The North Fork Rounders, Carolyn Stevens, Bill Stevens (8) ‎– The Mountain Whippoorwill

Owl Recording Studios ‎– 904019
Vinyl, LP, Stereo

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A1 Give The Fiddler A Dram/Strawberry Blossom
Banjo – Bill Stevens (8)Fiddle – Bill Stevens (8)Hurdy Gurdy – Carolyn StevensSongwriter – Bill Stevens (8)
A2 St Stephen And Herod
Arranged By – Carolyn StevensVocals – Bill Stevens (8), Carolyn Stevens
A3 The Cuckoo
Harp – Bill Stevens (8)Vocals – Carolyn Stevens
A4 Divies And Lazarus
Vocals – Bill Stevens (8), Carolyn Stevens
A5 Variations On "L'Homme Arme"
Arranged By – Bill Stevens (8)Dulcimer – Bill Stevens (8)Vocals – Bill Stevens (8), Carolyn Stevens
A6 The Ballad Of Ludlow Bushmat
Banjo – Bill Stevens (8)Jew's Harp – Carolyn StevensVocals – Bill Stevens (8), Carolyn Stevens
B1 The Mountain Whippoorwill
Band – The North Fork RoundersComposed By – Bill Stevens (8)Words By – Stephen Vincent Benét



Old Time Side A is Carolyn and Bill Stevens, Side B is The North Fork Rounders consisting of Bill Stevens, Les Powers, Craig Wales and Mike Hopper

All selections were recorded at Owl Studio in Columbus Ohio. Sessions for side one were on January 25 and Feb 9, 1979. side two was recorded on October 12, 1978.

Liner Note on The Mountain Whippoorwill: Bill Stevens composed this musical setting of Benet's poem in August of 1978 and it was first performed in a recital of new works at Denison University on October 11,1978 by the Rounders. It was recorded live with no overdubs the next night at Owl Studios in Columbus, Ohio. Bill wrote all of the tunes except "Turkey in the Straw" and Hillbilly Jim's contest tune, which is based on "CXotton Patch" as recorded by the Skillet Lickers in 1934.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code (on left under Owl Logo on both A and B side): 19795
  • Label Code (on right of side A label): 904019-A
  • Label Code (on right of side B label): 904019-B
  • Label Code (on right on both A and B side): 2370
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 502511 904019 A QCA RH
  • Matrix / Runout: 502511 904019 B QCA RH