Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters - 26 cuts

Here are some more, maybe all, of the Library of Congress' recordings of the Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters. Recorded 1937 and 1941. I've included the cuts that were on the lp as well, because these seem to have a little less surface noise that the versions on the album.

Crockett Ward - fiddle, vox
Alex Dunford - fiddle, vox
Wade Ward - banjo
Fields Ward - guitar, vox
Doc Davis - autoharp

Jesse James
Cold Icy Floor
Make Me A Pallet on the Floor
Ain't That Trouble in Mind
Old Jimmy Sutton
Shoo Fly
Who Broke the Lock
John Henry
Hop Light Ladies
Western Country
Piney Woods Girl From North Carolina
Katy Cline
Old Molly Hare
Old Jimmy Sutton
The Dying Hobo - ?
Corrina, Corrina
Train on the Island
Uncle Joe
Lillie Munroe
Uncle Jesse - ?
Jim Crack Corn, I Don't Care
Angeline the Baker


  1. Great post. these are difficult records to find. thanks a lot

  2. Hello,
    I have to mention that there's quite a few more recordings. One is released on "Uncle Wade" Cluck Old Hen, and the other album called "Roscoe Holcomb and Wade Ward": Waterbound.
    Also the rest is mentioned under "Wade Ward" here:

    Best Regards,

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