J. E. MAINER "Classic Sides: 1937-1941"

J. E. MAINER "Classic Sides: 1937-1941"

  • $27.50


As promised in its earlier 4-CD set of old Bluebird recordings by Mainer’s Mountaineers, Britain’s JSP label has followed up that important release with this second collection of another 100 songs & tunes. Collectors should be really pleased to have the total Bluebird repertoire of the Mainers on these two consistent and very reasonably priced re-issues. But you don’t have to be a dyed in the wool Mainer fan to add one or both of these sets to your library, because there are so many great songs & tunes here at an amazingly low price. On the first of the 4 CDs J.E. is featured, with songs like KISS ME CINDY, DON’T GO OUT TONIGHT, DON’T GET TROUBLE IN YOUR MIND and a number of good sacred songs. Discs # 2 and # 3 are all credited to Wade Mainer and his various groups such as “The Sons of The Mountaineers” and his “Little Smilin’ Rangers”. There are a huge number of memorable cuts on these discs, including pieces like LONELY TOMB, LOOK ON & CRY, ANOTHER ALABAMA CAMP MEETING, PALE MOONLIGHT, MITCHELL BLUES, SHE IS SPREADING HER WINGS FOR A JOURNEY (the first version of GREAT SPECKLED BIRD?), and Wade’s huge two sided hit SPARKLING BLUE EYES and WE WILL MISS HIM. The 4th CD includes some late but excellent odds & ends like J.E.’s fiddle favorites CONCORD RAG and COUNTRY BLUES, and Wade’s OLD RUBEN, RAMBLIN’ BOY, and PRECIOUS JEWEL; the disc is then filled out with 4 songs by Steve Ledford, 6 cuts of the Happy-Go-Lucky boys, and 6 Morris Brothers cuts, including the lovely LITTLE NELLIE and DREAM OF THE MINER’S CHILD. Pat Harrison contributes extensive notes on the recordings. (For those interested in the first Mainer set, it is also a 4-CD collection and is also in stock (JSP-77118, $ 27.50). 4-CD set: $ 27.50

Artists:

  • J.E. MAINER
  • WADE MAINER
  • STEVE LEDFORD
  • WILEY MORRIS
  • ZEKE MORRIS
  • HAPPY-GO-LUCKY-BOYS

Track Listing:

  • CARRY YOUR CROSS WITH A SMILE
  • SWING THE DOOR OF YOUR HEART OPEN WIDE
  • ANSWER TO GREENBACK DOLLAR
  • THERE'S A GREEN HILL FAR AWAY
  • MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE
  • FLOATING DOWN THE STREAM OF TIME
  • DON'T GO OUT
  • DON'T GET TROUBLE IN YOUR MIND
  • KISS ME CINDY
  • YOUR BEST FRIEND IS ALWAYS NEAR
  • LAMP LIGHTING TIME IN HEAVEN
  • WHEN THE LIGHT'S GONE OUT IN YOUR SOUL
  • I ONCE LOVED A YOUNG MAN
  • SOMEBODY CARES
  • I'M LIVING THE RIGHT LIFE NOW
  • JUST OVER IN THE GLORY LAND
  • I'M IN THE GLORYLAND WAY
  • IF I LOSE, LET ME LOSE
  • GREAT REAPING DAY
  • OH WHY DID I EVER GET MARRIED
  • BACK TO JOHNSON CITY
  • RAMSHACKLE SHACK
  • MEMORY LANE
  • WILD BILL JONES
  • I WANT TO BE LOVED
  • WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO BROTHER?
  • COMPANIONS DRAW NIGH
  • MOUNTAIN SWEETHEART
  • DON'T FORGET ME LITTLE DARLING
  • LONELY TOMB
  • PALE MOONLIGHT
  • ALL MY FRIENDS
  • DON'T GET TOO DEEP IN LOVE
  • DON'T LEAVE ME ALONE
  • I WON'T BE WORRIED
  • WHERE ROMANCE CALLS
  • ANOTHER ALABAMA CAMP MEETIN'
  • MITCHELL BLUES
  • FARTHER ALONG
  • DEAR LOVING MOTHER AND DAD
  • CAN'T TELL ABOUT THESE WOMEN
  • THAT KIND
  • IF I HAD LISTENED TO MOTHER
  • SHE IS SPREADING HER WINGS FOR A JOURNEY
  • SAME OLD YOU TO ME, THE
  • LIFE'S EV'NIN' SUN
  • MOTHER STILL PRAYS FOR YOU JACK
  • YOU'RE AWFULLY MEAN TO ME
  • HOME IN THE SKY
  • LITTLE LOVE, A
  • NORTH CAROLINA MOON
  • MORE GOOD WOMEN GONE WRONG
  • SPARKLING BLUE EYES
  • WE WILL MISS HIM
  • I LEFT MY HOME IN THE MOUNTAINS
  • I MET HER AT A BALL ONE NIGHT
  • YOU MAY FORSAKE ME
  • LOOK ON AND CRY
  • ONE LITTLE KISS
  • MAMA DON'T MAKE ME GO TO BED
  • CRYING HOLY
  • HEAVEN BELLS ARE RINGING
  • SPARKLING BLUE EYES NO. 2
  • POOR DRUNKARD'S DREAM, THE
  • WERE YOU THERE?
  • GOSPEL CANNONBALL, THE
  • GREAT AND FINAL JUDGEMENT, THE
  • WHAT A WONDERFUL SAVIOUR IS HE
  • WHY NOT MAKE HEAVEN YOUR HOME
  • MANSIONS IN THE SKY
  • NOT A WORD OF THAT BE SAID
  • DRIFTING THROUGH AN UNFRIENDLY WORLD
  • SHAKE MY MOTHER'S HAND FOR ME
  • ANYWHERE IS HOME
  • I CAN TELL YOU THE TIME
  • HE GAVE HIS LIFE
  • RAMBLIN' BOY
  • PRECIOUS JEWEL, THE
  • OLD REUBEN
  • PRECIOUS MEMORIES
  • SINCE I MET MY MOTHER-IN-LAW
  • BACHELOR BLUES
  • ONLY A BROKEN HEART
  • HAPPY OR LONESOME
  • DARLING I'M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU
  • NO LETTER IN THE MAIL TODAY
  • COME BACK, SWEETHEART
  • I HOPE SHE'S SATISFIED
  • HAPPY-GO-LUCKY BREAKDOWN
  • WHAT-CHA GONNA GO WITH THE BABY?
  • GARDEN OF PRAYER
  • DREAM OF THE MINER'S CHILD
  • LITTLE NELLIE
  • ONE LITTLE WORD
  • WABASH CANNON BALL NO. 2
  • IT'S BLUES
  • GABRIEL'S TRUMPET
  • DRUNKARD'S HICCOUGHS
  • COUNTRY BLUES
  • CONCORD RAG