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When My Momma Sang To Me - Songs of Murphy Hicks Henry - This brand-new CD features 23 songs that Murphy wrote over the years, performed by an all-star cast of 25 women including Rhonda Vincent, Alice Gerrard, Kathy Kallick, Kristin Scott Benson, and Gina Furtado. Son Christopher Henry conceived and produced this special project in honor of Murphy’s 70th birthday. It was a complete surprise to Murphy when he presented it to her at a gig. (There is a video about the making of the CD which includes footage of Murphy’s reaction on Christopher’s YouTube channel.) These songs were originally recorded by Red and Murphy on their various LPs. Murphy herself rerecorded “Grandpa Rock On” with the new verse she wrote especially for Christopher’s wedding. Huge thanks to all the women who participated in this very special project.

Read Murphy's blog about how she found out about this surprise project here.

Track List:

  • I Ain't Domesticated Yet—Rhonda Vincent
  • When My Momma Sang to Me—Nancy Hicks Pate
  • Save Me a Square on the Floor—Alice Gerrard
  • How They Loved to Sing—Lindsay Lou
  • Gamble's Song—Lis Williamson
  • The Darling Daughter—Leanna Price
  • Fast Picks & Hot Licks—Malia Furtado
  • Riding Around on Saturday Night—Lizzy Long
  • M & M Blues—Kathy Kallick
  • Just Remember Where You Could Be—Leanna Price
  • So What If He Did—Amanda Nord
  • Pall Mall Reds—Gina Furtado
  • Life and Liberty—Phoebe Hunt
  • Hazel Creek—Gina Furtado
  • Daddy Was Dying—Laura Orshaw
  • Fried Chicken—Nancy Hicks Pate
  • Miss Nora's Blues—Kristin Scott Benson
  • All of Us Used to Be Skinny—Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
  • Brand New Gospel Song—Argen Hicks
  • The Band Played On—Vickie Vaughn
  • In the Shenandoah Valley Long Ago—A. J. Lee
  • Grandmother's Song—The Hicks Sisters: Nancy, Argen, Laurie
  • Grandpa, Rock On—Murphy Hicks Henry

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Folk Songs For Banjo focuses on singing simple folk songs while doing basic rolls on the banjo. In one way, it's easy, but if you've never sung while playing banjo, this DVD opens up a whole new world. How do you get the rolls to fit the words? We explain the chords then sing with banjo and guitar. Great for complete newbies too, as we go over the basics to start with. Songs are taught and sung in both G (for low voices) and C (for high voices). We also explain using a capo! And give you upgrades to the basic rolls. Great songs for singing around the campfire!

Skip To My Lou, Tom Dooley, This Little Light Of Mine, Somebody Touched Me, You Are My Sunshine, Worried Gal, Amazing Grace, On Top Of Old Smokey, 500 Miles, I Gave My Love A Cherry, Coming 'Round The Mountain, Boil Them Cabbage Down

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Minor Chords - E minor? A minor? D minor? Where the heck are they on the banjo? How do I find them? And what about all the other minor chords? Where are they?

This video explains all that in Murphy’s down-to-earth teaching style. Which is to say, she makes it understandable. It’s everything you wanted to know about minor chords: how to find them and use them.

Taking four bluegrass songs with minor chords in the Key of G, Murphy explains the breaks at two levels: easy and more advanced. In the second half of the video, she shows you how to “transpose” all four songs from the key of G into the key of C, explaining four new breaks in C. Where to vamp the minor chords is also explained.

Amazing Grace, Sitting on Top of the World, Ride Me High, It’s a Lonesome Feeling. All songs taught in two keys: G and C. Vamping included. No tab.

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