Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Kitty Wells & Johnny Wright

Here's a nice country record by Kitty Wells and Johnny Wright.

We'll Stick Together
We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds
One by One
Happiness Means You
Living as Strangers
I Can't Stop Loving You
Holding on to Nothing
Heartbreak Waltz
Ashes of Love
You and Me
My Elusive Dreams

Johnny & Jack

Here's a good album by Johnny Wright and Jack Anglin.

When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
You Are My Sunshine
Love Fever
Dream When You're Lonely
I Wonder Why You Said Goodbye
I Never Can Come Back to You
Wedding Bells
I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
I Don't Mean to Cry
Sweet Lies
No One Will Ever Know

Carl Story - Everybody Will Be Happy

Yet another great gospel record by Carl Story!

Tramp on the Street
Nearer My God to Thee
Hiding Place
Cabin in Glory
He Set Me Free
If We Never Meet Again
Hear Jerusalem Moan
What A Wonderful Saviour
I've Got a Home
Were You There
Long Ago
Everybody Will Be Happy

Carl Story - Get Religion

Here's a fantastic gospel record by Carl Story and his Rambling Mountaineers. Carl Story is one of the nearly forgotten pioneers of bluegrass music. Enjoy!!

Why Don't You Haul Off and Get Religion
Lord Lead Me On
The Gloryland Way
We Shall Meet Someday
An Empty Mansion
Unclouded Day
New Jerusalem Way
You Can't Believe Everything You Hear
I Feel Like Travelling On
I Can Tell You the Time
Give Me the Roses
Just One Way the Gate

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Louvin Brothers - Country Love Ballads

Here's a great album by the Louvin Brothers.

Are You Wasting My Time
If I Could Only Win Your Love
Read What's In My Heart
I Wonder If You Know
Memories and Tears
On My Way To the Show
My Heart Was Trampled on the Street
She Will Get Lonesome
Red Hen Hop
Send Me the Pillow

Red River Dave

Here's a record I found in the cabinet the other day. Maybe somebody out there is looking for some stuff by this fellow. If I'm not mistaken, this is the guy that wrote Amelia Earhart's Last Ride. Sorry I don't have his cut of that song.

The Red Caboose Behind the Train
The Convict and the Rose

Friday, March 27, 2009

James and Martha

Here's a 78 I dug out of the saggy record cabinet by James and Martha Carson. This is really great old time duet singing.

I Ain't Got Time
There's An Open Door Waiting For Me

White Spirituals - Atlantic LP

Here's a wonderful LP of recordings made by Alan Lomax in the summer of 1959. This record features E.C. and Orna Ball, the Mountain Ramblers, Alabama Sacred Harp Singers, Neil Morris, and Rev. I.D. Back and congregation. If you like old time gospel music, you've got to download this record! Enjoy!

When I Get Home
The Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Baptizing Down at the Creek
Sermon and Lining Hymn
Please Let Me Stay a Little Longer
Father, Jesus Loves You
Lonesome Valley
Father Adieu
The Old Country Church
Little Moses
Cabin on the Hill

Pete Steele

Here's a Folkways record of Kentucky banjo picker, Pete Steele, and his wife Lillie.

Ellen Smith
Little Birdie
The Train a-Pullin'
The Crooked Hill
The Unclouded Day
Shady Grove
Hard Times
Goin' Around This World Baby Mine
East Virginia
The Cuckoo
The War is a Ragin' for Johnny
Coal Creek March
Last Pay Day at Coal Creek
Ida Red
Pretty Polly
The Scoldin' Wife
The House Carpenter

Scotty Stoneman

Here's a great fiddle record by one of bluegrass' forgotten fiddlers. I hope you'll enjoy this!

Wildwood Flower
Low Down Billy
Talkin' Fiddle Blues
Old Joe Clark
Billy In the Lowground
Orange Blossom Hoedown
8th of January
Fire in the Mountain
The Mocking Bird
The Cacklin' Hen

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Walter Hensley

Here's a wonderful banjo album by the great Walter Hensley. This guy is one of the smoothest bluegrass banjo pickers that I have ever heard. Please thanks to Mario for the cover scan.

Walt's Breakdown
The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise
Bear Tracks
When You're Smiling
Grandfather's Clock
Kickin' Mule
Steel Guitar Rag
Beer Barrel Polka
Chokin' the Strings
The Old Spinning Wheel
Rose Conley
Long Way From Home

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Monday, March 9, 2009

The Vaughan Quartet

The Vaughan Quartet 1937

Here are some nice recordings of the Vaughan Quartet. Some of these are records from my collection and others are sides that I've found from other sources over the years. These are all from either Victor records or Vaughan records.

Victor Sides
His Charming Love
It's Just Like Heaven
I Want to Go There, Don't You
A Beautiful Life
I Am Happy Now
In Steps of Light
Sunlight and Shadows
My Troubles Will Be Over
When All Those Millions Sing
I'll Never Be Lonesome In Heaven
One at Last
Oh What a Morning
The Master of the Storm

Vaughan Sides
Amazing Grace
Naturalized For Heaven
Forever in Thy Hands
Hallelujah, He is Mine
Help Me Lord To Stand
I Can Tell You the Time
It Will Make Heaven Brighter
It's Just Like Heaven
The Story Grows Sweeter

Montgomery Ward Sides
Heaven All the Way
Walking With My King

Vaughan's Happy Two - Vaughan Sides
Dis Train
Set Down
Forever in Thy Hands
Put My Little Shoes Away

Monday, March 2, 2009

Original Carter Family's Last Performance 1953

There are tons of photos of the Carter Family, but I've never seen one late enough to be really fitting for this post, so I've just decided to post it without a photo. It has been said numerous times in tv documentaries and by people that should know better that the Original Carter Family (AP, Sara, and Maybelle) did not perform together anymore after sometime in the early 1940s. This just isn't so. Here is a live recordings of A.P., Sara, and Maybelle in 1953 performing at a memorial event for Jimmie Rodgers in Meridian, Mississippi.

Apparently, there were quite a few major figures in country music there. Check out this youtube video of Roy Acuff sharing his memories of the Rodgers memorial event in Meridian.

A.P. - spoken intros and bass vocals
Sara - ryhthm guitar and lead vocals
Maybelle - lead guitar and harmony vocals

Anchored in Love
God Gave Noah the Rainbow Sign

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Sid Harkreader

Sid Harkreader and Grady Moore

Here is a large majority of Sid Harkreader's commercial recordings. These sides come from the collections of several of my friends who collect pre-war 78s. This is probably the only place that you'll find this many Sid Harkreader recordings in one place, so I hope you'll enjoy hearing them.

Sid Harkreader - Solo Vocalion Session- April 13-15, 1925
The Dying Girl's Message
New River Train
Where is My Boy Tonight
I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again
Many Time With You I Wandered
Southern Whistling Coon
Struttin' Round

Sid Harkreader and Grady Moore - Paramount - June 1927
The Bully of the Town
Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
Old Joe
John Henry
There's A Little Rosewood Casket
The Gambler's Dying Words
A Picture From Life's Other Side
Where We'll Never Grow Old
Kitty Wells
Way Down In Jail on My Knees
My Little Home in Tennessee
In the Sweet Bye and Bye
The Old Rugged Cross
Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown
Lazy Tennessee

Sid Harkreader and Blythe Poteet - Paramount - April 1928
Red River Valley
It Won't Be Long Now
Life's Railway to Heaven
He'll Find No Girl Like Me
Sweet Bird
Drink Her Down
Take Me Back to My Old Carolina Home
Wang Wang Blues
Where Is My Mama
Travelling Coon
Chin Music
On the Bowery