RALPH BLIZARD 'Ralph Blizard & The New Southern Ramblers'

RALPH BLIZARD 'Ralph Blizard & The New Southern Ramblers'

  • $13.50


82-year old Tennessee fiddler Blizard shows very well on this well put-together disc of old-time music. The tracks are split almost evenly between vocals and instrumentals, with the later category definitely the stronger. Blizard, who shows a pronounced Arthur Smith influence, is at his best on bluesy tunes like DICKSON COUNTY # 2, CARROLL COUNTY BLUES and FIDDLERS BLUES, but also has very nice versions of BONAPARTES RETREAT, LADY OF THE LAKE, KATY HILL and FOX CHASE. He is accompanied solidly and tastefully by Gordy Hinners on fretful banjo, Phil Jamison on guitar and John Hermann on. Good old-time fiddle music here. SAME OLD MAN, LAST TRAIN, PADDY ON THE TURNPIKE, THE GIRL I LOVE, BLOW YO WHISTLE FREIGHT TRAIN, etc.

Track Listing:

  • TURKEY IN THE STRAW
  • THE GIRL I LOVE
  • CHEATHUM COUNTY BREAKDOWN
  • MOONSHINE IN THE NORTH CAROLINA HILLS
  • CARROLL COUNTY BLUES
  • I'M GOING BACK TO THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS
  • BONAPARTE'S RETREAT
  • SAME OLD MAN
  • KATY HILL
  • AMELIA EARHART'S LAST FLIGHT
  • DICKSON COUNTY #2
  • PIG IN A PEN
  • FIDDLER'S BLUES
  • HAND ME DOWN MY WALKING CANE
  • LADY OF THE LAKE
  • LAST TRAIN
  • PADDY ON THE TURNPIKE
  • EIGHT MORE MILES TO LOUISVILLE
  • BLOW YOUR WHISTLE FREIGHT TRAIN
  • FOX CHASE
  • FIFTY YEARS AGO WALTZ.