VARIOUS 'Gastonia Gallop: Cotton Mill Songs & Hillbilly Blues'

VARIOUS 'Gastonia Gallop: Cotton Mill Songs & Hillbilly Blues'

  • $15.00


Collector Marshall Wyatt continues to put out wonderful re-issues on his OLD HAT label, and this is another welcome addition for anyone who loves the old-time sounds of the 1920s and 30s as they appeared on the old 78s of the time. Before you even get to the music, the stunning 24-page booklet of notes (designed by David Lynch) is enough to warm the heart of any old time music fan. As for the songs & tunes here, there are a very generous 24 tracks, by such North Carolina artists as Wilmer Watts, Carolina Twins, Dave McCarn, The Tobacco Tags and Fletcher & Foster. Basically, the musicians heard here were all connected with the cotton mills that played such a big part of life in the Piedmont region of North Carolina before World War II. The seven cuts that feature Wilmer Watts are alone worth the price of the album, and everything is remastered beautifully. A superb, first class production all the way, and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! BONNIE BESS, WORKING FOR MY SALLY, RED ROSE RAG, COTTON MILL COLIC, etc.

Artists:

  • DAVID McCARN
  • THREE 'BACCER TAGS
  • CAROLINA TWINS
  • WILMER WATTS & THE LONELY EAGLES
  • GEORGE WADE & FRANCUM BRASWELL
  • WATTS & WILSON
  • FLETCHER & FOSTER

Track Listing:

  • GASTONIA GALLOP
  • GET YOUR HEAD IN HERE
  • GAL OF MINE TOOK MY LICKER FROM ME
  • COTTON MILL COLIC
  • BEEN ON THE JOB TOO LONG
  • SOUTHERN JACK
  • EVERYDAY DIRT
  • BONNIE BESS
  • THINK A LITTLE
  • BAY RUM BLUES
  • WALK RIGHT IN BELMONT
  • RED ROSE RAG
  • POOR MAN, RICH MAN
  • SHE'S A HARD BOILED ROSE
  • I WANT MY BLACK BABY BACK
  • AIN'T GONNA DO IT NO MORE
  • SLEEPY DESERT
  • TAKE THEM FOR A RIDE
  • CHARLOTTE HOT STEP
  • COTTON MILL BLUES
  • WHEN YOU GO A COURTIN'
  • A CHANGE IN BUSINESS ALL AROUND
  • WORKING FOR MY SALLY
  • SERVES 'EM FINE