VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Kentucky Mountain Music' (7CDs)

VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Kentucky Mountain Music' (7CDs)

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Years in the making, here at last is this stunning 7-CD Boxed set containing over 150 recordings taken from both commercial recordings of the 1920s & 30s and field recordings of the 1930s and 40s. With heavy emphasis on the fabulous variety of fiddle music that made Kentucky’s old-time traditions stand out, the set is lovingly presented with an impressive and attractive 32-page booklet of photos and notes by Rich Nevins & Charles Wolfe. They incorporate en enormous amount of research done years ago by the late Guthrie Meade: it is truly amazing that so many facts (and photos) have been gained by the researchers, and equally amazing that all of the original recordings have been found and brought together (in fine sound), when so many of them are so extremely rare. Here are just a few of the wonderful artists represented in this collection: BUELL KAZEE, BURNETT & RUTHERFORD, FIDDLIN’ DOC ROBERTS, BILL STEPP, PETE STEELE, GEORGE ROARK, JIMMIE JOHNSON, TED GOSSETT’S STRING BAND, WALTER FAMILY, HENRY BANDY, GREEN BAILEY, J.W. DAY, CROCKETT FAMILY, TAYLOR’S KENTUCKY BOYS, RUTHERFORD & FOSTER, etc. A huge amount of music here—all of it good to great—and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for anyone who loves old-time music!

Track Listing:

  • Disc 1:
  • LADIES ON THE STEAMBOAT- Burnett & Rutherford
  • THE DYING SOLDIER- Buell Kazee
  • LITTLE RABBITT/RABBITT WHERE’S YOUR MAMMY- Crockett Family Mountaineers
  • I TRULY UNDERSTAND YOU LOVE ANOTHER- Shortbuckle Roarke & Family
  • EIGHTH OF JANUARY- Ted Gossett’s Band
  • ALL NIGHT LONG BLUES- Burnett & Rutherford
  • SHIPPING PORT- Jimmy Johnson’s String Band
  • THE ROWAN COUNTY CREW- Robert L. Day
  • DEER WALK- Doc Roberts
  • LET HER GO, I’LL MEET HER- Rutherford & Foster
  • THAT’S MY RABBIT, MY DOG CAUGHT IT- Walter Family
  • LILLIE DALE- Martin & Roberts
  • CUMBERLAND GAP- Rutherford, Moore & Burnett
  • THE OLD FISH SONG- James Howard
  • THE RED HIL SPECIAL- Fort Thomas Group
  • IF I DIE A RAILROAD MAN- Green Bailey
  • GRAND HORNPIPE- J.W. Day
  • EAST VIRGINIA- Walter Williams
  • FORKED DEER- Taylor’s Kentucky Boys
  • PRETTY POLLY- Pete Steele
  • RUN BANJO- Justis Begley
  • WE’LL UNDERSTAND IT BETTER BYE AND BYE- Kentucky Mountain Chorusters
  • Disc 2:
  • CURLEY HEADED WOMAN- Burnett & Rutherford
  • GATE TO GO THROUGH- Jimmy Johnson’s String Band
  • HOT CORN- Martin & Roberts
  • GRANDMA’S RAG- Taylor, Moore & Burnett
  • I’M AS FREEE LITTLE BIRDIE AS CAN BE- Rutherford & Foster
  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT- Ted Gossett’s Band
  • SHUT UP IN COAL CREEK MINE- Green Bailey
  • SUGAR IN MY COFFEE (MEDLEY)- Crockett Family Mountaineers
  • THE BUTCHER’S BOY (THE RAILROAD BOY)- Buell Kazee
  • NEW MONEY- Doc Roberts
  • PEARL BRYAN- Burnett & Rutherford
  • CROOKED JOHN- Kentucky String Ticklers
