J. E. MAINER & HIS MOUNTAINEERS 'Old Time Mountain Music And More Old Time Mountain Music'

J. E. MAINER & HIS MOUNTAINEERS 'Old Time Mountain Music And More Old Time Mountain Music'

  • $11.00


In the late 1960s it got to be somewhat of a joke when “Uncle Jim” O’Neal issued another LP album by J. E. Mainer—J.E. ground out 20 volumes in a relatively few years, and each LP contained 20 songs or tunes! But looking back now, we are glad to have this music by this fine old-time musician. J.E. Mainer was somewhat unique in that he was playing and recording older fiddle and string band sounds for the Bluebird label in the mid and late 1930s, at a time when brother duets like the Blue Sky Boys, Delmore Brothers and Monroe Brothers were setting the pace. And J.E. continued to record in the older style right up until his death in 1971 (he made some excellent recordings for the King label in the 1940s). The current owners of Rural Rhythm have done a good thing here by issuing all 40 songs & tunes from Mainer’s first two Rural Rhythm LPs on this 2-CD set, which is all fine old time material, much of it learned from older rural recording artists like Uncle Dave Macon, Gid Tanner and Grayson & Whitter. While the quality of J.E.’s later albums started to run a bit thin after the 9th or 10th volume, the first 4 or 5 records were all excellent, and there’s really nothing weak on this set that includes such pieces as RAILROAD BILL, KENNY WAGNER, HOP ALONG PETER, GETTIN’ THERE RABBIT, RUN MOUNTAIN, DON’T YOU CRY MY HONEY, COURTIN’ IN THE RAIN etc. The two discs are accompanied by an excellent set of notes by authority Colin Escott. 2-CD set: $ 9.00

Track Listing:

  • DISC 1:
  • WATERMELON ON THE VINE
  • HOOP IT UP LIZA JANE
  • SWEET SUNNY SOUTH
  • SHOOT THE TURKEY BUZZARD
  • OH! THOSE TOMBS
  • KENNY WAGNER
  • RUN MOUNTAIN
  • ROCK THAT CRADLE, LUCY
  • DON'T GO OUT TONIGHT LITTLE DARLIN'
  • GRANNY KICKIN' UP HER HEELS
  • JOHNSON'S OLD GREY MULE
  • TICKLISH DAVID
  • STAYED IN THE WAGON YARD
  • GETTIN' THERE RABBIT
  • CITY ON MT. ZION
  • DON'T CRY HONEY
  • DANCE AROUND MOLLY
  • TABY LET YOUR HAIR HANG DOWN
  • ME AND MY GAL
  • JIM BOY'S BREAKDOWN
  • DISC 2:
  • JOLLY BLACKSMITH
  • HOP ALONG PETER
  • MAINER'S BLUES
  • SHOUT LULA
  • WILDWOOD FLOWER
  • DOWN THE OLD PLANK ROAD
  • KEEP MY SKILLET GOOD AND GREASY
  • FORTY YEARS AGO
  • GLASS NUMBER ONE
  • RAILROAD BILL
  • BLUE RIDGE BREAKDOWN
  • COURTIN' IN THE RAIN
  • OLD HEN SITTING IN A CHIMMY JAMB
  • DONKEY ON THE TRACK
  • ADAM AND EVE IN THE GARDEN
  • GET AWAY OLD MAN
  • JAY GOOSE IS DEAD
  • CLIMBING UP THE MOUNTAIN
  • GOODBYE LITTLE BONNIE
  • HAND ME DOWN MY PEG AND AWL