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Rising Sun Melodies

Rising Sun Melodies

Ola Belle Reed was a trailblazing force for women in bluegrass music, an Appalachian woman of hard-earned talent and generous ways who delivered honest music sung from the heart. Her songs "I've Endured," "High on the Mountain," "My Epitaph," and many others forge real-life experiences into music steeled with determination, family tradition, and commanding presence. Classic tracks from the Smithsonian Folkways and Smithsonian Folklife Festival archives remind us why the light of Ola Belle's music shines brightly to this day. 8 previously unreleased tracks, 40-page booklet with photos, 61 minutes.

  • Tracks 1-11 are selections from two Ola Belle Reed albums recorded for Folkways Records: My Epitaph (FW02493) and All In One Evening (FW02329)
  • Tracks 12-19 are previously unreleased live performances from Smithsonian Folklife Festivals in 1972 and 1976.

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Interview with family and friends of Ola Belle Reed

Track Listing

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101
I've Endured Ola Belle Reed 2:49
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102
Ola Belle's Blues Ola Belle Reed 2:18
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103
Springtime of Life Ola Belle Reed 4:19
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104
Bonaparte's Retreat Ola Belle Reed 2:46
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105
Foggy Mountain Top Ola Belle Reed 2:29
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106
Fortunes Ola Belle Reed 4:12
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107
High on the Mountain Ola Belle Reed 3:02
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108
Sweet Evalina Ola Belle Reed 2:43
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109
Sing Me a Song Ola Belle Reed 4:28
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110
Tear Down the Fences Ola Belle Reed 3:34
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111
My Epitaph Ola Belle Reed 3:13
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112
Look Down That Lonesome Road Ola Belle Reed 2:40
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113
Undone in Sorrow Ola Belle Reed 3:16
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114
I Believe in the Old Time Way Ola Belle Reed 2:56
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115
Nine Pound Hammer Ola Belle Reed 3:21
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116
I am the Man, Thomas Ola Belle Reed 3:26
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117
I've Endured Ola Belle Reed 2:35
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118
Ranger's Command Ola Belle Reed 2:56
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119
I Saw the Light Ola Belle Reed 4:57
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