5:53 pm - 07/25/2013

Nashville Artists Collaborate for 32-Track Civil War Songs Tribute

Loretta Lynn, Chris Stapleton, Dolly Parton, Lee Ann Womack, Ashley Monroe, Vince Gill, Jamey Johnson and Cowboy Jack Clement are among stars recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in a forthcoming two-disc tribute released by ATO Records and music supervisor Randall Poster (Moonrise Kingdom; Boardwalk Empire; Rave On Buddy Holly).

Titled Divided & United, the fall 2013 release will feature fresh interpretations of many period parlor songs, spirituals, abolition and minstrel tunes.

Poster was inspired to develop the collection while working in Nashville for the film Country Strong. After extensive research and the help of bluegrass guitarist Bryan Sutton, Poster was able to assemble the titles and artists

“This record aspires to erase the legacy of segregation and through music seeks reconciliation instead, in order to celebrate a great musical heritage of America, born in pain, war and prejudice,” notes John Cohen, whose essay is also included in the collection.

Rolling Stone has a clip of Lynn’s “Take Your Gun and Go, John” here.

Divided & United Track Listing:
(Disc 1)
1.      Take Your Gun and Go, John – Loretta Lynn
2.      Lorena - Del McCoury
3.      Wildwood Flower – Sam Amidon
4.      Hell’s Broke Loose In Georgia – Bryan Sutton
5.      Two Soldiers – Ricky Skaggs
6.      Marching Through Georgia – Old Crow Medicine Show
7.      Dear Old Flag – Vince Gill
8.      Just Before the Battle, Mother/ Farewell, Mother – Steve Earle and Dirk Powell
9.      The Fall Of Charleston – Shovels & Rope
10.     Tenting on the Old Campground - John Doe
11.     Day Of Liberty – Carolina Chocolate Drops
12.     Richmond Is a Hard Road to Travel – Chris Thile and Michael Daves
13.     Two Brothers – Chris Stapleton
14.     The Faded Coat Of Blue – Norman Blake, Nancy Blake and James Bryan
15.     Listen to the Mockingbird – Stuart Duncan feat. Dolly Parton
16.     Kingdom Come – Pokey Lafarge

(Disc 2)
1.      Rebel Soldier – Jamey Johnson
2.      The Legend of the Rebel Soldier – Lee Ann Womack
3.      The Mermaid Song – Jorma Kaukonen
4.      Dixie – Karen Elson with Secret Sisters
5.      The Vacant Chair – Ralph Stanley
6.      Hard Times – Chris Hillman
7.      Down By the Riverside – Taj Mahal
8.      Old Folks at Home/ The Girl I Left Behind Me – Noam Pikelny & David Grisman
9.      Secesh – The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band
10.     The Battle of Antietam - T Bone Burnett
11.     Pretty Saro – Ashley Monroe
12.     Aura Lee - Joe Henry
13.     Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier – AA Bondy
14.     When Johnny Comes Marching Home – Angel Snow
15.     Battle Cry of Freedom - Bryan Sutton
16.     Beautiful Dreamer – Cowboy Jack Clement


There are a lot of great artists contributing to this, but I don't know how well it will be received.

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keepitcrispy 25th-Jul-2013 09:56 pm (UTC)
I live in Nashville (until 35 days from now when I go to Boston for college woo!!), and one thing I'll never miss is seeing people walk around in Confederate flag t shirts.
dumpweeds 25th-Jul-2013 10:00 pm (UTC)
I live in northern california and see them. I don't get it.
softbeds 25th-Jul-2013 10:00 pm (UTC)
I'm from NC and when I was in high school there was a guy who had his truck specially wired so when he honked his horn it whistled dixie. he also had a huge-ass confederate flag on it and a gun rack. this was at a school with a large POC population too so I was always smh at his bullshit.
infinitycluster 25th-Jul-2013 10:08 pm (UTC)
I'm from NC too. Its weird, most people seem normal and then you see one random dude with a huge rebel flag and a gun rack in his car.
littlehayzay 25th-Jul-2013 10:03 pm (UTC)
A word of advice - when you take the T for the first time/few times, please don't do what every other college fresher does and forget to hold on and then suddenly be surprised when it starts moving so you stumble and/or fall and bang into a bunch of other people and then laugh like it's hilarious.

gillianinoz 25th-Jul-2013 10:18 pm (UTC)
Dude, I live in Australia, and there is a haulage company called Rockabilly, their trucks are painted with giant eagles and a confederate flag. In Brisbane!

