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Collection Number: 20015

Collection Title: Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978

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Size About 1300 items
Abstract Folklorist and performer Joan Fenton earned a Masters degree in folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981. She is the owner of several stores in Charlottesville, Va., that feature traditional and contemporary handicrafts. The collection consists of sound recordings and related documentation. Sound recordings include interviews, songs, and tall tales by artists in the southern roots traditions from North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Louisiana. Fenton's folklore thesis fieldwork about Howard Cotten, an African American tall tale teller in North Carolina, is represented by his songs, anecdotes, and tales about fishing and hunting that were recorded between 1976 and 1978. Also included are recordings from the 1978 John Henry Folk Festival where Hazel Dickens, Viola Clark, the Badgett Sisters, Walter Phelps, Ethel Phelps, Sparky Rucker, Pigmeat Jarrett, and Sweet Honey in the Rock performed. Interviews and sound recordings relating to Jamie Alston, Wilber Atwater, Willie Brooks, Dona Gum, Maggie Hammons, Sherman Hammons, Guy B. Johnson, Everett Lilly, Mitchell "Bea" Lilly, Varise Conner, Phillippe Bruneau, Carl Rutherford, and the Balfa Brothers are included. Also included are interviews with and songs of Charles Williams, a washboard player from White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., and Nat Reese, a guitarist and blues singer from Princeton, W.Va. Fenton is the primary interviewer on these recordings, some of which were made in performers' homes where she accompanied them on guitar, but there are also a few field tapes done by others, including some with the Reverend Gary Davis in Jamaica, N.Y., 1971-1972 and others done by John Cohen in New York in the 1950s. Documentation of field recordings includes transcription notes from interviews conducted by Fenton and notes compiled from the audio material.
Creator Fenton, Joan.
Language English.
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[Identification of item], in the Joan Fenton Collection #20015, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Joan Fenton in September 1990.
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Joan Fenton earned a Masters degree in folklore in 1981 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fenton's thesis project, Howard Cotten: A Black teller of Tall Tales, centered around the African American tall tale tradition.

In the mid-1970s, Fenton recorded Howard Cotten and other tall tale-tellers and musicians in the North Carolina Piedmont, including Jamie Alston, Wilber Atwater, and Willie Brooks. Around the same time, she recorded gospel, blues, and country music in West Virginia, as well as biblical readings, a chanted sermon, and congregational testimonies from an African-American church service. Fenton also interviewed better-known artists, such as Sweet Honey in the Rock, Alice Gerrard, and Carl Rutherford, and recorded music and workshop sessions at the John Henry Folk Festival in 1978.

Joan Fenton lives in Charlottesville, Va., and owns 9 retail stores, 7 of which feature traditional and contemporary handicrafts. Fenton, active in the Charlottesville business community, has served as chair of the Charlottesville Board of Architectural Review, a member of the Charlottesville Revolving Loan Committee, and chair of the Downtown Business Association. Fenton coordinates "Blues Week" at the Augusta Heritage Workshop in Elkins, W.Va.

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The collection of Virginia  folklorist  Joan Fenton consists of sound recordings and related documentation. Sound recordings include interviews, songs, and tall tales by artists in the southern roots traditions from North Carolina's Piedmont region and other southern states, including South Carolina, West Virginia, and Louisiana. Fenton's folklore thesis fieldwork about Howard Cotten, an African American tall-tale teller in North Carolina, is represented by his songs, anecdotes, and tales about fishing and hunting that were recorded between 1976 and 1978. Also included are recordings from the 1978 John Henry Folk Festival where Hazel Dickens, Viola Clark, the Badgett Sisters, Walter Phelps, Ethel Phelps, Sparky Rucker, Pigmeat Jarrett, and Sweet Honey in the Rock performed. Interviews and sound recordings relating to Jamie Alston, Wilber Atwater, Willie Brooks, Dona Gum, Maggie Hammons, Sherman Hammons, Everett Lilly, Mitchell "Bea" Lilly, Varise Conner, Phillippe Bruneau, Carl Rutherford, and the Balfa Brothers are included. Also included are interviews with and songs of Charles Williams, a washboard player from White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., and Nat Reese, a guitarist and blues singer from Princeton, W.Va. Fenton is the primary interviewer on these recordings, some of which were made in performers' homes where she accompanied them on guitar. However, there is also a set of four field tapes of the Reverend Gary Davis interviewed in his home in Jamaica, N.Y., during the winter of 1971-1972 by Larry Johnson and Lionel Ragosin and three other field tapes that were recorded in New York City in the early 1950s by John Cohen.

Documentation of field recordings includes transcription notes from interviews conducted by Fenton. For every field recording in the collection, documentation notes were compiled by the Southern Folklife Collection's research assistants in the mid-1980s. The audio material was reviewed and described, some in great detail. Documentation also includes notes from the original audiotape labels.

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189 items.

Sound recordings include interviews, songs, and tall tales by artists in the southern roots traditions from North Carolina's Piedmont region, West Virginia, and Louisiana. Joan Fenton's folklore thesis fieldwork about African American tall tale tellers in North Carolina, including Howard Cotten and others, is represented. Interviews and sound recordings of Pig Meat Jarrett, Hazel Dickens, the Lilly Brothers, Varise Conner, Phillippe Bruneau, and the Balfa Brothers are also included. Field notes were compiled by Southern Folklife Collection graduate assistants and include copies of Fenton's handwritten labels on the tape boxes.

FS-20015/1164

Sun Sparky, Larry Johnson, Ron Wilkerson, and Sabba Ja #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FS-20015/1164

FS-20015/1165

Robin Garrett, apple butter, and Della Taylor #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FS-20015/1165

FS-20015/1166

Pigmeat Jarrett, Bitsy, and Romona #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FS-20015/1166

FS-20015/1167

Hazel Dickens and Phyllis Boyens #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FS-20015/1167

FS-20015/1168

Louisiana Red, Johnny Shines, and Hazel Dickens #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FS-20015/1168

FS-20015/1169

Badgett Sisters #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FS-20015/1169

FS-20015/1170

Ethel Phelps, Walter Phelps, Jesse Graves, and E. E. John, John Henry Folk Festival #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FS-20015/1170

FS-20015/1171

Brooks Gore, MBA jam #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FS-20015/1171

FS-20015/1172

R. Johnson and Carl Rutherford #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FS-20015/1172

FS-20015/1173

Carl Rutherford and Everett Lilly #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FS-20015/1173

FS-20015/1174

Everett Lilly #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FS-20015/1174

Folder 1

Field notes for 1976 recordings of Willie Brooks and Howard Cotten: FT871-FT880 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 1

FT-20015/871

Willie Brooks, Pittsboro, N.C., 23 January 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/871

1. "It's Your Time Now, Baby"

2. "Come on Down to My House, Ain't Nobody Home But Me"

3. "Come on Down to My House, Ain't Nobody Home But Me"

4. "Bring It with You When You Come"

5. "Motherless Child"

6. Unidentified

7. "Red River"

FT-20015/872

Willie Brooks, Pittsboro, N.C., 23 January 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/872

1. "It's Your Time Now, Baby"

2. "Come on Down to My House, Ain't Nobody Home But Me"

3. "Come on Down to My House, Ain't Nobody Home But Me"

4. "Bring It with You When You Come"

5. "Motherless Child"

6. Unidentified

7. "I Hate to See the Rising Sun Go Down"

8. "900 Miles from My Home"

9. Banjo making and his music

10. "Red River"

11. "She's a Little Bit Funny That Way"

12. "I Have a Home"

FT-20015/873

Willie Brooks, Pittsboro, N.C., 20 June 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/873

1. "Reuben. "

2. "Shine On, Harvest Moon"

3. "Old Joe Clark"

4. "John Henry"

5. "Good Morning Blues"

6. "Crow Jane"

FT-20015/874

Howard Cotten and Willie Brooks, 11 September 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/874

1. "Gospel Song"

2. "Joan, I Love You"

3. "Jordan River"

4. "I Heard My Baby When She Called My Name"

5. "I Hate to See That Rising Sun Go Down"

6. "Cuckoo Bird"

7. "My Girl Got a Loving Little Feeling"

8."Mama, Let Me Lay It on You"

9. Instrumental

FT-20015/875

Willie Brooks, Pittsboro, N.C., 1 October 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/875

1. "I Wonder if My Mother Is on That Train"

2. "Got a Lovely Feeling"

3. "Airplane Blues"

4. "I Say Hey"

FT-20015/876

Willie Brooks, Pittsboro, N.C., 1 October 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/876

1. "Red River"

2. "I Wish I Was a Catfish Swimming in the Sea"

3. "She's Just a Little Bit Funny That Way"

4. Stories

FT-20015/877

Willie Brooks, Pittsboro, N.C., 1 October 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/877

1. "I've Got to Find Her"

2. "I'm Going to the River"

3. "I'm Going Across the River"

4. "Kansas City"

5. "Steamboat Bill"

6. Discussion of "Steamboat Bill"

FT-20015/878

Willie Brooks, Pittsboro, N.C., 25 October 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/878

1. Woman decapitated in a train wreck

2. "Come On Down To My House"

3. "Steamboat Bill"

4. "One Dime"

5. Records, gramophone, and learning songs

6. "Red River"

7. Building his first banjo

FT-20015/879

Willie Brooks, Pittsboro, N.C., 25 October 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/879

1. "Worried Blues"

2. "How I Love My Girl"

3. Instrumental he learned from Uncle James

4. "I'm So Glad"

5. "Weary Blues, "two false starts

6. "Lovely Feeling"

FT-20015/880

Willie Brooks, Pittsboro, N.C., 25 October 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/880

1. Howard Cotten and tale telling

2. "Weary Blues"

3. "Going to St. Louis"

4. "How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You"

5. "What You Gonna Do, Send Your Man to War?"

