Aunt Jenny Wilson – FRC408

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Description

Aunt Jenny was born in 1901 (some say 1900) and grew up in Logan, West Virginia and remained on Peach Creek most of her life. She was a true “Mountain Woman” in every way possible. Her double thumb style of playing on her old store bought “banjer,” combined with her gravely-throated singing offered all who listened a chance to move into another time and place in history as she shared her extraordinary repertoire of ballads, indigenous West Virginia songs and fiddle tunes on her “banjer.” She was a truly remarkable person, a wonderful musician and my friend. – Fred Coon

In the summer of 1972, several years after Fred recorded Aunt Jenny and after eating a hearty lunch of meat loaf and vegetables at the railroad workers cafeteria in Logan, Dave Spilkia and I spent a colorful afternoon with Aunt Jenny. Some of those recordings are included here. – Ray Alden

Track List

FRC408– Aunt Jenny Wilson

  1. Georgia Buck (2:05)
  2. Shady Grove Æ banjo (0:40)
  3. Shady Grove Æ verses (1:25)
  4. The Lone Indian (2:00)
  5. The Soldier and the Lady (3:42)
  6. How Aunt Jenny Learned (1:07)
  7. Elk River Boys (2:27)
  8. Witch Story #1 (3:16)
  9. Jaybird (1:30)
  10. I’m All Alone Tonight (2:08)
  11. The Turkish Revelry (5:09)
  12. Bottled in Bond – banjo and verse (1:07)
  13. The Roving Gambler (2:17)
  14. Square Dances-Bean Stringings-Quiltings (4:13)
  15. Shout Lulu (0:55)
  16. On the Banks of Old Guyan (2:47)
  17. Warfield – banjo-verses-tuning (2:44)
  18. Down in Carolina (4:17)
  19. Got No Honey Babe Now (2:53)
  20. Witch Story #2 (1:53)
  21. Canary Bird (2:00)
  22. Molly Bonder (3:55)
  23. Dinah – banjo-verses (1:50)
  24. Roan County Prisoner – story and song (3:59)
  25. Wizard Story (1:54)
  26. East Virginia (3:04)