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VARIOUS ARTISTS 'The Bristol Sessions'

Price: $120.00 (excluding tax)
SKU: BCD-16094-5-CD
Weight: 5.00 LBS


Product Description

Sometimes called “The Big Bang of Country Music”, the two field recording sessions that the Victor company conducted in the summer of 1927 and the fall of 1928 are particularly significant in that they included the first recordings by The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers, who were destined to become hugely successful and influential artists in the history of country music as we know it..  Curiously, there were only two songs cut then by Rodgers (SLEEP BABY SLEEP and THE SOLDIER’S SWEETHEART), who had to wait until his next record (BLUE YODEL) to start making a really big splash across the nation.  And the Carter Family’s relatively modest contribution to this story is just a 6-song sampling that included some of Sara Carter’s most impressive vocals including the powerful SINGLE GIRL and WANDERING BOY.  But any old time music fan will quickly realize the depth and quality of the music that was recorded in these historic sessions—it is a huge tribute to the good taste & judgment of Ralph Peer, the Victor producer who organized these sessions which accounted for more than 125 songs and tunes, most of them of very high musical quality.  Though many long time collectors and fans will already be familiar with most of the artists on this set, it is instructive to look at them from a new angle, and this amazingly beautiful production gives us a chance to do just that.  Apart from the music, the feature here is a fantastic 108-page hardbound book that contains dozens of great photos, a thorough discography, pictures of record labels and words to all the songs  ( did you ever try to copy down the words to BILLY GRIMES THE ROVER or BIG BEND GAL?). Just think of the richness of rural music at the time, when Ralph Peer could put a tiny notice in the local Bristol Virginia/Tennessee newspaper and end up a few days later  with some of the all time classic recordings of such artists as Alfred Karnes, J.P. Nester, B.F. Shelton, Ernest Stoneman, Ernest Phipps’ Holiness Singers, The Shelor Family,  The Bull Mountain Moonshiners,   Shortbuckle Roark and Blind Alfred Reed!!  There is a lot of music we could zero in on, but here are some of the greatest cuts ever:  Alfred Karnes’ THE DAYS OF MY CHILDHOOD PLAYS and WE SHALL ALL BE REUNITED has to be one of the greatest pairings ever, and the same can be said of B.F. Shelton’s DARLING CORA and PRETTY POLLY,  J.P. Nester & Norman Edmonds  fiddle/banjo duet of TRAIN ON THE ISLAND with BLACK EYED SUSIE, and both of the Shelor Family’s classic pairings.  And don’t fail to catch the amazing gospel songs by Ernest Phipps, like SHINE ON ME and JUST A LITTLE TALK WITH JESUS. A word of praise and thanks to Ted Olson, Tony Russell and Bear Family’s Richard Weize for an absolutely stunning job!    5-CD set & Book:  $ 120.00

TRACKS

 

Disc: 1:

  •   The Dying Girl's Farewell
  •  Tell Mother I Will Meet Her
  •  The Mountaineer's Courtship
  •  Midnight On The Stormy Deep
  •  Sweeping Through The Gates
  •  I Know My Name Is
  • Are You Washed In The Blood?
  • No More Good-Byes
  • The Resurrection (take 1)
  • The Resurrection (take 2)
  • I Am Resolved (take 1
  • I Am Resolved (take 2) 13
  • I Want To Go Where Jesus Is
  •  Do, Lord, Remember Me
  • Old Ship Of Zion
  •  Jesus Getting Us Ready For That Great Day
  • Happy In Prison
  • Don't Grieve After Me
  • What Will I Do, For My Money's All Gone
  • The Whip-poor-will's Song
  • Skip To Ma Lou, My Darling
  • Barney McCoy
  • Old Time Corn Shuckin', Part 1
  • Old Time Corn Shuckin', Part 2

 Disc: 2

  •  The Jealous Sweetheart (take 1)
  • The Jealous Sweetheart (take 2)
  • A Passing Policeman
  • Just A Message From Carolina
  • The Wreck Of The Virginian (take 1)
  • The Wreck Of The Virginian (take 2)
  • I Mean To Live For Jesus
  • You Must Unload
  • Walking In The Way With Jesus (take 1)
  • Walking In The Way With Jesus (take 2)
  • Two Brothers Are We
  • The Soldier's Poor Little
  • I Want To See My Mother (Ten Thousand Miles Away)
  • Pot Licker Blues
  • Narrow Gauge Blues
  • Cold Penitentiary Blues
  • Oh Molly Dear
  • Pretty Polly
  • Darling Cora
  • Called To The Foreign Field
  • I Am Bound For The Promised Land
  • Where We'll Never Grow Old
  • When They Ring The Golden Bells
  • To The Work
  • Train On The Island
  • Black-Eyed Susie
  • Johnny Goodwin

