RED FOX CHASERS 'I'm Going Down To North Carolina-Complete Recordings 1928-31'

RED FOX CHASERS 'I'm Going Down To North Carolina-Complete Recordings 1928-31'

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Fans of Old-Time music got a nice sampling of this group’s music years ago from an old County label LP: now you can obtain all of the band’s surprisingly extensive output (42 pieces, all cut between 1928 and 1931) on this lovely 2-CD set. Seeing and hearing the group’s music all in one place gives us this thought: if the Red Fox Chasers had been recorded by the Columbia or Victor companies, they might have been one of the best known old-time bands of the period. But the Gennett label, fascinating as it is to today’s collectors, had quite limited distribution, reflected in the fact that only two or three copies of some of their records still exist today (which accounts for the really rough sound on a few of the tracks). Otherwise, this group really had a lot to offer. Guy Brooks was a fine fiddler, as one can tell from ARKANSAS TRAVELER, DID YOU EVER SEE THE DEVIL UNCLE JOE and MISSISSIPPI SAWYER . And Paul Miles—the group’s leader—was a dandy banjo picker, playing in a 3-finger style similar to Charlie Poole. And the vocals of Bob Cranford and A.P. “Fonzie” Thompson epitomize the best of old-time singing, from the wonderful full band numbers like STOLEN LOVE, NAOMI WISE, WRECK ON THE MOUNTAIN ROAD and DEVILISH MARY, to the equally fine duets like GOODBYE LITTLE BONNIE, SWEET FERN, PRETTY POLLY and KATY CLINE. Several of the songs here were later picked up by Bluegrass bands: LITTLE SWEETHEART PAL OF MINE, PUT MY LITTLE SHOES AWAY, BUDDED ROSES, etc. A fine package here with lots of great old time music.

Track Listing:

  • DISC ONE:
  • ARKANSAS TRAVELER
  • HONEYSUCKLE TIME
  • JIM & ME
  • WRECK ON THE MOUNTAIN ROAD
  • GIRL I LOVED IN SUNNY TENNESSEE
  • MISSISSIPPI SAWYERS
  • MAY I SLEEP IN YOUR BARN TONIGHT MISTER
  • PRETTY POLLY
  • THE BLIND MAN & HIS CHILD
  • LOOKING TO MY PRAYER
  • LITTLE SWEETHEART PAL OF MINE
  • GOODBYE LITTLE BONNIE
  • STOLEN LOVE
  • WHAT IS HOME WITHOUT BABIES
  • MURDER OF THE LAWSON FAMILY
  • TWINKLE LITTLE STAR
  • WEEPING WILLOW TREE
  • LULA WALL
  • VIRGINIA BOOTLEGGERS
  • MAKING LICKER IN NORTH CAROLINA PT. 1
  • MAKING LICKER IN NORTH CAROLINA PT. 2
  • DISC TWO:
  • TURKEY IN THE STRAW
  • MOUNTAIN SWEETHEART
  • SWEET FERN
  • NAOMI WISE
  • BUDDED ROSES
  • DID YOU EVER SEE THE DEVIL, UNCLE JOE?
  • SOMETHING WRONG WITH MY GAL
  • OTTO WOOD
  • TWO FALSE LOVERS
  • WE SHALL MEET ON THAT BEAUTIFUL SHORE
  • PUT MY LITTLE SHOES AWAY
  • TWO BABES IN THE WOODS
  • TELL MY MOTHER I'LL MEET HER
  • HOW I LOVE MY MABEL
  • KATY CLINE
  • BRING ME A LEAF FROM THE SEA
  • UNDER THE DOUBLE EAGLE
  • THAT SWEETIE OF MINE
  • DEVILISH MARY
  • MAKING LICKER IN NORTH CAROLINA PT. 3
  • MAKING LICKER IN NORTH CAROLINA PT. 4