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In High Cotton

Lynchburg Town/Briggs’ Jig • Old Folks at Home (Swanee River) • Granny Will Your Dog Bite/Guilderoy • O Lemuel • ‘Twill Neber Do to Gib It Up So (De Ol’ Jim Ribber) • Liza Jane/Mississippi Sawyer/Road to Boston • I’m Gwine Ober de Mountain • De Blue Tail Fly • Angelina Baker/Angeline the Baker • Virginia Reel Medley • Jordan Is a Hard Road • Old Rosin the Beau • Glendy Burke • The White Cockade/Devil’s Dream • Down in Alabama • Bonnie Blue Flag

IN HIGH COTTON will bring the listener back more than 150 years to hear music that was essentially laying the foundations of American popular music in the years leading up to the War Between the States. You’ll hear timeless melodies created by American musical icons Stephen Foster and Daniel Emmett, such as The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River) and The Blue Tail Fly. Songs about life on the nation’s earliest highways of commerce – America’s mighty rivers. You’ll hear songs of heartbreak and songs of joy and delight. The listener will hear minstrel melodies that were adapted by the soldiers to reflect the experiences of war and by making fun of those hardships in song, make them easier to bear.

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  • Rebecca "Buck" Bayreuther Donohue said:

    The 2nd South does it again… you guys are the best! This album is such a nuanced compilation of fantastic tunes & interpretations performed by such consummate artists that I cannot help singing out loud & beating time on my steering wheel. After years of Mystic Seaport’s Sea Music Festival performances, I didn’t think I could hear a unique rendition of “Lynchburg Town” or “Glendy Burke”, but I should have known better than to underestimate the 2nd South! Greg, you’re the man!! When you’re back up in New England, look up this Southern sympathiser –

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