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ARTIST
TITLE
Face A Frowning World: An E.C. Ball Memorial Album
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
TSQ 2288CD TSQ 2288CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/7/2009

"Featuring Jolie Holland, Jon Langford, Michael Hurley, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and many others. E.C. Ball of Rugby, Virginia, drove a school bus, ran a service station, and, with his wife Orna, made some of the most joyful, eerie, affecting, and enduring traditional country music around. First recorded by John A. Lomax for the Library of Congress in 1937, they sang ballads, comic songs, and mountain gospel music on records and the radio in a style entirely their own. Face A Frowning World is a tribute to the music of E.C. and Orna Ball, and a thirty-year memorial to E.C., who died in 1978. Played in large part by the Health & Happiness Family Gospel Band of Louisville, Kentucky, and many others."