6. "Hey Baby"

Folder 2

Field notes for 1976 recordings of Varise Conner: FT881-FT885 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 2

FT-20015/881

Varise Conner (guitar) accompanied by Joan Fenton (guitar), Edgar Conner (guitar), and John Henry (fiddle), Lake Arthur, La., 3 March 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/881

1. Waltz

2. Waltz

3. Guitars

4. Music

FT-20015/882

Varise Conner, Edgar Conner, and John Henry, Lake Arthur, La., 3 March 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/882

1. "Devil's Dream"

2. "Sugarfoot Rag"

3. Cajun waltz

4. Song writing and origins of songs

5. "Maiden's Prayer"

6. "Lake Arthur Stomp"

7. "Goodnight Waltz"

8. Finger accidents

9. "Black Mountain Rag"

FT-20015/883

Varise Conner, Edgar Conner, and John Henry, Lake Arthur, La., 6 March 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/883

1. "Kentucky"

2. "Irish Waltz"

3. [blank]

4. "Married with One and in Love with Another"

5. "Lafayette Two-Step"

6. "Down South"

7. "Wednesday Night Waltz"

8. "Cha Tutu"

9. "Reno Waltz"

FT-20015/884

Varise Conner, Edgar Conner, and John Henry, Lake Arthur, La., 6 March 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/884

1. "Reno Waltz"

2. "Marmanto Stomp"

3. Old man at a dance

4. Learning Texas tunes

5. "Stone's Rag"

6. "Memphis Blues"

7. "Sweet Bunch of Daisies"

8. "Georgiana Moon"

9. "Ranger's Waltz"

FT-20015/885

Varise Conner, Edgar Conner and John Henry, Lake Arthur, La., 6 March 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/885

1. "Pardon Two-Step"

2. "Carolina Waltz"

3. "Kentucky Waltz"

Folder 3

Field notes for 1976 recordings of Phillipe Bruneau: FT886-FT887 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 3

FT-20015/886

Phillippe Bruneau, Savoy Music Center, Eunice, La., 4 March 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/886

FT-20015/887

Phillippe Bruneau, Savoy Music Center, Eunice, La., 4 March 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/887

Folder 4

Field notes for 1976 recordings of Balfa family: FT888-FT889 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 4

FT-20015/888

Dewey Balfa, Will Balfa, Rodney Balfa, Rodney's daughter, and Allie Young, Mardi Gras, Mamou, La., 2 March 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/888

1. "Jolie Blond"

2. Announcements

3. "The Back Door"

FT-20015/889

Allie Young (accordion), D. L. Menard (guitar), Rodney Balfa (guitar), Dewey Balfa, Will Balfa, Dick Richard, and Mark Savoy (fiddle), Jam, 8 March 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/889

1. "Jolie Blond"

2. Announcements

3. "The Back Door"

4. "The Back Door"

Folder 5-6

Field notes for recordings of Howard Cotten, 1976-1978: FT890-FT908 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 5-6

FT-20015/890

Howard Cotten, Goldston, N.C., 6 August 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/890

1. "Step it up and Go"

2. "My Good Girl Quit Me"

3. "Walking Them Floors Over You "

4. Learning to play from artists such as Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Lemon, Jefferson Tubb, and Ernest Tubb

5. Tall tales on possum hunting, the incredible dog who could retrieve anything, the man who rode into town on a lawnmower, the mule who pulled cotton, and the man with the killer buzzards

6. "One Dime"

7. "Rag Mama," instrumental

8. "I'm Coming Home"

9. "Too Tight"

10. "Rag Mama," instrumental

11. Discusses mice and rats

12. "I Wished I Was a Candyman, Sitting in a Candy Stand"

13. "Step It Up and Go"

FT-20015/891

Howard Cotten, Goldston, N.C., 6 August 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/891

1. "The Lovesick Blues"

2. "Step It Up and Go" discussion about Blind Boy Fuller

3. "John Henry," banjo instrumental

4. "Going Away Just to Wear You Off My Mind"

5. "Going Away Just to Wear You Off My Mind"

6. Interview

7. Monkey outsmarting a coon dog

FT-20015/892

Howard Cotten, Goldston, N.C., 6 August 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/892

1. Hitchhiking

2. Man digging a well and falling in

3. Seeing a train for the first time

4. Friend falling into a new grave

5. "One Dime"

6. "Get Back Nelly"

7. Tall tale about possum hunting and riding home on the possum's back

8. Tall tale about turtle hunting and riding home on the turtle's back

9. Kinsmen named after parts of a wagon

10. Boyhood baseball game

11. "Candy Man"

FT-20015/893

Howard Cotten, Goldston, N.C., 6 August 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/893

1. Ghost story about possum hunting

2. Corn liquor and moonshine

3. Tall tale about possum hunting and riding home on the possum's back

4. Tall tale about two cats getting into a fight on a hunting trip

5. Tall tale about Bobo, a hunting dog, who could retrieve anything

6. Uncle who dug a well

7. Another uncle who dug a well

8. Seeing a train for the first time

9. "Rag Mama"

FT-20015/894

Howard Cotten and Laura Lea, Goldston, N.C., 18 October 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/894

Laura Lea is a quilter from Chatham County, N.C.

1. Ritual scarification or birthmark found on several relatives' bodies, Lea

2. Maternal grandparents owned a tavern and made liquor for the government, Lea

3. Paternal grandparents were slaves on the Lea-Powell Plantation, Lea

4. Benjamin Lea put himself through college, Lea

5. Black community pooled money to buy a car to transport children to school, Lea

6. Family tree, Lea

7. Mocking a crippled man, Cotten

8. Uncle who played old-time jazz on the banjo, Cotten

9. "My Good Girl Quit Me," Cotten

10. "Step It Up and Go," Cotten

11. Lyrics about a coal man and an iceman, Cotten

12. "One Dime," Cotten

13. "Rag Mama," Cotten

FT-20015/895

Howard Cotten and Dorothy Jean, Goldston, N.C., 18 October 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/895

1. "Step It Up and Go"

2. "Lovesick Blues "

3. "Careless Love"

4. Tall tales about giant vegetables

5. Tall tale about a rooster who would not stop cackling

6. Tall tale about a possum that was so big they rode on its back

7. Grandfather who named his twelve sons after wagon parts

FT-20015/896

Howard Cotten and Dorothy Jean, Goldston, N.C., 18 October 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/896

1. Tall tale about a talking dog

2. Tall tale about a contest to win a man's daughter by doing the fastest trick

3. Marriage and infidelity

4. Tall tale about catching a one-eyed, one-eared, eight-legged rabbit

5. Ghost story about possum hunting

6. Driverless horse and buggy

7. Haints

8. Haints

9. Fistfights

10. Parties, music, and dancing

11. Uncle who was killed by a mule

12. "Too Tight," cut short

FT-20015/897

Howard Cotten and Dorothy Jean, Goldston, N.C., 18 October 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/897

FT-20015/898

Howard Cotten, Goldston, N.C., 31 December 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/898

1. "Worried Blues"

2. "One Dime"

3. "Rag Mama"

4. "Step It Up and Go"

FT-20015/899

Howard Cotten, Goldston, N.C., 8 January 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/899

1. Old man who goes possum hunting in his wheelchair

2. Catfight

3. "Step It Up and Go"

4. Possum hunting and dogs chasing haints

5. Discussion

6. Uncle who fell in a well

7. "Too Tight"

FT-20015/900

Howard Cotten, Goldston, N.C., 8 January 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/900

1. Chased up a tree by a bear

2. Tall tale about hunting dogs herding possum into a truck

3. Tall tale about catching a giant possum and riding home on its back

FT-20015/901

Howard Cotten, Goldston, N.C., 8 January 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/901

1. Food

2. Tricking a rookie farmer

3. Tricking a man who was casting a fishing line out in a field

4. Tricking a rookie farmer

5. Mean rooster

6. Rooster who wants to live in the house

FT-20015/902

Howard Cotten and Willie Brooks, Goldston, N.C., 10 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/902

1. Coming home drunk, Cotten

2. Food, family, and an old girlfriend, Cotten

3. "Lovesick Blues," Cotten

4. Recounts a Beverly Hillbilly episode about eating a dog, Cotten

5. "I Heard Somebody Calling Me," Brooks

6. "Step It Up and Go," Brooks

7. "Got a Gal Who's Just as Sweet as She Can Be," Brooks

8. "Easy To Get Along With Me," Brooks

9. "Got a Little Gal, She's Crazy About Me" and "Little Bit Funny That Way," Brooks

FT-20015/903

Howard Cotten, Goldston, N.C., 8 January 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/903

1. Chased up a tree by a bear

2. New story discussion

3. Baby rooster who was raised in the house

4. Hunting dog who treed fifteen possum up the same tree

5. Catching a giant fish on a plow line

6. Helping a farmer find his missing hogs

7. Tricking people who were coming home from church

FT-20015/904

Howard Cotten and Willie Brooks, Goldston, N.C., 31 December 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/904

1. "Best of Friends Got to Part," Brooks

2. "Put Your Sweet Lips a Little Closer to the Phone," Brooks

3. "Don't Make My Brown Eyes Turn Blue," Brooks

4. Recites a verse from unidentified song, Cotten

5. "Don't You Hear Me Calling You," Brooks?

