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FAT CITY STRING BAND 'The Original Fat City String Band'

Price: $13.50 (excluding tax)
SKU: MM-0050-CD
Weight: 0.33 LBS


Product Description

It's hard to believe the old-time revivalist "tradition" is now some 40+ years old having started with the first recordings by the New Lost City Ramblers. One of the very first such groups brave enough to take their music out into the commercial world was the Fat City String Band, consisting of Mac Benford, Walt Koken & Bob Potts. Having lost the rights to the use of that name at an early stage through some sort of infringement injunction, they went on to a successful & very influential career as the Highwoods String Band. Their lively renditions of classic string band recordings really laid the groundwork for serious interest in old-time music among hundreds of college age people throughout the country many of whom are still playing today. For many of them this release will be a nostalgic reminder of those exciting early times. The 15 cuts here were recorded between 1997 and 1999 and they suffer in comparison to group's early work: simply stated the musicians were understandably rusty and the recording quality is rudimentary sort of like a field recording. It is not state of the art old-time music but a nostalgic souvenir to remind us the work of a key old-time revival band.


Other Details

TRACK LISTING:
  • LIVIN' ON THE MOUNTAIN
  • AVALON QUICKSTEP
  • ROCK ABOUT MY SARO JANE
  • SUGAR N THE GOURD
  • HONEYBABE BLUES
  • ROLL ON BUDDY
  • I'M GOIN' BACK TO DIXIE
  • COWBOY'S DREAM
  • JESSE JAMES
  • SEVEN AND A HALF
  • TAKE YOUR LEG OFF MINE
  • FREE LITTLE BIRD
  • BIG SANDY
  • OLD AND GRAY
  • MISSISSIPPI SAWYERS
ARTISTS:
  • WALT KOKEN
  • MAC BENFORD
  • BOB POTTS

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