On the Banks of the Old Tennessee

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ON THE BANKS OF THE OLD TENNESSEE. Old-Time, Song Air. The tune was a popular piece among early country music musicians, and was frequently recorded. Fiddlin' John Carson (north Georgia), Byrd Moore, Grayson & Whitter (Virginia) and Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Baker (Tennessee) all recorded it in the 1920's. The Bakers were recorded by Ralph Peer in the famous Bristol, Tennessee, sessions in August, 1927. The tune was recorded for the Library of Congress by musicologist/folklorist Vance Randolph, from Mrs. Laura Wasson, in the Ozarks in the early 1940's.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: County Records, "The Recordings Of Grayson & Whitter" (1999).

See also listing at:
Hear Fiddlin' John Carson's version on youtube.com [1]
Hear Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Baker's 1927 recording on youtube.com [2]




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