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Virginia Traditions: Blue Ridge Piano Styles

Various Artists
Virginia Traditions: Blue Ridge Piano Styles

Few states in this country can boast of more diverse folkways than Virginia. Many of the material objects—such as barns, tools, and furniture—reflect the traditions that shaped the lives of its earliest settlers and the generations of Virginians who followed. The Commonwealth’s performance traditions of songs, tunes, and tales also tell of a shared heritage involving all classes of people in every facet of life. Because traditions naturally change over time, the documentation of Virginia folk culture is an ongoing process essential to our understanding of the past, present, and future. By recording the folkways of Virginia, the Blue Ridge Institute of Ferrum College and its BRI Record label strive to foster a greater appreciation of our folk roots through an array of interpretive programs.

Track Listing

101
Cumberland Gap Gary Patton 1:29
102
Fisher's Hornpipe The Hillbillies 3:06
103
Big Bend Gal Shelor Family 2:53
104
St. Louis Blues Dorothy Zeh 2:26
105
General Grant's Grand March Haywood Blevins 1:32
106
Double Quick March Haywood Blevins 2:23
107
Flop Eared Mule The Highlanders 3:06
201
Turn Your Radio On Jennifer Crawford 2:32
202
T's for Texas Gary Patton 2:05
203
Caravan Janie Carper 2:21
204
Blue Ridge Rambler's Rag H.M. Barnes' Blue Ridge Ramblers 3:01
205
Fly Around My Blue-Eyed Girl Hobart Smith 2:42
206
Dill Pickle Rag Thelma Thompson 2:43
207
Golden Slippers Jennifer Crawford 1:43

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