VARIOUS 'Old-Time Music From Southwest Virginia'   CO-3523-CD   OUT OF PRINT

VARIOUS 'Old-Time Music From Southwest Virginia' CO-3523-CD OUT OF PRINT

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A superb compilation of some of the finest recordings that came out of the musically rich corner of southwestern Virginia in the 1920s and 30s. While some of these cuts (notably those of the great Dock Boggs) have appeared on numerous other re-issues over the years, there are many gems here new to re-issue, all beautifully transferred by Chris King. Included are the high lonesome HARD FOR TO LOVE and PEDDLAR & HIS WIFE by the Appalachian Vagabond (Hayes Shepard), the fascinating SHE LIED TO ME, REUBEN OH REUBEN, CARELESS LOVE and SHORT LIFE OF TROUBLE by Emry Arthur, and the Boggs' classics DOWN SOUTH BLUES., PRETTY POLLY, DANVILLE GIRL, OLD RUB ALCOHOL BLUES and COUNTRY BLUES. Instrumentally there are 4 tracks by the uniquely appealing Dykes' Magic City Trio, a couple by the womnderful Fiddlin' Powers Family, and a previously undiscovered FAVORITE TWO-STEP by fiddler Melvin Robinette and guitarist Byrd Moore. With fine notes by Charles Wolfe, some neat photos and great graphics by David Lynch, this is a gem of a disc for any lover of old-time music. CALLAHAN'S REEL, HUCKLEBERRY BLUES, LAST DAYS IN GEORGIA, HOOK & LINE etc. Carefully remastered from the original 78 RPM recordings, this collection features several rarely heard performances such as "Hook & Line," "Huckleberry Blues," "Last Days In Georgia," and "Old Rub Alcohol Blues." In addition, a newly discovered fiddle performance by Byrd Moore & Melvin Robinette, "Favorite Two-Step," appears for the first time. Old Time ballads and songs such as "Pretty Polly" and "Careless Love" are featured alongside fiddle tunes like "Free Little Bird" and "Patty On The Turnpike." This exciting new collection from County Records features many previously unpublished photos and extensive notes by historian Charles Wolfe. This is a "must have" CD for those looking for old-time mountain music, from its original source.

Artists:

  • DYKES' MAGIC CITY TRIO
  • DOCK BOGGS
  • ROBINETTE & MOORE
  • HAYES SHEPHERD (APPALACHIAN VAGABOND)
  • EMRY ARTHUR
  • FIDDLIN' POWERS & FAMILY
  • BYRD MOORE
  • DELLA HATFIELD

Track Listing:

  • CALLAHAN'S REEL
  • DOWN SOUTH BLUES
  • LAST DAYS IN GEORGIA
  • HARD FOR TO LOVE
  • SHE LIED TO ME
  • HOOK & LINE
  • COUNTRY BLUES
  • FAVORITE TWO STEP
  • REUBEN OH REUBEN
  • CALLAHAN'S REEL
  • SHORTENING BREAD
  • PRETTY POLLY
  • CARELESS LOVER
  • SHORT LIFE OF TROUBLE
  • FREE LITTLE BIRD
  • DANVILLE GIRL
  • PATTY ON THE TURNPIKE
  • MAMA DON'T ALLOW NO LOW DOWN HANGIN' AROUND
  • PEDDLAR & HIS WIFE
  • OLD RUB ALCOHOL BLUES
  • CARELESS LOVE
  • BED BUGS MAKIN' THEIR LAST GO-ROUND
  • OLD VIRGINIA REEL PT. 2
  • THAT OLD TIGER RAG
  • HUCKLEBERRY BLUES