Haint of the Budded Rose

Haint of the Budded Rose

by Martin Stephenson
     
 

If you like your roots music performed among friends, on the back porch or in the kitchen, you are in for quite a treat. This two-CD set (97 minutes in total duration) chronicles Martin Stephenson's musical journey through North Carolina in July 2000. Invited by Dolph Ramseur, a fan, Stephenson crossed the Atlantic to meet sung and unsung heroes of American roots… See more details below

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If you like your roots music performed among friends, on the back porch or in the kitchen, you are in for quite a treat. This two-CD set (97 minutes in total duration) chronicles Martin Stephenson's musical journey through North Carolina in July 2000. Invited by Dolph Ramseur, a fan, Stephenson crossed the Atlantic to meet sung and unsung heroes of American roots music. The journey revolves around the figure of Charlie Poole. Stephenson meets fiddlers, banjo players, and singers in their homes, trading tunes and stories with them while Ramseur keeps a mini-disc recorder close by, capturing the warmth of each exchange. The album itself is a collection of traditional bluegrass and Piedmont blues tunes, stories about Charlie Poole, and snippets of conversation. Among the featured musicians are Ned Mullins, slide guitarist Etta Baker, Sammy Walker, David Childers, and Kinney Rorrer (nephew of Poole's violinist, Posey Rorrer, and North Carolina Ramblers revivalist). The recordings are ambient and spontaneous; it means that trucks pass by, children play, and mistakes happen. But if such elements sound like flaws on paper, they actually add to the listening experience, giving the whole project authenticity and credibility. There is a lot of musical friendship running through these 46 tracks, and a lot of moving music. Highlights include a beautiful "Weary Blues," Etta Baker's rendition of "Going Down the Road Feeling Bad," and Sammy Walker's rendition of "Green, Green, Grass of Home." Very different from Stephenson's regular output, this album is both tribute and travel literature.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2003
Label:
United States Dist
UPC:
0825947120426
catalogNumber:
234

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. The Oral Tradition
  2. Living in the Country
  3. Ragtime Annie  - David Holt
  4. The Old Man Died
  5. Charlie Poole and the Police
  6. Weary Blues
  7. Black Mountain Rag
  8. Write a Letter to My Mother  - Kirk Suthpin
  9. Slide Guitar
  10. You're a Beautiful Lady Etta  - Dolph Ramseur
  11. Forks of Sandy  - Kirk Suthpin
  12. Wild Horse  - Toby Weaver
  13. November Fields  - Ian McBeth
  14. At Charlie Poole & Posey Rorrer's
  15. Collie Malone  - Fiddlin' Howard Cunningham
  16. Green, Green, Grass of Home
  17. Chestnut Waltz  - Fiddlin' Howard Cunningham
  18. Goodbye Liza Jane  - Rob Tiger
  19. That Lonesome Sounding Fiddle
  20. The Day Posey Rorer Sold His Fiddle
  21. The Good Doctor  - Tom Burrell

Disc 2

  1. The Sweet Sunny South
  2. Intro  - David Childers
  3. Old Time Radio Man  - David Childers
  4. Chit Akins Make Me a Star  - Ken Linker
  5. Step Up and Go  - Ned Mullis
  6. A Dear Old Grey Haired Mother  - Ned Mullis
  7. Charlie Chased by Haints
  8. Mt. Airy (Standing at the Crossroads)  - Hank Smith
  9. How Great Thou Art  - David George
  10. Jessup's Reel  - David George
  11. Wildwood Flower  - David Cook
  12. Posey Gave Up on the Music
  13. Foggy Mountain Top  - Jim Brown
  14. Intro  - Dolph Ramseur
  15. The Rounds  - Jim Brown
  16. Intro
  17. Some Day I'm Gonna Rock & Roll
  18. Police Dog Blues
  19. Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
  20. Lynchburg Town
  21. Toodle Oodle Ooh  - Karen Birrell
  22. November Fields  - Rob Tiger
  23. A Corn Licker Still in Georgia  - Rob Tiger
  24. Charlie Poole's Funeral
  25. New Five Cent Piece

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Martin Stephenson   Primary Artist,Banjo,Guitar,Vocals,Spoken Word
Etta Baker   Guitar,Slide Guitar,Spoken Word
Sammy Walker   Guitar,Vocals
David Cook   Guitar
David Austin Cook   Guitar
Dave George   Guitar (Resonator)
Kirk Sutphin   Fiddle
Donal Fox   Guitar,Vocals
Jeremy Stephens   Guitar
David Childers   Guitar,Vocals
Michael Reno Harrell   Track Performer
Hank Smith   Banjo
Doug Rorrer   Guitar,Vocals
Kinney Rorrer   Banjo,Vocals,Spoken Word
Taylor Rorrer   Guitar
Jim "Moose" Brown   Guitar
Karen Birrell   Vocals,Track Performer
David Brose   Banjo,Track Performer
Jim Brown   Track Performer
Ross Brown   Fiddle,Track Performer
Tom Burrell   Track Performer,Spoken Word
David Cook   Track Performer
Fiddlin' Howard Cunningham   Fiddle,Track Performer
David George   Guitar,Track Performer
David Holt   Track Performer
Ken Linker   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Ian McBeth   Fiddle,Track Performer
Ned Mullis   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Dolph Ramseur   Track Performer,Spoken Word
Kirk Suthpin   Fiddle,Track Performer
Rob Tiger   Guitar,Track Performer
Toby Weaver   Fiddle,Track Performer
Don Fox   Guitar,Vocals
Jim Brown   Guitar
Taylor Rorrer   Guitar
Karen Birrell   Vocals

Technical Credits

Etta Baker   Composer
Sammy Walker   Composer
Martin Stephenson   Composer
Robert Hurst   Producer
Curly Putman   Composer
Don Bowman   Composer
Michael Reno Harrell   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Hank Smith   Composer
Ross Brown   Composer
Tom Burrell   Composer
David George   Composer
Ned Mullis   Composer
Dolph Ramseur   Composer,Liner Notes

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