VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Country Music Pioneers On Edison'

VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Country Music Pioneers On Edison'

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Document—an imported label—appears to have spent a lot more time and money on this new release than on their past old-time re-issues, which were in most cases plagued by inferior sound quality. With full color graphics and extensive notes, the album gives us a good sampling and overview of the old Edison label, a company that recorded little in the way of country music. Actually, they had just a handful of artists that would fall into that category, probably due to the fact that Thomas Edison himself had much to say about the artist roster, and most likely looked with disdain on “ peripheral” forms of music like Jazz, Blues and Old-Time (In short, Edison was never known for great music of any kind). But there were a few interesting items on the label in the mid to late 1920s, and this record gives us a sampling, though not all the 18 cuts are true examples of rural music. What is here are one Jasper Bisbee fiddle tune (DEVIL’S DREAM) and two by noted north Georgian Allen Sisson (KAISER’S DEFEAT JIG and SALLY BROWN). The nicest and most interesting pieces for the old time fan are the string band cuts by Fiddlin Powers (IDA RED), Posey Rorer’s N.C. Ramblers (GEORGIA JAIL) and Ernest Stoneman (HOP LIGHT LADIES and SALLY GOODWIN). There’s also a Fred Van Eps banjo solo and the rest of the disc is filled up with Vernon Dalhart, Carson Robison, Frank Luther, George Reneau etc The sound quality is much better that other CDs on this label

Artists:

  • SHIRLEY SPADLING
  • FRED VAN EPS
  • JASPER BISBEE
  • VERNON DALHART
  • ALLEN SISSON
  • BLUE RIDGE DUO
  • GENE AUSTIN & GEORGE RENEAU
  • FIDDLIN POWERS & FAMILY
  • CARSON ROBISON
  • THE DIXIE MOUNTAINEERS
  • ERNEST V. STONEMAN & FAMILY
  • FRANL LUTHER & HIS PARDS
  • FRANK WALLACE & HIS GUITAR
  • POSEY RORER'S NC RAMBLERS
  • THE RAIL SPLITTERS
  • frank luther &

Track Listing:

  • SOMEWHERE IN DIXIE
  • MEDLEY OF SOUTHERN MELODIES
  • THE DEVIL'S DREAM
  • WRECK OF THE OLD SOUTHERN 97
  • KAISER'S DEFEAT JIG
  • SALLY BROWN JIG
  • LONESOME ROAD BLUES
  • THE RAILROAD BLUES
  • IDA RED
  • JUST A MELODY
  • KINNIE WAGNER'S SURRENDER
  • HOP LIGHT LADIES
  • SALLY GOODWIN
  • BARBARA ALLEN
  • OKLAHOMA BLUES
  • DOWN IN A GEORGIA JAIL
  • WEST VIRGINIA HIGHWAY
  • NONSENSE