 Disc: 3

  •  Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow
  • Little Log Cabin By The Sea
  • The Poor Orphan Child
  • The Storms Are On The Ocean
  •  Single Girl, Married Girl
  • The Wandering Boy
  • Remember Me, O Mighty One
  • I'm Redeemed
  • Henry Whitter's Fox Chase
  • Rain Crow Bill
  • Big Bend Gal
  • Suzanna Gal
  • Sandy River Belle (take 1)
  • Sandy River Belle (take 2)
  • Billy Grimes, The Rover
  • The Newmarket Wreck
  • On The Banks Of The Sunny Tennessee
  • The Soldier's Sweetheart
  • Sleep Baby Sleep
  • The Longest Train I Ever Saw
  • Sweet Heaven When I Die
  • Miss 'Liza, Poor Gal
  • Greasy String
  • Your Blue Eyes Run Me Crazy
  • Standing On The Promises
  • At The River

 Disc: 4 

  •   My Name Is Ticklish Reuben
  • Way Down In Alabama
  • Do Not Wait 'Till I'm Laid 'Neath The Clay
  • The Days Of My Childhood Plays
  • We Shall All Be Reunited
  • If The Light Has Gone Out In Your Soul
  • Went Up In The Clouds Of Heaven
  • I Know That Jesus Set Me Free
  •  Shine On Me
  • Bright Tomorrow
  • A Little Talk With Jesus
  • I Cannot Be Your Sweetheart
  • Three Black Sheep
  • Good-night Darling
  • Little Bunch Of Roses
  • The Broken-Hearted Lover
  •  Angeline, The Baker
  • Old Shoes And Leggin's
  • We Parted By The Riverside
  • Down To Jordan And Be Saved
  • There's A Light Lit Up In Galilee
  • Going Up The Mountain After Liquor, Part 1
  • Going Up The Mountain After Liquor, Part 2
  • The Spanish Merchant's Daughter
  • Too Late

 Disc: 5

  •  I'll Be Happy
  • Like The Rainbow
  • Because I Love Him
  • Come To The Savior
  • Do Your Best, Then Wear A Smile
  • We Shall Reach Home
  • My Mother Is Waiting For Me In Heaven Above
  • She Has Climbed The Golden Stair
  • We'll Sing On That Shore
  • Singing The Story Of Grace
  • Help Me To Find The Way
  • He'll Be With Me
  • Brownie Blues
  • Unknown Blues
  • Where Is My Mamma?
  •  When You Go A'Courtin'
  • I Sat Upon The River Bank
  • New Orleans Is The Town I Like Best
  • She Tells Me That I Am Sweet
  • Mr. Brown, Here I Come
  • I Truly Understand, You Love Another Man
  • My Mother's Hands

 

ARTISTS

 

  • ERNEST STONEMAN
  • WALTER MOONEY
  • IRMA FROST
  • UNCLE ECK DUNFORD
  • ERNEST PHIPPS & HIS HOLINESS QUARTET
  • HATTIE STONEMAN
  • BLUE RIDGE CORN SHUCKERS
  • JOHNSON BROTHERS
  • BLIND ALRED REED
  • JOHNSON BROTHERS WITH TENNESSEE WILDCATS
  • EL WATSON
  • B. F. SHELTON
  • ALFRED G. KARNES
  • J. P. NESTER
  • BULL MOUNTAIN MOONSHINERS
  • CARTER FAMILY
  • ALCOA QUARTET
  • HENRY WHITTER
  • SHELOR FAMILY
  • MR. & MRS. J. W. BAKER
  • JIMMIE RODGERS
  • TENNEVA RAMBLERS
  • WEST VRIGINIA COON HUNTERS
  • TENNESSEE MOUNTAINEERS
  • SMYTH COUNTY RAMBLERS
  • HOWARD
  • PEAK
  • CLARENCE GREENE
  • STAMPS QUARTET
  • SMITH BROTHERS
  • THE PALMER SISTERS
  • TARTER & GAY
  • CAROLINA TWINS
  • SHORTBUCKLE ROARK & FAMILY

Disc: 1:

 

 The Dying Girl's Farewell

 Tell Mother I Will Meet Her

 The Mountaineer's Courtship

 Midnight On The Stormy Deep

 Sweeping Through The Gates

 I Know My Name Is

Are You Washed In The Blood?

