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Uncle Wade - A Memorial to Wade Ward: Old Time Virginia Banjo Picker, 1892-1971

Uncle Wade - A Memorial to Wade Ward: Old Time Virginia Banjo Picker, 1892-1971

This selection of recordings features Wade Ward, a banjo and fiddle player from Independence, Virginia whose repertoire remained close to the tunes he learned in his youth. Clips of interviews with the musician and members of his family augment this collection of recordings from the early 1960s, when Ward was in his early 70s.

Track Listing

101
Conversation with Granny Porter / Cluck Old Hen Granny Porter 1:28
102
Western Country / Katy Hill's reminiscences about old time dances / Old Jimmy Sutton (medley) Wade and Fields Ward 7:43
103
Black Mountain Rag Wade Ward 2:02
104
Polly Put the Kettle On Wade Ward 0:55
105
Ida Red Wade Ward 1:21
106
John Lover is Gone Wade Ward 2:25
107
Conversation Between Wade Ward and Glen Smith / Arkansas Traveler / Katy Hill's recollections of the Fiddler's Convention Wade Ward 3:55
108
Foxchase Wade Ward 1:21
109
Chilly Winds Wade Ward 1:06
201
Half-Shaved Nigger Wade Ward 1:06
202
Old Reuben Wade Ward 1:12
203
June Apple Wade Ward 0:55
204
Mississippi Sawyer Wade Ward 1:25
205
Katy Hill describes Wade learning to play music / Billy in the Lowground Wade Ward 3:06
206
Nancy Blevins Wade Ward 1:21
207
Sourwood Mountain Wade Ward 1:52
208
Chicken Reel Wade Ward 1:44
209
Ragtime Annie Wade Ward 2:24
210
Katy Hill's reminiscences about one of Wade's escapades / Sally Goodin' Katy Hill 3:28
211
Sally Ann Wade Ward 2:00
212
Old Joe Clark / Katy Hill's reminiscences / Peach Bottom Creek Wade Ward 4:39
213
Lone Prairie Wade Ward 0:55

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