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TODAY’S REVEAL (10/21/20)

Whitter's Virginia Breakdowners
Sourwood Mountain by Whitter’s Virginia Breakdowners (1924)

CD 5, track 22

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Items will be added below as selections are announced. Click between tabs 1-6 to see the selections included on each disc or go to “All Tracks” to see the complete list of selections.

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See the selections featured on CD 1, The Porch and the Parlor
 TrackTitleArtistYearMore
1Old Uncle NedAnonymous 1890
2
3Turkey in the StrawBilly Golden1893
4
5
6Hear dem BellsBrilliant Quartet1896
7Nearer, My God, to TheeStandard Quartette1897
8Sleep, Baby SleepGeorge P. Watson1898
9
10Old Black JoeArthur Collins and George S. Williams1900
11The New BullySilas Leachman1896
12Who Broke the LockCousins and DeMoss1898
13The Letter Edged in BlackHattie Nevada1897

14In the Baggage Coach AheadJere Mahoney1898
15The Girl I Loved in Sunny TennesseeJ. J. Fisher1899
16Ain't That a ShameSilas Leachman1901
17Hello Central, Give Me HeavenByron G. Harlan1901
18Ticklish ReubenCal Stewart1902
19O Didn't He RambleDan W. Quinn1904
20When the Bees Are in the HiveMacdonough and Bieling with Haydn Quartet1905
21The Preacher and the BearArthur Collins1905
22Monkey on a StringCal Stewart1907
23Old Folks at HomeCorinne Morgan1905
24Hard Times Come Again No MoreEdison Quartet1905
25Home, Sweet HomeEdison Mixed Quartet1907
26When You and I Were Young, MaggieWill Oakland1908
27Carry Me Back to Old VirginiaColumbia Quartette1907

28De Little Old Log Cabin in de LaneCarroll C. Clark (with Vess Ossman)1909
29In the Sweet Bye and ByeHaydn Quartet1908
30The Old-Time ReligionHaydn Quartet1906
31What a TimePolk Miller & His Old South Quartet1909
See the selections featured on CD 2, The Barn and the Ballroom
 TrackTitleArtistYearMore

1Electric Light QuadrilleIssler's Orchestra1894-95
2Dancing in the BarnUnited States Marine Band1895-96
3The Husking BeeColumbia Orchestra1898
4Patrol ComiqueGeorge Schweinfest (with calls by Frank L. Embree)1898
5Smoky MokesVess L. Ossman1899
6Ragtime MedleySamuel Siegel1900
7Unknown MelodyTom Nottingham's Ranchers1900
8Barn Dance from FlorodoraPeerless Orchestra1901
9Virginia SkeddadleColumbia Orchestra1903
10
11Irish WasherwomanUnknown Harmonica Player1901
12Paddy on the TurnpikeJames C. McAuliffe1903
13Bonaparte’s MarchH. R. Rawver [?]1905
14Medley of Old Time ReelsCharles D'Almaine1905

15Medley of ReelsJohn J. Kimmel1906
16Chicken ChowderOssman-Dudley Trio1907
17Manzanillo (Mexican Serenade)Valentine Abt and Roy Butin1908
18Sterling Castle and Harvest HomeWilliam Craig1909
19Original Jigs and ReelsGeorge Stehl1910
20I'm Alabama BoundPrince's Orchestra1910
21Dixie MedleyFred Van Eps1911
22
23Mrs. McLeod's ReelDon Richardson1916
24The Hooking Cow BluesHandy's Orchestra of Memphis1917
25My Honolulu Hula GirlLouise, Ferera & Greenus Trio1918
26Laughing RagSam Moore and Horace Davis1921
27Hayseed RagThe Dizzy Trio1924
28Right or WrongGene Rodemich's Orchestra1921
29
See the selections featured on CD 3, The Farm and the Factory
 TrackTitleArtistYearMore
1Uncle Josh’s Invitation to the City FolksCal Stewart1899
2When Reuben Comes To TownDan W. Quinn1900
3Dese Bones Shall Rise AgainMinstrels1903
4Arkansaw TravelerLen Spencer1908
5Rabbit HashBilly Golden1908
6MariarClarice Vance1908
7You Ain't Talking to MeEd. Morton1909
8
9Don't Go Down in the Mine, DadStanley Kirkby1910
10Casey JonesBilly Murray1910

