Ballads & Songs of the Civil War (CD)
by Wayne Erbsen
A stirring collection of Civil War music from both sides of the conflict performed on historic instruments by Wayne Erbsen. Featured in NPR's Wireless® catalog, the "American Heritage"® CD-ROM on the Civil War, "Time-Life's®" History Book Club and Microsoft's® Encarta 2000. Features David Holt on harmonica, spoons, washboard, tambourine. 50 minutes, 12 vocals, 2 instrumentals.
Lorena, Bonnie Blue Flag, Just Before the Battle Mother, Battle Cry of Freedom, The Southern Wagon, Here's Your Mule, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, Dixie's Land, Cumberland Gap, Southern Soldier , There was an Old Soldier, John Brown's Dream, I Can Whip the Scoundrel, The Cumberland and the Merrimac.
"...one of the best recordings of Civil War music I have heard" --David Scarborough, British Branch American Civil War Round Table
"...an exciting and wonderful collection." --Ivan Horbun, New Zealand
"I'll bet I've listened to "John Brown's Dream" 100 times and I've only had the CD for two days! This music gets me right in my soul." --Tom May
"You can't get any better." --Harmon
"You made this music come alive. We loved the way Wayne sang 'Lorena' so much, we named our daughter Lorena." --Galwyn Powell. Hampshire, UK