VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Rural Strings Bands of Tennessee'

VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Rural Strings Bands of Tennessee'

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This, the 2nd in an ongoing series of anthologies devoted to early commercial rural recordings of the South shows some of the riches to be found in the Volunteer state between 1925 & 1930. Lovers of old-time string bands will find a bunch of gems in the 18 tracks here that feature stellar performances by WEEMS STRING BAND, GRAYSON & WHITTER, VANCE’S TENN. BREAKDOWNERS, CHARLIE BOWMAN, ROANE COUNTY RAMBLERS and RIDGEL’S FOUNTAIN CITIANS among others. Fine notes by Charles Wolfe, good sound and photos of almost all the bands highlight this super collection. (The disc contains no recordings by the early Opry bands—those are to be covered in a separate release). DAVY, BOLL WEEVIL, TENNESSEE BREAKDOWN, SARO, ALABAMA TROT, I’M SAD & BLUE, etc.

Artists:

  • WEEMS STRING BAND
  • ROANE COUNTY RAMBLERS
  • VANCE'S TENNESSEE BREAKDOWNERS
  • WARREN CAPLINGER'S CUMBERLAND MOUNTAIN ENTERTAINERS
  • CHARLIE BOWMAN AND HIS BROTHERS
  • GRANT BROTHERS
  • LINDSEY AND CONDER
  • GRAYSON AND WHITTER
  • TENNESSEE RAMBLERS
  • WEEMS STRING BAND
  • ROANE COUNTY RAMBLERS
  • RIDGEL'S FOUNTAIN CITIAN'S
  • MCCARTT BROTHERS AND PATTERSON
  • CHARLIE BOWMAN AND HIS BROTHERS
  • MR AND MRS. J.W. BAKER
  • HOMER DAVENPORT AND THE YOUNG BROTHERS
  • PERRY COUNTY MUSIC MAKERS
  • VANCE'S TENNESSEE BREAKDOWNERS

Track Listing:

  • GREENBACK DOLLAR
  • EVERYBODY TWO-STEP
  • TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN FOX CHASE
  • SARO
  • FORKED DEER
  • JOHNSON BOYS
  • BOLL WEEVIL
  • GOING DOWN THE LEE HIGHWAY
  • PREACHER GOT DRUNK AND LAID HIS BIBLE DOWN
  • DAVY
  • ALABAMA TROT
  • BABY CALL YOUR DOG OFF
  • GREEN VALLEY WALTZ
  • MOONSHINER AND HIS MONEY
  • ON THE BANKS OF THE OLD TENNESSEE
  • OLD HEN CACKLED, THE
  • I'M SAD AND BLUE
  • TENNESSEE BREAKDOWN