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Going Down to Raleigh: Stringband Music in the North Carolina Piedmont 1976-1998

by Various Artists

This collection includes 48 tracks highlighting some of the very best old-time, regional Piedmont stringband music and musicians from Central North Carolina.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. Twinkle Little Star
Lauchlin Shaw, Glenn Glass & Fred Olson
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2. Hook And Line
Joe Thompson & Odell Thompson
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3. Boatman's Song
Marvin Gaster, Rich Hartness, Beth Hartness & Harry Gaster
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4. Cindy
Wade Yates & Marvin Gaster
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5. Railroad
Jack Jones & A.C. Overton
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6. Chapel Hill Serenade
Virgil Craven & Fred Olson
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7. Whistling Rufus
Smith McInnis & A.C. Overton
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8. Georgia Buck
Joe Thompson & Odell Thompson
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9. House Carpenter
A.C. Overton & Gerry Overton
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10. Mississippi Sawyer
Leonard Eubanks, A.C. Overton & Wayne Martin
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11. Girl I Left Behind Me
Lauchlin Shaw, A.C. Overton & Fred Olson
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12. Fishers Hornpipe
Smith McInnis & Wayne Martin
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13. The Old Doctor Fell in the Well
Marvin Gaster
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14. My Blue Ridge Mountain Home
Fred Olson & Lauchlin Shaw
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15. Rooster and the Hen
Wade Yates
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16. Money, Marbles and Chalk
Evelyn Shaw, Lauchlin Shaw, A.C. Overton & Wayne Martin
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17. Putting On Airs
Smith McInnis & Marvin Gaster
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18. Chickens Crowing at Midnight
Marvin Gaster, Rich Hartness, Beth Hartness & Harry Gaster
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19. Sally with the Run-Down Shoes
Lauchlin Shaw & A.C. Overton
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20. She'll be Coming Around the Mountain
Wade Yates & Marvin Gaster
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21. Light in the Window
Jack Jones & A.C. Overton
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22. Forty Acres and a Mule
Smith McInnis
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23. Arkansas Traveler
Wayne Martin, Lauchlin Shaw & A.C. Overton
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24. Hop Light Ladies
Virgil Craven, Lauchlin Shaw, Glen Glass & Fred Olson
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25. Pumpkin Pie
Joe Thompson & Odell Thompson
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26. Dancing Ladies
Lauchlin Shaw, A.C. Overton & Wayne Martin
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27. Old Corn Liquor
Joe Thompson & Odell Thompson
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28. Sundown
Marvin Gaster
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29. I'm Going Down to Town
Jack Jones & A.C. Overton
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30. Tom Sessoms' Tune
Smith McInnis & Wayne Martin
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31. Golden Slippers
Wade Yates & Marvin Gaster
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32. Silver Bells
Lauchlin Shaw, Glenn Glass & Fred Olson
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33. Power in the Blood/Washed in the Blood
A.C. Overton & Gerry Overton
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34. Forked Deer
Virgil Craven & Fred Olson
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35. Leather Britches
Wayne Martin, Lauchlin Shaw & A.C. Overton
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36. Riro's House
Joe Thompson & Odell Thompson
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37. Kiss Me Waltz
Marvin Gaster, Rich Hartness, Beth Hartness & Harry Gaster
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38. Ricketts Hornpipe
Lauchlin Shaw, A.C. Overton & Wayne Martin
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39. John Henry
Leonard Eubanks, A.C. Overton & Wayne Martin
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40. Mr. Catfish
Marvin Gaster & Robert Mitchener
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41. Chicken Reel
Lauchlin Shaw & Fred Olson
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42. Mississippi Sawyer
Smith McInnis & Marvin Gaster
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43. Back to the War
Jack Jones & A.C. Overton
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44. Flat Rock
Virgil Craven, Glenn Glass & Fred Olson
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45. Pipers Hornpipe
Smith McInnis & A.C. Overton
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46. Lights in the Valley
Joe Thompson & Odell Thompson
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47. Bully of the Town
Lauchlin Shaw & A.C. Overton
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48. Rye Straw
Marvin Gaster, Rich Hartness, Beth Hartness & Harry Gaster
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The richness of musical traditions of the eastern and central North Carolina Piedmont comes into sharper focus when these musicians are heard together. Fiddle and banjo music have long established histories in the region, as evident from the particular tunes played, the instrumental and singing styles employed, and from the stories about where and how the pieces were learned. Going Down to Raleigh

Titled "Going Down to Raleigh: Stringband Music in the North Carolina Piedmont 1976-1998," the two-disc anthology CD is a collection of field recordings that highlight the distinctive music traditions of the Piedmont region, including fiddlers, banjo players and other instrumentalists and singers who learned their music from family and friends. The anthology includes full liner notes and documentary photos of the musicians. It was produced by Wayne Martin and sponsored by PineCone with funding support from NC Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Listen to preview recordings from the CD.

Musicians featured in the collection are: Virgil Craven, Lauchlin Shaw, A.C. Overton, Leonard Eubanks, Marvin Gaster, Beth Hartness, Rich Hartness, Jack Jones, Smith McInnis, Robert Mitchener, Fred Olson, Gerry Overton, Evelyn Shaw, Joe Thompson, Odell Thompson, Wade Yates, Glen Glass and Wayne Martin. These artists were recorded in the field by Bob Carlin, Barry Poss, and Wayne Martin.

Martin, one of PineCone's original founders who is now the Folklife Director at the North Carolina Arts Council, said, "Discovering these musicians in the Piedmont who were under the radar screen prompted us to create PineCone so that more of our citizens would start to know our heritage." Martin grew up in North Carolina but was unfamiliar with the Piedmont's musical heritage in middle and high school. In the early 1970s he became acquainted with some of the musicians he later documented. "It was fiddlers and banjo players from this area who provided the inspiration for me to make recordings and later to help create PineCone."

Learn more at http://www.pinecone.org.

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