Warner Collection, Vol. 1 | Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still

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Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still

by Warner Collection, Vol. 1

An overview of the field recordings of traditional American music made by song collectors Anne and Frank Warner along the Eastern Seaboard from 1940 to 1966 - "real deal" folk songs from the source.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. House Carpenter - Rebecca King Jones
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2. Tom Dooley - Frank Proffitt
0:48 album only
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3. Single Girl - Frank Proffitt
0:37 album only
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4. Freight Train Blues - Richard Hamilton
2:58 album only
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5. Conversation with Lee Monroe Presnell
1:03 album only
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6. I Went to See My Molly - Lee Monroe Presnell
1:41 album only
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7. River of Life - Buna Hicks
2:13 album only
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8. Babes in the Wood - Dorothy Howard
1:06 album only
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9. I Dropped the Baby - Dorothy Howard
0:15 album only
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10. Solas Market - Edith Perrin
0:32 album only
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11. Wakes in the Morning - Edith Perrin
0:33 album only
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12. Where Did You Get that Hat? - Edith Perrin
0:39 album only
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13. Mail Day Blues - J. B. Sutton
1:04 album only
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14. Nobody Knows - Sue Thomas
1:33 album only
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15. Gilgarrah Mountain (Whiskey in the Jar) - Lena Bourne Fish
0:54 album only
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16. Somebody's Waiting for Me - Charles Tink Tillett
0:55 album only
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17. Bony - Charles Tink Tillett
2:24 album only
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18. Come Love Come - Eleazar Stewart
1:02 album only
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19. Hey, Get Along Josie - Tom Smith
1:05 album only
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20. Days of 49 - Yankee John Galusha
1:22 album only
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21. Springfield Mountain - Yankee John Galusha
1:49 album only
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22. Conversation with Eleazar Tillett
0:20 album only
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23. Jolly Thrasher - Eleazar Tillett
1:42 album only
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24. Chimbly Sweeper - Rebecca King Jones
0:49 album only
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25. Conversation with Rebecca King Jones
1:25 album only
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26. Barbara Allen - Rebecca King Jones
1:00 album only
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27. Mohawk Chant, War Cry - Louis Solomon
1:29 album only
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28. Old Woman in the Garden - Frank Proffitt
1:43 album only
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29. James Campbell - Frank Proffitt
1:01 album only
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30. Conversation with Frank Proffitt
0:35 album only
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31. Lowland Low - Frank Proffitt
1:06 album only
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32. Skin and Bones - anonymous
1:31 album only
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33. Two Little Blackbirds - Elda Blackwood
0:33 album only
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34. Uncle Ned - Elda Blackwood
0:29 album only
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35. Tommy - Martha Midgett
1:02 album only
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36. Hold My Hand Lord Jesus - Sue Thomas
2:05 album only
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37. Jolly Roving Tar - Lena Bourne Fish
1:17 album only
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38. Castle by the Sea - Lena Bourne Fish
0:40 album only
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39. Deep Elm Blues - Richard Hamilton
1:00 album only
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40. Farewell to Old Bedford - Lee Monroe Presnell
1:50 album only
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41. Sometimes in This Country - Lee Monroe Presnell
1:39 album only
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42. Top of Mt. Zion - Buna Hicks
1:51 album only
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43. A Poor Wayfaring Pilgrim - Linzy Hicks
2:29 album only
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44. Been to the East - Steve Meekins
0:57 album only
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45. Lass of Glenshee - Yankee John Galusha
1:23 album only
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46. Irish 69th - Yankee John Galusha
0:53 album only
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47. The umberland & the Merrimac - Yankee John Galusha
1:03 album only
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48. Lonesome Valley - Curt Mann
2:08 album only
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49. Grandma's Advice - Mrs. Wolf
0:45 album only
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50. Kiss Me Oh I Like It - Edith Perrin
1:06 album only
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51. When I Die - Edith Perrin
0:27 album only
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52. Young Beham - Roby Monroe Hicks
2:09 album only
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53. Poor Ellen Smith - Homer Cornett
1:34 album only
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54. Johnson Boys - Frank Proffitt
0:55 album only
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55. Little Maggie - Frank Proffitt
1:55 album only
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56. Palms of Victory - Linzy Hicks
1:56 album only
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57. Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still - Eleazar Tillett & Martha Ethe
2:27 album only
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58. Let's Make a Date - Eleazar Tillett & Martha Etheridge
0:36 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Anne and Frank Warner's lifetime of collecting folk songs has been called by Alan Lomax "a continuous act of unpaid, tender devotion and a lifelong love affair with the people who remembered the ballads." It is through this "love affair" that the Warners were able to collect some of the most beautiful and important traditional American music ever recorded.

Over the course of forty years, through lectures and performances, in books, and on seven highly influential albums of his own, Frank Warner taught America the songs that he learned from the great, mostly unknown, rural singers he and his wife had recorded in field trips up and down the Eastern Seaboard. In 1984, Anne Warner documented the collection in the critically acclaimed book "Traditional American Folksongs," which belongs on every bookshelf.

Songs from the Warner Collection, including "He's Got The Whole World in His Hand," "Days of Forty Nine," "Gilgarrah Mountain (Whiskey in the Jar)" and "Tom Dooley," are now widely known and sung throughout the world. These songs have been performed and recorded by Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia & David Grisman, Metallica, Lonnie Donegan, The Clancy Brothers, Mahalia Jackson, The Pogues, Judy Collins and many others. In 1958, The Kingston Trio learned "Tom Dooley" from the Warners via the Alan Lomax book, "Folk Song USA." Their recording of the song became a Number One hit which sold over three million copies and ignited the spark of what would become known as the "folk revival."

The original recordings in the Warner Collection had only been heard by the Warner family and a small group of friends and music scholars until Appleseed released two volumes from the collection, in part at the urging of traditional music singer Tim Eriksen and his band, Cordelia's Dad.

Volume 1, "Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still," presents an overview of the Warner Collection, while Volume 2, "Nothing Seems Better to Me" concentrates on Frank Proffitt and the music of his beloved Beech Mountain in North Carolina, where the Warners collected many of their finest songs. Interspersed between the songs, which are sometimes brief fragments, are snippets of conversation with the singers, transporting the listeners back to another time and place. Both CDs' booklets are filled with historic photographs, extensive essays and detailed song notes. These are essential collections for lovers of traditional American music and culture.

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edward mann

excellent
This CD included several of my older family members that I have never the pleasure to meet. I am really thrilled to have this in my collection.
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Hunter Robertson

Buy it, great music here.
Great and beautiful music here. I'm so glad the Warner's preserved this - their like won't be seen again!
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Eclipse Girl

a great CD for the true believers
Its good, if you dont mind the rural quality.
Some recordingd are better than others.
Large collection of music.
A great source for old (obscure) timey music.
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Angie

Awesome!!
Great CD, and great service!
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Francesca

preserving old songs
So many old songs--a real treasury. The old recordings take you right to the porch or kitchen where the singers sing, and the snatches of conversation that are also included are also marvelous. This is a great collection for anyone who wants to learn to sing old songs and ballads.
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Wayne

Loved the works, it brought back alot of old memories!
Loved the works, it brought back alot of old memories!
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Pam

Wonderful collection of music/songs that should be saved
In the mountains of NC, we work hard to preserve our musical heritage. This collection achieves that for this CD. It's a must have for anyone interested in musical history.
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