VARIOUS 'Nashville - The Early String Bands, Vol. 2'

VARIOUS 'Nashville - The Early String Bands, Vol. 2'

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Here, in two separate volumes are 38 great recordings from the late 1920s and early 1930s played by string bands from central Tennessee. Almost all of these bands played on the Grand Ole Opry in its earliest days, and their histories and significance are detailed in two superb sets of notes by the noted country historian Charles Wolfe. There’s a lot of variety here, from the solo fiddle of Uncle Bunt Stephens and Uncle Jimmie Thompson to DeFord Bailey’s harmonica solos, rousing solos & ensembles featuring the inimitable Uncle Dave Macon to the full string band dance tunes by Dr Bate and Paul Warmack’s Gully Jumpers. Reissues of two similar LPs long out of print, these have been reworked by County, with additional tracks added, superb new remastering by Rich Nevins and additional photos & data. Great music here, beautifully presented. (The CDs can be purchased separately.

Artists:

  • CROOK BROTHERS STRING BAND
  • UNCLE DAVE MACON
  • THERON HALE & DAUGHTERS
  • DEFORD BAILEY
  • McGEE BROTHERS & TODD
  • UNCLE JIMMY THOMPSON
  • BLIND JOE MANGRUM
  • FRED SHRIVER

Track Listing:

  • Going Across The Sea - Crook Brothers String Band
  • Over The Road I'm Bound To Go - Uncle Dave Macon
  • Hale's Rag - Theron Hale/Daughters
  • Ice Water Blues - Deford Bailey
  • Old Master's Runaway - McGee Brothers/Todd
  • Karo - Uncle Jimmy Thompson
  • Bill Cheatam - Blind Joe Mangrum/Fred Shriver
  • Brown's Ferry Blues - Sam/Kirk McGee
  • Uncle Jimmy's Favorite Fiddling Pieces - Uncle Jimmy Thompson
  • Jolly Blacksmith - Theron Hale/Daughters
  • Jobbin Gettin' There - Crook Brothers String Band
  • Alcoholic Blues - Deford Bailey
  • Bacon & Cabbage - Blind Joe Mangrum/Fred Shriver
  • Billy Wilson - Uncle Jimmy Thompson
  • Muscle Shoals Blues - Deford Bailey
  • Love Somebody - Crook Brothers String Band
  • Fire In The Mountain - Theron Hale/Band
  • Bake That Chicken Pie - Uncle Dave Macon/His Fruit Jar Guzzlers
  • John Henry - Deford Bailey