2/24/2022 Mountain Song & Story Ep. #123 - The Birthplace of Country Music
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2/24/2022 Mountain Song & Story Ep. #123

Episode #123 “Audio Stories from the Archives of Appalachia”

Once a month on Mountain Song & Story I’ll be featuring some archival audio from the Archives of Appalachia from The Joseph Hall Collection. This collection focuses primarily on Hall’s research of language and folklore of the people living in the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s really interesting to take a listen back in time to some of oral histories and interviews of people from the early to mid 20th century. Tune in on today’s program for a variety of short stories including folktales, stories of Paul Bunyan’s ram, bear stories, ghost stories and more which were recorded on July 15th 1959 in the home of Lee Webb by Joseph Hall.

Today’s Playlist

Great Speckled Bird – Roy Acuff
Pig In A Pen – Stanley Brothers
Rosewood Casket – Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris
Listening To The Rain – The Osborne Brothers
Are You Washed In The Blood – Ernest Stoneman & The Dixie Mountaineers

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

ETSU’s Archives of Appalachia
Joseph Sargent Hall Collection, Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University