The Stoneman Legacy: Family Tradition

The Stoneman Legacy: Family Tradition

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Release Date: 2/5/2002

Like their Virginia neighbors, the celebrated Carter Family, the Stonemans, from Ernest V. “Pop” Stoneman and his succeeding generations of musically-inspired offspring, are musical legends and icons in their own right. For the first time in one CD collection, CMH presents 20 of the best examples of the Stonemans’ musical genius and continuing legacy. Today’s music aficionados have discovered the magic of American roots and mountain music (and propelled it to the top of the album charts). Here is the family who helped invent roots music—the fabulous Stonemans.



  1. Watermelon on the Vine
  2. Under the Double Eagle
  3. Muleskinner Blues
  4. Wreck of the Old '97
  5. Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane
  6. Blue Ridge Mountain Blues
  7. Cripple Creek
  8. Let's All Go Down to the River
  9. Soldier's Joy
  10. I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes
  11. Whippoorwill Song
  12. Tecumseh Valley
  13. Old Joe Clark
  14. Little Maggie
  15. Tupelo County Jail
  16. I Washed My Face in the Morning Dew
  17. Steel Guitar Rag
  18. Life's Railway to Heaven
  19. Orange Blossom Special
  20. Mama Don't Allow