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Virginia Traditions: Tidewater Blues

Various Artists
Virginia Traditions: Tidewater 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

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Leaving You, Mama Carl Hodges 03:12
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102
Albemarle County Rag Henry Harris 01:24
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103
I'd Feel Much Better The Virginia Four 02:33
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104
Blind Love Pernell Charity 03:01
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105
Barbershop Rag William Moore 02:59
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106
King Kong Blues The Back Porch Boys 02:59
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107
Black Rat Swing John Cephas 03:36
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108
Going Down The Road Feeling Good Corner Morris 02:20
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201
War Blues Pernell Charity 02:58
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202
Blues Big Boy 04:36
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203
Sweet Woman Blues The Back Porch Boys 03:04
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204
Motorcycle Swing Henry Harris 01:26
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205
Pleading Blues Monarch Jazz Quartet of Norfolk 02:46
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206
Poor Boy Blues Carl Hodges 03:15
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207
Richmond Blues John Cephas and John Woolfork 02:43
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208
One Way Gal William Moore 03:16