Filmed in the mountains of North Carolina, this acclaimed documentary revisits the region where English folklorist Cecil Sharp collected British ballads in the early 1900s. The film contrasts the nature of the ballad singers with the presence of the juke box: although the lyrical tradition has changed, the singing style continues. The film features Dillard Chandler, who sings with rare intensity and style. It was produced by renowned filmmaker and musician John Cohen.
"A superbly conceived, masterfully executed work of art." — Michael Goodwin, Rolling Stone
More About This Film
- John Cohen, “A Visitor’s Recollections"
- End of an Old Song, Transcription
- End of an Old Song, Performers’ Bios
- Films of John Cohen: Location of original negatives and out-takes
- John Cohen’s Reflections on Making The End of an Old Song
- John Cohen Biography
- John Cohen in Eastern Kentucky: Documentary Expression and the Image of Roscoe Halcomb During the Folk Revival
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