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Across the Amerikee: Showpieces from Coal Camp to Cattle Trail

Across the Amerikee: Showpieces from Coal Camp to Cattle Trail

Grassroots singers and players throughout the United States have long cultivated their own varieties of recital music. A simple dance tune transforms into a concert masterpiece; a personal plaint becomes emblematic of an era. With banjo and occasional guitar, Stephen Wade explores this music made for music’s sake. His selections draw from Southern sources as well as Northern interpreters, centering on lyric folksong and old-time instrumentals transmitted, as one of its older players memorably said, “across the Amerikee.” 62 minutes, 44-page booklet with extensive notes.

Track Listing

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Wild Horse Stephen Wade 1:31
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Come On Buddie, Don’t You Want To Go Stephen Wade 2:40
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Chesley Chancey’s Cumberland Gap Stephen Wade 2:03
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Swing and Turn, Jubilee Stephen Wade 3:57
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Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss Stephen Wade 1:50
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Diamond Joe Stephen Wade 3:34
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Puncheon Camps Stephen Wade 0:57
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Hard Head Hardy Stephen Wade 4:50
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KC Whistle Stephen Wade 2:38
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Willie Moore Stephen Wade 3:56
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Uncle Dave’s Fandango Stephen Wade 2:07
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Goodbye, Old Paint Stephen Wade 4:17
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Tom Paley’s John Henry Stephen Wade 2:01
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Trouble at the Coal Creek Mines Stephen Wade 5:20
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Gray Eagle Stephen Wade 2:19
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Lost John Stephen Wade 2:22
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Shortenin’ Bread Stephen Wade 1:53
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Reno Factory / Brown Skin Blues Stephen Wade 3:55
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Sourwood Mountain Stephen Wade 4:02
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In the Pines Stephen Wade 4:04
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Cherry Blossom Waltz Stephen Wade 2:08
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