Ballads & Songs of the Civil War – CD

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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.

THE SONGS: 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, Music-symbolSouthern Soldier , Music-symbolThere was an Old Soldier, John Brown’s Dream, I Can Whip the Scoundrel, The Cumberland and the Merrimac.

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2 reviews for Ballads & Songs of the Civil War – CD

  1. Tom May

    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.

  2. Galwyn Powell. Hampshire, U

    You made this music come alive. We loved the way Wayne sang ‘Lorena’ so much, we named our daughter Lorena.

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