FT-20015/905

Willie Brooks, Goldston, N.C., 31 December 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/905

1. "Cryin' Time"

2. "You Got to Go"

3. "You Can't Hide"

FT-20015/906

Howard Cotten and Willie Brooks, Goldston, N.C., 31 December 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/906

1. "Matchbox Willie"

2."She's a Little Bit Funny That Way"

3. "I Ain't Got Nobody"

FT-20015/907

Howard Cotten, 3 January 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/907

1. Story about being chased up a tree by a bear

2. Mule egg

3. Using grasshoppers as bait to catch bass and tricking a foolish man who is casting a line in a field

4. "Signifying Monkey" toast, "You Gotta Shake It and Go"

5. Boy who tries to wash his uncle's dogs in a washing machine and then throws a coop of chickens into a well to give them a drink

6. Uncle Hub who named his fourteen sons after his wagon parts

7. Town wants to kill the oldest resident in order to get a new graveyard started

8. Rabbit hunting

9. Mean rooster

10. Rooster raised in the house refuses to move outside

11. Instrumental, banjo

12. "Uncle Dave Macon," cut short

FT-20015/908

Howard Cotten, Goldston, N.C., 10 January 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/908

1. "One Dime"

2. Rabbit hunting and falling into a well

Folder 7

Field notes and transcriptions for a nonextant recording of Howard Cotten, 4 December 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 7

Folder 8

Field notes for 1977 radio show, "Tall Tales aand Blues from Chatham County, N.C.": FT909 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 8

FT-20015/909

UNC Folklore Broadcast #4: "Tall Tales and Blues from Chatham County, N.C." #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/909

Joan Fenton was the editor and sound engineer.

Side A:

1. Tall tale, Cotten

2. Introduction to show, Fenton

3. "Too Tight Blues," Cotten

4. Tall tale, Brooks

5. Tall tale, Cotten

6. "Rag Mama," Cotten

7. Tall tale, Cotten

8. Commentary

9. "I'm Walking the Floor Over You," Cotten

10. "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You," Cotten

11. Unidentified song, Brooks

12. Tall tale, Brooks

13. Tall tale, Cotten

14. "900 Miles Away From Home," Brooks

15. Commentary about Cotten

Side B:

1. Unidentified song, Cotten

2. Tall tale, Cotten

3. Tall tale, Cotten

4. "Candy Man," Cotten

5. Tall tales

6. "My Girl's Got A Lovin' Little Feelin'," Brooks

7. Tall tale, Brooks

8. "Steamboat Bill," Brooks

9. Commentary

10. Tall tale, Cotten

11. "Too Tight," Cotten

Folder 9

Field notes for 1978 recording of the John Henry Folk Festival: FT1115-11130 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 9

FT-20015/1115

Don Pitts, Badgett Sisters, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Johnny Shines, James Easily, Hazel Dickens, Phyllis Boyens, Everett Lilly and band, and Martin, Bogan & Armstrong, John Henry Folk Festival, 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1115

Tracks 6 through 11 recorded at the Vocal Styles Workshop.

1. "Religious Talk" and introduction of Viola Clark, Don Pitts

2. "Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning," Badgett Sisters

3. "Since I Don't Have You," Sweet Honey In The Rock

4. "I Don't Know," Johnny Shines

5. Unidentified song (fragment), James Easily

6. "Where the Soul Of Man Never Dies," Hazel Dickens and Phyllis Boyens

7. "West Virginia, My Home," Hazel Dickens and Phyllis Boyens

8. "When the Bees Are in the Hive, I'll Come To You," Everett Lilly and Band

9. "If You's A Viper," Martin, Bogan & Armstrong

10. "John Henry," Martin, Bogan & Armstrong

11. "Sweet Heart of Sigma Phi," (fragment), Martin, Bogan & Armstrong

FT-20015/1116

West Virginia Golden Voices, John Henry Folk Festival, 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1116

1. "Call On God"

2. "Why Me, Lord"

3. "Thank You, Jesus"

4. "Talkin' About a Man Called Jesus"

5. "Where Will I Be When the First Trumpet Sounds?"

6. "You Don't Have to Ride this Train"

7. "What a Wonderful World this Would Be"

8. "That's My Train Fare Home"

9. "Jesus Will Provide"

10. Commentary, Don Pitts

FT-20015/1117

Viola Clark and Badgett Sisters, John Henry Folk Festival, 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1117

1. "Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone," Clark

2. "Every Time I Feel the Spirit," Clark

3. "How Great Thou Art," Clark

4. "Thank You Jesus," Clark

5. "There Is a Land Where We Never Grow Old," Clark

6. "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," Clark

7. "There Is Someone Who Cares for You," Clark

8. "Precious Lord, Take My Hand," Clark

9. "Amazing Grace," Clark

10. "Old Time Religion," Clark

11. Religious discussion Don Pitts

12. "We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder" and "Soldier Of The Cross," Badgett Sisters

13. "Study War No More," Badgett Sisters

14. "I'll Fly Away," Badgett Sisters

15. "Only a Look at Jesus," Badgett Sisters

16. "Let the Church Roll On," Badgett Sisters

17. "Traveling Shoes," Badgett Sisters

FT-20015/1118

Walter Phelps and Ethel Phelps with Dan Lewis, choir from Riley County, W.Va., and Ed Cabbell, John Henry Folk Festival. 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1118

1. "This Little Light of Mine," Walter Phelps and Ethel Phelps

2. "I Know It Was His Blood," Walter Phelps and Ethel Phelps

3. "He Is Everything to Me," Walter Phelps and Ethel Phelps

4. "Jesus on the Mainline," Walter Phelps and Ethel Phelps

5. "I Want to Be at the Meeting," Walter Phelps and Ethel Phelps

6. "Amen," Walter Phelps and Ethel Phelps

7. "Jesus Our Lord," Choir from Riley County, W.Va.

8. "Inside the Pearly Gates," Choir from Riley County, W.Va.

9. "The River of Jordan," Choir from Riley County, W.Va.

10. "Beautiful Sweet Heaven Shall Be My Home," Choir from Riley County, W.Va.

11. "Glory Will Be When We Shall Meet," Choir from Riley County, W.Va.

12. "Shouting and Singing," Choir from Riley County, W.Va.

13. "Jesus Is My Guiding Light," Choir from Riley County, W.Va.

14. Closing words and prayer, Choir from Riley County, W.Va.

15. "Good Morning Blues," Ed Cabell

16. "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ed Cabbell

17. "This Little Light of Mine," Ed Cabbell

FT-20015/1119

Joan Fenton, Jim Chambo, Saul Brody, and Sparky Rucker, John Henry Folk Festival, 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1119

1. "The Two Sisters," Joan Fenton and Jim Chambo

2. "St. James Infirmary Blues," Jim Chambo

3. "You've Been Talkin'," Jim Chambo

4. "Big Fat Woman," Jim Chambo

5. "The Longest Train," Saul Brody

6. "Christmas Around the Campfire," Saul Brody

7. "Satisfied Mind," Saul Brody

8. "The Great Philadelphia Lawyer," Saul Brody

9. "Lay My Burden Down," Saul Brody

10. "Somebody Touched Me," Saul Brody

11. "Crossroads," Sparky Rucker

12. "Glory to His Name," Sparky Rucker

13. "Come into My Kitchen," Sparky Rucker

14. "San Francisco Bay Blues," Sparky Rucker

15. "Gospel Train," Sparky Rucker and Saul Brody

FT-20015/1120

Sweet Honey in the Rock and Pigmeat Jarrett, John Henry Folk Festival, 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1120

1. Instrumental, Pigmeat Jarrett

2. Instrumental, Pigmeat Jarrett

3. "Mr. Freddie," Pigmeat Jarrett

4. Instrumental, Pigmeat Jarrett

5. Instrumental, Pigmeat Jarrett

6. "I Got to Move," Pigmeat Jarrett

7. "Mr. Freddie," Pigmeat Jarrett

8. "Wartime Blues," Pigmeat Jarrett

9. Instrumental, Pigmeat Jarrett

10. "The Sun Will Never Go Down," Sweet Honey in the Rock

11. "Nothing But an Echo of the Past," Sweet Honey in the Rock

12. "Give Your Hands to Struggle," Sweet Honey in the Rock

13. "Since I Don't Have You," Sweet Honey in the Rock

FT-20015/1121

Johnny Shines and Sweet Honey in the Rock, John Henry Folk Festival. 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1121

