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    • Spirituals; Guitars; Singing;
    • The Golden Jubilee Singers sing a Christian gospel song in the home of James Wilson, the band's lead singer. Other group members include: Burl Schools-baritone, Earl Shurn-tenor, James Peoples-guitar and high tenor.
    • 10-2-4 Blues

    • Radio; Fiddle music; Western Swing music;
    • The Sons of the Pioneers perform live over Roanoke Country Radio station WDBJ. This is an example of the western swing, and cowboy music influence in the Appalachian region. The Texas Troubadours of Roanoke, emulated the popular sounds of the Sons...
    • 16 Tons

    • Guitars; Mining; Singing;
    • E. E. Johnson plays a song on the guitar. Merle Travis wrote this coal mining song. He is from Buckingham County, Virginia and worked with the C&O Railroad company in Beckley, West Virginia.
    • 24 800-gallon submarine stills

    • Stills (Distilleries); Moonshine
    • Photograph from a newspaper of rows of 800-gallon submarine stills, 24 in total. Two men stand at the end of the rows. Another smaller photo is inset into the larger one. Smaller photo shows a man in bib overalls making moonshine at a much...
    • 49 Women

    • Blues music; Guitars; Mouth organs; Singing;
    • Bobby (Robert) Buford plays guitar and sings a blues song with Keith Rodgers playing the harmonica. This takes place in Bobby's home in the city of Pulaski, Virginia.
    • 'a generation has died' (talking)

    • Shape Note Singing; Interviews;
    • Rev. Blosser talks with Kip Lornell and Roddy Moore about the tradition of the New Year's singing that has just finished. Earlier, Mennonites sang at an annual event at Weaver's Mennonite Church near Harrisonburg, Virginia. This is the 75th...
    • 'feeling is what makes a song' (talking)

    • Interviews; Spirituals; Singing;
    • Daniel Womack talks about the source of religious songs. Since his religious conversion, he no longer plays the secular music he performed in his youth. The interviewer is Doug Day. Daniel grew up in Pittsylvania County, Virginia and moved to...
    • 'Neath the Old Olive Tree

    • Singing; Spirituals; Radio; Guitars;
    • The Hemrich Brothers Quartet sings a Christian gospel song. Dewey Hill is playing guitar and singing with them. This was possibly broadcast on Dewey Hill's radio program on WPAQ (Mt. Airy) or WBOB (Galax).
    • A buck fence

    • Fences
    • Close up photo of a buck fence built by Newton Hylton and an unidentified man. Part of a series of photos on the construction of a buck fence.
    • A woman ladles molasses into jar

    • Home food processing; Molasses
    • A woman stands over a crock of molasses, ladling the liquid through a funnel into a glass mason jar. Two other women stand next to her ready to wipe the jar and seal it with a lid. Empty jars sit on one overturned metal tub, full ones sit on...
    • A woman quilting

    • Quilting; Textiles
    • A woman sews at the corner of a quilt stretched across a wooden frame. Another woman and a teenage girl watch as she sews. Teenager wears a Woolwine High School sweatshirt. Part of a series of photos of a quilting party at Charity Community...
    • Abandoned house

    • Dwellings
    • Two story house in a clearing bordered by trees. The glass is broken out of several windows, the porch railing is falling down, and vines grow up the walls of the house.
    • Abandoned millstones

    • Mills; Millstones
    • Two millstones lay on the ground in the weeds and grass. A house and outbuildings are visible in the background. Palmer's note with photo places location near Jack's Creek in Patrick County, Virginia.
    • about folk-storytelling (talking)

    • Storytelling;
    • Daniel Womack tells a story about the way his family and community passed down stories around the fire. He grew up in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and lived in Roanoke for most of his life. This recording takes place in his home.
    • accidents, black lung (talking)

    • Interviews; Mining;
    • Gene Carpenter talks with Kip Lornell about going to work in the mines near Gary, in McDowell County, West Virginia, and getting blacklung while in the mines. Gene was born in Allegeny County, North Carolina, and lives in Grayson County, Virginia,...


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