Jack Guy Audio Playlists

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Jack Guy Audio Playlists

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The Jack Guy Collection contains more than 200 individual audio tracks by Beech Mountain musicians and other visitors to Jack Guy's store, digitized from the original reel-to-reel tapes. Browse or search the collection to hear individual performances, or stream full playlists here for more continuous listening.

On many of these tracks, Jack Guy can be heard introducing the musicians. 

As we continue to process this collection, additional tracks will be added.  


"Jamboree" Radio Show Playlist
(12 tracks)



1. Cumberland Gap
2. When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
3. Fox Chase
4. I Know You're Married But I Love You Still
5. You Got to Walk That Lonesome Valley
6. Johnson Boys
7. Devil's Furnace
8. Wildwood Flower
9. I Cried When You Cried Last Night
10. Cripple Creek
11. Pale Horse and His Rider
12. Don't Give Your Heart to a Rambling Little Girl


Various Artists: "Appalachian Folk and Country Music" Playlist (14 tracks). Reel-to-reel tape labeled "Appalachian Folk and Country Music," featuring various Beech Mountain artists recorded by Jack Guy. 



1. Willard Watson: Pretty Saro
2. Willard Watson: Rambling Hobo
3. E. J. Blackburn & Tab Ward: Sourwood Mountain
4. E. J. Blackburn & Tab Ward: Old Turkey Buzzard
5. E. J. Blackburn, Tab Ward: Tom Dooley
6. E. J. Blackburn & Tab Ward: Eliza Jane
7. E. J. Blackburn & Tab Ward: Sally Ann
8. Buna Hicks: Poor Wayfaring Pilgrim
9. Buna Hicks: When Shall I See Jesus
10. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Presnell with Tab Ward: Little Birdie
11. Carl Presnell: Rose of Old Virginia
12. Mack Presnell: Leave this Country
13. Ab Combs: Rocking Chair Blues
14. Ab Combs and Melissa Combs: Knoxville Girl


Various Artists at Guy's Folk Toys Playlist (13 tracks)

Notes on reel box: “This recording special for: Jack Guy / Recorded at Guy's Folk Toys and Home Industries 7 August 1970/ Artists: Arlie Watson, Ora Watson, Eddie Guy, Buna Hicks, Stanley Hicks, Hattie Presnell / Recording by Robert T. McCay, New Canaan, CT.” Track credits below reflect comments by Jack Guy and others throughout the performance.

1. Stanley Hicks, Tedrey Harmon, & Ricky Presnell: Cripple Creek / Buck Dance
2. Stanley Hicks & Tedrey Harmon: Poor Ellen Smith
3. Stanley Hicks & Tedrey Harmon: Down in the Willow Garden
4. Stanley Hicks & Ricky Presnell: Cripple Creek / Buck Dance
5. Arlie Watson, Arnold Watson, Ora Payne (Watson), Paul Greer, Stanley Hicks, and Willard Watson: Cripple Creek / Buck Dance
6. Ray Hicks Tells a Jack Tale
7. Arlie Watson, Arnold Watson, Ora Payne (Watson), Paul Greer, Stanley Hicks, and Willard Watson: Down in Union County
8. Arlie Watson, Arnold Watson, Ora Payne (Watson), Paul Greer, and Stanley Hicks: Lonesome Road Blues
9. Arlie Watson, Arnold Watson, Ora Payne (Watson), Paul Greer, and Stanley Hicks: Pretty Polly
10. Arlie Watson, Arnold Watson, Ora Payne (Watson), Paul Greer, and Stanley Hicks: Old Joe Clark
11. Arlie Watson, Arnold Watson, Ora Payne (Watson), Paul Greer, and Stanley Hicks: Lost John
12. Arlie Watson, Arnold Watson, Ora Payne (Watson), Paul Greer, and Stanley Hicks: I’d Rather Stay at Home / Ole Slewfoot (Incomplete)
13. Arlie Watson, Arnold Watson, Ora Payne (Watson), Paul Greer, Stanley Hicks, and Willard Watson: John Henry / Buck Dance


Tab Ward Playlist (25 tracks)



1. Hanging Ground
2. Jack Guy discusses folk toys / introduces Tab Ward
3. Shady Grove
4. Limberhack toy demonstration, with Jack Guy
5. Tom Dooley
6. Fox Chase
7. Tweetsie Railroad Train
8. Batchin' on the Farm
9. Poor Johnny
10. Jack Guy Intro / Old Joe Clark (Incomplete)
11. Cindy
12. Little Birdie
13. Free Little Bird
14. Pretty Polly Medley
15. Shady Grove
16. Wreck of the Old 97
17. Fox Chase
18. Tweetsie Railroad Tune
19. Little Birdie
20. Down in the Willow Garden
21. Pretty Little Miss in the Garden
22. The Merry Golden Tree
23. Knoxville Girl
24. Lonesome Road Blues
25. John Henry


