Folklorist Derek Piotr continues to excavate North Carolina mountain songs, presenting an assortment of archival recordings taking in Child Ballads, bawdy songs, play-party tunes, and old-time family singing - with a further focus on overlooked star Mrs. Lena Bare Turbyfill, of Elk Park, NC.
Tracks 1 and 9 recorded by Herbert Halpert near Morganton, North Carolina, April 19, 1939. Tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 recorded by Herbert Halpert in Elk Park, North Carolina, April 12, 1939. Track 4 recorded by Marshall Ward in Banner Elk, ca. 1979, transferred from analogue tape by Derek Piotr. Curated by Derek Piotr. Photograph of Mrs. Lena Bare Turbyfill courtesy of Elizabeth Gwyn.