Appalachia 1982-1983

Cloggers and buck dancers; bluegrass and string bands; white gospel groups; stories, folktales, and ballads from coal miners, tobacco farmers, and former bootleggers, filmed in Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and Kentucky. Performers include Ray and Stanley Hicks; union activist and singer Nimrod Workman; fiddler Tommy Jarrell; the ballad singers of Sodom Laurel, Madison County, N.C.; the Piedmont blues stylists John Dee Holeman and Algia Mae Hinton, and the National Sacred Harp Convention in Fyffe, Alabama.

 

     
 
Tommy Jarrell and string band at the Edwards-Franklin House during the annual Sonker Festival, Mount Airy, North Carolina, July 23, 1983
 
Tommy Jarrell and string band at the Edwards-Franklin House during the annual Sonker Festival, Mount Airy, North Carolina, July 23, 1983.
     
 
Tommy Jarrell and string band at the Edwards-Franklin House during the annual Sonker Festival, Mount Airy, North Carolina, July 23, 1983.
 
"Poor Ellen Smith," performed by Tommy Jarrell on fiddle and vocal at his home in Toast, North Carolina. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew, July 23, 1983.
     
 
Tommy Jarrell and string band at the Edwards-Franklin House during the annual Sonker Festival, Mount Airy, North Carolina, July 23, 1983.
 
"Sugar Hill," performed by Tommy Jarrell and string band at the Edwards-Franklin House during the annual Sonker Festival, Mount Airy, North Carolina, July 23, 1983.
     

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