Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Obray Ramsey- Blue Ridge Banjo

Obray Ramsey is a fine performer of traditional Blue Ridge Mountain folksongs on banjo. This record is the real McCoy. Ramsey's vocal delivery is high, lonesome & sedate and his picking is flawless. Blue Ridge Banjo was produced and recorded in The Western North Carolina State Hospital in 1957. Washington Records WLP 707. Recommended for fans of Roscoe Holcomb, Dock Boggs or Bascom Lamar Lunsford.
"I Am a Pilgrim"

"Down By The Sea Shore"

Mediafire Download Link: Obray Ramsey- Blue Ridge Banjo (1957)
1. The Rambling Boy
2. Keep On the Sunny Side
3. Polly Put the Kettle On
4. Little Margaret
5. I Am a Pilgrim
6. Cripple Creek
7. Down By the Sea Shore
8. Song of the French Broad River
9. God Gave Noah the Rainbow Sign
10. Shortenin' Bread
11. Wildwood Flower
12. My Lord, What a Morning
13. Lonesome Road Blues
14. Weeping Willow


Anonymous said...

Hi There,

Please re-up this dead link? I am just watching the PBS program 'Give Me The Banjo' Highly recommended!


roberth said...

oh my more obray ramsey,
just sent the link to my banjo playing buddy hal,
who turned me onto obray
thaqqnkj or rather