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RED FOX CHASERS 'Classic Old Time Music From North Carolina' BACM-108-CD


Led by banjo picker Paul Miles, this 4-piece North Carolina band (fiddle, banjo, guitar & harmonica) had a lot of similarities with Charlie Poole (listen to their NAOMI WISE) in sound and repertoire. But because they recorded for a much less prominent label (Gennett) their recorded output remained less heard over the years. They featured two fine singers in Bob Crawford and A. P. Thompson, and in fact 10 of the 21 tracks here are Crawford & Thompson duets with just guitar and harp. The others feature a full string band sound with Guy Brooks on fiddle. There are some neat hoedowns like MISSISSIPPI SAWYER and DID YOU EVER SEE THE DEVIL, plus some fine songs with full band like STOLEN LOVE, WRECK ON THE MOUNTAIN ROAD and BLIND MAN & HIS CHILD. Sound quality is acceptable on most of the cuts including those from some very rare 78s. A fine collection of neat string band music from the late 1920s.