January 16, 2017

Marcus Martin: When I Get My New House Done, Western North Carolina Fiddle Tunes and Songs

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Marcus Martin, one of the finest old-time musicians from western North Carolina, had a legendary fiddling style. The Southern Folklife Collection presents rare and unreleased 1940s field recordings of this acclaimed master fiddler recorded in his prime by Alan Lomax, Jan Schinhan, Artus Moser and Margaret Mayo.

Details: 2007, UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina Folklife Institute.

Songs: 1. Daddy Bowback 2. Sally Goodin 3. When I Get My New House Done 4. Wounded Hoosier 5. Gray Eagle 6. Sandy River 7. Cumberland Gap 8. Lady Hamilton 9. Snowbird 10. Possum up a Gum Stump 11. Cotton-Eyed Joe 12. Polly Put the Kettle On 13. Calico 14. Booth 15. Sally Goodin 16. Old Joe Clark 17. Cripple Creek 18, Jenny Run Away in the Mud in the Night 19. Citico 20. John Henry 21. Cousin Sally Brown 22. Boatsman 23. Walking the Water 24. Bed of Primroses 25. Kiss Me Sweet 26. How the Squire Courted Nancy


  1. How the Squire Courted Nancy
  2. Polly Put the Kettle On
  3. Calico

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