Country: Nashville-Dallas-Hollywood 1927/1942

Country: Nashville-Dallas-Hollywood 1927/1942



Old-time country compilations don't get any better than this dazzling 36-song double CD, made up of artists who are unrepresented (or barely represented) on CD, and genuine rarities by some who are well represented. The opening track, "Railroad Blues" by Sam McGee, heralds a brace of blues-based country songs by G.B. Grayson ("Omie Wise"), the Carolina Tarheels ("Peg and Awl"), Buster Carter and Preston Young ("Lazy Farmer Boy"), where black and white rural music meet and interweave inextricably -- Dick Justice's "Brownskin Blues" and Jimmie Tarlton's "Slow Wicked Blues" (with some gorgeous yodeling) are as good fine examples of blues as anything you'll hear on the Yazoo or Document labels, and there's not a Gene Autry blues number even present! Old-style blues and old-time banjo styles also link together in Buell Kazee's "Butcher Boy." The Williamson Brothers perform one of the earliest commercial recordings of "John Henry," entitled "Gonna Die With This Hammer in My Hand," and the Monroe Brothers and the Delmore Brothers are also present on this collection. It's also possible to hear records such as "The House Carpenter" by Clarence Ashley, which could easily have given Bob Dylan the direction to his early folk style (and I'm not willing to bet that he didn't know some of this stuff). Jimmie Rodgers is here ("Blue Yodel No. 8"), as is the Carter Family ("John Hardy," "Wildwood Flower"), but so is Tex Ritter in his ultra-rare 1935 recording of "Rye Whiskey, Rye Whiskey," the closest thing he had to a commercial success in that decade. The second disc does go further into performers who are remembered today, such as Milton Brown and His Brownies ("Hesitation Blues"), Patsy Montana ("I Wanna Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart"), Shelly Lee Alley and His Alley Cats ("Women, Women, Women"), Bob Wills ("Liza, Pull Down The Shades," "What's the Matter With the Mill"), and even one who's still around in 1997, Roy Rogers, on "Cowboy Night Herd Song." The sound is excellent, though the notes are a bit sketchy, given the sheer amount of material included here. (French import)

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2002
Label: Fremeaux & Assoc. Fr
UPC: 3448960201520
catalogNumber: 15

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Rogers   Track Performer
Roy Acuff   Fiddle,Vocals
Gene Autry   Guitar,Vocals
Carter Family   Track Performer
Jimmie Davis   Vocals
Delmore Brothers   Track Performer
Patsy Montana   Vocals
Tex Ritter   Guitar,Vocals
Jimmie Rodgers   Track Performer
Sons of the Pioneers   Track Performer
Johnnie Lee Wills   Banjo
Dock Boggs   Banjo,Vocals
Buell Kazee   Banjo,Vocals
Leon McAuliffe   Steel Guitar
Ernest Tubb   Guitar,Vocals
Charlie Monroe   Guitar,Vocals
Adolph Hofner   Guitar
Milton Brown   Vocals
Sam McGee   Guitar,Vocals
Mother Maybelle Carter   Guitar,Vocals
Monroe Brothers   Track Performer
Hugh & Karl Farr   Fiddle,Guitar
Cliff Carlisle   Guitar,Vocals
Cliff Bruner   Fiddle
Shelly Lee Alley   Fiddle,Vocals
Herman Arnspiger   Guitar
Billy Burkes   Guitar
Smiley Burnette   Guitar
A.P. Carter   Guitar,Vocals
Sara Carter   Autoharp,Vocals
Cotton Cooper   Banjo
Tom Darby   Guitar
Tommy Duncan   Vocals
Bert Ferguson   Piano
Emil Hofner   Steel Guitar
Sleepy Johnson   Fiddle,Guitar
Joe Kaipo   Guitar
Robert McNally   Saxophone
Jimmie Revard   String Bass
Jimmy Riddle   Accordion
Ralph Smith   Piano
Stricklin   Piano
Jimmie Tarlton   Guitar,Vocals
Alicia Williamson   Guitar,Vocals
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Fiddle,Vocals,Track Performer
Cecil Brower   Fiddle
Ocie Stockard   Banjo
Buster Carter   Violin,Vocals
Wanna Coffman   Bass
Ted Daffan   Steel Guitar
Gwen Foster   Harmonica
Chuck Keeshan   Guitar
Son Lansford   String Bass
Posey Rorer   Fiddle
Preston Young   Guitar
Smokey Dacus   Drums
Pete "Oswald" Kirby   Steel Guitar
Durwood Brown   Guitar
Alton Delmore   Guitar,Vocals
Rabon Delmore   Guitar,Vocals
Bob Dunn   Steel Guitar
G.B. Grayson   Violin,Vocals
Kelly Harrell   Track Performer
Bob Nolan   Vocals
Lloyd Perriman   Vocals,String Bass
Doc Walsh   Banjo,Vocals
Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadors   Track Performer
Milton Brown & His Brownies   Track Performer
Jess Easterday   Mandolin
Gerard Herzhaft   Musical Direction
Rachel Veach   Banjo
Velma Williams   String Bass
Dick Justice   Guitar,Vocals
Thomas Ashley   Guitar
Joseph Alfred Stegall   Guitar
Curry   Guitar
Clarence Ashley   Banjo,Vocals
Jules Verne Allen   Guitar,Vocals
Williamson Brothers   Track Performer
Roy Acuff & His Smokey Mountain Boys   Track Performer
Ray DeGear   Saxophone
Joe Ferguson   Bass
Dick Hocton   String Bass
Hub Mahaffey   Guitar
R.D. Hundley   Banjo

Technical Credits

Roy Rogers   Composer
Gene Autry   Composer
Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Dock Boggs   Composer
Ernest Tubb   Composer
Smiley Burnette   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Composer
Don Waterhouse   Liner Notes
Bob Nolan   Composer
Patrick Frémeaux   Producer
Gerard Herzhaft   Liner Notes
Dick Justice   Composer
George Vaughn   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Claude Colombini   Producer

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