adigallia 25th-Jul-2013 10:27 pm (UTC)
I hope you enjoy Boston! I live here and I just love it.
angedesoir 25th-Jul-2013 10:28 pm (UTC)
Dude, I live in Trondheim, Norway and see people driving around with large confederate flags flying on their cars, and wearing t-shirts etc. and I throw up a little in my mouth every time I see it.
remixtoignition 25th-Jul-2013 10:29 pm (UTC)
get one of these bitches

humbug 25th-Jul-2013 11:09 pm (UTC)
i live a half hour outside of boston (lived there for college tho) and saw someone waving a confederate flag off their car recently. i was appalled lmao
deseti_prsten 26th-Jul-2013 12:05 am (UTC)
I'm in FL and, thankfully, don't see them as much now that I'm out of college. It's quite nice. Once there was a racist redneck bitch who was walking in front of me and the back of her tshirt had the flag + that stupid line about "the history" of it and I almost pushed. I had such an urge. But, then I remembered this is real life, lol.
yeslets 26th-Jul-2013 01:23 am (UTC)
my best friend lives in Vancouver BC and his neighbors have a huge Confederate flag outside their house. Like, really?????
randommakings 25th-Jul-2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
Omg, I saw the picture of Loretta Lynn and my heart skipped a beat. I was worried this post was talking about her death.

Thank God it's not
_underwhelmed 25th-Jul-2013 10:00 pm (UTC)
omg dont even say that!
thetxbelle 25th-Jul-2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
I saw her live when I was little!
morticiafrump 25th-Jul-2013 11:02 pm (UTC)
oh god mine too
boss_sister 26th-Jul-2013 12:23 am (UTC)
isntdaveone 25th-Jul-2013 10:00 pm (UTC)
wait, what side are they on tho??
_underwhelmed 25th-Jul-2013 10:01 pm (UTC)
lol mte
swissbeauty23 25th-Jul-2013 10:02 pm (UTC)
lol ikr
binyah 25th-Jul-2013 10:06 pm (UTC)
Neither/Both. A couple I know for sure are sort of neutral "brothers fighting brothers" songs. Another is a sort of romance song. One actually originated from old English song (if it is the same one). I don't know all of them but based on titles it looks like it goes back and forth.
spassbremse123 25th-Jul-2013 10:14 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately a valid question x0
batty_gal 25th-Jul-2013 10:16 pm (UTC)
Judging by the track listing, they don't know either.
tigermilk 25th-Jul-2013 10:16 pm (UTC)
sihaya09 25th-Jul-2013 10:30 pm (UTC)
From a quick peek at the tracklist, there are songs that were popular with each army, as well as songs that both enjoyed.

Edited at 2013-07-25 10:43 pm (UTC)
eigengrau 25th-Jul-2013 10:00 pm (UTC)
"This record aspires to erase the legacy of segregation"
hermionedanger 25th-Jul-2013 10:14 pm (UTC)
I'm sure it will meet its goal.
barbarbarian 25th-Jul-2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
i read your comment in Michael Shannon's voice lol
williammiller 25th-Jul-2013 10:01 pm (UTC)
I think Loretta Lynn is playing here tomorrow night.
swissbeauty23 25th-Jul-2013 10:02 pm (UTC)
it's very odd
chimbleysweep 25th-Jul-2013 10:02 pm (UTC)
chimbleysweep 25th-Jul-2013 10:02 pm (UTC)
This was the Time Life collection I was waiting for.
mavis_gary 25th-Jul-2013 10:03 pm (UTC)
I just love Dolly so much. That's all.
littlehayzay 25th-Jul-2013 10:06 pm (UTC)
this is just bizarre to me, like generally anniversaries are either to mourn something or to celebrate it however many years later... and singing a bunch of old songs with a nostalgic bent? sends a really weird message - did paula deen sponsor this shit? i mean, i know how devastated she and her family were when they lost all their slaves
wizard_alien 25th-Jul-2013 10:12 pm (UTC)
Did Paula Deen sponsor this shit?
If so..
treebraids 25th-Jul-2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
I'm on the fence. Country music is my guilty pleasure so a part of me wants this.

punnky_kitty 25th-Jul-2013 10:16 pm (UTC)
i love country but i'm side-eyeing some folks involved, not knowing what exactly they're celebrating

Edited at 2013-07-25 10:17 pm (UTC)
dman108 25th-Jul-2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
Someone needs to get Naomi on this b/c I alone cannot side eye it enough
backincharge 25th-Jul-2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
I thought this was for the band "The Civil Wars" at first, since they broke up, and I was so confused.
tigermilk 25th-Jul-2013 10:19 pm (UTC)
I thought that they had died or something.
deltabean 25th-Jul-2013 10:28 pm (UTC)
Same here, haha
statictone 25th-Jul-2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
oh my god me too, like I knew they were breaking up but I was thinking "surely they don't have enough songs for that??"
infinitycluster 25th-Jul-2013 10:09 pm (UTC)
whelp now I feel bad for thinking Loretta was already dead.
batty_gal 25th-Jul-2013 10:14 pm (UTC)
I thought she was dead too.
deltabean 25th-Jul-2013 10:32 pm (UTC)
mte :/
antumbral 25th-Jul-2013 10:14 pm (UTC)
Not too sure about the album as a whole, but that Loretta clip at RollingStone is golden gorgeous. I love how she's stuck to the hill-country roots of this music. Taylor Swift needs to listen to stuff like this, and then feel shame.
batty_gal 25th-Jul-2013 10:14 pm (UTC)
I don't even know with this.
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