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Thread #104942 Message #2816856
Posted By: GUEST,Ron Short
20-Jan-10 - 02:06 PM
Thread Name: Coal Mining Songs--New Book + CDs
Subject: RE: Coal Mining Songs--New Book + CDs
The mining version of "Fountain Filled With Blood" was written by my wife Joan Boyd Short and I produced and sang on the song for the "Music of Coal" Cd. I preferred to use Appalachian singers for the song and especially people who had a direct connection to coal mining and the musical culture. Rarely do people think of African-Americans in relation to the coalfields and rarely do these two distinct Appalachian musical traditions come together in one voice!!