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Anabel Morris Buchanan collection, 1963.

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Abstract: Religious songs, old-time fiddle tunes, ballads, and interviews recorded by Annabel Morris Buchanan and William Henry Young. Included are an interview and 32 Ohio River songs, sacred songs, and camp meeting songs sung by “Uncle” Jim Drain, African American singer from Paducah, Ky., and recorded by Buchanan on 12 and 19 August 1963 in Paducah, Ky.; 18 old-time fiddle tunes played by Clifton Ferguson (1907- ), Anglo-American fiddler from West Paducah, Ky., and recorded by Young on 14 August 1963 in West Paducah, Ky.; and performances of 47 traditional songs, ballads, and Old Regular Baptist “lining out” hymns with discussion and background information by William Henry Young, Anglo-American singer and collector born in Knott County, Ky., recorded by Annabel Morris Buchanan on 16 February, 22 and 31 July, and 5 August 1963.

Repository: Southern Folklife Collection

Collection Highlights: Included are an interview and 32 Ohio River songs, sacred songs, and camp meeting songs sung by “Uncle” Jim Drain, African American singer from Paducah, Ky. [2 sounds recordings, FT 861-862]

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