1. "Chile, Your Waters Run Red," Sweet Honey in the Rock

2. "Oh My Lord, Show Me the Way," Sweet Honey in the Rock

3. "They Are Falling All Around Me," Sweet Honey in the Rock

4. "I'm a Stranger Here," Sweet Honey in the Rock

5. "Sitting On Top of the World," Sweet Honey in the Rock

6. "Believe I'll Run on, See What the End's Gonna Be," Sweet Honey in the Rock

7. "Travelin' Shoes," Sweet Honey in the Rock

8. "Boogie Woogie," Johnny Shines

9. "If You Don't Feel the Spirit, You Better Turn Around," Johnny Shines

FT-20015/1122

Johnny Shines, E. E. Johnson, and Brooks Gore, John Henry Folk Festival. 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1122

1. "Hot Tamale," Johnny Shines

2. "Black Cat Bone," Johnny Shines

3. Instrumental, Johnny Shines

4. "Just a Little Tenderness," Johnny Shines

5. "I Am a Pilgrim," E.E. Johnson and Brooks Gore

6. "The Gospel Train," E.E. Johnson and Brooks Gore

7. "Nine-Pound Hammer," E.E. Johnson and Brooks Gore

8. "Gates to the City," E.E. Johnson and Brooks Gore

9. "Jesus Won't You Be My Friend" (partial), E.E. Johnson and Brooks Gore

FT-20015/1123

James Easily, Nat Reece, Raymond Johnston, E.E. Johnson, and Brooks Gore, John Henry Folk Festival, 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1123

1. "It Is No Secret What God Can Do," E.E. Johnson and Brooks Gore

2. "Muskrat," E.E. Johnson and Brooks Gore

3. "Careless Love," E.E. Johnson and Brooks Gore

4. "Try to Make Friends," E.E. Johnson and Brooks Gore

5. Instrumental, E. E. Johnson and Brooks Gore

6. "Every Day of the Week," James Easily and Nat Reece

7. "How Long," James Easily and Nat Reece

8. "Baby, I'd Like to Know," James Easily and Nat Reece

9. "Darling, You Know I Love You," James Easily and Nat Reece

10. Blues song, James Easily and Nat Reece

11. "Ain't Nobody's Business What I Do," James Easily and Nat Reece

12. "The Preacher and the Bear," James Easily and Nat Reece

13. Introduction to Raymond Johnston, Joan Fenton

14. "Dusty's Hornpipe," Raymond Johnston

15. "Fire on the Mountain," Raymond Johnston

16. Old Sledge, Raymond Johnston

17. "Billy in the Low Ground," Raymond Johnston

18. "Back Up and Push," Raymond Johnston

19. Banjo workshop announcement, Joan Fenton

FT-20015/1124

Franklin George, Uncle Homer Walker, Jim Costa, Raymond Johnston, Andy Cohen, and James Easily, John Henry Folk Festival, banjo and piano workshops, 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1124

1. History of the banjo, Franklin George

2. "John Hardy," Ray Johnston

3. Three-finger style, Franklin George, and Jim Costa

4. "Soldier's Joy," Jim Costa

5. "Soldier's Joy," Jim Costa and Franklin George

6. "Cripple Creek," Uncle Homer Walker

7. "Red Rocking Chair," Ray Johnston

8. "Little Brown Jug," Frank George

9. "Cumberland Gap," Jim Costa

10. "Let the Light from the Lighthouse Shine on Me," Uncle Homer Walker

11. "Call Up My Sheep and Feed My Little Lamb," Ray Johnston

12. "Mississippi Sawyer," Franklin George, Ray Johnston, Jim Costa

13. Explanation and demonstration of piano styles, Andy Cohen

14. "Chicago Style Boogie" and "Chattanooga Choo-Choo", Andy Cohen

15. "St. Louis Tickle"

16. "The Joint is Jumpin'"

17. "Trixy Ain't Walkin' No More"

18. "Walkin' The Dog"

FT-20015/1125

James Easily, Sue Truman, Gary Hawk, Tim Goodall, Jim Costa, Ray Johnston, Dewey Hambrick, Carl Rutherford, Phyllis Boyens and Hazel Dickens, John Henry Folk Festival, vocal styles and fiddle workshops, 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1125

1. "Movin' On," James Easily

2. "You Are My Sunshine," James Easily

3. "44 Blues," James Easily

4. "John Henry," Sue Truman, Gary Hawk, Tim Goodall, and Gary Hawk

5. "Sail Away Ladies," Sue Truman, Gary Hawk, Tim Goodall, and Gary Hawk

6. "Soldier's Joy," Frank George, Jim Costa, and Ray Johnston

7. "Cricket on the Hearth," Ray Johnston

8. "Fisher's Hornpipe," Frank George

9. "Big Fish," Dewey Hambrick

10. "Jimmy Johnson," Dewey Hambrick

11. "Old Puncheon Floor," Dewey Hambrick

12. "Mississippi Sawyer," Jim Costa

13. "Turkey in the Straw," Frank George, Joe Hannibeck, and Karen McKay

14. "Eighth of January," Frank George, Joe Hannibeck, and Karen McKay

15. "John Henry," Carl Rutherford

16. "You're for Me," Carl Rutherford

17. "Blues Stay Away from Me," Hazel Dickens, Joan Fenton, and Phyllis Boyens

FT-20015/1126

Hazel Dickens, Phyllis Boyens, Carl Rutherford, Monroe County Ramblers, Jerome, and Steve Ballew, John Henry Folk Festival, 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1126

1. "West Virginia," Hazel Dickens, Phyllis Boyens

2. "Believe in the Family," Hazel Dickens, Phyllis Boyens, and Carl Rutherford

3. "I'll Fly Away," Hazel Dickens, Phyllis Boyens, and Carl Rutherford

4. "Soldier's Joy," Monroe County Ramblers and Will Keys

5. "Take a Drink on Me," Monroe County Ramblers and Will Keys

6. "Coal Miner's Dream," Monroe County Ramblers and Will Keys

7. "Mississippi River," Monroe County Ramblers and Will Keys

8. "Things Like that Don't Happen these Days," Jerome

9. Bottleneck guitar tune, Jerome

10. "St. James Infirmary," Steve Ballew

11. "Okmogie River Blues," Steve Ballew

FT-20015/1127

Louisiana Red, Johnny Shines, Saul Brody, and Ralph Gordon, John Henry Folk Festival, 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1127

1. "Hard Working Blues"

2. Music jam

3. Whistling

4. Blues song

5. "Rock Me, Mama"

6. Introductions, Andy Cohen

7. "Folding Down the Sheets"

8. "Cindy"

9. "Massa's Gone Away"

10. "Sourwood Mountain"

11. "Red-Haired Boy"

12. "Sweet Sixteen"

13. "Walking in the Parlor"

14. "West Fork Girls"

15. "Over the Waterfall"

FT-20015/1128

Ralph Gordon, Paul Reisler, Stuart Light, Paul Yeaton, Phyllis Boyens, and Hazel Dickens, John Henry Folk Festival, 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1128

1. "Love Crisis"

2. "To Hell with the People, To Hell with the Land"

3. "The Last Old Shovel"

4. "Truck Driving Woman"

5. "The City that Lies Four Square"

6. "Hewed Out of the Mountain"

7. Introductions, Andy Cohen

8. "March Wind"

9. "A Tiny Broken Heart"

10. "Working Girl Blues"

11. "Don't Put Her Down" and "You Put Her There"

12. "Fly Away Little Pretty Bird"

13. "They'll Never Keep Us Down"

14. Introductions, Andy Cohen

15. "When the Bees are in the Hive," Everett Lilly and Band

FT-20015/1129

Everett Lilly and Band, Martin, Bogan & Armstrong, and Ralph Gordon, John Henry Folk Festival. 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1129

1. "The Gypsy Woman," Everett Lilly and Band

2. "Long Journey Home," Everett Lilly and Band

3. "Just Someone," Everett Lilly and Band

4. "Orange Blossom Honey," Everett Lilly and Band

5. "Don't Be Angry," Everett Lilly and Band

6. "Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong," Everett Lilly and Band

7. "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," Everett Lilly and Band

8. "No More the Moon Shines on Lorene," Everett Lilly and Band

9. "West Virginia," Everett Lilly and Band

10. "Lady Be Good," Martin, Bogan & Armstrong

11. "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You," Martin, Bogan & Armstrong

12. "Summertime," Martin, Bogan & Armstrong

13. "La Cucaracha," Martin, Bogan & Armstrong

14. "Ice Cream Freezer," Martin, Bogan & Armstrong

15. "Let's Have a Party," Martin, Bogan & Armstrong

16. "If You'se a Viper," Martin, Bogan & Armstrong

FT-20015/1130

Martin, Bogan & Armstrong and Ralph Gordon, John Henry Folk Festival, 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1130

1. "I'm Confessing that I Love You"

2. "Yes, Pappy, Yes"

3. "Alabama Jubilee"

4. "Goodnight, A Thousand Goodnights"

5. "They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree"

Folder 10

Field notes for 1973 film session with Henry Johnson: FT1282 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 10

FT-20015/1282

Henry Johnson of Union County, S.C., film session by Steve Wolf and Michael Levine, 13 January 1973 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1282

1. Unidentified song

2. Unidentified song

3. "Hey Nora"

4. "Livin' Down on the Farm"

5. "I Just Can't Help But Cry Some"

Folder 11

Field notes for 1973 recordings of James Alston and Wilbur Atwater: FT1298-FT1299 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 11

FT-20015/1298

James Alston, Wilbur Atwater, Joan Fenton, and Bruce Bastin, Orange County, N.C., Film session by Steve Wolf and Michael Levine, 11 January 1973 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1298

1. "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?"