11Two Rubes Swapping HorsesSteve Porter and Edward Meeker1910
12
13They Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dawg Aroun'Byron G. Harlan1912
14CheyenneBilly Murray1906
15Ragtime Cowboy JoeBob Roberts1912
16Frankie and JohnnyGene Greene (with Charley Straight)1912
17Old Country Fiddler at the DanceCharles Ross Taggart1916
18Are You from Dixie? ('Cause I'm from Dixie Too)Irving Kaufman and Billy Murray1915
19
20Long BoyByron G. Harlan with the Peerless Quartet1917
21How 'Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm? (After They've Seen Paree)Nora Bayes1918
22Lovesick BluesIrving Kaufman1922
23Chattanooga BluesIda Cox1923
24
25Don’t You Quit Me DaddySara Martin’s Jug Band1924
26Mail Man BluesLee Morse1924
See the selections featured on CD 4, The Sing and the Schoolhouse
 TrackTitleArtistYearMore
1Just Tell My MotherAdjt. Edward Taylor1897
2The Mountain ClimberThe Graus Duo1897
3CillerthalGraus Mountain Choir1897
4William J. Bryan's Cross Of Gold SpeechLen Spencer1896-97
5Annie LaurieGeorge J. Gaskin1898
6Darling Nellie GrayJ. W. Myers1903
7DixieByron G. Harlan and Frank C. Stanley1904
8LascaEdgar L. Davenport1909
9Una Noche de AlegriaOctaviano Yañez1909
10Banjo SongRev. J. A. Myers1908
11Lord BatemanJoseph Taylor1908
12The Foggy DewJohn McCormack1913
13The Girl I Left Behind MeColumbia Stellar Quartette1913
14Aloha 'oeToots Paka's Hawaiians1913
15Listen to the Mocking BirdJoe Belmont1914
16O Mary, Don't You Weep, Don't You MournFisk University Jubilee Quartet1915
17Old Dan Tucker Harry C. Browne1916
18The Gallows TreeBentley Ball1919
19Bangum and the BoarBentley Ball1919
20The Train I RideR. W. Gordon field recording (anon. Californian 1)1920-23
21Jump Jim CrowR. W. Gordon field recording (anon. Californian 2)1920-23
22
23
24Old Granny HareWilliam Ernest Bird1925
25Easter AnthemOriginal Sacred Harp Choir1922
26Antioch L. M.Original Sacred Harp Choir1922
27Whoopee Ti Yi YoWilfred Glenn and Shannon Quartet1923
28I've Been Workin' on de RailroadShannon Quartet1923

29Barbara AllenRoyal Dadmun1922
30A Roundup LullabyRoyal Dadmun1923
31
See the selections featured on CD 5, From Shire to Shellac (Tunes)
 TrackTitleArtistYearMore
1Medley of Irish JigsMichael Coleman1921
2The Union ReelPatrolman Frank Quinn1922
3Turkey in the StrawHenry Gilliland and Eck Robertson1922
4
5Arkansaw TravelerWilliam B. Houchens1922
6The Opera ReelJasper Bisbee1923
7Durang HornpipeJohn Baltzell1923
8Rain Crow Bill BluesHenry Whitter1923
9Bonaparte's RetreatA. A. Gray1924
10Old Catville QuadrilleCol. John A. Pattee1924
11
12Kitty PussLand Norris1924
13Chicken ReelE. F. "Poss" Acree1924
14Fly Around My Pretty Little MissSamantha Bumgarner1924
15Cumberland GapUncle "Am" Stuart (banjo by Gene Austin)1924

16Soldier's JoySid Harkreader and Uncle Dave Macon1924
17The Rocky Road to DublinAllen Sisson1925
18Royal ClogErnest Helton1925

