Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Rev. M. L. Thrasher and His Gospel Singers

Here's a nice batch of 22 sides recorded by Rev. M. L. Thrasher and his Gospel Singers in the late 1920s. If anyone knows anything about Rev. Thrasher, please let me know. I think he had a great group of musicians and singers and I would love to know more about them. All of these recordings were recorded in Atlanta, GA. I found all of these at a thrift store in a small town not terribly far from there a couple years ago. Enjoy!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Stewart Family

After nearly a year and a half, I have another wonderful post here. I've been turned on to this group in a big way in the last year and really want to share some of this great music with all of you. Enjoy the great Stewart Family!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Links Restored!

I've had a few folks lately request some links to be restored, so here's a few:

Allen Sisson
The Bentley Boys
Jess Johnston & Jess Hillard
Parker & Woolbright
Riley Puckett '30s pop songs
Spencer Moore
Wilmer Watts

Monday, June 11, 2012

Luke Highnight & his Ozark Strutters

Here's some more Arkansas music for y'all! ENJOY!
November 22, 1928 Memphis, TN Vocalion Session
Fort Smith Breakdown
Walk Along John

Dr. Smith's Champion Hoss Hair Pullers


Well, I'm back after more than a year without any new posts, but this is a good one!

Here's some fantastic music from Arkansas. This is one of my favorite bands of the Pre-war country era. Their sound is very unique. This is a must for those of you that have not heard

September 12, 1928 - Memphis, TN Victor Session
Just Give Me the Leavings
In the Garden Where the Irish Potatoes Grow
Nigger Baby
Going Down the River

I am missing the first 2 sides from this session. Maybe someone out there has them. ENJOY!

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Dick Devall - Timely Tunes 1563

Here's a great record. If you ever wanted to know what real cowboy singing was like, well I bet this is about as close to that as you'll ever find. This is Dick Devall doing two old cowboy songs. This is the real deal: inaccompanied singing. This is probably what they sounded like singing out west is 1849. Great Authentic Stuff!!

Tom Sherman's Barroom

Out on the Lone Star Cow Trail

Chumbler's Breakdown Gang

Here's an interesting record that will sort of defy some information that has been in several discographies. For years, QRS 9016 has been said to be Charlie Poole and the Highlanders under the presumed pseudonym Chumbler's Mountain Gang, but after this record has finally been found (this is likely the only known copy), it is obvious that it is not Charlie Poole. Also, Country Music Records 1921-1942 says that this record's sides are Tennessee Blues and May I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight, Mister; neither of which are correct. The sides here are East Tennessee Blues and Under the Double Eagle. So, I assumed that this was the Chumbler Family, but after checking their discography, these sides are not listed. So, I checked the index for East Tennessee Blues and the only groups that are listed are Elmer Bird, Richard Cox, Hill Billies, and Johnson Sisters Trio. None of these groups recorded Under the Double Eagle, but if you look at Chumbler's Breakdown Gang under Chumbler Family and Associated Groups, you will see that only one side, matrix 405 - Brown Mule Slide, is listed. The matrices on this record are 406 and 407, the next two numbers in the sequence. So, it seems as though this record is not under a pseudonym after all. Apparently, these sides were only issued on QRS. They were recorded April 1927 for Paramount Records in Long Island City, NY. This is good music! So, y'all all enjoy!

Special thanks to Robert Montgomery for the research on the record.

Under the Double Eagle

East Tennessee Blues