No More Good-Byes

The Resurrection (take 1)

The Resurrection (take 2)

I Am Resolved (take 1

I Am Resolved (take 2) 13

I Want To Go Where Jesus Is

 Do, Lord, Remember Me

Old Ship Of Zion

 Jesus Getting Us Ready For That Great Day

Happy In Prison

Don't Grieve After Me

What Will I Do, For My Money's All Gone

The Whip-poor-will's Song

Skip To Ma Lou, My Darling

Barney McCoy

Old Time Corn Shuckin', Part 1

Old Time Corn Shuckin', Part 2

 

Disc: 2

 

The Jealous Sweetheart (take 1)

The Jealous Sweetheart (take 2)

A Passing Policeman

Just A Message From Carolina

The Wreck Of The Virginian (take 1)

The Wreck Of The Virginian (take 2)

I Mean To Live For Jesus

You Must Unload

Walking In The Way With Jesus (take 1)

Walking In The Way With Jesus (take 2)

Two Brothers Are We

The Soldier's Poor Little

I Want To See My Mother (Ten Thousand Miles Away)

Pot Licker Blues

Narrow Gauge Blues

Cold Penitentiary Blues

Oh Molly Dear

Pretty Polly

Darling Cora

Called To The Foreign Field

I Am Bound For The Promised Land

Where We'll Never Grow Old

When They Ring The Golden Bells

To The Work

Train On The Island

Black-Eyed Susie

Johnny Goodwin

 

Disc: 3

 

Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow

Little Log Cabin By The Sea

The Poor Orphan Child

The Storms Are On The Ocean

 Single Girl, Married Girl

The Wandering Boy

Remember Me, O Mighty One

I'm Redeemed

Henry Whitter's Fox Chase

Rain Crow Bill

Big Bend Gal

Suzanna Gal

Sandy River Belle (take 1)

Sandy River Belle (take 2)

Billy Grimes, The Rover

The Newmarket Wreck

On The Banks Of The Sunny Tennessee

The Soldier's Sweetheart

Sleep Baby Sleep

The Longest Train I Ever Saw

Sweet Heaven When I Die

Miss 'Liza, Poor Gal

Greasy String

Your Blue Eyes Run Me Crazy

Standing On The Promises

At The River

 

Disc: 4

 

 My Name Is Ticklish Reuben

Way Down In Alabama

Do Not Wait 'Till I'm Laid 'Neath The Clay

The Days Of My Childhood Plays

We Shall All Be Reunited

If The Light Has Gone Out In Your Soul

Went Up In The Clouds Of Heaven

I Know That Jesus Set Me Free

 Shine On Me

Bright Tomorrow

A Little Talk With Jesus

I Cannot Be Your Sweetheart

Three Black Sheep

Good-night Darling

Little Bunch Of Roses

The Broken-Hearted Lover

 Angeline, The Baker

Old Shoes And Leggin's

We Parted By The Riverside

Down To Jordan And Be Saved

There's A Light Lit Up In Galilee

Going Up The Mountain After Liquor, Part 1

Going Up The Mountain After Liquor, Part 2

The Spanish Merchant's Daughter

Too Late

 

Disc: 5

 

I'll Be Happy

Like The Rainbow

Because I Love Him

Come To The Savior

Do Your Best, Then Wear A Smile

We Shall Reach Home

My Mother Is Waiting For Me In Heaven Above

She Has Climbed The Golden Stair

We'll Sing On That Shore

Singing The Story Of Grace

Help Me To Find The Way

He'll Be With Me

Brownie Blues

Unknown Blues

Where Is My Mamma?

 When You Go A'Courtin'

I Sat Upon The River Bank

New Orleans Is The Town I Like Best

She Tells Me That I Am Sweet

Mr. Brown, Here I Come

I Truly Understand, You Love Another Man

My Mother's Hands


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