Bonnie Prince Billy and Nathan Salburg - Untitled (Beargrass Song + 2EP)-7"-South

Bonnie Prince Billy and Nathan Salburg - Untitled (Beargrass Song + 2EP)


2000 only worldwide. Paradise of Bachelors is honored to shepherd unto your ears and hearths this charming first recorded artifact by revered songwriter, singer, and actor Bonnie ‰ÛÏPrince‰۝ Billy (n̩ Will Oldham, aka Palace Brothers, Songs, and/or Music) and Nathan Salsburg, curator of the Alan Lomax Archive and distinguished writer, solo guitarist, and accompanist to Joan Shelley and guitar partner of James Elkington. Grab a paddle and hop in. Heed the words of Sals and Bonnie, who write: This ‰ÛÏBeargrass Song‰۝ was made at the behest of filmmaker Morgan Atkinson for Beargrass: The Creek in Our Backyard, his 2016 documentary about the history and status of Louisville‰۪s Beargrass Creek. Nathan wrote the intro, and Bonny birthed the subsequent bulk. ‰ÛÏWallins Creek Girls‰۝ isn‰۪t so much about a creek, but a brief impression of two free-spirited women who spent one long ago September 11th (a Friday) bumming cigarettes and hitching rides around the Harlan County coal camp of Wallins Creek, Kentucky. It was presumably composed by Dawson ‰ÛÏLittle Daw‰۝ Henson (1886‰ÛÒ1974) of Clay County, who recorded it for Alan Lomax in 1937. His singing opens: ‰ÛÏMy names is Hicks and Henson, two rounder boys you know.‰۝ Who Hicks is in fact sadly we don‰۪t know. Nor do we know much of Henson except that he kept a farm on Billy‰۪s Branch of Goose Creek and is buried in nearby Goose Rock. With Daw on our minds, we enlisted a demo made of what he performed as ‰ÛÏFare You Well, My Little Annie Darling‰۝ (more commonly known as ‰ÛÏMy Home‰۪s Across the Blue Ridge/Smokey Mountains,‰۝ or ‰ÛÏMy Own True Love‰۝), a song that we had worked up as a contribution to a 2015 celebration of Lomax‰۪s Kentucky recordings at Appalshop‰۪s annual Seedtime on the Cumberland festival in Whitesburg, Kentucky. A1. "Beargrass Song" 2:33 A2. "Wallins Creek Girls" 2:12 B1. "Fare You Well, My Little Annie Darling" 3:20