joseph Able Trivett 3:40
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The Courting Case Joseph Able Trivett 2:30
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Mathy Grove (Child 81) Joseph Able Trivett 5:33
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Black Jack David (Child 200) Joseph Able Trivett 2:14
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That Bloody War Joseph Able Trivett 1:43