Description: Let Me Fall, performed by Tommy Jarrell (fiddle and vocal); Chester McMillian (guitar); Frank Bodie (guitar); Ray Chatfield (five-string banjo) at the Edwards-Franklin House in Mount Airy, North Carolina, during the Surry County Historical Society's annual Sonker Festival. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew, July 1983.
About the session: Cloggers and buck dancers; bluegrass and string bands; white gospel groups; stories, folktales, and ballads from coal miners, tobacco farmers, and former bootleggers, filmed in Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Performers include Ray Hicks, Nimrod Workman, Tommy Jarrell, and Raymond Fairchild, the man reputed to be the fastest banjo player in the world.
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