DIXON BROTHERS 'The Dixon Brothers With The Callahan Brothers'

DIXON BROTHERS 'The Dixon Brothers With The Callahan Brothers'

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Before making a few comments on this new 4-CD set from England, we need to point out that the Dixons and the Callahan Brothers did not record together --on this set 3 CDs are devoted to the Dixon Brothers and disc 4 is essentially made up of songs by the Callahans (1934-1939 recordings for A.R.C.). Those who are intrigued by the Dixon Brothers unique down home style of singing and playing will be glad to see this re-issue of the duo's complete recorded works. The brothers were mill workers in the Piedmont region of the country, who gained a following through their records and radio broadcasts over station WBT in Charlotte, N.C. Influenced by Darby & Tarlton's earlier recordings, the Dixons made a total of 81 recordings for the Bluebird label between 1936 and 1938. It is interesting that at least 20 of the cuts appeared only on the Montgomery Ward label, which would tell us that a very significant part of their audience was deeply rural --many of the Ward 78s are so rare that only one or two copies are known to exist today. Apart from a handful of cuts that are pretty noisy, most everything here has a good quality sound. Though a good part of their repertoire is not particularly distinguished, there are more than enough interesting songs, such as SALES TAX ON THE WOMEN, DOWN WITH THE OLD CANOE (an interesting take on the sinking of the Titanic), TWO LITTLE BOYS, I DIDN'T HEAR ANYONE PRAY, INTOXICATED RAT, WEAVE ROOM BLUES, SPINNING ROOM BLUES, WEAVER'S LIFE, TWO LITTLE ROSEBUDS and THE GIRL I LEFT IN DANVILLE. The 20 Callahan Brothers songs are typical of the brother duet style of the 30s, with songs like KATIE DEAR, MAPLE ON THE HILL, ROUNDER'S LUCK, SHE'S MY CURLY HEADED BABY and I'VE RODE THE SOUTHEREN & THE L & N. Another bargain collection from the British JSP label. 4-CD set: $ 27.50

TRACK LISTING
CD 1
  • WEAVE ROOM BLUES
  • TWO LITTLE ROSEBUDS
  • SALES TAX ON WOMEN
  • INTOXICATED RAT
  • NOT TURNING BACK
  • WHITE FLOWER FOR YOU
  • ANSWER TO THE MAPLE ON THE HILL PT. 1
  • ANSWER TO THE MAPLE ON THE HILL PT. 2
  • GREENBACK DOLLAR PT. 1
  • SPINNING ROOM BLUES
  • MY GIRL IN SUNNY TENNESSEE
  • A WONDERFUL DAY
  • ARE YOU SURE?
  • OLD VACANT CHAIR
  • JUST HERE TO GET MY BABY OUT OF JAIL
  • NEVER TO BE SWEETHEARTS AGAIN
  • BONNIE BLUE EYES PT. 2
  • OCEAN OF LIFE
  • RAMBLING GAMBLER
  • DARK EYES
  • EASTER DAY
  • OLD TRUE LOVE
  • ANSWER TO MAPLE ON THE HILL PT. 4
  • BEAUTIFUL STARS
  • I WILL MEET MY PRECIOUS MOTHER

CD 2

  • WEAVER'S LIFE
  • DARLING DO YOU MISS ME
  • LITTLE BESSIE
  • HOW CAN A BROKE MAN BE HAPPY
  • THE SCHOOL HOUSE FIRE
  • SHE TICKLES ME
  • FISHERMAN'S LUCK
  • AT TWILIGHT OLD PAL OF YESTERDAY
  • CALL ME BACK PAL OF MINE
  • I WON'T ACCEPT ANYTHING FOR MY SOUL
  • WHAT CAN I GIVE IN EXCHANGE
  • WHAT WOULD I GIVE IN EXCHANGE PT. 5
  • THE GIRL I LEFT IN DANVILLE
  • TWO LITTLE BOYS
  • THE LONELY PRISONER
  • THE OLD HOME BREW
  • BLESS HIS PROMISE
  • THE WELL OF JACOB: JESUS SAID
  • LWAYS WAITING FOR YOU
  • WHEN JESUS APPEARS
  • SATISFIED AT LAST
  • SHINNING CITY OVER THE RIVER
  • HONEY IT'S JUST BECAUSE
  • BACK TO MY WYOMING HOME
  • I CAN'T TELL WHY I LOVE YOU

CD 3

  • UNDER THE OLD CHERRY TREE
  • ANYWHERE IS HOME
  • WHERE SHALL I BE
  • WOMAN'S ANSWER TO WHAT IS HOME WITHOUT LOVE
  • HOBO JACK THE RAMBLER
  • MORE PRETTY GIRLS THAN ONE PT. 3
  • THERE'S A PLACE IN MY HOME FOR MOTHER
  • BOOTLEGGER'S STORY
  • WONDER WHO'S KISSING HER PT. 2
  • A PRISONER'S PLEA
  • FAITHLESS HUSBAND
  • DOWN WITH THE OLD CANOE
  • I DIDN'T HEAR ANYBODY PRAY
  • GLORIOUS LIGHT IS DAWNING
  • HAVE COURAGE TO ONLY SAY
  • A MOTHER A FATHER A BABY
  • CHURCH AT THE FOOT OF THE HILL
  • TIME FOR ME TO GO
  • BEYOND BLACK SMOKE
  • WHEN GABRIEL BLOWS HIS TRUMPET FOR ME
  • SPEAK EVIL OF NO MAN
  • JIMMIE AND SALLIE
  • THE STORY OF GEORGE COLLINS
  • THE LIGHT OF HOMER ROGERS
  • AFTER THE BALL

CD 4

  • 'TWAS ONLY A DREAM
  • ANSWER TO BROKEN ENGAGEMENT
  • BY THE OLD OAKEN BUCKET LOUISE
  • HONEY BABE MINE
  • MY TRUNDLE BED
  • NEW TROUBLE
  • ONCE I HAD A DARLING MOTHER
  • GONNA QUIT MY ROWDY WAYS
  • SHE'S MY CURLY HEADED BABY
  • KATIE DEAR(SILVER DAGGER)
  • DON'T YOU REMEMBER THE TIME
  • SHE'S KILLING ME
  • ON THE BANKS OF THE OHIO
  • GOING TO HEAVEN ON MY OWN EXPENSE
  • I'VE JUST BEEN A BRAKEMAN
  • TAKE THE NEWS TO MOTHER
  • DRIVE MY BLUES AWAY
  • I'VE RODE THE SOUTHERN AND THE L & N
  • ROUNDER'S LUCK
  • THE PRICE I HAD TO PAY
  • CAROLINA SWEETHEART
  • MAPLE ON THE HILL
  • WHEN IT'S LAMPLIGHTING TIME UP IN HEAVEN
  • THE DYING GIRL'S FAREWELL
  • THE BESY PAL I HAD IS GONE
  • I WANT TO ASK THE STARS