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Big Bend Killing

Various Artists: Big Bend Killing (Great Smoky Mountains Association 200973)

Big Bend Killing
The Appalachian Ballad Tradition
Various Artists

Great Smoky Mountains Association 200973 (2 CD, UK, 30 September 2017)

Produced by Ted Olsen;
Associate Producer: Roy Andrade;
Executive Producer: Steve Kemp/Great Smoky Mountains Association;
Sound engineer Ben Bateson;
Mastered by John Fleenor/Appalachian Media Works;
Essay, track-by track notes and lyric transcriptions by Ted Olsen;
Packaging and illustrations by Michael Mullan;
Production and booklet design by Karen Kay

Liner notes

Musicians

See the individual tracks

Tracks

CD 1: Old World BalladsCD 2: New World Ballads
  1. Carol Elizabeth Jones: Barbry Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236) (4.51)
  2. Archie Fisher: Thomas the Rhymer (Roud 219; Child 37) (8.21)
  3. —: Tam Lin (Roud 35; Child 39; G/D 2:330) (10.49)
    both previously unreleased BBC radio performances, 1988
  4. Sheila Kay Adams: Lord Thomas and Fair Ellender (Roud 4; Child 73; G/D 2:212) (7.40)
  5. Donna Ray Norton: Mathy Groves (Roud 52; Child 81) (6.34)
  6. Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin: Eggs and Marrowbone (Roud 183; Laws Q2; G/D 2:318; Henry H174; TYG 6) (4.35)
  7. Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr: The Sheffield Apprentice (Roud 399; Laws O39; G/D 5:998; Henry H31; TYG 71) (4.02)
  8. —: Willie Taylor (Roud 158; Laws N11; G/D 1:169; Henry H231, H757) (4.20)
    both recorded by Andy Bell at The Silk Mill, Newcastle-under-Lyme, October 2015
  9. Alice Gerrard: The Bold Lieutenant (Roud 396; Laws O25; G/D 5:1056; Henry H474) (4.58)
  10. Carol Elizabeth Jones: Lord Bateman (Roud 40; Child 53L; G/D 5:1023; Henry H470) (4.49)
  11. Donna Ray Norton: The Farmer's Curst Wife (Roud 160; Child 278; G/D 2:320) (3.51)
  12. Bill and the Belles: Mr. Frog Went A-Courtin' (Roud 16; G/D 8:1669) (3.24)
  13. Rosanne Cash: Barbara Allen (Roud 54; Child 84; G/D 6:1193; Henry H236) (3.29)
  1. Alice Gerrard: Wild Hog in the Woods (Roud 29; Child 18) (3.37)
  2. Trevor McKenzie: The Battle Song of the Great Kanawha (Roud 4029; Laws dA31) (3.34)
  3. Bruce Greene and Loy McWhirter: Doleful Warning (Roud 711; Laws G21) (2.51)
  4. Hasee Ciaccio with Kalia Yeagle: Omie Wise (Roud 447; Laws F4) (3.22)
  5. Doyle Lawson: Banks of the Ohio (Roud 157; Laws F5) (2.49)
  6. Kristi Hedtke and Corbin Hayslett: Knoxville Girl (Roud 263; Laws P35; G/D 2:200) (5.36)
  7. Amythyst Kiah with Roy Andrade: Pretty Polly (Roud 15; Laws P36B) (4.39)
  8. Laura Boosinger with Kr├╝ger Brothers: Tom Dula (Roud 4192, Laws F36A) (5.15)
  9. Corbin Hayslett: Hiram Hubbard (Roud 2208; Laws A20) (5.42)
  10. Alice Gerrard: Big Bend Killing (Roud 4906) (3.23)
  11. Bobby McMillon: Old Joe Dawson (1.46)
  12. David Holt: Otto Wood the Bandit (Roud 11543) (3.02)
  13. Amythyst Kiah with Roy Andrade: John Henry (Roud 790, Laws I1) (2.42)
  14. Corbin Hayslett: Wreck of the Old 97 (Roud 777, Laws G2) (4.53)
  15. John Lilly: Explosion in the Fairmount Mines (Roud 17618) (3.03)
  16. Elizabeth LaPrelle: West Virginia Mine Disaster (3.38)
  17. Dale Jett and Hello Stranger: The Cyclone of Rye Cove (Roud 7116) (4.47)
  18. John Lilly: I've Always Been a Rambler (Roud 262; Laws P1; G/D 5:1059; Henry H188) (3.35)
  19. Rosanne Cash: The Parting Glass (Roud 3004; G/D 8:1531; Henry H769) (2.37)

All tracks trad.