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Virginia Traditions: Early Roanoke Country Radio

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Virginia Traditions: Early Roanoke Country Radio

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

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A Radio Medley Texas Troubadours 5:22
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Stone Mountain Rag Roanoke Jug Band 3:16
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Happy Roving Cowboy Texas Troubadours 2:30
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Lollipop Texas Troubadours 1:38
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Natural Bridge Blues Texas Troubadours 1:50
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Georgia Wagoneer Roanoke Entertainers 1:24
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True Blue Bill Johnnie Autry 2:32
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Paddy on the Tunpike Dixie Playboys 0:59
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Cherokee Maiden Dixie Playboys 1:54
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Look Down That Lonesome Road Wanderers of the Wasteland 3:17
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Union County Dixie Playboys 1:43
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God, Please Protect America Dixie Playboys 2:17
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Blue Ridge Entertainers Radio Program Roy Hall and the Blue Ridge Entertainers 14:18
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Tommy Magness Radio Program Tommy Magness and the Orange Blossom Boys 15:53
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