10/28/2021 - Mountain Song & Story Ep. #116 - The Birthplace of Country Music
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10/28/2021 – Mountain Song & Story Ep. #116

Episode #116 “Halloween Stories – Part Two”


Today is part two of our Halloween show specials for this year.  I’ll be talking about Mummies in Appalachian (yes would you believe it) along with more Halloween stories, including a reading of Ghosts and Spirts written and performed by West Virginia Storyteller Mack Samples. I’ll also be featuring a reading of “As Light Fades” by Kristin Pearson from the book Haints and Hollers: New Ghost Tales from Appalachia. 

Today’s Playlist

Keep Them Cold Icy Fingers Off Of Me – The Stanley Brothers
 Old Bangum – JP Harris
Black Cat, Hoot Owl Blues – Ma Rainey
The Beast In Me – Johnny Cash
Graveyard Blues – Roscoe Holcomb
The Phantom Stagecoach – Vaughn Monroe
Haunted House – Gene Simmons
Ghost Trains – Hank Snow
The Unquiet Grave – Hedy West
Bubba Hyde – Diamond Rio
Wild Dogs – Colter Wall

Intro and theme music Omie Wise (feat. Kalia Yeagle) by Hasee Ciaccio
Background instrumental music by Brittany Haas, Produced by Darol Anger. All traditional old-time tunes. 2004.

Resources and Additional Materials

Spooky Scary Tales: Inside Haunted Appalachia
Philippi Mummies
The Mummies of Philippi – Paranormal W.Va.
The Devils Tea Tables, West Virginia Ghost Stories and Other Tales by Mack Samples
Haints & Hollers: New Ghost Tales from Appalachia
Mack Samples