1/
Skip to main content

The Traditional Music of Beech Mountain, North Carolina, Vol. 1: The Older Ballads and Sacred Songs

Various Artists
The Traditional Music of Beech Mountain, North Carolina, Vol. 1: The Older Ballads and Sacred Songs, LP artwork
The Traditional Music of Beech Mountain, North Carolina, Vol. 1: The Older Ballads and Sacred Songs by Various Artists, LP artwork
The Traditional Music of Beech Mountain, North Carolina, Vol. 1: The Older Ballads and Sacred Songs, CD artwork
The Traditional Music of Beech Mountain, North Carolina, Vol. 1: The Older Ballads and Sacred Songs by Various Artists, CD artwork

"These two recordings were made from field tapes recorded over a period of several years during which we enjoyed repeated visits to friends on Beech Mountain in northwestern North Carolina. When programming them, we found it appropriate to divide them as we did. On the first volume you will find a number of Child ballads and ancient songs, plus gospel songs from the days of the old camp meetings. The second volume contains songs that have entered our tradition more recently, along with several hymns as they are sung in harmony today in the little church in Beech Creek. These two recordings are important and authentic examples of home-made music in the Appalachian tradition."
-Sandy Paton, Folk-Legacy Records

This is the first volume in a two volume set, originally released by Folk-Legacy Records in 1964. Liner notes contain extensive details on Beech Mountain, its inhabitants, and their music.

Track Listing

icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
101
Awake, Awake, My Old True Lover Beech Mountain 2:49
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
102
Sir Lionel (Child 18) Beech Mountain 1:16
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
103
Five Nights Drunk (Child 274) Beech Mountain 3:06
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
104
Sweet Soldier Boy (Laws K 12) Beech Mountain 2:41
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
105
The House Carpenter (Child 243) Beech Mountain 3:19
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
106
William Hall (Laws n 30) Beech Mountain 1:55
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
107
The Two Sisters (Child 10) Beech Mountain 3:13
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
108
The Day Is Past and Gone Beech Mountain 2:06
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
109
The Farmer's Curst Wife (Child 278) Beech Mountain 2:52
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
110
Johnny, Oh Johnny Beech Mountain 1:47
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
111
Johnny Doyle (Laws M 2) Beech Mountain 2:50
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
112
The Jealous Brothers (Laws M 32) Beech Mountain 2:34
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
113
Young Beham (Child 53) Beech Mountain 2:35
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
114
Pretty Crowing Chicken (Child 248) Beech Mountain 2:29
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
115
George Collins (Child 85) Beech Mountain 2:07
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
116
Where the Sun Will Never Go Down Beech Mountain 2:29
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
117
Fathers, Now Our Meeting Is Over Beech Mountain 2:13
TOP

.