Audio Files for the American Front Porch Digital Library

So far, we have audio files from two sources: the NC State dialect excerpts and the Bascom Lamar Lunsford songs.

All tracks from those two sources have been digitized in these formats:


this dialect bomb ... some North Carolina speech

43 dialect excerpts collected by members of the North Carolina Language and Life Project at North Carolina State University from 1993-1998 under the direction of Walt Wolfram, William C. Friday professor.

Wave (.wav)   
RealMedia (.rm)
MP3 (.mp3)



Bascom Lamar Lunsford - Ballads, Banjo tunes, and Sacred Songs of Western North Carolina

All 19 tracks from the Smithsonion Folkways cd. We have permission to use these tracks as long as we acknowledge them with this information:

"Songs performed by Bascom Lamar Lunsford courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Information on purchasing this recording can be found at (1-800-410-9815)."

No .wav files are included here because they are bigger than anyone would probably want to download (20MB to 50MB each).

RealMedia (.rm)
MP3 (.mp3)