VARIOUS 'Classic Country Music On The Decca 5000 Series'

VARIOUS 'Classic Country Music On The Decca 5000 Series'

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This is an interesting and worthwhile theme for an old-time sampler, drawing on the catalog of one of the most important record labels of the 1930s (and later). Over 1100 records appeared in this famed series that started in 1934. This 27-cut compilation does show some of the variety in the series, and does present cuts by some important artists, but the selection overall is dubious, with much too much material that is marginal at best, and the absence of some important artist who provided much better music (for example the Carter Family, the Stripling Bros., Pete Cassell, Cliff Carlisle, the Callahan Bros., Milton Brown and the Delmores, among others). Instead we have a lot of rather bland or hokey tracks by Ross Rhythm Rascals, Hugh & Shrug’s Radio Pals, the Mack Brothers, Tex Owens and Happy Jack Turner, among others. Maybe there’ll be a Volume 2 that will feature more of the better music in this series.

Artists:

  • HOMER BRIARHOPPER
  • BILL COX
  • CLAYTON McMICHEN'S GEORGIA WILDCATS
  • KELLY FAMILY
  • CARLISLE BROTHERS
  • HAPPY JACK TURNER
  • HUGH & SHUGS'S RADIO PALS
  • FOUR ACES WITH LEO SOILEAU
  • FRANK LUTHER & BUDDY ROSS
  • RALPH HODGES DIXIE VAGABONDS
  • RICE BROTHERS GANG
  • RILEY PUCKETT
  • CLIFF BRUNER & TEXAS WANDERERS
  • STUART HAMBLEN'S COVERED WAGON
  • LOUISIANA STROLLERS
  • LEON'S LONE STAR COWBOYS
  • DAVE EDWARDS
  • RED RIVER DAVE McENERY
  • TEXAS RUBY
  • TEX OWENS
  • CAROLINA BUDDYS
  • EDITH & SHERMAN COLLINS
  • CURLY FOX WITH JOE SHELTON
  • LOG CABIN BOYS
  • LEON SCOTT & CLAUDE BOONE
  • MACK BROTHERS
  • ROSS RHYTHMN RASCALS

Track Listing:

  • I AM JUST WHAT I AM
  • IN 1992
  • BILE DEM CABBAGE DOWN
  • OUT ON THE DESERT
  • BROKEN HEART
  • PRETTY QUADROON
  • SUGAR BABE
  • WHEN THE MOON COMES OVER THE MOUNTAIN
  • PRAY FOR ME BOTHER
  • HIS LAST WORDS
  • MY CAROLINA SUNSHINE GIRL
  • TAKE ME BACK TO MY CAROLINA HOME
  • JESSIE'S SISTER
  • SUNSHINE ALLEY
  • MARRIED WOMAN BLUES
  • MISTREATED BLUES
  • OH BY JINGO, OH BY GEE
  • DOWN DEL RIO WAY
  • T. FOR TEXAS
  • PRAIRIE DREAM BOAT
  • MOTHER THE QUEEN OF MY HEART
  • YOU'RE A FLOWER BLOOMING IN THE WILDWOOD
  • LISTEN TO THE MOCKING BIRD
  • NEW CRAWDAD SONG
  • DON'T DIG MOTHER'S GRAVE
  • ON THE GOOD OLD SANTA FE
  • LULU'S BACK IN TOWN