2. "Holy Ghost"

3. "Step It Up and Go"

4. Unidentified song

5. "Old Joe Clark"

6. "John Henry"

7. Unidentified song

8. Unidentified song

9. "Sweet Home"

10. "Little Brown Jug"

11. "Shine On"

FT-20015/1299

James Alston, Wilbur Atwater, Joan Fenton, and Bruce Bastin, film session by Steve Wolf and Michael Levine, 11 January 1973 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1299

1. Unidentified song

2. "Rising Sun"

3. "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down"

4. Decoration on a guitar

5. Unidentified song

Folder 12

Field notes for recordings, 1952 and 1971-1972, of Rev. Gary Davis, Annie Davis, and Rev. Peoples: FT1339-FT1342 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 12

FT-20015/1339

Rev. Gary Davis, Jamaica, N.Y., Winter 1971-1972 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1339

Interviews conducted by Larry Johnson and Lionel Ragosin were intended for the soundtrack of a film about Davis. Joan Fenton owned a dub.

1. Religion and advice about avoiding "fast women"

2. Writing the song "I Belong to the Band"

3. Davis's travels in England and life on the road

4. Narrative about his life

5. Waking up at a friend's house drunk and naked

6. Incident between a white man and himself

7. Narrative about a hanging in Georgia

8. Repairing shoes and making short cakes

FT-20015/1340

Rev. Gary Davis and Rev. Peoples, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1952 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1340

. Recorded by John Cohen.

1. "Get Right Church,"Rev. Davis

2. "Oh Lord, Have Pity,"Rev. Davis and Rev. Peoples

3. "Say No to That Devil," Rev. Davis

4. "Railroad Bill," Rev. Peoples

5. "You Got to Move,"Rev. Davis and Rev.Peoples

6. "Kicked Him Out of Heaven,"Rev. Davis and Rev. Peoples

7. "Twelve Gates to the City,"Rev. Davis

8. "I Belong to the Band" (interrupted)

9. "Give Me A Heart to Pray,"Rev. Peoples

10. "Since I Came to Jesus," Rev. Peoples and Rev. Davis

FT-20015/1341

Rev. Gary Davis and Rev. Peoples, 1952 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1341

Recorded by John Cohen.

1. "He Never Left Me Alone," Rev. Peoples and Rev. Davis

2. "I Got on My Traveling Shoes," Rev. Davis

3. "I Belong to the Band," Rev. Davis

FT-20015/1342

Rev. Gary Davis and Annie Davis, Harlem, N.Y., November 1953 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1342

Recorded by John Cohen with Herbert Matten, Paramount Hotel in Harlem, N.Y., on Thanksgiving Day, 1953

1. "When You First Said I Love You," Rev.Davis

2. "Down Upon the Sewanee River," Rev. Davis

3. "No Not One," Rev. Davis

4. "We Are the Heavenly Father's Children," Rev. Davis

5. "Thank God for the Victory," Rev. Davis with Sister Annie Davis

6. "Samson and Delilah," Rev. Davis

7. "Shine on Me," Rev. Davis

8. Unidentified instrumental

9. "We Shall Not Be Moved" and "I Hope I Shall Join the Band," Rev. Davis

Folder 13

Field notes for recordings of Dona Gum and Zona Gear, 1976-1977: FT1409-FT1423 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 13

FT-20015/1409

Dona Gum, Mill Creek, W.Va., 21 May 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1409

1. "Sourwood Mountain"

2. "Fox Chase"

3. Learning the song, "Fox Chase," and her relation to the Hammons family

4. "Sugar Babe"

5. "Old Tramp"

6. "I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again"

7. "Cripple Creek"

8. "Rabbit Run"

9. Banjo technique and her son

10. "Soldier's Joy"

10. "Sugar Babe"

FT-20015/1410

Dona Gum, Mill Creek, W.Va., 21 May 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1410

1. Singing when she was young and quitting to raise a family

2. "Way Up on the Mountain"

3. Where she learned songs

4. "Turkey in the Straw," banjo

5. "Old Woman Quarreling at Her Man," banjo

6. "Old Man Can I Have Your Daughter?"

7. Banjo instrumental

8. Playing banjo at dances

9. "Wildwood Flower"

10. "Shady Grove"

11. Banjo instrumental

12. "Liza Jane"

13. "Liza Jane"

14. Words to songs and where she used to live

FT-20015/1411

Dona Gum, Mill Creek, W.Va., 21 May 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1411

1. "Old Joe Clark"

2. "Sourwood Mountain"

3. "Rabbit Skip"

4. "Rabbit Skip"

5. How she learned songs

6. "Soldier's Joy"

7. Playing and calling for dances

8. "May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight, Mister?"

9. "Sweetheart Told Me Some Things"

FT-20015/1412

Dona Gum, Mill Creek, W.Va., 21 May 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1412

1. "Sweetheart Told Me Some Things"

2. "Wished I Was a Single Girl Again"

3. Going to Zona Gear's house, playing at dances, and marriage

4. "Cluck Old Hen"

5. "Tuning for Sugar Babe"

6. Interview

FT-20015/1413

Dona Gum, Mill Creek, W.Va., 21 May 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1413

1. Daughter and son-in-law gardening

2. Interview

3. "Christ is Coming"

4. "Liza Jane"

5. "Rock O' Liza Jane"

6. "Liza Jane"

7. Good musicians in earlier times

8. "Poor Little Indian"

FT-20015/1414

Dona Gum, Mill Creek, W.Va., 21 May 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1414

1. Writing songs

2. "When Bacon Was Scarce"

3. Writing songs

4. "Thirty Pieces of Silver"

FT-20015/1415

Dona Gum and Zona Gear, Mill Creek, W.Va., 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1415

1. "I Saw the Light"

2. "Thirty Pieces of Silver," Gum

3. "I Believe the Time is Coming," Gum

4. Singing in earlier years

5. "Poor Little Indian"

6. Discussion

7. "When Bacon was Scarce"

8. Discussion

9. Legend about an Indian raid, Gum

10. Discussion

FT-20015/1416

Dona Gum and Zona Gear, Mill Creek, W.Va., 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1416

1. Discussion

2. "Wish I Was A Single Girl Again"

3. Discussion

4. "Old Tramp" and "Can I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight, Mister"

5. Discussion

6. "Gold Watch and Chain"

7. Discussion

8. "Old Dan Tucker"

FT-20015/1417

Dona Gum and Zona Gear, Mill Creek, W.Va., 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1417

1. "Pale Horse," Gum

2."Matthew 24," Gum

3. Discussion

FT-20015/1418

Dona Gum and Zona Gear, Mill Creek, W.Va., 1977. #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1418

Tape also contains various unidentified jazz performances.

FT-20015/1419

Zona Gear, 30 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1419

1. Interview

2. "Old Man Can I Have Your Daughter?"

3. Unidentified waltz (fragment)

FT-20015/1420

Dona Gum and Zona Gear, Mill Creek, W.Va., 30 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1420

1. "John Hardy,"Gear

2. "John Hardy," Gear

3. "Ellen Smith," Gear

4. Interview

5. Banjo instrumental, Gum

6. "Shady Grove," Gum

7. "Old Joe Clark," Gum

8. "Liza Jane," Gum

9. "Sourwood Mountain," Gum

10. "Rabbit Skip"

11. "Old Woman Quarrelling at Her Man," Gum

FT-20015/1421

Dona Gum and Zona Gear, Mill Creek, W.Va., 30 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1421

1.Banjo instrumental

2. "Old Rattler," Gum

3. "Soldier's Joy," Gum

4. "Soldier's Joy," one verse, Gear

5. "Sugar Babe"

6. "Sugar Babe"

7. "Cluck Old Hen," Gum

8. "Tell Me How Long Will I Have to Wait, Can I Get You or Must I Hesitate"

FT-20015/1422

Dona Gum and Zona Gear, Mill Creek, W.Va., 30 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1422

1. "New River Train"

2. "I Saw the Light"

3. "Matthew 24," Gum

4. "Pale Horse," Gum

5. "Little Brown Jug," Gum

6. "Sweetheart Told Me Something"

FT-20015/1423

Dona Gum and Zona Gear, Mill Creek, W.Va., 30 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1423

FT-20015/1424

Dona Gum, Zona Gear, Sherman Hammons, Currence Hammons, Minnie Hammons, Mimie Hammons, and Fred Holisantz, 21 May 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1424

1. Relations to one another

2. "The Beggerman," solo

3. Songs and people in the community

4. "Bed of Primroses," four voices in unison

5. Unidentified old time song, banjo solo with dancing

6. "Cripple Creek"

7. "New River Train"

8. Talk and Tuning

9. "Going Down the Line"

10. "Old Joe Clark"

FT-20015/1425

Dona Gum, Zona Gear, Sherman Hammons, Currence Hammons, Minnie Hammons, Mimie Hammons, and Fred Holisantz, 21 May 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1425

1. "Tell Me How Long I Have to Wait, Can I Get You Now or Must I Hesitate"

