Monday, January 19, 2015

New Program Added

We have justed added a 5th program, The Cosmo Regional Appalachian Forefront, a supplemental program looking at the conflicting nature of Appalachian music and culture.
Please listen to Program 5 here.
The Carter Family

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Program 4 is now Up

Ramona & Grandpa Jones
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.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Program 3 is now up

Lotus Dickey
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.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Program 2 is now up

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.

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Program One is now up

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.