VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Classic Old Time Music On Vocalion'

VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Classic Old Time Music On Vocalion'

  • $15.00


The British Archive of Country Music label continues to put out some very nice re-issues, and this is one of the best so far, as someone has done a superior job in selecting the 23 tracks—all of which are worthy of re-issue with many being exceptional performances. Taken from old 78rpm records of the late 1920s and early 30s, the sound quality is quite good too, though there is not much in the way of notes here. Some of the best cuts have already appeared on County or Yazoo CDs, but there are plenty of great pieces here, and the concept gives the listener a good overview of Vocalion’s excellent 5000 series (there are also a couple of tracks from the mid-30s 02500 series, namely MY BABY KEEPS STEALIN SUGAR ON ME by Walker’s Corbin Ramblers and GO WAY & LET ME SLEEP by Ashley & Foster). There are wonderful tunes by Reaves’ White County Ramblers, Ridgel’s Fountain Citians, Carroll County Revelers, and the fascinating Perry County Music Makers. Also Alex Hood & His Railroad Boys, Fisher Hendley’s Carolina Tar Heels (HOOK & LINE), and 2 great songs by Bascom Lunsford (LOST JOHN DEAN and ITALY), and a charming BLUE EYED BOY by the Morris Family.

Artists:

  • REAVES WHITE COUNTY RAMBLERS
  • FISHER HENDLEY & HIS CAROLINA TAR HEELS
  • PERRY COUNTY MUSIC MAKERS
  • SOUTHERN MOONLIGHT ENTERTAINERS
  • ALEX HOOD & HIS RAILROAD BOYS
  • MILNER & CURTIS MAGNOLIA RAMBLERS
  • BASCOM LAMAR LUNSFORD
  • CAL DAVENPORT & HIS GANG
  • LOUIS BIRD
  • MORRIS FAMILY
  • RIDGEL'S FOUNTAIN CITIANS
  • FLOYD THOMPSON'S HOMETOWNERS
  • CARROLL COUNTY REVELERS
  • WALKER'S CORBIN RAMBLERS

Track Listing:

  • ARKANSAS WAGNER
  • HOOK AND LINE
  • GOT A BUDDY I MUST SEE
  • ARKANSAS PULLET
  • BUCKIN' MULE
  • GITTIN' UPSTAIRS
  • LOST JOHN
  • MY CABIN HOME
  • CORBIN SLIDE
  • NORTH EAST TEXAS BREAKDOWN
  • GO'WAY AND LET ME SLEEP
  • BROKEN HEARTED LOVER
  • BY THE COTTAGE DOOR
  • LOST JOHN DEAN
  • BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN BLUES
  • NOTHING GOES HARD WITH ME
  • BLUE EYED BOY
  • THE BALD HEADED END OF THE BROOM
  • MOUNTAINS OF VIRGINIA
  • ROME, GEORGIA BOUND
  • GEORGIA WOBBLE BLUES
  • ITALY
  • MY BABY KEEP STEALIN' ON ME