Monday, July 14, 2014

Howdy Folks!

Recorded at the 33d-36th National Folk Festivals, Filene Center, Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna, Va., 1971-74.

"The first side of this album is devoted to the mainstream country music tradition...The second side is a sampling of some of the lesser-known types of traditional bands around the country, particularly dance bands."

Folks with better knowledge of the folk scene may be better acquainted with these artists than I am, though I do recognize Martin, Bogan & Armstrong (biography) from living in Knoxville, TN. This video may be from their performance at this festival:


This collection has lead me to search out further repetoire for the jaw harp. For example, The Austrian composer Johann Albrechtsberger - chiefly known today as a teacher of Beethoven - wrote four concerti (in F, Eb, E & D) for jaw harp between 1769 and 1771.

Medley of Irish Reels (John Wright)
Leather Britches (Highwoods String Band)
Lynchburg Town (Wade Mainer, Steve Ledford & Morris Bros.)
Fire on the Mountain (Kyle Creed, Fred Cockerham, Bobby Patterson)
Cabbage Head Song (Clint Howard, Fred Price)
Listen to the Mockingbird (Snuffy Jenkins, Pappy Sherrill)
Uncle Pen (Pinnacle Boys)
Arkansas Traveller (Sam Hinton)
Iko, Iko (Wild Magnolias)
Lady Be Good (Martin, Bogan & Armstrong)
Blackberry Quadrille (Louis Beaudoin)
Parlez-nous à Boire (Balfa Brothers)
Jambalaya (Louisiana Aces)
Decima (Ángel Luis Catala, Ernestine Reyes)
La Negra (Mariachi Tapatio)

National Folk Festival - Good Time Music Philo 1975.


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