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Virginia Mountain Boys: Old Time Bluegrass from Grayson and Carroll Counties, Virginia: Vol. 3

Virginia Mountain Boys: Old Time Bluegrass from Grayson and Carroll Counties, Virginia: Vol. 3

In the 1940s, fiddler and guitarist Glen Neaves formed the Virginia Mountain Boys, and the band performed in varying lineups through the next three decades. In many cases, the members of the band were the first in their families to play bluegrass rather than the older Appalachian string band styles they grew up with. However, this older music strongly influenced their choice of instrumentation and songs; for example, this album includes modern renditions of "Let That Circle Be Unbroken" and "John Henry," both of which originated before the advent of bluegrass. The album also includes "Conversation with Neaves," an excerpt of Neaves reminiscing about his early career and the musicians who influenced him.

Track Listing

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Charming Betsy (Charmin' Betsy) Virginia Mountain Boys 3:06
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Philadelphia Lawyer Virginia Mountain Boys 3:32
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Conversation with Neaves Virginia Mountain Boys 1:47
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Fire on the Mountain Virginia Mountain Boys 1:39
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Old Prisoner's Song - Prisoner's Song Virginia Mountain Boys 2:47
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106
Where Are You Going, Alice? Virginia Mountain Boys 2:46
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107
Wednesday Night Waltz Virginia Mountain Boys 2:23
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Pig in a Pen Virginia Mountain Boys 3:09
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John Henry Virginia Mountain Boys 3:59
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202
Tragic Romance Virginia Mountain Boys 3:35
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Bill Cheatham Virginia Mountain Boys 2:45
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204
Run Nigger Run Virginia Mountain Boys 2:28
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Lily Shaw Virginia Mountain Boys 4:41
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I'm Goin' To Walk with My Lord Virginia Mountain Boys 1:56
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Let That Circle Be Unbroken Virginia Mountain Boys 3:13

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