19The Cackling HenJ. D. Harris1925
20
21Callahan's ReelFiddlin' Powers and Family1924
22Sourwood MountainWhitter's Virginia Breakdowners1924
23Sally AnnThe Hill Billies1925
24Silver BellMcMichen's Home Town Band1925
25Snow DearJimmie Wilson's Catfish String Band1925
See the selections featured on CD 6, From Holler to Horn (Songs)
 TrackTitleArtistYearMore
1Couldn't Hear Nobody PrayVaughan Quartet1921
2The Little Old Log Cabin in the LaneFiddlin' John Carson1923
3The Old Hen Cackled and the Rooster's Going to CrowFiddlin' John Carson1923
4It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo'Wendell Hall1923
5The Wreck on the Southern Old 97Henry Whitter1923
6Lonesome Road BluesHenry Whitter1923
7Rock All Our Babies to SleepRiley Puckett1924
8I Wish I Was a Mole in the GroundBascom Lamar Lunsford1924
9Cindy in the MeadowsSamantha Bumgarner and Eva Davis1924
10Life's Railway to HeavenGeorge Reneau (with Gene Austin)1924
11
12Keep My Skillet Good and GreasyUncle Dave Macon1924
13Old Joe ClarkFiddlin' Powers and Family (with Carson Robison)1924
14Weeping Willow TreeErnest Thompson1924
15The Prisoner's SongVernon Dalhart1924
16The Runaway TrainVernon Dalhart1925
17
18Boll Weevil BluesGid Tanner1925
19AnytimeEmmett Miller1924
20Little Mary PhaganRosa Lee Carson1925
21Butcher's BoyKelly Harrell1925
22
23Worried BluesFrank Hutchison1926
24May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight MisterErnest Stoneman1926
25The Sinking of the TitanicThe Blue Ridge Mountaineer (Ernest Stoneman)1926
See all selections on Before the Big Bang: Country Music Origins in the Acoustic Era, 1890-1926
 #CD & TrackTitleArtistYearMore
101 - 01Old Uncle NedAnonymous 1890
201 - 02
301 - 03Turkey in the StrawBilly Golden1893
401 - 04
501 - 05
601 - 06Hear dem BellsBrilliant Quartet1896
701 - 07Nearer, My God, to TheeStandard Quartette1897
801 - 08Sleep, Baby SleepGeorge P. Watson1898
901 - 09
1001 - 10Old Black JoeArthur Collins and George S. Williams1900
1101 - 11The New BullySilas Leachman1896
1201 - 12Who Broke the LockCousins and DeMoss1898
1301 - 13The Letter Edged in BlackHattie Nevada1897

1401 - 14In the Baggage Coach AheadJere Mahoney1898
1501 - 15The Girl I Loved in Sunny TennesseeJ. J. Fisher1899
1601 - 16Ain't That a ShameSilas Leachman1901
1701 - 17Hello Central, Give Me HeavenByron G. Harlan1901
1801 - 18Ticklish ReubenCal Stewart1902
1901 - 19O Didn't He RambleDan W. Quinn1904
2001 - 20When the Bees Are in the HiveMacdonough and Bieling with Haydn Quartet1905
2101 - 21The Preacher and the BearArthur Collins1905
2201 - 22Monkey on a StringCal Stewart1907
2301 - 23Old Folks at HomeCorinne Morgan1905
2401 - 24Hard Times Come Again No MoreEdison Quartet1905
2501 - 25Home, Sweet HomeEdison Mixed Quartet1907
2601 - 26When You and I Were Young, MaggieWill Oakland1908
2701 - 27Carry Me Back to Old VirginiaColumbia Quartette1907

2801 - 28De Little Old Log Cabin in de LaneCarroll C. Clark (with Vess Ossman)1909
2901 - 29In the Sweet Bye and ByeHaydn Quartet1908
3001 - 30The Old-Time ReligionHaydn Quartet1906
3101 - 31What a TimePolk Miller & His Old South Quartet1909

3202 - 01Electric Light QuadrilleIssler's Orchestra1894-95
3302 - 02Dancing in the BarnUnited States Marine Band1895-96
3402 - 03The Husking BeeColumbia Orchestra1898
3502 - 04Patrol ComiqueGeorge Schweinfest (with calls by Frank L. Embree)1898
3602 - 05Smoky MokesVess L. Ossman1899
3702 - 06Ragtime MedleySamuel Siegel1900
3802 - 07Unknown MelodyTom Nottingham's Ranchers1900
3902 - 08Barn Dance from FlorodoraPeerless Orchestra1901
4002 - 09Virginia SkeddadleColumbia Orchestra1903
4102 - 10
4202 - 11Irish WasherwomanUnknown Harmonica Player1901
4302 - 12Paddy on the TurnpikeJames C. McAuliffe1903
4402 - 13Bonaparte’s MarchH. R. Rawver [?]1905
4502 - 14Medley of Old Time ReelsCharles D'Almaine1905

