Various Artists

WPAQ: Voice of the Blue Ridge Mountains

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These on-air recordings made between 1947 and 1950 at the Mount Airy, NC radio station offer a fascinating snapshot of the musical milieu of the time. From breakdowns like "Old Joe Clark" by the Gurney Thomas Band to the gospel harmony of "I'm Living Down Here on Borrowed Land" by the Silvertone Gospel Harmonizers, it's priceless material.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
1:37
2
1:54
3
2:35
4
1:42
5
1:15
6 1:56
7
2:52
8
3:35
9
2:46
10 2:56
11
2:46
12
1:57
13
2:02
14
3:23
15
0:56
16
3:08
17
1:42
18 1:49
19
2:24
20 1:55
21 2:09
22
2:39
23
1:43
24
3:02
25
3:21
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