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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
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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.

*Content Advisory: The title of track 201 contains derogatory language. While it is offensive to us, we have chosen for the song titles to remain as published and interpreted in the time period in which they were written. We believe that to do otherwise would be to change a historical document. The “n word” was commonplace for a time in history, especially during the era of Jim Crow. Its circulation and popularization through blackface minstrelsy became associated with the identity of Black people in a white supremacist society.
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Track Listing

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