Tuesday, February 10, 2009

J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers - King Recordings

Here are 16 of J.E. Mainer's Mountaineer's King sides recorded in 1946. Syd Nathan didn't like fiddle music and this is evident in that the fiddle is really only featured on about 7 out of the 16 sides. Even though J.E. Mainer was the fiddler and that was a big part of his sound, that apparently didn't change Syd Nathan's mind.

I wish I knew the personnel of these sides. Special thanks to Jim, from whose collection these come from, for allowing me to post these here on my blog.

What'll I Do With the Baby-O
The Yodelin' Mountaineer
Workin' On a Building
Mother's Only Sleeping
John Henry
I'll Remember You Love In My Prayers
Big Ball's In Town
Johnson County Blues
Gathering Flowers From the Hillside
Lonely Tombs
Pale Moonlight
The Lonely Train
Shoot That Turkey Buzzard
Run Mountain
Walking For the Lord
Before Judgment Day