4602 - 15Medley of ReelsJohn J. Kimmel1906
4702 - 16Chicken ChowderOssman-Dudley Trio1907
4802 - 17Manzanillo (Mexican Serenade)Valentine Abt and Roy Butin1908
4902 - 18Sterling Castle and Harvest HomeWilliam Craig1909
5002 - 19Original Jigs and ReelsGeorge Stehl1910
5102 - 20I'm Alabama BoundPrince's Orchestra1910
5202 - 21Dixie MedleyFred Van Eps1911
5302 - 22
5402 - 23Mrs. McLeod's ReelDon Richardson1916
5502 - 24The Hooking Cow BluesHandy's Orchestra of Memphis1917
5602 - 25My Honolulu Hula GirlLouise, Ferera & Greenus Trio1918
5702 - 26Laughing RagSam Moore and Horace Davis1921
5802 - 27Hayseed RagThe Dizzy Trio1924
5902 - 28Right or WrongGene Rodemich's Orchestra1921
6002 - 29
6103 - 01Uncle Josh’s Invitation to the City FolksCal Stewart1899
6203 - 02When Reuben Comes To TownDan W. Quinn1900
6303 - 03Dese Bones Shall Rise AgainMinstrels1903
6403 - 04Arkansaw TravelerLen Spencer1908
6503 - 05Rabbit HashBilly Golden1908
6603 - 06MariarClarice Vance1908
6703 - 07You Ain't Talking to MeEd. Morton1909
6803 - 08
6903 - 09Don't Go Down in the Mine, DadStanley Kirkby1910
7003 - 10Casey JonesBilly Murray1910

7103 - 11Two Rubes Swapping HorsesSteve Porter and Edward Meeker1910
7203 - 12
7303 - 13They Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dawg Aroun'Byron G. Harlan1912
7403 - 14CheyenneBilly Murray1906
7503 - 15Ragtime Cowboy JoeBob Roberts1912
7603 - 16Frankie and JohnnyGene Greene (with Charley Straight)1912
7703 - 17Old Country Fiddler at the DanceCharles Ross Taggart1916
7803 - 18Are You from Dixie? ('Cause I'm from Dixie Too)Irving Kaufman and Billy Murray1915
7903 - 19
8003 - 20Long BoyByron G. Harlan with the Peerless Quartet1917
8103 - 21How 'Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm? (After They've Seen Paree)Nora Bayes1918
8203 - 22Lovesick BluesIrving Kaufman1922
8303 - 23Chattanooga BluesIda Cox1923
8403 - 24
8503 - 25Don’t You Quit Me DaddySara Martin’s Jug Band1924
8603 - 26Mail Man BluesLee Morse1924
8704 - 01Just Tell My MotherAdjt. Edward Taylor1897
8804 - 02The Mountain ClimberThe Graus Duo1897
8904 - 03CillerthalGraus Mountain Choir1897
9004 - 04William J. Bryan's Cross Of Gold SpeechLen Spencer1896-97
9104 - 05Annie LaurieGeorge J. Gaskin1898
9204 - 06Darling Nellie GrayJ. W. Myers1903
9304 - 07DixieByron G. Harlan and Frank C. Stanley1904
9404 - 08LascaEdgar L. Davenport1909
9504 - 09Una Noche de AlegriaOctaviano Yañez1909
9604 - 10Banjo SongRev. J. A. Myers1908
9704 - 11Lord BatemanJoseph Taylor1908
9804 - 12The Foggy DewJohn McCormack1913
9904 - 13The Girl I Left Behind MeColumbia Stellar Quartette1913
10004 - 14Aloha 'oeToots Paka's Hawaiians1913
10104 - 15Listen to the Mocking BirdJoe Belmont1914
10204 - 16O Mary, Don't You Weep, Don't You MournFisk University Jubilee Quartet1915
10304 - 17Old Dan Tucker Harry C. Browne1916
10404 - 18The Gallows TreeBentley Ball1919
10504 - 19Bangum and the BoarBentley Ball1919
10604 - 20The Train I RideR. W. Gordon field recording (anon. Californian 1)1920-23
10704 - 21Jump Jim CrowR. W. Gordon field recording (anon. Californian 2)1920-23
10804 - 22
10904 - 23
11004 - 24Old Granny HareWilliam Ernest Bird1925
11104 - 25Easter AnthemOriginal Sacred Harp Choir1922
11204 - 26Antioch L. M.Original Sacred Harp Choir1922
11304 - 27Whoopee Ti Yi YoWilfred Glenn and Shannon Quartet1923
11404 - 28I've Been Workin' on de RailroadShannon Quartet1923

