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Masters of the old-time country autoharp [sound recording].

Stoneman, Ernest V. (Performer). Benfield, Neriah. (Performer). Benfield, Kenneth. (Performer). Snow, Kilby, 1905-1980 (Performer). Ward, Wade. (Performer). Seeger, Mike, 1933-2009 (Performer). Dickens, Hazel, 1935-2011 (Performer). Snow, Jim, 1942- (Performer).

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, p2006.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released on the LP Mountain music played on autoharp, Folkways FA 2365, 1962 (principally), and FA 2315, 1957; includes 14 previously unissued tracks.
Compact disc.
Program notes by Mike Seeger and Charles Wolfe and biographical notes on the performers (30 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Formatted Contents Note:
Stoney's waltz (Ernest Stoneman) -- Sweet Marie (Neriah & Kenneth Benfield) -- John Henry ; May I sleep in your barn tonight, mister? (Kilby Snow) ; She'll be coming around the mountain (Kilby Snow with Wade Ward) -- Sweet sunny South ; Bile 'em cabbage down ; Marching through Georgia ; Wreck of Number Nine (Ernest Stoneman) -- Ella's grave ; Waltz (Neriah Benfield) -- Old Joe Clark ; Shortening bread (Kenneth Benfield) -- Cindy ; Budded roses ; Flop-eared mule ; Home sweet home (Kilby Snow) -- Springtime again, little Annie ; Great reaping day (Ernest Stoneman) -- Weeping willow tree (Kenneth & Neriah Benfield) -- I'm alone, all alone (Ernest Stoneman with Mike Seeger) -- All I got's gone (Ernest Stoneman) -- Benfield hoedown (Idaho girl) (Neriah Benfield) -- Bonaparte's retreat (Kenneth Benfield) -- Chinese breakdown (Neriah & Kenneth Benfield) -- Wildwood flower (Kilby Snow with Mike Seeger) -- Tragic romance (Kilby Snow with Hazel Dickens & Mike Seeger) -- Close by (Kilby Snow) -- Way down in the country ; Golden slippers (Kenneth Benfield) -- Lights in the valley (Neriah & Kenneth Benfield) -- Chicken reel ; Precious jewel ; Muleskinner blues (Kilby Snow) -- Red River Valley (Kilby & Jim Snow) -- Hallelujah side (Ernest Stoneman) -- Jacob's ladder (Kenneth Benfield) -- Ain't going to work tomorrow (Kilby Snow).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Producer: Mike Seeger.
Participant or Performer Note:
Various performers.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded 1956-1961.
Subject: Old-time music
Country music > 1951-1960
Country music > 1961-1970
Autoharp music

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