A sampler of African-American traditions that flourished in North Carolina from the mid-1800s through the early 1900s, recorded in the late 1970s as part of the North Carolina Museum of History exhibit “The Black Presence in North Carolina.”
Side 1 presents the secular music of dance parties and social gatherings–dance tunes such as rags and reels, and ballads accompanied on fiddle, banjo, harmonica, guitar, and bones.
Side 2 contains spirituals and songs of praise performed by congregations, sacred singing groups, and individuals with guitar or harmonica accompaniment.
Twenty-four-page booklet with extensive notes by Glenn Hinson gives descriptions of the traditions, biographies of musicians, and photographs.
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LP (12″ album, 33 rpm) Record Label Name: Longleaf Records Label’s Catalog Number: LL001RE
Folklife Section, North Carolina Arts Council/North Carolina Museum of History