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HENRY WHITTER 'Early Country Singer'

Price: $6.00 (excluding tax)
SKU: BACM-348
Weight: 0.35 LBS


Product Description

Whitter, from Fries, Virginia, was indeed one of the first rural musicians to record, and this CD documents 23 of his songs & tunes from the 1923-1928 period  (most of which appeared on the Okeh label).  Not a very good singer or instrumentalist, he gained fame more from his association with the legendary G.B. Grayson, and the couple dozen songs they recorded together for Victor and Gennett are enduring masterpieces—those are not on this CD: see the outstanding COUNTY-3517 for those gems.  Whitter was actually not a bad harmonica player and 2 of his tunes are included here—POOR LOST BOY and LOST GIRL OF WEST VIRGINIA. Despite the rather weak performances by Whitter, there are some interesting titles here, such as RABBIT RACE, GEORGE COLLINS, WRECK OF THE SOUTHERN OLD ’97, LONG TONGUED WOMAN, etc.

 

TRACK LISTING

 

  • WRECK OF THE SOUTHERN OLD 97
  • CHICKEN YOU'D BETTER GO BEHIND THE BARN
  • SHE'S COMING AROUND THE MOUNTAIN
  • DOUBLE HEADED TRAIN
  • LITTLE BROWN JUG
  • ROUND TOWN GIRL
  • BLACK EYED SUSAN
  • JENNY LIND POLKA
  • NELLIE GRAY
  • THE DRUNKARD'S CHILD
  • RABBIT RACE
  • THE LONG TONGUED WOMAN
  • BUTCHER BOY
  • I WISH I WAS A SINGLE GIRL AGAIN
  • PUT MY LITTLE SHOES AWAY
  • THE OLD GRAY MARE
  • GO BURY ME BENEATH THE WILLOW
  • IT'S A ROUGH ROAD TO GEORGIA
  • GEO. COLLINS
  • THE SNOW STORM
  • THE EXPLOSION AT ECCLES WEST VIRGINIA
  • THE LOST GIRL OF WEST VIRGINIA
  • POOR LOST BOY

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