Dave James and Tab Ward Playlist (10 tracks)



1. Soldier's Joy
2. Soldier's Joy (2)
3. Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
4. Tom Dooley
5. Roving Gambler
6. Pull Off Your Coat and Throw It in the Corner
7. Pretty Polly
8. Johnson Boys
9. Foggy Mountain Top
10. Talk with Jack Guy


Stone Mountain Trio Playlist (5 tracks)



1. Love Please Come Home
2. Whoa, Mule
3. I'll Be No Man's Wife
4. Reunion in Heaven
5. I Don't Love You Anymore


Arlie Watson Playlist (14 tracks)

1. I’m Just a Rounder
2. Old Country Church
3. Barbara Allen
4. I’ve See Lots of Trouble
5. Roving Gambler
6. Pretty Polly
7. Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
8. Your Cheatin’ Heart
9. Corrina, Corrina
10. Drunkard’s Prayer
11. I'm Just a Rounder (2)
12. I’d Rather Stay at Home
13. Unwanted Mother
14. Worried Man Blues (Incomplete)


Arlie Watson and Ora Payne (Watson) Playlist (16 tracks). Note the Jack Guy Collection includes several additional performances by Arlie and Ora, offering a further window into the couple's repertoire and sound. A number of those performances have been omited from this playlist, due to sound quality issues, but can be accessed by browsing the audio collection. Some of the tracks below include an additional, unidentified singer.




1.Old Joe Clark             
2. Lil Red Rocking Chair (1)
3. Intro / Tom Dooley
4. The Boys Overseas
5. Down the Road                      
6. We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds         
7. Someone Will Love Me in Heaven                 
8. Where Could I Go But to the Lord     
9. Angel Band                                                     
10. Old Country Church (Incomplete)
11. I’d Rather Stay at Home
12. Barabara Allen
13. Lost John
14. Lil Red Rocking Chair (2)
15. Cindy
16. Uncle Pen


Arnold Watson and Paul Greer Playlist
(8 tracks)



1. Down the Road
2. John Hardy
3. Talk with Jack Guy
4. Lonesome Road Blues
5. Intro / Reuben
6. Cabin in Caroline
7. Cripple Creek
8. Turkey in the Straw


Spring Valley Ramblers Playlist (13 tracks)



1. Intro / Old Bill Moser's Ford
2. Come in, Charlie
3. Brown's Dream
4. Pearl Bryan
5. On the Banks of the Ohio
6. A Little Black Moustache
7. When You and I Were Young, Maggie
8. Silver Threads Among the Gold
9. Foggy Mountain Top
10. Poor Ellen Smith
11. Sugar Hill
12. John Hardy
13. The Great Western


Houston Presnell and L. C. Trivette Playlist (9 tracks)



1. Crazy Arms
2. Once a Day
3. When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
4. Just Because
5. Jailhouse Rock
6. Mystery Train
7. Got a Lot o' Living to Do
8. Hello Mary Lou
9. Mountain of Lovee


Beaver Dam Trio Playlist (7 tracks)



1. Walking on the Firing Line
2. I Want to Know More About My Lord
3. We'll Soon Be Done with Trouble
4. Just a Little Talk with Jesus
5. I Have Found the Way
6. Come Unto Me
7. There is a Fountain


Edd and Nettie Presnell Playlist (4 tracks)

1. Edd & Nettie Presnell: Intro / Wildwood Flower
2. Edd & Nettie Presnell: Intro / Cripple Creek
3. Edd & Nettie Presnell: Talk with Jack Guy / Turkey in the Straw
4. Edd & Nettie Presnell: Talk with Jack Guy / Unclouded Day


Bebe Briant Playlist (5 tracks)



1. Sometimes int he Morning
2. Another Day
3. Another Day (2)
4. Star Light, Star Bright
5. Mountain Man (Dedicated to Tab Ward)

James and Janice Greer Playlist (13 tracks)



1. Saint to a Sinner
2. Making Plans
3. Chinese Breakdown
4. Loose Talk
5. Redwing
6. Unknown Guitar Tune
7. There Goes My Everything
8. The Time Had Come
9. Matthew 24
10. Sailing to the Port
11. When the Clouds Have Passed Away
12. Old Country Church
13. On the Hills Over There


Lonnie and Russell Ward Playlist (11 tracks)