  • THE MOONSHINER- Daw Henson
  • FORKED DEER- J.W. Day
  • THE DIXIE COWBOY- Taylor’s Kentucky Boys
  • MISSISSIPPI SAWYER- Walter Williams
  • SIX MONTHS AIN’T LONG- Rutherford & Foster
  • BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM- Ed Morrison
  • ELLEN SMITH- Theophilus Hoskins
  • FIVE UP- Henry L. Bandy
  • PAYDAY AT COAL CREEK- Pete Steele
  • GOLDEN WILLOW TREE- Justis Begley
  • THE LAST APPEAL- Alice & Martha Williams & Elizabeth Flatt
  • Disc 3:
  • WAY UP ON CLINCH MOUNTAIN- J.W. Day
  • GOING TO JAIL- Ted Gossett’s Band
  • RICHMOND BLUES- Rutherford & Foster
  • SOAP IN THE WASHPAN- Jimmy Johnson’s String Band
  • AIN’T GOING TO LAY MY ARMOR DOWN- McVay & Johnson
  • OLD VOILE- Blue Ridge Mountaineers
  • GENTLE ANNIE- Asa Martin
  • BILLY IN THE LOW GROUND- Burnett & Rutherford
  • LADY MARGARET AND SWEET WILLIAM- Daw Henson
  • AND THE CAT CAME BACK- Doc Roberts
  • PASS AROUND THE BOTTLE- Walter Williams
  • COAL CREEK MARCH- Marion Underwood
  • JOHNNY O JOHNNY- Pete Steele
  • TAYLOR’S QUCKSTETP (MONROE COUNTY QUICKSTEP)- Rutherford & Foster
  • I’VE BEEN ALL AROUND THIS WORLD- Justis Begley
  • JENNY BAKER- Jimmy Johson’s String Band
  • COME ALL YOU ROVING COWBOYS- Clay Walters
  • SOLDIER’S JOY- Taylor’s Kentucky Boys
  • I CAME TO THIS COUNTRY- Maynard Britton
  • MEDLEY OF OLD TIME DANCE TUNES PART 1 (HUSKING BEE/OLD MOLLY HARE/WILD HORESE/SOLDIER’S JOY/ ARKANSAS TRAVELLER)- Crockett Family Mountaineers
  • RAMBLING RICKLESS HOBO- Burnett & Rutherford
  • WILD HORSE- Bill Stepp & Walter Williams
  • OLD CHRISTMAS- Boyd Asher
  • THE ROWAN COUNTY FEUD- Ted Chestnut
  • WISH I HAD MY TIME AGAIN- Hatton Brothers
  • Disc 4:
  • OLD FLANNIGAN- Blue Ridge Mountaineers
  • WILLIE MOORE- Burnett & Rutherford
  • THE WILD WAGONER- J.W. Day
  • MY CABIN HOME AMONG THE HILLS- Asa Martin
  • BOW LEGGED IRISHMAN- Ted Gosset’s Band
  • THERE’S NO ONE LIKE THE OLD FOLKS- Rutherford & Foster
  • OLD BLIND DOG- Jimmy Johnson’s String Band
  • THE SPORTING BACHELORS- Buell Kazee
  • SOURWOOD MOUNTAIN- Tayor’s Kentucky Boys
  • THE ROVING BOY- Justis Begley
  • MEDLEY OF OLD TIME DANCE TUNES PART 2 (SOURWOOD MOUNTAIN/SALLY IN THE GARDEN/SALLY GOODIN)- Crockett Family Mountaineers
  • LACK FOL DIDDLE I DAY- Pete Steele
  • LOST JOHN- Burnett & Rutherford
  • THERE’S MORE PRETTY GIRLS THAN ONE- Rutherford & Foster
  • SHAKER BEN- Walter Family
  • JESUS WALKING THROUG THE LAND- Rev Sherwin Sizemore & Church of the Ten Elders
  • PICKAWAY- Green’s String Band
  • WALLINS CREEK GIRLS- Daw Henson
  • WE’LL ALL GO TO HEAVEN WHEN THE DEVIL GOES BLIND- Ed Morrison
  • JOHN HARDY- Walter Williams
  • WINK THE OTHER EYE- Hack’s String Band
  • HICKORY JACK- Boyd Asher
  • WORKING’S TOO HARD- J.M. Mullins
  • SAIL AWAY LADIES- Henry L. Bandy
  • THE GREAT REAPING DAY- Kentucky Mountain Chorusters
  • Disc 5:
  • BUFFALO GALS (MEDLEY)- Crockett Family Mountaineers
  • THREE BLACK SHEEP- Howard & Peak
  • RUN THEM COONS IN THE GROUND- Clifford Gross
  • IS WISH I WAS A MOLE IN THE GROUND- Green Baily
  • FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN- Ted Gossett’s Band
  • WAKE UP YOU DROWSY SLEEPERS- Oaks Family
  • CUTTIN AT THE POIN- Charlie Wilson & His Hillbillies
  • THE COWBOY TRAIL- Buell Kazee
  • DRINK MORE CIDER- Jimmy Johnson’s String Band
  • TWO FAITHFUL LOVERS- Rutherford & Foster
  • MAXWELL GIRL- Taylor’s Kentucky Boys
  • SWAFFORD BRANCH STILLS- Daw Henson
  • WILD HOG IN THE WOODS- Lonesome Luke & His Farm Boys
  • THE SOLDIER AND THE LADY- Marvin Thornton & Fort Thomas Group
  • PINE TREE- Kentucky Woodchoppers
  • LORD DANIEL- Green Maggard
  • LEAVING HERE BLUES- Kentucky String Ticklers
  • THE PEDDLER AND HIS WIFE- James Howard
  • WAYNESBURGH- Doc Roberts
  • LITTLE STREAM OF WHISKEY- Burnett & Rutherford
  • NEXT TO YOUR MOTHER, WHO DO YOU LOVE- Madisonville String Band
  • LITTLE BIRDIE- Pete Steele
  • HOG EYED MAN- Theophilus Hoskins
  • (FRAGMENT)- Walter Williams
  • I’L BE READY WHEN THE BRIDEGROOM COMES- McVay & Johnson
  • Disc 6:
  • BILL CHEATHAM- Mangrum & Shriver
  • SHORT LIFE OF TROUBLE- Buell Kazee
  • B FLAT RAG- Madisonville String Band
  • THE FATE OF ELLEN SMITH- Green Bailey
  • WASHINGTON QUADRILLE- Jimmy Johnson’s String Band
  • STORMS MAY RULE THE OCEAN- Rutherford & Foster
  • GRAY EAGLE- Taylor’s Kentucky Boys
  • BILE DEM CABBAGE DOWN- Crockett Family Mountaineers
  • MARTHA CAMPBELL- Doc Roberts
  • I’LL BE WITH YOU WHEN THE ROSES BLOOM AGAIN- Burnett & Rutherford
  • SHELVIN ROCK- Charlie Wilson & His Hillbillies
  • THE ROVING COWBOY- Buell Kazee
  • FOX CHASE- Ted Gossett’s Band
  • DOGS IN THE ASHCAN- Lonesome Luke & His Farm Boys
  • COME ALL YE FAIR AND HANDSOME GIRLS- Green Maggard
  • RAMBLING HOBO- Pete Steele
  • LEATHER BREECHES- Clifford Gross
  • POISON IN A GLASS OF WINE- Bill Bundy
  • THE VALENTINE- Tom West
  • FLYING CLOUD WALTZ- Walter Family
  • A WESTERN UNION TELEGRAM- Ed Morrison
  • MY LITTLE CARPENTER- James Howard
  • HOOK AND LINE- Hatton Brothers
  • WILL IT PAY- Oaks Family
  • Disc 7:
  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT- Cliford Gross
  • THE ORPHAN GIRL- Buell Kazee
  • HONEYMOON STOMP- Doc Roberts Trio
  • I AIN’T A BIT DRUNK- George Roark
  • BACON AND CABBAGE- Mangrum & Shriver
  • I CANNOT BE YOUR SWEETHEART- Howard & Peak
  • LITTLE BOY WORKING ON THE ROAD- J.W. Day
  • I MUST SEE MY MOTHERS- Martin & Hobbs
  • NEW HARMONY WALTZ- Kentucky Woodchoppers
  • SUGAR HILL- Crockett Family Mountaineers
  • KENTUCKY PLOWBOY’S MARCH- Hack’s String Band
  • YOU’LL MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE- Oaks Family
  • TIPPLE BLUES- Kentucky String Ticklers
  • HE’S ONLY A MINER KILLED IN THE GROUND- Ted Chestnut
  • RYE STRAW- Doc Roberts
  • SHE’S A FLOWER FROM THE FIELDS OF ALABAMA- Rutherford, Moore & Burnett
  • CHING CHOW- Jimmy Johnson’s String Band
  • MY MOTHER’S HANDS- Shortbuckle Roark & Family
  • MY PRETTY SNOW DEER- Madisonville String Band
  • WALTER FAMILY WALTZ- Walter Family
  • GOING ACROSS THE SEA- Henry L Bandy
  • KNOXVILLE RAG- Taylor, Moore & Burnett
  • I’M ROLLING ALONG- Buell Kazee