Program 4: MASTER FIDDLERS AND BANJO KINGS is now up! take an hour tour of some of the sounds and musicians of two of Appalachia's most well known instruments. Includes work by Grandpa & Ramona Jones, J.P. Fraley, Carl Johnson, and others. Listen here.
Program 3: Religion in Appalachian Music (CS 103) is now available here In this hour we will explore the deep connections of religion and spirituality in Appalachian music including Shape Note, Lined-Out Hymns, family bands and Gospel singing. includes music by The Berea College Black Music Ensemble, Lotus Dickey, The Davis Family, and field recordings by William Tallmadge as well as an interview with Berea College Sound Archive Fellow Jesse Karlsberg. Listen here.
Following our first program, An Introduction to Appalachian Music, We look a little deeper at some of the groups that helped shaped Appalachian music and history in CS 102: Diversity In Appalachian Music. Includes Performances by Ramona Jones, Julia Mainer, Sparky Rucker, Ed Cabbell, and more, Listen Here.
Welcome to the Celebrated Sounds, the webpage for the Celebrated Sounds: The Music of the Berea College Sound Archive educational audio program. Our first program, An Introduction to a Musical Appalachia is now up here and explores The history of how the outside world saw our music over the last 100 years. It includes recordings of Wade and Julia Mainer, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Roscoe Holcomb, Joan Salmon Campbell, Jean Ritchie, Betty Smith and others. listen to the hour long program all at once, or in segments while following the supplemental guide.