1. Lonnie & Russell Ward: Intro / Home Sweet Home
2. Lonnie & Russell Ward: Wreck of the Old 97
3. Lonnie & Russell Ward: Buffalo Gals
4. Lonnie & Russell Ward: Toom Dooley / Wildwood Flower
5. Lonnie & Russell Ward: Shake My Mother's Hand
6. Lonnie & Russell Ward: I Found it in My Mother's Bible
7. Lonnie & Russell Ward: Pearly Gates
8. Lonnie & Peggy Ward: Poor Boy
9. Russell Ward: Billboard
10. Lonnie & Russell Ward: Walking on the Firing Line
11. Lonnie & Russell Ward: Home Sweet Home


Tab, Russell, Lonnie, and Peggy Ward Playlist (9 tracks)



1. Tab, Russell, Lonnie, and Peggy Ward: Tom Dooley
2. Tab, Russell, Lonnie, and Peggy Ward: Poor Johnny
3. Tab, Russell, Lonnie, and Peggy Ward: Boll Weevil
4. Tab, Russell, Lonnie, and Peggy Ward: Soldier's Joy
5. Tab, Russell, Lonnie, and Peggy Ward: New River Train
6. Tab, Russell, Lonnie, and Peggy Ward: Fireball Mail
7. Tab, Russell, Lonnie, and Peggy Ward: When the Wagon was New
8. Tab, Russell, Lonnie, and Peggy Ward: Where Can I Go But to the Lord
9. Tab, Russell, Lonnie, and Peggy Ward: I Want to Be Ready


Lonnie Ward, Russell Ward, Tab Ward, & Lewis Hicks Playlist (10 tracks)



1. Lonnie Ward, Russell Ward, Tab Ward, & Lewis Hicks: Lost John
2. Lonnie Ward, Russell Ward, Tab Ward, & Lewis Hicks: Johnson Boys
3. Lonnie Ward, Russell Ward, Tab Ward, & Lewis Hicks: T for Texas
4. Lonnie Ward, Russell Ward, Tab Ward, & Lewis Hicks: Wreck of the Old 97
5. Lonnie Ward, Russell Ward, Tab Ward, & Lewis Hicks: She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountaind
6. Lonnie Ward, Russell Ward, Tab Ward, & Lewis Hicks: Lonesome Road Blues
7. Lonnie Ward, Russell Ward, Tab Ward, & Lewis Hicks: Down in the Willow Garden
8. Lonnie Ward, Russell Ward, Tab Ward, & Lewis Hicks: Gloryland Way
9. Lonnie Ward, Russell Ward, Tab Ward, & Lewis Hicks: May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight, Mister
10. Russell Ward & Lewis Hicks: Corrina, Corrina


Machen Spiritual Singers Playlist (2 tracks)



1. Intro / God is Still on the Throne
2. Ride On, King Jesus


Barry Simms Playlist (6 tracks)



1. Intro
2. 500 Miles
3. Cuckoo
4. Cane Grinding on Johnson Short
5. Cush Holsten
6. John Henry song


Various Artists: Appalachian Folk Festival (7 tracks). Beech Mountain musicians perform at the Appalachian Folk Festival in Greensboro, NC, 1960s. Introductions by Joyce Elaine McNeil, "Daniel Boone," and Jack Guy.



1. Robert Edwards, Russell Ward, & Charles Moody: Intro / She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain / Buffalo Gals
2. Lonnie and Russel Ward with Unidentified Guitarist: Home Sweet Home
3. Lonnie and Russel Ward: Tom Dooley
4. Jack Guy & Tab Ward Intro
5. Jack Guy & Tab Ward: Limberjack Demonstration / Cripple Creek
6. Jack Guy & Tab Ward: Tom Dooley
7. Ora Payne (Watson) & Tab Ward: Lonesome Road Blues


Wayne Miller (4 tracks)



1. Intro and Guitar Tune
2. Wildwood Flower
3. Guitar Boogie
4. I Am a Pilgrim
5. I Can't Help it If I'm Still in Love with You


Unidentified Bluegrass Band (4 tracks)



1. When He Reached Down His Hand for Me
2. Foggy Mountain Breakdown
3. Four Nights Drunk
4. In the Pines


Undidentified County Singer (Female Artist) (4 tracks)



1. You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man (1)
2. Act Naturally (1)
3. Act Naturally (2)
4. You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man (2)


Unidentifed Country Singer (Male Artist, Likely Jerry Fowler) (5 tracks)



1. Lonely Prison Cell
2. Your Honky Tonk World
3. Your Honky Tonk World (2)
4. A Million Detours to Your Heart
5. Hush (Incomplete)

Original Format

Reel-to-reel tape

Duration

02:05

Citation

“Jack Guy Audio Playlists,” Southern Music Research Center, accessed June 25, 2024, https://www.southernmusicresearch.org/items/show/1197.