2. "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," solo vocal

3. "Across the Wild Moor," solo vocal

4. "Sweet William," Mimie Hammons

Folder 14

Field notes for 1978 recordings of Maggie Hammons and Sherman Hammons: FT1426-FT1430 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 14

FT-20015/1426

Maggie Hammons and Sherman Hammons, Marlinton, W.Va., 5 August 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1426

1. "Wild Bill Jones," Maggie Hammons

2. "The Danville Rambler," Maggie Hammons

3. "The Texas Ranger," Maggie Hammons

4. "Lady Gay," cut short, continued on next recording (FT1427), Sherman Hammons

FT-20015/1427

Maggie Hammons and Sherman Hammons, Marlinton, W.Va., 5 August 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1427

1. "Lady Gay," continued from previous recroding (FT1426), Sherman Hammons

2. "Rich and Ramblin' Boy," Sherman Hammons

3. "The Wild Boar," Sherman Hammons

4. "Eggs and Marrow Bones," Sherman Hammons

FT-20015/1428

Maggie Hammons and Sherman Hammons, Marlinton, W.Va., 5 August 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1428

1. Stories, Sherman Hammons

2. "Eggs and Marrowbone," Sherman Hammons

3. Sherman Hammons continues his stories

FT-20015/1429

Maggie Hammons and Sherman Hammons, Marlinton, W.Va., 5 August 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1429

1. "It's a Sad Story," Maggie Hammons

2. "Come Ally You Pretty Little Girls," Maggie Hammons

3. "The Roving Irishman," Maggie Hammons

4. "I'm Glad My Wife Is in Europe," Maggie Hammons

FT-20015/1430

Maggie Hammons and Sherman Hammons, Marlinton, W.Va. 5 August 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1430

1. "It's a Sad Story," Maggie Hammons

2. "Come In You Pretty Little Miss," Maggie Hammons

3. "Roving Irishman," Maggie Hammons

4. "The Day That I Got Married," Maggie Hammons

5. "Red Rocking Chair," Sherman Hammons

6. "John Henry," Sherman Hammons

Folder 15

Field notes for 1977 recordings of Maybelle McCoin and Lucille Bowles: FT1431-FT1440 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 15

FT-20015/1431

Maybelle McCoin and Lucille Bowles, Rainelle, W.Va., 21 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1431

1. "Tree for the Cross"

2. "Where Shall I Be"

3. "Savior Lead Them by the Hand"

4. Carter Family influence

FT-20015/1432

Maybelle McCoin and Lucille Bowles, Rainelle, W.Va., 21 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1432

1. "Hello Central"

2. "Sing Unto Him"

3. "Sing Unto Him," second version

4. "Love Like This"

5. Music in families

FT-20015/1433

Maybelle McCoin and Lucille Bowles, Rainelle, W.Va., 21 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1433

1. "Jimmy Brown"

2. "The Little Paper Boy"

3. "Old Log Cabin For Sale"

4. "Singing in the Promised Land"

FT-20015/1434

Maybelle McCoin and Lucille Bowles, Rainelle, W.Va., 21 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1434

1. "Answer with Your Eyes"

2. "In God's Eyes"

3. "Willow Garden"

4. "High on a Hilltop"

5. "Up On a Lonely Mountain" and "I'll Bear the Cross"

6. Interview

7. "Railroad Song"

FT-20015/1435

Maybelle McCoin and Lucille Bowles, Rainelle, W.Va., 21 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1435

1. Interview

2. "Railroad Song"

3. C&O Railroad, work songs, and coal mines

4. "Wreck of Ol' 97"

FT-20015/1436

Maybelle McCoin, Lucille Bowles, and Evelyn Hines, 18 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1436

1. "All I Have of You Is Love"

2. "Life Is Like a Mountain Railway"

3. "The False-Hearted Lover"

FT-20015/1437

Maybelle McCoin, Lucille Bowles, and Evelyn Hines, 18 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1437

1. "Sinner, What Will You Do?"

2. "All of the Friends"

3. "Can't You See My Savior's Face?"

FT-20015/1438

Maybelle McCoin, Lucille Bowles, and Evelyn Hines, 18 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1438

1. "Will You Sing For Me?"

2. "The Royal Telephone"

3. "Mother's Smile"

4. "Some Dark Holler"

5. "God Only Knows"

6. Conversation

FT-20015/1439

Maybelle McCoin, Lucille Bowles, and Evelyn Hines, 18 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1439

1. "Do You Live the Life?"

2. "The Sailor Boy"

3. "Stop and Rest"

4. "God Only Knows"

FT-20015/1440

Maybelle McCoin, Lucille Bowles, and Evelyn Hines, 18 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1440

1. "God Only Knows"

2. "No One to Love Me"

3. Train wreck

Folder 16

Field notes for 1977 recordings of Lula Jones: FT1441-FT1445 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 16

FT-20015/1441

Lula Jones, Hico, W.Va., 16 November 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1441

1. "Among My Souvenirs"

2. "A Petal from a Faded Rose"

3. "Grandmother's Old Armchair"

4. Interview

5. "Beautiful Garden of Prayer"

6. "Bonnie Black Bess"

FT-20015/1442

Lula Jones. Hico, W.Va., 16 November 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1442

1. "Sweet Golden Daisies"

2. Interview

3. "Snowbird Cross the Valley"

4. "My Old Pal of Yesterday"

5. "Break the News to Mother"

FT-20015/1443

Lula Jones, Hico, W.Va., 16 November 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1443

1. "Hello Central"

2. Interview

3. "The Fatal Wedding"

4. "Mary of the Wild Moors"

5. "Sadie Ray"

FT-20015/1444

Lula Jones, Hico, W.Va., 16 November 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1444

1. "The Faded Coat of Blue"

2. "Precious Memories"

3. "In the Shadow of the Pines"

4. "Mary of the Wild Moors"

FT-20015/1445

Lula Jones, Hico, W.Va., 17 November 1977 and Maybelle McCoin and Lucille Bowles, Rainelle, W.Va., 18 November 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1445

1. "Sunny Tennessee," Jones

2. "I Have Finished Him a Letter," Jones

3. Interview

4. "When I Stop Dreaming," McCoin and Bowles

5. "Somewhere In Glory," McCoin and Bowles

6. "I'm Thinking of a Little Lady," McCoin and Bowles

Folder 17

Field notes for 1977 recordings of Lucille Bowles, Maybelle McCoin, and Evelyn Hines: FT1446-FT1448 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 17

FT-20015/1446

Lucille Bowles, Maybelle McCoin, and Evelyn Hines, 18 November 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1446

1. "This World"

2. "High on a Hilltop"

3. "Someone You Have Forgotten"

4. "Pictures from Life's Other Side"

FT-20015/1447

Lucille Bowles, Maybelle McCoin, and Evelyn Hines, 18 November 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1447

1. "Picture on the Wall"

2. "Picture on the Wall"

3. "Wolvertine Mountain"

4. "Wolvertine Mountain"

5. "Code of the Mountain"

FT-20015/1448

Lucille Bowles, Maybelle McCoin, and Evelyn Hines, 18 November 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1448

1. "Lisa"

2. "Shelley's Winter Love"

3. Interview

4. "Rosewood Casket"

Folder 18

Field notes for 1977 recordings of Hazel Dickens: FT1449-FT1450 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 18

FT-20015/1449

Hazel Dickens, Washington D.C., 1 August 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1449

1. Being a bluegrass bass player

2. West Virginia and family

3. Religion and its effect on her childhood

FT-20015/1450

Hazel Dickens, Washington D.C., 1 August 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1450

1. Involvement with the women's movement

2. Involvement with the women's movement

3. Discussion about music

Folder 19

Field notes for 1977 recordings of Brooks Gore: FT1453-FT1459 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 19

FT-20015/1453

Brooks Gore and family, Princeton, W.Va., 12 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1453

1. "Twelve Gates to the City"

2. Instrumental

3. "He's So Great"

4. "Corrina, Corrina"

5. "God Will Never Change"

6. "When the Saints Go Marching In"

FT-20015/1454

Brooks Gore and family, Princeton, W.Va., 12 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1454

1. "The Milky Way"

2. "When the Saints Go Marching In"

3. "Statesboro Blues"

4. "She Makes My Love Come Down"

5. "T For Texas"

6. "Carolina Sunshine Girl"

FT-20015/1455

Brooks Gore and family, Princeton, W.Va., 12 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1455

1. "I Am a Pilgrim"

2. "Just a Closer Walk with Thee"

3. "I Headed for the Southland"

4. "Sweet Jelly Roll"

5. "If You Don't Know"

6. "Gulf Coast Blues"

FT-20015/1456

Brooks Gore and family, Princeton, W.Va., 12 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1456

1. "It Is No Secret What God Can Do"

2. "Darlin' Cory. "

FT-20015/1457

Brooks Gore and family, Princeton, W.Va., 12 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1457

1. "One Day at a Time"

2. "Gospel Train"

3. "How Long Has This Train Been Gone"

4. "Twelve Gates to the City"

FT-20015/1458

Brooks Gore and family, Princeton, W.Va., 12 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1458

1. "I'm a Worried Man"

2. "I Love You Black Girl"

FT-20015/1459

Brooks Gore and family, Princeton, W.Va., 12 September 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1459

1. "Gospel Train"

2. "God's Not Dead"

3. Interview

4. Unidentified Jimmy Roger's tunes

5. "Carolina Sunshine Girl"

6. "Floyd Collins"

7. Interview

Folder 20

Field notes for 1977 recordings of Uncle Homer Walker: FT1460-FT1466 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 20

FT-20015/1460

Uncle Homer Walker, Glenn Lynn, W.Va., 11 October 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1460

1. "Cripple Creek"

2. "John Hardy"

FT-20015/1461

Uncle Homer Walker, Glenn Lynn, W.Va., 11 October 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1461

FT-20015/1462

Uncle Homer Walker, Glenn Lynn, W.Va., 11 October 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1462

FT-20015/1463

Uncle Homer Walker, Glenn Lynn, W.Va., 11 October 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1463

FT-20015/1464

Uncle Homer Walker, Glenn Lynn, W.Va., 11 October 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1464

1. "Where Shall I Be?"

