Hazel's Copy - Recorded for Thelma

Title

Hazel's Copy - Recorded for Thelma

Description

At age 80, Hazel Rhymer records herself singing songs for Thelma and providing context for songs, many of which are traditional ballads.

Side A includes songs such as "Poor Widow," "The Farmer and His Wife" and the "Madison County Crew" which she reminisces about learning from her grandmother in Madison County, North Carolina and performing in New York City in the early 1940s. Her husband, Johnny Rhymer, plays "Rutland's Reel" and "Liberty," with Phil Rhymer playing banjo. Hazel Rhymer also sings ballads she learned from Mrs. McClure including "My Horses Ain't Hungry," "Black Jack Davy," and "Old Man From the North Country."

Side B includes Hazel Rhymer singing songs such as "Sweet Bunch of Daisies," "Moonlight on the River Colorado," "That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine," "Molasses," and "Old-Age Pension Check." She also recounts a story about a young Johnny Rhymer being scared about lights in the woods, a story about singing at Farmer's Federation picnics, and another about when social security was introduced under President Roosevelt.

Subject

Musicians -- North Carolina, Western
Ballads, English -- North Carolina, Western
Old-time music -- North Carolina, Western
Folk music -- Appalachian region, Southern

Creator

Rhymer, Hazel, 1923-2013

Format

mp3
Sound recordings

Extent

00:30:52 (Side A)
00:30:40 (Side B)

Language

English

Type

Sound

Identifier

825_TAPE_18_SIDE_A_Hazelscopy_recordedforThelma_MA

Coverage

North Carolina, Western

Rights Holder

Appalachian State University

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Collection

Citation

Rhymer, Hazel, 1923-2013, “Hazel's Copy - Recorded for Thelma,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed September 18, 2021, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/46495.