EARL TAYLOR & JIM McCALL WITH THE STONEY MOUNTAIN BOYS '24 Bluegrass Favorites'

EARL TAYLOR & JIM McCALL WITH THE STONEY MOUNTAIN BOYS '24 Bluegrass Favorites'

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The Rural Rhythm label continues its program of re-releasing much of its old LP recordings made under the direction of the late “Uncle Jim O’Neal” in the late 1960s and early 70s with this package that includes 24 songs from two albums cut in 1971. Earl Taylor was a respected singer and mandolin picker who never quite made it to the top in Bluegrass, though he played with Jimmy Martin as well as Flatt & Scruggs, and at his peak fronted an excellent band that included Walt Hensley on banjo. Their claim to fame was being the first Bluegrass band to appear in New York’s famed Carnegie Hall (in 1959). Taylor and McCall had good followings both in the Baltimore area and later in Cincinnati (where these tracks were recorded). In a nice set of notes, Colin Escott does an excellent job of putting their work and careers into perspective. Basically, they were one of a relatively small number of bands making a living (such as it was) in music in some pretty lean times for Bluegrass. Joined on these recordings by Tim Spradlin on banjo and Harley Gabbard on dobro, Taylor & McCall offer a good dose of solid traditional Bluegrass here, with a good mix of songs including some from a variety of sources. (Note that there is no duplication between this CD and their earlier Rural Rhythm RHY-188 (which contains more standard Bluegrass songs). ARE YOU TIRED OF ME, POOR REBEL SOLDIER, PRETTY QUADROON, LOW & LONESOME SEA, LITTLE HENRY LEE, etc.

Artists:

  • EARL TAYLOR
  • JIM McCALL
  • TIM SPRADLIN
  • CHARLES HASKINS
  • HARLEY GABBARD

Track Listing:

  • I'M GETTING READY TO GO
  • STATE OF ARKANSAS
  • LITTLE HENRY LEE
  • LOW AND LONESOME SEA
  • GHOST TRAIN
  • RAGTIME ANNIE
  • WHERE YOU GONNA HIDE
  • IT FELT SO GOOD
  • NO LOW DOWN HANGING AROUND
  • WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH THE MILL
  • POOR REBEL SOLDIER
  • WILDWOOD FLOWER
  • ARE YOU TIRED OF ME
  • SOMEONE TO LOVE YOU
  • PRETTY QUADROON
  • GLAD WHEN YOU'RE DEAD
  • THE DEVIL'S SLATE
  • MONROE BLUES
  • HILLBILLY PREACHER
  • AIN'T GONNA DO IT NO MORE
  • MY LITTLE GIRL
  • FILIPINO BABY
  • TIRED OF THE SAME THING
  • WASHINGTON LEE SWING