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Virginia Traditions: Southwest Virginia Blues

Various Artists
Virginia Traditions: Southwest Virginia Blues

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
Brownie Blues Steve Tarter and Harry Gay 3:03
102
Pan American Blues Fred Galliher 2:26
103
Poor Boy Long Way from Home James Henry Diggs 2:58
104
I Went Down in Virginia Earl Gilmore 2:09
105
King Edward's Blues King Edward Smith 1:50
106
Bear Creek Blues The Carter Family 2:57
107
Mississippi Heavy Water Blues Josh Thomas 3:42
108
Old Time Blues Carl Martin 2:54
201
Take Care My Wife and My Baby Howard Twine 2:32
202
Chattanooga Blues Malcolm Johnson 2:30
203
False Hearted Lover's Blues Dock Boggs 3:30
204
The War is Over Dave Dickerson 2:19
205
Going Down That Road Feeling Bad Cowboy Thurman Burks 3:55
206
Bed Bugs Making Their Last Go 'Round Byrd Moore 3:21
207
Black Snake Moan Spence Moore 3:36
208
Long Gone Lonesome Blues Bobby Buford and Keith Rogers 2:06

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