Legends of Old Time Music on DVD
October 3, 2019 at 6:59 AM #77311
DVD I just watched this morning. Thought it might be of interest…
During the folk music revival from the late 1950s to the 1970s, legendary old-time traditional artists were rediscovered, and previously unheard players of this tradition were found and brought to perform at folk festivals. It was an exciting period in the history of Old Time music which coupled “living legends” like Clarence Ashley and Tommy Jarrell with younger incarnations of the old-time spirit like the New Lost City Ramblers, Red Clay Ramblers, and more This DVD collection presents some of the finest old-time musicians playing in a variety of styles.
ROSCOE HOLCOMB – Across the Rocky Mountain, Little Birdie, Graveyard Blues, Little Grey Mule, John Hardy
CLARENCE ASHLEY – Free Little Bird, The Cuckoo
SAM McGEE – Wheels, Mississippi Sawyer
DOC WATSON, CLINT HOWARD & FRED PRICE – Way downtown, Daniel Prayed, Lee Highway Blues
PETE STEELE – Pay Day at Coal Creek, Coal Creek March, Galilee
SUMNER, YOUNG & HOLCOMB – Red Apple Rag, Bile Them Cabbage Down, Grey Eagle
TOMMY JARRELL – John Henry, Drunken Hiccups, John Brown’s Dream
CORBETT GRIGSBY – Pretty Polly
JEAN RITCHIE – The Cuckoo
THE WALKER FAMILY – Bowling Green, Hangman, Rollie True Love, I’ll Be Somewhere Listening
JEAN and EDNA RITCHIE – My Pretty Little Miss, The Four Marys.
A 22 page comprehensive booklet featuring biographical material, rare photographs, and details on the tunes performed on this DVD are available for download here: http://www.guitarvideos.com/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=146852
Here’s one of the clips from the DVD
This is a wonderful DVD that enables us to see some of the heroes of old-time music in rare performances that few of us ever realized were preserved on film.
October 3, 2019 at 7:57 AM #77314
- This topic was modified 1 month ago by MoonShadows.
That’s so cool. Clarence played an archtop Bowtie 250 Gibson banjo. I still have a flathead one, a 1959. They were the best sounding banjos on the planet for a long time. (imho) lol
Thanks for posting this.October 3, 2019 at 9:45 AM #77317
My pleasure Fred. There is another 4 CD set, also called Legends of Old Time Music: 50 Years of Country Records. It has 115 tracks, 30 of these tracks are previously unreleased. You can hear samples of the tracks on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Legends-Old-Time-Music-County-Records/dp/B015S748UWOctober 3, 2019 at 10:55 AM #77325
That looks so cool…if I ever have spending money again in my life…lol…that’ll be right up there on my wish list!October 3, 2019 at 11:11 AM #77329
Definitely worth having.October 4, 2019 at 6:45 AM #77346
Thanks for the links, Jim.
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