VARIOUS 'Back Roads To Cold Mountain'

VARIOUS 'Back Roads To Cold Mountain'

  • $15.00


John Cohen—one of the founding members of the New Lost city Ramblers and an early pioneer in rural field recordings—has compiled this rich and fascinating collection of raw Appalachian sounds from field hollers to Bill Monroe. There are good notes and photos in a 32-page booklet as well as some great music, however for all but the most hard-core fans and scholars this CD will be more of a reference item than one for listening: personally, to draw listeners (especially new converts) to explore old-time music you don’t start an album with a field holler and a Dillard Chandler unaccompanied vocal, no matter how authentic these may be. But to point out some of the most memorable of the 27 tracks here we cite cuts by Texas Gladden, Roscoe Holcomb, Dock Boggs, Tommy Jarrell, DaCosta Waltz Orchestra (a re-issue from 1927), Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton, E.C. and Orna Ball, French Carpenter and the Stanley Brothers (RANK STRANGER). There are a few instrumental tunes, a few religious pieces and ballads—lots of ballads.

Artists:

  • T.J. CHESSER
  • DILLARD CHANDLER
  • BILL CORNETT
  • SACRED HARP SINGERS
  • FRENCH CARPENTER
  • DA COSTA WOLTZ'S SOUTHERN BROADCASTERS
  • DOCK BOGGS
  • OSCAR PARKS
  • OLD REGULAR BAPTISTS
  • DINK ROBERTS
  • JOE PATTERSON
  • ED, LONNIE & G.D. YOUNG
  • DORTHY MELTON
  • ROSCOE HOLCOMB
  • DELLIE NORTON
  • TEXAS GLADDEN
  • BILL MONROE
  • STANLEY BROTHERS
  • FIDDLIN' JOHN CARSON
  • DOC WATSON & GAITHER CARLTON
  • ORA DELL GRAHAM
  • JOE & ODELL THOMPSON
  • JAMES CRASE
  • E.C. & ORNA BALL
  • GAITHER CARLTON
  • TOMMY JARRELL & FRED COCKERHAM

Track Listing:

  • FIELD HOLLER
  • I WISH MY BABY WAS BORN
  • LOOK DOWN THAT LONESOME ROAD
  • MORNING SUN
  • CAMP CHASE
  • JOHN BROWN'S DREAM
  • BRIGHT SUNNY SOUTH
  • THE BATTLE OF STONE RIVER
  • SWEET GLORIES RUSH UPON MY SIGHT
  • ROUSTABOUT
  • FOX RACE
  • JIM & JOHN
  • THE DAY IS PAST & GONE
  • OMIE WISE
  • THE SILK MERCHANT'S DAUGHTER
  • HICKS FAREWELL
  • THREE LITTLE BABES
  • WAYFARING STRANGER
  • RANK STRANGER
  • CHRISTMAS TIME WILL SOON BE OVER
  • AND I AM BORN TO DIE
  • PULLIN' THE SKIFF
  • PUMPKIN PIE
  • GIVE THE FIDDLER A DRAM
  • ANGEL BAND
  • THE OLD MAN BELOW
  • WHEN SORROWS ENCOMPASS ME 'ROUND