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

  • 1. House Carpenter - Rebecca Jones
    2. Tom Dooley - Frank Proffitt
    3. Single Girl - Frank Proffitt
    4. Freight Train Blues - Richard Hamilton
    5. Convers. W/Lee Monroe Presnell - Lee Monroe Presnell
    6. I Went to See My Molly - Lee Monroe Presnell
    7. River of Life - Buna Hicks
    8. Babies in the Wood - Dorothy Howard
    9. I Dropped the Baby - Dorothy Howard
    10. Solas Market - Edith Perrin
    11. Wakes in the Morning - Edith Perrin
    12. Where Did You Get That Hat? - Edith Perrin
    13. Mail Day Blues - J.B. Sutton
    14. Nobody Knows - Susan Sutton/J.B. Sutton/Sue Thomas
    15. Gilgarrah Mountain (Whiskey in the Jar) - Lena Bourne Fish
    16. Somebody's Waiting for Me - Charles K. Tillett
    17. Bony on the Isle of St. Helena - Charles K. Tillett
    18. Come Love Come - Eleazar Tillett
    19. Hey, Get Along Josie - Tom Smith
    20. Days of '49 - John "Yankee" Galusha
    21. Springfield Mountain - John "Yankee" Galusha
    22. Convers. W/Eleazar Tillett - Eleazar Tillett
    23. Jolly Thresher - Eleazar Tillett
    24. Chimbley Sweeper - Rebecca Jones
    25. Convers. W/Rebecca King Jones - Rebecca Jones
    26. Barbara Allen - Rebecca Jones
    27. Mohawk Chant, War Cry - Louis Solomon
    28. Old Woman in the Garden - Frank Proffitt
    29. James Campbell - Frank Proffitt
    30. Convers. W/Frank Proffitt - Frank Proffitt
    31. Lowlands Low - Frank Proffitt
    32. Skin and Bones - Anonymous
    33. Two Little Blackbirds - Elda Blackwood
    34. Uncle Ned - Elda Blackwood
    35. Tommy - Martha Midgett
    36. Hold My Hand Lord Jesus - Sue Thomas
    37. Jolly Roving Tar - Lena Bourne Fish
    38. Castle by the Sea - Lena Bourne Fish
    39. Deep Elm Blues - Richard Hamilton
    40. Farewell to Old Bedford - Lee Monroe Presnell
    41. Sometimes I'm in This Country - Lee Monroe Presnell
    42. Top of Mt. Zion - Buna Hicks
    43. Poor Wayfaring Pilgrim - Linzy Hicks
    44. Been to the East, Been to the West - Steve Meekins
    45. Lass of Glenshee - John "Yankee" Galusha
    46. Irish 69th - John "Yankee" Galusha
    47. Cumberland and The Merrimac - John "Yankee" Galusha
    48. Lonesome Valley - Manny Curtis
    49. Grandmama's Advice - Mrs. Wolf
    50. Kiss Me, Oh, I Like It - Edith Perrin
    51. When I Die - Edith Perrin
    52. Young Beham - Roby Monroe Hicks
    53. Poor Ellen Smith - Homer Cornett
    54. Johnson Boys - Frank Proffitt
    55. Little Maggie - Frank Proffitt
    56. Palms of Victory - Linzy Hicks
    57. Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still - Martha Etheridge/Eleazar Tillett/Martha Etheridge
    58. Let's Make a Date - Eleazar Tillett/Melissa Etheridge/E Tillett/M. Etheridge
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1035

  • Credits
    ProducerJeff & Gerret Warner; Gerret Warner; Jeff Warner

    Full title: Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still: The Warner Collection Volume 1.
    Includes a 36 page booklet.
    Recorded between 1940 & 1966. Includes liner notes by Josh Michaell, Jim Musselman and Jeff Davis.
    All tracks have been digitally remastered.
    Liner Note Authors: Gerret Warner; Jim Musselman; Jeff Warner; Tim Eriksen.
    Recording information: East Jaffery, NH (1939-1966); NC (1939-1966); New York, NY (1939-1966); Texas, Coopertown, NY (1939-1966); Wanchese, NC (1939-1966).
    Editor: Charlie Pilzer.
    Photographers: Ann Warner; Frank Warner.
    This first volume in Appleseed Recording's Warner Collection series focuses on field recordings of ballad singers along the East Coast, made by Frank and Anne Warner between 1940 and 1966. Her Bright Smile Still Haunts Me serves a full plate, offering up nearly 60 folk songs (most, under a minute) that form a telling piece of American history. The performances range from light and entertaining to haunting, from solo vocalist to a family chorus (most of the vocalists are unaccompanied by instruments). This volume includes performances by Frank Proffitt, Edith Perrin, "Yankee" John Galusha, and many more, and the repertoire includes a few well-known folk songs such as "Tom Dooley" and "Little Maggie," but most of the songs will be new to most listeners. Included are also some brief, informal conversations between the Warners and the musicians that would make anyone smile, displaying the comfortable rapport and friendliness between the Warners and the folks they recorded. Since these are field recordings, the sound is not perfect. The lyrics are always audible, but a number of tracks have a heavy hiss due to the state of the vinyl from which these recordings were rescued. Regardless, this is a wealth of traditional songs delivered with heartfelt warmth and personality. ~ Joslyn Layne

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