2. "Old Time Religion"

3. Story and old slave song

4. "Steal Away"

5. "Who Will Deliver Poor Me?"

FT-20015/1465

Uncle Homer Walker, Glenn Lynn, W.Va., 11 October 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1465

FT-20015/1466

Uncle Homer Walker, Glenn Lynn, W.Va., 11 October 1977 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1466

1. Story

2. "Steal Away"

3. "Cripple Creek"

4. Interview

Folder 21

Field notes for 1978 recording of Augustine Ellis: FT1467 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 21

FT-20015/1467

Augustine Ellis, Lewisburg, W.Va., June 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1467

1-4. "Blues Jumped a Rabbit"

5. "Careless Love"

Folder 22

Field notes for recording of Dan Tate: FT1468 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 22

FT-20015/1468

Dan Tate, banjo #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1468

1. "I Looked at My Boss"

2. "I Looked at My Boss," instrumental

Folder 23

Field notes for 1978 recordings of Guy Benton Johnson: FT1469-FT1470 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 23

FT-20015/1469

Guy Johnson, April 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1469

FT-20015/1470

Guy Johnson, April 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1470

Folder 24

Field notes for 1978 recordings of Raymond Johnston: FT1471-FT1473 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 24

FT-20015/1471

Raymond Johnston, Premier, W.Va., 30 May 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1471

1. "Old Spinning Wheel"

2. Interview

3. "Calloway"

4."Old Sledge"

5. Interview

FT-20015/1472

Raymond Johnston, Premier, W.Va., 30 May 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1472

1. "Dusty's Hornpipe"

2. "Step it Up and Go"

3. "Wildwood Flower"

4. "Sugar Foot Rag"

5. "Arkansas Traveler"

6. Instrumentals

FT-20015/1473

Raymond Johnston, Premier, W.Va., 31 May 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1473

1. "Wednesday Night Waltz"

2. "Wednesday Night Waltz," second version

3. "Indian Nation"

4. Interview

5. "Sugar Babe"

6. Lyrics

7. "Reuben"

8. Interview

9. "Pretty Polly"

10. "Caroline"

FT-20015/1474

Raymond Johnston, banjo, Premier, W.Va., 31 May 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1474

1. "Call Up My Sheep"

2. "Fly Around My Pretty Little Girl"

3. "Pretty Polly"

4. "Ground Hog"

5. "Shady Grove"

6. "Sourwood Mountain"

7. "Poor Ellen Smith"

8. "John Henry"

FT-20015/1475

Carl Rutherford, War, W.Va., 31 May 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1475

1. "Long Black Limousine"

2. "Nobody's Darlin' But Mine"

3. "Wine, Wine, Wine"

4. "Been Lovin' You"

5. "Gonna Let My Guitar"

Folder 25

Field notes for 1978 recordings of Carl Rutherford: FT1475-FT1478 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 25

FT-20015/1476

Carl Rutherford, War, W.Va., 17 July 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1476

1. "Tennessee Waltz"

2. "I'd Walk a Mile"

3. "St. Louis Blues"

4. "Blues, Stay Away From Me"

FT-20015/1477

Carl Rutherford, War, W.Va., 17 July 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1477

1. "Cripple Creek," "Boil That Cabbage Down," and "Stay All Night," guitar medley

2. "Birmingham Jail"

3. "Shasta Daylight"

FT-20015/1478

Carl Rutherford, War, W.Va., 17 July 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1478

1. "The Loveless Mansion on the Hill"

2. "You're For Me"

3. "I Won't Have to Be Loved by You"

Folder 26

Field notes for 1978 recording of Andy Boarman: FT1479 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 26

FT-20015/1479

Andy Boarman, June 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1479

1. Interview

2. "Derby Polka"

3. Interview

4. Unidentified song

5. Interview

6. "Dancin' Way"

7. "Somewhere's in West Virginia"

8. Interview

9. Unidentified song

10. Interview

11. "Yes Sir, She's My Baby"

12. Interview

13. "Turkey in the Straw"

14. "When You and I Were Young, Maggie"

15. "Turkey in the Straw"

16. "Turkey in the Straw"

17. "Washington and Lee Swing"

Folder 27

Field notes for a circa 1978 recording of Bernice Bliss (B. B.) Coleman: FT1480 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 27

FT-20015/1480

"Fire on the Mountain," Bernice Bliss (B. B.) Coleman, circa 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1480

Folder 28

Field notes for 1978 recordings of Tex McQuire, Wood Collins, Pat Ramsey, and Bill Stone: FT1481-FT1487 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 28

FT-20015/1481

Tex McQuire and Wood Collins, Pickaway, W.Va., 7 July 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1481

1. "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"

2. Unidentified song

3. Unidentified song

FT-20015/1482

Tex McQuire and Pat Ramsey, Pickaway, W.Va., 7 July 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1482

1. "Call Up My Sheep"

2. "Fly Around My Pretty Little Girl"

3. "Pretty Polly"

4. "Ground Hog"

5. "Shady Grove"

6. "Sourwood Mountain"

7. "Poor Ellen Smith"

FT-20015/1483

Tex McQuire, Pat Ramsey, and Bill Stone, Pickaway, W.Va., 14 July 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1483

1. "Dear Old Sal"

2. "Banjo Boogie"

3. "Banjo Twist"

4. "Cripple Creek"

5. "Goin' Down That Road Feelin' Bad"

6. "Banjo Waltz"

7. "Black Mountain Rag"

FT-20015/1484

Tex McQuire and Pat Ramsey, "When You and I Were Young," Pickaway, W.Va., 14 July 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1484

FT-20015/1485

Tex McQuire, Pickaway, W.Va., 14 July 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1485

FT-20015/1486

Tex McQuire and Pat Ramsey, Pickaway, W.Va., 14 July 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1486

1. "I'll Hold You in My Arms 'Till I Can Hold You in My Heart"

2. "Dobro Blues"

3. "The Great Speckled Bird"

4. "Old Rugged Cross"

5. "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"

6. "Boil the Cabbage Down"

FT-20015/1487

Tex McQuire, Pat Ramsey, and Bill Stone, Pickaway, W.Va., 14 July 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1487

1. "Banjo Boogie"

2. "Alabama Jubilee" and "Mountain Dew"

3. "The Older the Violin, the Sweeter the Music"

Folder 29

Field notes for 1978 recordings of Mose Coffman: FT1488-FT1490 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 29

FT-20015/1488

Mose Coffman, Marlinton, W.Va., 7 July 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1488

1. "Turkey in the Straw"

2. "Mississippi Sawyer"

3. "Soldier's Joy"

4. "Arkansas Traveler"

5. "Sally Ann"

6. "Beaver Dam"

7. "Buffalo Gals"

8. "Leather Britches"

FT-20015/1489

Mose Coffman, Marlinton, W.Va., 7 July 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1489

1. "Sally Goodin"

2. Unidentified song

3. "Bonapart's Retreat"

4. "Washington's March"

5. Fiddle lesson

FT-20015/1490

Mose Coffman, Marlinton, W.Va., 7 July 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1490

1. "Sally Ann"

2. "Down Yonder"

3. "Leather Britches," cut short

4. "Arkansas Traveler"

5. "Rocky Mountain Goat"

6. Unidentified song

Folder 30

Field notes for 1976 recordings of Clarence Tross, Ed Cabbell, Bob Gates, James Easley, and Terry Easley: FT1491-FT1492 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 30

FT-20015/1491

Clarence Tross, Ed Cabbell, and Bob Gates, Moorefield, W.Va., 10 May 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1491

1. "Dan Tucker"

2. "Julie Ann Johnson, Don't Cry"

3. "Cripple Creek"

4. "Julie Ann Johnson, Don't Cry"

5. "Old Man, I Have Your Daughter"

6. "John Henry"

FT-20015/1492

James Easley and Terry Easley, circa 1976 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1492

1. "How Long?"

