Byard Ray, Manco Sneed & Mike Rogers – FRC505


SKU: FRC505 Categories: , , , ,


These recordings, made by Peter Hoover in the early sixties, showcase the performances of three western North Carolina fiddlers whose repertoires included archaic tunes like “Lady Hamilton” and “Snowbird.” It’s interesting to see how those old tunes come out in the context of their other pieces and to hear the respect these comparatively modern musicians gave to this older, more stately fiddling tradition.

Additional Notes: Manco Sneed and Manco Sneed and the Indians

Track List

FRC505 – Byard Ray, Manco
Sneed & Mike Rogers

  1. Byard’s Introduction
  2. Billy in the Low Ground
  3. Bile Em Cabbage Down
  4. Polly Put the Kettle On
  5. Turkey in the Straw
  6. Arkansas Traveler
  7. Lady Hamilton
  8. Snow Bird
  9. Georgia Belles
  10. Paddy on the Turnpike
  11. Polly Put The Kettle On
  12. Katy Hill
  13. Forks of Sandy
  14. Cumberland Gap
  15. Blackberry Blossom
  16. Sally Johnson
  17. Billy in the Low Ground
  18. Rocky Palace (aka Pallet)
  19. Stony Point
  20. Billy in the Low Ground
  21. Tennessee Wagoner
  22. Boogerman
  23. Band Box
  24. Katy Hill
  25. Chinese Breakdown
  26. Shoot the Turkey Buzzard
  27. Cackling Hen
  28. Patent pegs (talk)
  29. The Bucking Mule
  30. Grey Eagle (C)
  31. Blackberry Rag
  32. Sugar Tree Stomp
  33. Yaller Gal
  34. Green River
  35. Snow Bird
  36. Wicked Sal