Southern Soldier Boy - 16 Authentic Tunes of the Civil War (CD & Tape)
by Wayne Erbsen
A popular collection of music played by common soldiers during the war. Includes spirited rallying songs, mournful laments, popular pieces of the day and even a lively buckdance tune. Historic instruments include banjo, fiddle, harmonica, bones, hambone, washboard, tambourine, dulcimer, mouth bow, accordion and jew's harp. Cassette insert includes words to all the songs. 45 minutes, 4 vocals, 12 instrumentals.
Goober Peas, Home Sweet Home, Soldier's Joy, Battle of Shiloh's Hill, Battle Cry of Freedom, Listen to the Mockingbird, Dixie's Land, Turkey in the Straw, Girl I Left Behind, Oh I'm a Good Old Rebel, Johnson Boys, Pattyroller, Rabbel Soldier, Richmond is a Hard Road to Travel, Southern Soldier Boy, Boatman.
"Southern Soldier Boy" was chosen to be on the soundtrack of the movie "Gods & Generals," but ended up on the cutting room floor along with over half the music selected for the film.
"Southern Soldier Boy" would have made my great, great granddaddy, Capt. Knox, CSA, proud!" Sincerely, --Michael Knox
"A delightfully educational collection...Wayne Erbsen is to be congratulated for giving the listening public and the student of American music such a rich musical experience." --Bluegrass Unlimited
"The best recordings of traditional music I've found. The arrangements and sound quality are very good. The fiddle, banjo and harmonica give a very authentic Civil War era sound." --Alan Whisman