VARIOUS "Gennett Old Time Music"

VARIOUS "Gennett Old Time Music"

  • $27.50


20 or 25 years ago Old-time music fans and collectors would salivate at seeing a collection like this—now it’s “ho-hum, we’ve heard most of these tracks already” etc. But a set like this will still warm a lot of hearts. The Gennett label, based in Richmond, Indiana, could not compete with Columbia or Victor as far as sales went, but as far as music went, Gennett more than held its own, as its studios in southern Indiana were closest to the rich lode of great rural music to be found in the South and Southeast. England’s JSP label has another winner here, with some 99 songs & tunes on 4-CDs, at a hugely bargain price. As is JSP’s usual custom with anthologies, there is a concentration on 3 or 4 artists, with some odds and ends used to fill each disc where necessary. Here are the groups featured in this well-remastered set: DA COSTA WOLTZ, FIDDLIN DOC ROBERTS, THE RED FOX CHASERS, and RUTHERFORD & FOSTER. If you have already bought the wonderful complete Red Fox Chasers set on Tompkins Square label, you can ignore Disc “B” of this collection, as all 22 pieces by this great band are also on the Tompkins Square set, along with more. Disc “C” is devoted to the great Kentucky musician, Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts (14 cuts) with some John Hammond, Ted Gossett and Taylor’s Kentucky Boys thrown in for good measure. Disc “A” focuses on the Kentucky singer John Foster (19 cuts) with many featuring the wonderful fiddling of Leonard Rutherford (check out RICHMOND BLUES, TAYLOR’S QUICKSTEP, TWO FAITHFUL LOVERS and LET HER GO I’LL MEET HER). And Disc “D” is split between DaCosta Woltz(12 cuts) and Byrd Moore (12 cuts). There are a few rare tracks where the sound is painfully rough, but in general it is all good listening, with many gems—no fluff or filler material here. A wonderful Old-Time set!

Artists:

  • JOHN D. FOSTER
  • ERNEST STONEMAN
  • RED FOX CHASERS
  • OSCAR COFFEY
  • TED CHESTNUT
  • FIDDLIN' DOC ROBERTS
  • TAYLOR'S KENTUCKY BOYS
  • MARION UNDERWOOD
  • TED GOSSETT'S BAND
  • TOMMY WHITMER'S BAND
  • JOHN HAMMOND
  • DA COSTA WOLTZ'S SOUTHERN BROADCASTERS
  • BYRD MOORE

Track Listing:

  • WHEN I WAS SINGLE MY POCKETS WOULD JINGLE
  • GOOD BYE, MY DARLIN'
  • MY SARAH JANE
  • STORMS MAY RULE THE OCEAN
  • THE CABIN WITH ROSES AT THE DOOR
  • MY BOYHOOD HAPPY DAYS
  • SOME DAY I'LL WANDER BACK AGAIN
  • WE CAN ONLY HAVE ONE MOTHER
  • TAYLOR'S QUICKSTEP
  • RICHMOND BLUES
  • THESE BONES GWINE RISE AGAIN
  • MY CAROLINA HOME
  • LET HERE GO I'LL MEET HER
  • SHE'S ONLY A BIRD IN A GILDED CAGE
  • MEET ME IN THE MOONLIGHT
  • THERE'S MORE PRETTY GIRLS THAN ONE
  • TWO FAITHFUL LOVERS
  • CABIN WITH ROSES AT THE DOOR
  • SIX MONTHS AIN'T LONG
  • NEW RIVER TRAIN
  • JOHN HARDY
  • KENNY WAGNER'S SURRENDER
  • THE POOR TRAMP HAS TO LIVE
  • LONG EARED MULE
  • ROUND TOWN GALS
  • THE ARKANSAS TRAVELER
  • TURKEY IN THE STRAW
  • DID YOU EVER SEE THE DEVIL, UNCLE JOE?
  • WRECK ON THE MOUNTAIN ROAD
  • STOLEN LOVE
  • TELL MOTHER I'LL MEET HER
  • WEEPING WILL TREE
  • LITTLE SWEETHEART PAL OF MINE
  • PUT MY LITTLE SHOES AWAY
  • MISSISSIPPI SAWYER
  • TWINKLE LITTLE STAR
  • LOOKING TO MY PRAYER
  • WE SHALL MEET ON THAT BEAUTIFUL SHORE
  • MAY I SLEEP IN YOUR BARN TONIGHT MISTER
  • SOMETHING WRONG WITH MY GAL
  • HONEYSUCKLE TIME
  • THE BLIND MAN & HIS CHILD
  • MAKIN' LICKKER IN NORTH CAROLINA PT. 1
  • MAKIN' LICKKER IN NORTH CAROLINA PT. 2
  • VIRGINIA BOOTLEGGERS
  • NAOMI WISE
  • DEVILISH MARY
  • SIX FEET OF EARTH MAKES US ALL ONE SIZE
  • MY DEAR OLD MOUNTAIN HOME
  • HE'S ONLY A MINER KILLED IN THE GROUND
  • DEER WALK
  • THE DEVIL IN GEORGIA
  • TAKE THOSE LIPS AWAY
  • JACKS CREEK WALTZ
  • MARTHA CAMPBELL
  • THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME
  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN GOAT
  • CRIPPLE CREEK
  • OLD BUZZARD
  • ARKANSAS TRAVELER
  • JOHNNY INCHIN' ALONG
  • BUCK CREEK GAL
  • I'VE GOT A GIRL NAMED SUZIE
  • RUN SMOKE RUN
  • GRAY EAGLE
  • FORKED DEER
  • SOURWOOD MOUNTAIN
  • COAL CREEK MARCH
  • EIGHT OF JANUARY
  • FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN
  • WILD GEESE
  • FOX CHASE
  • LITTLE BIRDIE
  • PURTY POLLY
  • AS FREE A LITTLE BIRD AS CAN BE
  • RICHMOND COTILLION
  • JOHN BROWN'S DREAM
  • MERRY GIRL
  • YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS
  • I KNOW MY NAME IS THERE
  • ARE YOU WASHED IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB
  • WANDERING BOY
  • TAKE ME BACK TO THE SWEET SUNNY SOUTH
  • WHEN YOU ASK A GIRL TO LEAVE HER HAPPY HOME
  • OLD JOE CLARK
  • EVENING STAR WALTZ
  • HOME SWEET HOME
  • LAST DAYS IN GEORGIA
  • FLOP EARED MULE
  • THAT OLD TIGER RAG
  • FAVORITE TWO STEP
  • CARELESS LOVER
  • MAMA DON'T LOW NO LOW DOWN HANGIN' ROUND
  • THE BULLY OF THE TOWN
  • SNATCH'EM BACK BLUES
  • BED BUGS MAKIN' THEIR LAST GO ROUND
  • ALL NIGHT LONG
  • WHEN THE SNOWFLAKES FALL AGAIN
  • BIRMINGHAM JAIL