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Old 02-16-2015, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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What, if any at all, is the music of Coastal NC?

Now, I don't mean Carolina Beach Music. Got that, heard it and all that. I'm speaking of like early 1900's, maybe late 1800's....

Folk, blues, something....

Who or what are the musics of Coastal NC from the historical perspective? Is there any tradition that should be known about that isn't?
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Southport
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Here's a few links you may find interesting:

Smithsonian Folkways - Between the Sound and the Sea: Music of the North Carolina Outer Banks
The Fish that Built Beaufort: Remembering the Menhaden Fishermen | Our State Magazine
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raisi...g/202243064424

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w44PKhgAOR4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geAJI6he75I
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Old 02-16-2015, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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This is good stuff. Good starting place.

Thanks!
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Old 02-20-2015, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Yeah, I was gonna say the Menhaden Chantymen, too. I got a chance to see them perform years ago at the Black Mountain Music festival.
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Old 02-20-2015, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Other than the Chanteymen and some of the gospel stuff, I'm not really finding a lot.

Sure there are some odd blues things here and there and other spiritually related stuff, but I'm not finding a whole lot on much else. There isn't anything really unique to or birthed in this area (outside of the aforementioned).
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Old 02-21-2015, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Check out the Southern Folklife Collection and the Southern Historical Collection. Both are good resources for this sort of question. You could email the folks who work there and they could help you out, too.

http://library.unc.edu/wilson/sfc/

http://library.unc.edu/wilson/shc/
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:20 AM
 
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The Maritime Museum in Southport has a display on the menhaden fishermen including a video of the chants.
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Old 03-06-2015, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I've really been digging.

Not much happening along the coast it seems. Most of the music NC has roots in or is known for is all Piedmont or Appalachia; lots of pickin' and grinnin' and blues and God and all that.

The Chanteymen and some various and assorted religious/folk music is about the most I've found.

And this: PoB-03 | Paradise of Bachelors (hope the link is okay). Not really coastal but closer than most.
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Interesting link, but I agree not really coastal.

Here are a couple more you might have already found:
CDs Archives - NC Folklife Institute

Albums & Cassettes Archives - NC Folklife Institute
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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YES!

Perfect. This will help a good bit.

Been calling around to all these places and asking questions.

Those folks in the hills and mountains got it made I reckon; all that old-time folk stuff.

Best I can find and have been able to get from folks is that if you're from eastern/coastal NC you got a near psychedelic band, the Menhaden Chanteymen (good, solid stuff... pretty much ALL we have as far as coastal roots music) and some assorted picking', gospel, religious, spiritual stuff.

Tons of jazz people were born here and then left.

Nothing past that. At least, not that I can find. Maybe these books will shed some light.
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