RAFE BRADY 'Cherokee Rose'

RAFE BRADY 'Cherokee Rose'

  • $6.00


Brady was one of a handful of near legendary musicians from the rich musical area around Galax, Va. and Mr. Airy, N.C. He played with many professional bands, but did little or no recording while in his prime years. This CD was actually recorded as an LP in 1981 on the Heritage label, and gives a rough idea of what this fiddler could do, even though he was 68 years old when it was recorded. The 17 tunes and songs include mostly standards like HOP LIGHT LADIES, SILLY BILL, TEXAS GALES, SOLDIER’S JOY, KATY HILL,CACKLIN’ HEN and EBENEZER, but also show a few numbers that he picked up from older musicians like Charlie Poole (HAVE A DRINK ON ME) and Frank Jenkins (SUNNY HOME IN DIXIE). Brady is accompanied here by Ron Mullenex or Tom Mylet on clawhammer banjo or Bobby Patterson on Bluegrass banjo, and Dale Morris on guitar and bass. Brady sounds good here and we can only imagine what he sounded like in his prime.

Artists:

  • RAFE BRADY
  • RON MULLENNEX
  • TOM MYLET
  • JIMMY EDMONDS
  • BOBBY PATTERSON
  • DALE MORRIS

Track Listing:

  • TENNESSEE WAGONER
  • SILLY BILL
  • CHEROKEE ROSE
  • SUNNY HOME IN DIXIE
  • PRISON WALLS
  • HOP LIGHT LADIES
  • BILLY IN THE LOWGROUND
  • SURRY COUNTY JAIL
  • TEXAS GALES
  • DUCKS' EYEBALL
  • HAVE A DRINK ON ME
  • CACKLIN' HEN
  • PALLET ON THEN FLOOR
  • PADDY ON THE TURNPIKE
  • SOLDIER'S JOY
  • EBENEZER
  • KATY HILL