VARIOUS 'The Possum Tapes'

VARIOUS 'The Possum Tapes'

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The ole possum has always been good for a few laughs in the South, but is seems to me that with 13 songs on the subject on one disc we have reached a state of overkill (roadkill?). I might not say that if there were some musical gems on this disc, but as one might expect it's novelty, it's mostly contrived, and it's a bit short on both real humor & musical content, though there is a fair amount of good pickin' here. On the plus side is the impressive cast of musicians, who appear in various combinations: Jimmy Martin, Jesse McReynolds, Carl Jackson, Glen Duncan, Roy Huskey Jr., Tim White, Wayne Taylor & others. If this record had to be made, why not spice it up with some of the more worthy possum songs & tunes of the past, such as CARVE THAT POSSUM, POSSUM HOLLOW, POSSUM & TATERS and/or POSSUM UP A GUM STUMP? Oh well, I guess ther are worse things to be obsessed with. POSSUM BLUES, 5 POUNDS OF POSSUM, MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, GOD MADE THE POSSUM, MOMMA'S NOT DEAD SHE'S JUST PLAYIN' POSSUM (oh my), POSSUM BREAKDOWN, POSSUM PARTY, TENNESEE POSSUM CHASE, etc.

Artists:

  • JIMMY MARTIN
  • TIM WHITE
  • JESSE McREYNOLDS
  • GLEN DUNCAN
  • ROY HUSKEY, JR.
  • RAY KIRKLAND
  • AL PERKINS
  • CARL JACKSON
  • TERRY ELDREDGE
  • MARK GLAZE
  • GARY OLLIS
  • DON OLLIS
  • TIM LAUGHLIN
  • TIM HARKLEROAD

Track Listing:

  • OLE BLUE
  • POSSUM BLUES
  • PATTIE ON THE TURNPIKE (PADDIE ON THE TURNPIKE)
  • POSSUM PROMENADE
  • BOIL THEM POSSUMS
  • POSSUM BREAKDOWN
  • POSSUM PARTY
  • TENNESSEE POSSUM CHASE
  • MOMMA'S NOT DEAD, SHE'S JUST PLAYIN' POSSUM
  • POSSUM HOLLOW ROAD
  • GOD MADE THE POSSUM
  • MIDDLE OF THE ROAD
  • 5 LBS OF POSSUM