VARIOUS 'The Okeh Label: Classic Old-Time'

VARIOUS 'The Okeh Label: Classic Old-Time'

  • $15.00


At first this new re-issue from England looks like a sampler of one of the great labels of the 1920’s and early 30’s, but a closer look at the 25 titles shows that the compiler sought to feature a few key artists. Specifically there are 5 cuts by Scottdale String Band, 4 by Narmour & Smith, and 4 by Bela Lam & His Greene County Singers. The remaining 12 tracks range from classic cuts by the North Carolina Cooper Boys (DANIEL IN THE LION’S DEN) and Fiddlin’ Bob Larkan (WOMEN WEAR NO CLOTHES AT ALL) to rather pedestrian efforts by Andrew Jenkins, Phil Pavey and Ralph Richardson. Sound quality of the transfers is pretty free from noise but consequently lacks presence & brightness. Not a great anthology, but there are some fine cuts here, especially those by Bela Lam and Narmour & Smith. NEW COON IN TOWN, DRY GIN RAG, DEVIL IN THE WOODPILE, LITTLE MAUD, SCOTTDALE STOMP, TEXAS BREAKDOWN, ALL NIGHT LONG, etc.

Artists:

  • SCOTTDALE STRING BAND
  • NARMOUR & SMITH
  • BLIND ANDY JENKINS
  • HUGH RODEN & ROY RODGERS
  • BILL CHITWOOD
  • BELA LAM
  • NORTH CAROLINA COOPER BOYS
  • GEORGE WALBURN & EMMETT HETHCOX
  • RALPH RICHARDSON
  • FOUR VIRGINIANS
  • J.D. McFARLAND
  • PHIL PAEY
  • ROBA STANLEY & BILL PATTERSON

Track Listing:

  • MY OWN IONA
  • DRY GIN RAG
  • ALABAMA GLOOD
  • HOGS IN THE TATER PATCH
  • WHEN MARRIED FOLKS RUN OUT OF CASH
  • TEXAS BREAKDOWN
  • SWEET BYE & BYE
  • DANIEL IN THE LION'S DEN
  • LEE COUNTY BLUES
  • LITTLE DOG YODEL
  • NEW COON IN TOWN
  • CAROLINA GLIDE
  • LITTLE MAUD
  • TEQUILA HOP BLUES
  • THE SWEET STORY OF OLD
  • DEVIL IN THE WOODPILE
  • SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK
  • TEXAS SHUFFLE
  • SCOTTDALE STOMP
  • TELL IT AGAIN
  • WOMEN WEAR NO CLOTHES AT ALL
  • BRONCO BUSIN' BLUES
  • OLD FOLKS BETTER GO TO BED
  • ALL NIGHT LONG
  • CHINESE BREAKDOWN