2. "Home Sweet Home"

3. "Dupree. "

4. "Louise"

Folder 31

Field notes for 1978 recording of Charles J. Williams and Nat Reese: FT1493 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 31

FT-20015/1493

Charles J. Williams and Nat Reese, White Sulpher Springs, W.Va., 25 July 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1493

1. "Glory, Glory Hallelujah"

2. "When the Saints Go Marching In"

3. "Only a Shanty. "

4. "Preacher and the Bear"

Folder 32

Field notes for 1978 recordings of Sam Foster, Valien Williams, Everett Lilly, and Mitchell "Bea" Lilly: FT1494-FT1495 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 32

FT-20015/1494

Sam Foster, Everett Lilly, Mitchell "Bea" Lilly, and Valien Williams, Elkins, W.Va., 25 July 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1494

Tape includes an interview with Sam Foster about his WOAY radio program produced in the 1940s and 1950s; several re-recordings of the Lilly Brothers, Everett Lilly and Mitchell "Bea" Lilly, from old recordings and radio shows; and live music with Valien Williams, Everett Lilly, and Bea Lilly.

FT-20015/1495

Sam Foster, Everett Lilly, Mitchell "Bea" Lilly, and Valien Williams, Elkins, W.Va., 25 July 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1495

Tape includes an interview with Sam Foster about his WOAY radio program produced in the 1940s and 1950s; several re-recordings of the Lilly Brothers (Everett Lilly and Mitchell "Bea" Lilly) from old recordings and radio shows; and live music with Valien Williams, Everett Lilly, and Bea Lilly.

Folder 33

Field notes for 1978 recordings of the Lilly Brothers, Everett Lilly and Mitchell "Bea" Lilly: FT1496-FT1507 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 33

FT-20015/1496

Everett Lilly and Mitchell "Bea" Lilly, circa 8 August 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1496

1. Interview

2. "Open Up Those Pearly Gates"

3. "Six Months Ain't Long"

4. "Nine-Pound Hammer"

5. Interview

FT-20015/1497

Everett Lilly and Mitchell "Bea" Lilly, 8 August 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1497

1. "Blow Your Whistle Freight Train"

2. "Mama Tried"

3. Interview

4. "When the Bees Are in the Hive"

FT-20015/1498

Everett Lilly and Mitchell "Bea" Lilly, circa 8 August 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1498

1. "What Will I Leave Behind?"

2. "Savior Hide Me"

3. "When the Roses Bloom Again"

4. "Mississippi Sawyer"

FT-20015/1499

Everett Lilly, Clear Creek, W.Va., 8 August 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1499

FT-20015/1500

Everett Lilly, Mitchell "Bea" Lilly, and Mark Lilly, 8 August 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1500

"With This Ring"

FT-20015/1501

Everett Lilly, Clear Creek, W.Va., 8 August 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1501

FT-20015/1502

Everett Lilly, Clear Creek, W.Va., 8 August 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1502

FT-20015/1503

Everett Lilly, Mitchell "Bea" Lilly, and Mark Lilly, Lilly Brothers concert, 8 August 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1503

1. "Earl's Breakdown"

2. "Gypsy Woman"

FT-20015/1504

Everett Lilly, Clear Creek, W.Va., 8 August 1978. #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1504

This tape is a duplicate of FT1501.

FT-20015/1505

Everett Lilly, Clear Creek, W.Va., 8 August 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1505

FT-20015/1506

Everett Lilly, Mitchell "Bea" Lilly, and Mark Lilly, Lilly Brothers concert, 8 August 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1506

FT-20015/1507

Everett Lilly, Mitchell "Bea" Lilly, and Mark Lilly, Lilly Brothers concert, 8 August 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1507

1. "In My Dear Old Southern Home" false start

2. "In My Dear Old Southern Home"

3. "Chinese Breakdown"

4. "When the Roses Bloom Again"

5. "Okie from Muskogie"

Folder 34

Field notes for recordings of Fred Carper and the Carper Family: FT1508-FT1511 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 34

FT-20015/1508

Fred Carper with the Carper Family #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1508

Gospel group at an African American church service outside Princeton, W.Va. Tape includes gospel music, biblical readings, sermon, and testimony from individual congregants.

1. "He Didn't Have to Do It"

2. "This Little Light"

3. "Send Down the Rain"

4. Biblical reading

5. "I Love the Lord"

6. "Bright Light Somewhere"

7. "Come on Down"

8. "Jesus on the Mainline"

FT-20015/1509

Fred Carper with the Carper Family #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1509

Gospel group at an African American church service outside Princeton, W.Va. Tape includes gospel music, biblical readings, sermon, and testimony from individual congregants.

1. "Tell Him What You Want"

2. "Jesus Paid a Debt"

3. Testimony

4. "Children Must Be Born Again"

5. "I Thank Jesus For Mine"

6. "Here I Am"

FT-20015/1510

Fred Carper with the Carper Family #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1510

Gospel group at an African American church service outside Princeton, W.Va. Tape includes gospel music, biblical readings, sermon, and testimony from individual congregants.

1. Testimonies

2. "Draw Me Near"

3. "Windows of Heaven"

4. Sermon

FT-20015/1511

Fred Carper with the Carper Family #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1511

Gospel group at an African American church service outside Princeton, W.Va. Tape includes gospel music, biblical readings, sermon, and testimony from individual congregants.

1. Sermon

2. Church service, silent prayer

3. "Jesus"

FT-20015/1512

Fred Carper, Princeton, W.Va. #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1512

1. Untitled Calypso music

2. "Just Put Your Sweet Lips a Little Closer"

3. Untitled original

4. "Steal Away"

5. Unidentified song

6. "Found the Love I Really Need"

7. "Shine On"

8. Unidentified song

9. Unidentified song, second version

10. "Old Joe Clark"

11. "John Henry," false start

12. "John Henry"

13. Interview

14. "Country Roads"

15. "You Win Again"

16. Interview

17. "Teenage Wedding," cut short

FT-20015/1513

Franklin George. 15 August 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1513

1. "John Brown's Dream"

2. Unidentified song

3. "Boys of Blue Hill"

4. "Evening Star"

5. Unidentified waltz

Folder 36

Field notes for 1975 recording of Elvie Johnson: FT1514 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 36

FT-20015/1514

Elvie Johnson, 1975 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1514

1. "Eight More Miles to Louisville"

2. "Star Spangled Banner"

3. "Eight More Miles to Louisville"

4. "Wildwood"

5. "Mountain Dew"

6. "Mountain Dew, second version"

7. Unidentified song

Folder 37

Field notes for 1975 recordings of Oscar Wright and Eugene Wright: FT1557-FT1566 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 37

FT-20015/1557

Oscar Wright and Eugene Wright, 8 August 1975 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1557

1. "Johnson Boys"

2. "Kitchen Girl"

3. "Stoney Point"

4. "Banks of the Wabash"

5. "Suwanee River"

6. "Gentle Annie"

7. "Danny Boy"

FT-20015/1558

Oscar Wright and Eugene Wright. 8 August 1975 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1558

1. "Shortenin' Bread"

2. "Kitchen Girl"

3. "Shady Grove"

4. "Stoney Point"

FT-20015/1559

Oscar Wright and Eugene Wright, 20 August 1975 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1559

1. "Walkin' in the Parlor"

2. "Shootin' Creek"

3. "Johnson Boys"

4. "Shaving a Dead Nigger"

5. "John Henry"

6. "Shady Grove"

7. "Snowbird of the Ashbank"

FT-20015/1560

Oscar Wright and Eugene Wright, 20 August 1975 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1560

1. "Jenny Lynn Polka"

2. "Ducks in the Pond"

3. "Chattanooga Blues"

4. "Peeler Creek Waltz"

5. "Keller Fiddle"

6. "Forks of the Sand"

FT-20015/1561

Oscar Wright and Eugene Wright, 20 August 1975 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1561

1. "Aggravating Papa"

2. "Snowbird on the Ashbank"

FT-20015/1562

Oscar Wright and Eugene Wright. 1 September 1975 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1562

1. "Katy Hill"

2. "Shovelin'"

3. "Ducks in the Pond"

4. "Kitchen Girl"

5. "Stoney Ridge Stomp"

FT-20015/1563

Oscar Wright and Eugene Wright. 5 September 1975 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1563

1. "Kitchen Girl"

2. "Katy Hill"

3. Unidentified waltz

4. "Sitting on Top"

FT-20015/1564

Oscar Wright and Eugene Wright, 1 September 1975 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1564

Includes "Molly Darlin'"

FT-20015/1565

Oscar Wright and Eugene Wright, 29 October 1975 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1565

1. "John Henry"

2. "Pretty Polly"

3. "Elkhorn River"

4. "Homes Across the Mountain"

5. "Shady Grove"

6. "I Want to Hold You in My Arms"

7. "Goodbye Little Bonnie, Goodbye"

8. "More Pretty Girls"

FT-20015/1566

Oscar Wright and Eugene Wright, 28 October 1975 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1566

Folder 38

Field notes for 1978 recording of the Lilly Brothers, Everett Lilly and Mitchell "Bea"Lilly: FT1567 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." Folder 38

FT-20015/1567

Everett Lilly and Mitchell "Bea" Lilly, Lilly Brothers concert, Clear Creek, W.Va., 8 August 1978 #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/1567

1. "West Virginia Hills"

2. Introductions

3. "Open Up Them Pearly Gates"

4. "The Little Red Shoes"

5. "Earl's Breakdown"

FT-20015/6588

Joan Fenton, original songs #20015, Series: "Joan Fenton Collection, 1952-1978." FT-20015/6588

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