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Ever Since We've Known It: More North Carolina Mountain Singing
Death Is Not The End
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February 11, 2022

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Folklorist Derek Piotr continues to excavate North Carolina mountain songs, presenting an assortment of archival recordings taking in Child Ballads, bawdy songs, play-party tunes, and old-time family singing - with a further focus on overlooked star Mrs. Lena Bare Turbyfill, of Elk Park, NC.

Tracks 1 and 9 recorded by Herbert Halpert near Morganton, North Carolina, April 19, 1939. Tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 recorded by Herbert Halpert in Elk Park, North Carolina, April 12, 1939. Track 4 recorded by Marshall Ward in Banner Elk, ca. 1979, transferred from analogue tape by Derek Piotr. Curated by Derek Piotr. Photograph of Mrs. Lena Bare Turbyfill courtesy of Elizabeth Gwyn.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Bolenkin Mrs. Sabra Bare Hampton 2:53 Buy
  2. 2 Old Fool Mrs. Lena Bare Turbyfill 2:13 Buy
  3. 3 Katie Morley Frank Bare 2:52 Buy
  4. 4 Blue Ridge Mountain Blues Marshall Ward 2:36 Buy

    Blue Ridge Mountain Blues

  5. 5 Down in the Low Green Valley (Jealous Lover) Mrs. Lena Bare Turbyfill 3:40 Buy

    Down in the Low Green Valley (Jealous Lover)

  6. 6 Cindy Mrs. Lena Bare Turbyfill & Ben Dugger 1:09 Buy
  7. 7 Omie Wise Mrs. Lloyd Bare Hagie 1:02 Buy
  8. 8 Groundhog Mrs. Lena Bare Turbyfill & Mrs. Lloyd Bare Hagie 2:02 Buy
  9. 9 Partridge in a Pear Tree Mrs. Sabra Bare Hampton & Oscar Hampton 2:08 Buy

    Partridge in a Pear Tree

  10. 10 Jim Blake Mrs. Lena Bare Turbyfill 1:13 Buy
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