BRADLEY KINCAID 'A Man and His Guitar 1927-1950'

BRADLEY KINCAID 'A Man and His Guitar 1927-1950'

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It is curious how much tastes have changed over the years when it comes to rural music. Groups that were totally obscure in the 1920s are heroes today, while some of the most popular entertainers of that time are almost forgotten now. Bradley Kincaid in the late 1920s was one of the 4 or 5 most popular country artists: he was a regular performer on WLS radio and later WSM's Opry, as well as other top radio stations, he sold thousands of records and was the first rural artist to cash in on the sale of song books that were advertised over the radio --his first few song folios went into many printings and surely sold in the 6-figure range if not higher (he eventually put out 13 different songbooks). But even with a magnificent array of old traditional songs, his music has never really struck a chord with today's old time music fans. His simple guitar playing was just rudimentary, and his singing, while pleasant, lacked the color and character of down home musicians like Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family or Cliff Carlisle, or even Gene Autry. This 100 track compilation (4-CD set) covers just about all of his career which extended from 1927 to the early 1950s. Because he recorded for several labels there are multiple versions of many of the songs, including 3 very similar versions each of BARBARA ALLEN, THE FATAL WEDDING and THE BLIND GIRL. Kincaid was certainly more than a footnote in the history of rural American music, and it's good to have a comprehensive collection like this available. With a good set of notes by Pat Harrison. 4-CD set: $ 27.50

Track Listing:

  • DISC 1:
  • METHODIST PIE
  • SOURWOOD MOUNTAIN
  • CINDY
  • PRETTY LITTLE PINK
  • OLD JOE CLARK
  • OLD COON DOG
  • WHEN THE WORK'S ALL DONE THIS FALL
  • GIVE MY LOVE TO NELL
  • TWO LITTLE GIRLS IN BLUE
  • GOOSEBERRY PIE
  • PEARL BRYAN
  • IN THE STREETS OF LAREDO
  • ANGELS IN HEAVEN KNOW I LOVE YOU
  • WILL THE ANGELS PLAY THEIR HARPS FOR ME
  • SWEET KITTY WELLS
  • BURY ME ON THE PRAIRIE
  • THE FATAL WEDDING
  • BARBARA ALLEN
  • THE TWO SISTERS
  • FAIR ELLEN
  • FROGGIE WENT A COURTIN'
  • THE SWAPPING SONG
  • LET THAT MULE GO AUNK! AUNK!
  • HAPPY DAYS LONG AGO
  • FOUR THOUSAND YEARS AGO
  • DISC 2:
  • AFTER THE BALL
  • CHARLIE BROOKS
  • THE LITTLE MOHEE
  • A PAPER OF PINS
  • THE RED RIVER VALLEY
  • THE LITTLE ROSEWOOD CASKET
  • MARY WORE THREE LINKS OF CHAIN
  • PRETTY LITTLE PINK
  • I COULD NOT CALL HER MOTHER
  • THE BLIND GIRL
  • OLD NUMBER THREE
  • GIVE MY LOVE TO NELL
  • ON TOP OF OLD SMOKY
  • I'LL BE ALL SMILES TONIGHT
  • CINDY
  • MY LITTLE HOME IN TENNESSEE
  • BURY ME ON THE PRAIRIE
  • THE WRECK ON THE C & O ROAD
  • LIZA UP IN THE 'SIMMON TREE
  • METHODIST PIE
  • SOURWOOD MOUNTAIN
  • BURY ME OUT ON THE PRAIRIE
  • THE TRUE AND TREMBLING BRAKEMAN
  • A PICTURE OF LIFE'S OTHER SIDE
  • THE BLIND GIRL
  • I WONDER WHEN I SHALL BE MARRIED
  • BILLY BOY
  • I GAVE MY LOVE A CHERRY
  • DISC 3:
  • THE RED RIVER VALLEY
  • LITTLE OLD LOG CABIN IN THE LANE
  • THE INNOCENT PRISONER
  • I WISH I HAD SOMEONE TO LOVE ME
  • SOMEWHERE, SOMEBODY'S WAITING FOR ME
  • FOR SALE A BABY
  • BARBARA ALLEN
  • THE FATAL WEDDING
  • AFTER THE BALL
  • OLD JOE CLARK
  • TWO LITTLE ORPHANS
  • THREE WISHES
  • IN THE LITTLE SHIRT THAT MOTHER MADE FOR ME
  • SWEET BETSY FROM PIKE
  • MAMMY'S PRECIOUS BABY
  • THE FIRST WHIPPOORWILL SONG
  • LIFE IS LIKE A MOUNTAIN RAILWAY
  • THE BLIND GIRL
  • THE FATAL WEDDING
  • THE FATAL DERBY DAY
  • SOME LITTLE BUG IS GOIN' TO GET YOU SOME DAY
  • LONG, LONG AGO
  • THE OLD WOODEN ROCKER
  • MY MOTHER'S BEAUTIFUL HANDS
  • THERE'S A RED LIGHT AHEAD
  • DISC 4:
  • AIN'T WE CRAZY
  • THE HOUSE CARPENTER
  • DOG AND GUN (AN OLD ENGLISH BALLAD)
  • DOWN BY THE RAILROAD TRACK
  • SWEET INNISCARA
  • THE FOGGY DEW
  • THAT TUMBLE DOWN SHACK IN ATHLONE
  • JIMMIE RODGERS' LIFE
  • THE DEATH OF JIMMIE RODGERS
  • ZEB TOURNEY'S GAL (FEUD SONG)
  • THE SHIP THAT NEVER RETURNED
  • I'LL TAKE YOU HOME AGAIN KATHLEEN
  • IN THE HILLS OF OLD KENTUCKY
  • JUST PLAIN FOLKS
  • THE FATAL DERBY DAY
  • HUMMINGBIRD SPECIAL
  • THOSE PRECIOUS LOVE LETTERS
  • FOOTPRINTS IN THE SNOW
  • THE LEGEND OF THE ROBIN'S RED BREAST
  • BRUSH THE DUST FROM THAT OLD BIBLE
  • AIN'T WE CRAZY
  • NOW THE TABLE'S TURNED ON YOU
  • BLUE TAIL FLY
  • HOUSEKEEPER'S TRAGEDY
  • I LOVED YOU BETTER
  • MY ROOSTER