1930s Kentucky Dulcimer Recordings Free Online

Banjimer
08/01/18 07:53:10PM
@greg-gunner

The Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress has made available a large number of recordings collected by Alan Lomax and his wife in the 1930s.  I've included a list of the Kentucky dulcimer recordings available and a couple of links to help you get there.  Enjoy.

http://www.traildriver.com/web%20content/projects/folklore/loc%201940%20checklists/kentucky%20checklist.pdf

https://lomaxky.omeka.net/items/browse

https://lomaxky.omeka.net/exhibits/show/artistalpha

CHECKLIST OF DULCIMER SONGS IN THE ARCHIVE OF AMERICAN FOLK SONG THROUGH JULY, 1940. KENTUCKY ONLY

AL = Alan Lomax  EL = Elizabeth Lomax (Alan’s Wife)   JT=Jean Thomas

Title and Performer                                                                                                                                              Locality                 Collector                 Date       AFS No.

Run, ******, Run Sung By Uncle TOM WEST with dulcimer.                                                                Ashland                 JT                             1934                 0291-A

Ground Hog Sung by CURTIS DARTEY with dulcimer.                                                                                   Ashland                 JT                             1934                 0302-A1

Turnip Greens Sung by CURTIS DARTEY with dulcimer.                                                                                Ashland                 JT                             1934                 0302-A2

Barbara Allen Sung by CURTIS DARTEY with dulcimer.                                                                                Ashland                 JT                             1934                 0302-B

Henry of Knoxville Sung by HOWARD COLLINS with dulcimer.                                                                   Smithsboro            AL & EL                 1937                1540-A2

Barbara Allen Sung by HOWARD COLLINS with dulcimer.                                                                          Smithsboro            AL & EL                 1937                 1540-B

Knoxville Girl, The Sung by HOWARD COLLINS with dulcimer.                                                                   Smithsboro            AL & EL                  1937                 1541-A

Buffalo Gals Played by HOWARD COLLINS on dulcimer.                                                                            Smithsboro            AL & EL                  1937                 1541-B1

Sourwood Mountain Played by HOWARD COLLINS on dulcimer.                                                             Smithsboro            AL & EL                  1937                 1541-B2

Old Granny Hare Played by HOWARD COLLINS on dulcimer.                                                                     Smithsboro            AL & EL                  1937                 1541-B3

Buck Creek Girls Played by AMBEROSE DEATON on dulcimer.                                                                    Cody                       AL & EL                  1937                 1553-A1

Goo Goo Eyes Played by AMBEROSE DEATON on dulcimer.                                                                        Cody                       AL & EL                  1937                 1553-A2

Redwing Played by AMBEROSE DEATON on dulcimer.                                                                                 Cody                       AL & EL                  1937                 1553-B1

Wreck of the Old Ninety Seven, The Played by AMBEROSE DEATON on dulcimer.                                    Cody                       AL & EL                  1937                 1553-B2

Monologue on dulcimer and tongue-bows... Spoken by AUNT MOLLY JACKSON.                                   New York               AL                           1939                 2559-A

The artists are listed on the AFS website in alphabetical order.  Unfortunately, the Jean Thomas recordings of Tom West and Curtis Dartey are not included in the accessable recordings.