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October 18, 2017
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Athens man sings of coal
(2007-10-08)
(WOUB) - The coal mining industry has a rich history in our region.

The stories of miners, coal companies and mine wars are legendary.

Various aspects of coalmining history and culture now are available in musical form, thanks to Jack Wright of Athens.

Wright is the producer of "Music of Coal: Mining Songs from the Appalachians."

The two CD set was two years in the making...and includes a detailed book of liner notes, lyrics and historical photographs which was written by Wright...

The CD has 48 tracks on it, including "I'm a Coal Mining Man" by Tom T. Hall, "Coal Miner's Blues" by the Carter Family and "Which Side Are You On" by Natalie Merchant.
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