Page 1 of 1

Ola Belle Reed (Born 18th August, 1916)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:56 am
by john poole
Ola Belle Reed - singer, banjo player, and writer of songs including ‘High on the Mountain’ and ‘I’ve Endured’ - born Ola Wave Campbell one hundred years ago today, 18th* August, 1916 (Grassy Creek, Ashe County, North Carolina) [died 16th August, 2002] a member of the North Carolina Ridge Runners in the 1930s, she recorded for Starday Records in the 60s and later for Rounder, Folkways, and Kicking Mule

‘I’ve Endured’ -
(*this has her birthdate as the 17th, but the 18th seems the commonly reported date)

filmed at home singing and talking in the mid 1980s (from old VHS tape)

‘High on the Mountain’ (aka ‘High on a Mountain’) by the Del McCoury Band ... nners.html