11504 - 29Barbara AllenRoyal Dadmun1922
11604 - 30A Roundup LullabyRoyal Dadmun1923
11704 - 31
11805 - 01Medley of Irish JigsMichael Coleman1921
11905 - 02The Union ReelPatrolman Frank Quinn1922
12005 - 03Turkey in the StrawHenry Gilliland and Eck Robertson1922
12105 - 04
12205 - 05Arkansaw TravelerWilliam B. Houchens1922
12305 - 06The Opera ReelJasper Bisbee1923
12405 - 07Durang HornpipeJohn Baltzell1923
12505 - 08Rain Crow Bill BluesHenry Whitter1923
12605 - 09Bonaparte's RetreatA. A. Gray1924
12705 - 10Old Catville QuadrilleCol. John A. Pattee1924
12805 - 11
12905 - 12Kitty PussLand Norris1924
13005 - 13Chicken ReelE. F. "Poss" Acree1924
13105 - 14Fly Around My Pretty Little MissSamantha Bumgarner1924
13205 - 15Cumberland GapUncle "Am" Stuart (banjo by Gene Austin)1924

13305 - 16Soldier's JoySid Harkreader and Uncle Dave Macon1924
13405 - 17The Rocky Road to DublinAllen Sisson1925
13505 - 18Royal ClogErnest Helton1925

13605 - 19The Cackling HenJ. D. Harris1925
13705 - 20
13805 - 21Callahan's ReelFiddlin' Powers and Family1924
13905 - 22Sourwood MountainWhitter's Virginia Breakdowners1924
14005 - 23Sally AnnThe Hill Billies1925
14105 - 24Silver BellMcMichen's Home Town Band1925
14205 - 25Snow DearJimmie Wilson's Catfish String Band1925
14306 - 01Couldn't Hear Nobody PrayVaughan Quartet1921
14406 - 02The Little Old Log Cabin in the LaneFiddlin' John Carson1923
14506 - 03The Old Hen Cackled and the Rooster's Going to CrowFiddlin' John Carson1923
14606 - 04It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo'Wendell Hall1923
14706 - 05The Wreck on the Southern Old 97Henry Whitter1923
14806 - 06Lonesome Road BluesHenry Whitter1923
14906 - 07Rock All Our Babies to SleepRiley Puckett1924
15006 - 08I Wish I Was a Mole in the GroundBascom Lamar Lunsford1924
15106 - 09Cindy in the MeadowsSamantha Bumgarner and Eva Davis1924
15206 - 10Life's Railway to HeavenGeorge Reneau (with Gene Austin)1924
15306 - 11
15406 - 12Keep My Skillet Good and GreasyUncle Dave Macon1924
15506 - 13Old Joe ClarkFiddlin' Powers and Family (with Carson Robison)1924
15606 - 14Weeping Willow TreeErnest Thompson1924
15706 - 15The Prisoner's SongVernon Dalhart1924
15806 - 16The Runaway TrainVernon Dalhart1925
15906 - 17
16006 - 18Boll Weevil BluesGid Tanner1925
16106 - 19AnytimeEmmett Miller1924
16206 - 20Little Mary PhaganRosa Lee Carson1925
16306 - 21Butcher's BoyKelly Harrell1925
16406 - 22
16506 - 23Worried BluesFrank Hutchison1926
16606 - 24May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight MisterErnest Stoneman1926
16706 - 25The Sinking of the TitanicThe Blue Ridge Mountaineer (Ernest Stoneman)1926