The Resource Oral history interview, Dennis Yager, Nelson Jenkins and Wesley Gray ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Dennis Yager, Nelson Jenkins and Wesley Gray ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Dennis Yager, Nelson Jenkins and Wesley Gray ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith
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Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Shenandoah National Park oral history collection, SC# 4030, (SdArch SNP), consists of 135 interviews of people who were living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia prior to the creation of the Shenandoah National Park. The people interviewed resided on what became federal property by eminent domain and who were subsequently evicted from their homes by the US government when the park was dedicated in 1934. For a description of the entire collection see the Finding Aid
  • Records a music session featuring Dennis Yager, Nelson Jenkins and Wesley Gray, who perform a number of old-time songs, many of which were popular tunes with the mountain people. Featured instruments include guitar, banjo, Dobro and fiddle. Dennis Yager also participated in an interview with his mother, Mattie Yager, who played several mountain tunes on her autoharp. See SdArch no. SNP-138
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on June 2, 1978
Form of composition
unknown
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Music parts
not applicable
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
SNP-137.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Dennis Yager, Nelson Jenkins and Wesley Gray ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
  • There are no background papers or stacks copies for this collection
  • There is no print transcript for this collection
Contents
Partial contents list: Wildwood flower -- Two-step gal -- Turkey in the straw -- Come back, little pal -- Red River Valley -- Little brown jug -- I'll be all smiles tonight -- Sally Goodin -- When it's lamp-lighting time in the Valley -- Blue eyes crying in the rain -- Maiden's prayer -- Wreck of the old 97 -- I'll fly away -- I'm walking with Him -- Harp with golden strings -- Preachin', prayin', singin, -- Hobo Bill's last ride -- Footprints in the snow -- You are my flower -- Wander on down the road -- When you and I were young, Maggie -- Roll in my sweet baby's arms
Control code
747426393
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 01:22:30)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
SNP137
Terms governing use
Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of James Madison University's Libraries & Educational Technologies' Special Collections (540) 568-3612, library-special@jmu.edu.

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