VARIOUS ARTISTS 'The Art of Old-Time Mountain Music'

VARIOUS ARTISTS 'The Art of Old-Time Mountain Music'

  • $13.50


Over the years the Rounder label has recorded dozens of albums of old-time music, and this new 28-track collection certainly gives a good idea of the scope and variety of the music it has preserved. Personally, I think the same impressive variety could have been achieved while presenting nothing but “gems” from Rounder’s vaults. As it is, there are definitely some gems, but there are also some average, and even a few weak performances that do not convey the power of top-notch rural music from America’s past. The album is well-annotated by Kerry Blech, and there are enough fine tracks to make this a very worthwhile anthology; some of these are Ola Belle Reed’s classic HIGH ON A MOUNTAIN, ROCKY MOUNTAIN by Bruce Molsky, BOATMAN SONG by Marvin Gaster, FAREWELL TRION by James Bryan & Bob Carlin, BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM by Ralph Blizard, and a neat piano version of OLD MOLLY HARE by Haywood Blevins of Sparta, NC. Nicely produced, with 24-page booklet.

Artists:

  • HAYWOOD BLEVINS
  • JOHN W. SUMMERS
  • GLENN OHRLIN
  • FRAZIER & PATTERSON
  • OLA BELLE REED
  • OWEN "SNAKE" CHAPMAN
  • WILSON DOUGLAS
  • BRUCE MOLSKY
  • BIG HOEDOWN
  • OSCAR WRIGHT
  • EUGENE WRIGHT
  • ASA MARTIN
  • SMOKEY VALLEY BOYS
  • DOROTHY RORICK
  • JIM HERD
  • JOE THOMPSON
  • MARVIN GASTER
  • CHARLIE KINNEY
  • FIELDS WARD
  • CLARK KESSINGER
  • BOB CARLIN
  • MOSE COFFMAN
  • HAMMONS FAMILY
  • SAM CONNOR
  • DENT WIMMER
  • DINK ROBERTS
  • THE WATSON FAMILY
  • PERRY RILEY
  • ALMEDA RIDDLE
  • RALPH BLIZARD
  • NEW SOUTHERN RAMBLERS
  • UNCLE DAVE MACON
  • SAM MCGEE
  • LLOYD CHANDLER

Track Listing:

  • OLD MOLLY HARE (HAYWOOD BLEVINS)
  • OLD BLIND SOW, SHE STOLE THE MIDDLINS (JOHN W. SUMMERS)
  • THE HIGH TONED DANCE (GLENN OHRLIN)
  • PO BLACK SHEEP (FRAZIER & PATTERSON)
  • HIGH ON A MOUNTAIN (OLA BELLE REED)
  • MCMINNVILLE'S BREAKDOWN (OWEN "SNAKE" CHAPMAN)
  • ONE MORE RIVER TO CROSS (WILSON DOUGLAS)
  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN (BRUCE MOLSKY AND BIG HOEDOWN)
  • PROTECTING THE INNOCENT (OSCAR & EUGENE WRIGHT)
  • DEATH OF J.B. MARCUM (ASA MARTIN)
  • BENTON'S DREAM (SMOKEY VALLEY BOYS)
  • THE HOUSE CARPENTER (DOROTHY RORICK)
  • RABBIT, WHERE'S YOUR MAMMY? (JIM HERD)
  • BLACK EYED DAISY (JOE THOMPSON)
  • THE BOATMAN SONG (MARVIN GASTER)
  • KICKED UP A DEVIL OF A ROW (CHARLIE KINNEY)
  • BURY ME NOT ON THE LONE PRAIRIE (FIELDS WARD)
  • RED BIRD (CLARK KESSINGER)
  • FAREWELL TRION (BOB CARLIN)
  • LOST INDIAN (MOSE COFFMAN (THE HAMMONS FAMILY))
  • OLD TIME FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN (SAM CONNOR AND DENT WIMMER)
  • FOX CHASE (DINK ROBERTS)
  • TUCKER'S BARN (THE WATSON FAMILY)
  • FEED MY HORSE ON CORN AND HAY (PERRY RILEY)
  • I'M A LONG TIME TRAVELLING HERE BELOW (ALMEDA RIDDLE)
  • BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM (RALPH BLIZARD AND THE NEW SOUTHERN RAMBLERS)
  • GO ON, NORA LEE (UNCLE DAVE MACON & SAM MCGEE)
  • A CONVERSATION WITH DEATH (LLOYD CHANDLER)