Thursday, September 6, 2007

I wish I was a mole in the ground

Photo courtesy of hoobellatoo

All this talk about field hollers and folk music got me craving some Appalachian opera, so I dug out our Smithsonian Folkways CD of Bascom Lamar Lunsford. It's great stuff, though he does a lot of blathering on it. To skip the blather and just enjoy some of his music, go listen to this MP3 of "I Wish I was a Mole in the Ground." Great stuff. For more on Lunsford, see this excellent article by Chris King. And here you'll find a short clip from a film about Lunsford. (Warning to sensitive individuals: the clip has a hunting scene.)


chayaruchama said...

If it's the real thing- like this is- then I'm moved.

BitterGrace said...

There's something about the images in that song--so earthy and surreal at the same time.