Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fields Ward



Today we feature another folk singer from the 1930's . . . Fields Ward. I had not heard of him before, but did find his music interesting. Below you can listen to Fields Ward and the Grayson County Railsplitters singing Way Down in North Carolina.

10 comments:

  1. I guess this kind of singing is not my cup of tea. I do listen to the songs, but no comment today.

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  2. I've never seen a guitar quite like that before.

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  3. He looks like David Schwimmer.

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  4. I am a rock & roller at heart but I also enjoy folk/traditional and bluegrass. Not much better than listening to a traditional band perform live at an outside venue.

    Earlier in the week you mentioned O brother. That's a great movie and soundtrack as well.

    This Thanksgiving I give thanks for PJM and his never ending stream of interesting pictures.

    Keep it Up!

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  5. I'd call this "old timey" music. The type you would have heard in the Ozark or Appalachian mountains. I feel it's a precursor to Bluegrass. The high pitched instruments ( harmonica, ocarina - sweet potato) make it a little tough to listen to sometimes but it's always worth trying.

    John

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  6. I just want to take this opportunity to wish PJM and his wonderful family along with the entire OPD family a very happy Thanksgiving holiday!!!
    And if any youngsters are reading who live away from home, it would be nice if you bring something along with you to Mom's tomorrow! Maybe a Pumpkin pie since she's been doing all of the other work.
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  7. m.o.m PLEASE DONT FORGET TO THANK your daughter etc. for the great meal that she may be cooking..

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  8. Happy thanksgiving to all, please feel free to gobble till you wobble and i promise to not tlo be the biggest turkey at our table.

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  9. I found the guitar in the picture. It is a Kay Kraft guitar, made by the Stromberg-Voisinet company.

    http://www.1001tunes.com/ForSale/
    Guitars/KayKraft/kaykraft.htm


    John

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  10. The song is about being stranded in a flood.

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