THE SHADY MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS 'The Shady Mountain Ramblers'

THE SHADY MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS 'The Shady Mountain Ramblers'

  • $6.00


This is a welcome 2-CD re-issue of 48 tunes & songs that originally appeared on 4 different LPs that came out between 1974 and 1981 on Bobby Patterson’s Heritage label from Galax, Va.. Most of the cuts are typical Galax area fiddle band music featuring the fiddling of Whit Sizemore (with other familiar Galax names: Tom Norman, Chester MacMillan and Audine Lineberry. What makes this package quite a bit out of the ordinary is the presence of Gary Patton on about a quarter of the tunes. Patton plays a country style piano with a light, delicate touch that is absolutely lovely and just about unique on record—we had forgotten just how fine was his playing on fiddle & parlor tunes like SWEET FERN, POLLY PUT THE KETTLE ON, LITTLE LIZA JANE and OLD MOLLY HARE. His playing of BIG BEND GAL (mistakenly titled “Rickett’s Hornpipe”) is an absolute joy to hear! Other tunes include EBENEZER, SILLY BILL, JOHN BROWN’S DREAM, RED WING, SALLY ANN, etc.

Artists:

  • DAN WILLIAMS
  • MIKE SIZEMORE
  • AUDINE LINEBERRY
  • WHIT SIZEMORE
  • TOM NORMAN
  • CHESTER McMILLIAN
  • GARY PATTON

Track Listing:

  • DISC ONE:
  • BLACK EYED SUSIE
  • JOHN BROWN'S DREAM
  • JOHN HENRY
  • CACKLIN' HEN
  • SOLDIER'S JOY
  • WILD BILL JONES
  • CHICKEN REEL
  • MISSISSIPPI SAWYER
  • GROUND HOG
  • MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW
  • EBENEZER
  • LONESOME ROAD BLUES
  • THE HONEST FARMER
  • DID YOU EVER SEE THE DEVIL UNCLE JOE
  • WALKING IN MY SLEEP
  • NOBODY'S BUSINESS
  • SALLY GOODIN'
  • JUST BECAUSE
  • SUNNY HOME IN DIXIE
  • OVER THE WAVES WALTZ
  • WEST VIRGINIA FAREWELL
  • RUBY
  • SILLY BILL
  • DISC TWO:
  • SWEET BY AND BY
  • SUGAR HILL
  • TWINKLE LITTLE STAR
  • FALL ON MY KNEES
  • RED WING
  • SALLY ANN
  • TRAIN 45
  • STEP BACK
  • HOME SWEET HOME
  • I'LL LOVE YOU TILL THE END OF THE WORLD
  • SWEET SUNNY SOUTH
  • RICKETT'S HORNPIPE
  • I'M THINKING TONIGHT OF MY BLUE EYES
  • OLE MOLLY HARE
  • DON'T GO OUT TONIGHT DARLING
  • POLLY PUT THE KETTLE ON
  • LITTLE MAGGIE
  • UNCLOUDY DAY
  • HANSOME MOLLY
  • MAY I SLEEP IN YOUR BARN TONIGHT MISTER
  • LITTLE LIZA JANE
  • OLD 97
  • SHORT LIFE OF TROUBLE
  • SWEET FERN
  • I'LL BE ALL SMILES TONIGHT