Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mainer Corrections

I just thought I should make another post to make sure everyone knew that I reuploaded all the files that folks have been having trouble with.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Wade Mainer's Mountaineers

Here's all of Wade Mainer's Bluebird recordings. This post will complete all of the Mainer Bluebird recordings. Even though Wade didn't use this name, I've chosen to title this as Wade Mainer's Mountaineers, because the it just seems appropriate. Wade used a couple of names such as "Sons of the Mountaineers" and "Smiling Rangers." Most of the Montgomery Ward issues of Mainer records (including JE) just listed them as Mainer's Mountaineers with no distinction between J.E.'s group and Wade's group so it can be confusing. If you would like the details on which sessions are by which group names and all, see pp. 582-585 in Country Music Records by Tony Russell. Special thanks to Kilby for these recordings.

I have re-uploaded parts 1 and 3 due to unzipping issues.

February 14, 1936 Charlotte, NC Bluebird Session
Come Back to Your Dobie Shack
Just as the Sun Went Down
What Would You Give in Exchange
A Leaf From the Sea
Brown Eyes
Maple on the Hill Part 2
Going to Georgia
Nobody's Darling But Mine
Mother Came to Get Her Boy From Jail
Where the Red, Red Roses Grow

June 15, 1936 Charlotte, NC Bluebird Session
Cradle Days
Gathering Flowers From the Hills
My Mother Is Waiting
If I Could Hear My Mother
Nobody's DArling On Earth
Shake Hands With Mother

October 12, 1936 Charlotte, NC Bluebird Session
They Said My Lord Was a Devil
Won't Somebody Pal With Me
Hop Along Peter
Just One Way to the Peraly Gates
Dear Daddy You're Gone
Been Foolin' Me, Baby
I'll Be a Friend of Jesus
Cowboy's Pony in Heaven
Old Sam's Soda Commercial

February 16, 1937 Charlotte, NC Bluebird Session
Little Birdie
Always Been a Rambler
Starting Life Anew with You
Little Rosebuds
Train Carry Me Girl Back Home
In the Land Beyond the Blue
A Change All Around
Short Life and It's Trouble

August 2, 1937 Charlotte, NC Bluebird Session
Dying Boy's Prayer
Free Again
Answer to Two Little Rosebuds
I'm Not Turning Backward
Riding on that Train Forty-Five
Little Maggie
Little Pal
Down in the Willow
Garden of Prayer
Ramshackle Shack
Memory Lane
Wild Bill Jones
I Want to be Loved

August 3, 1937 Charlotte, NC Bluebird Session
What Are You Going to Do Brother
Companions Draw Nigh
Mountain Sweetheart
Don't Forget Me, Little Darling

January 27, 1938 Charlotte, NC Bluebird Session
Lonely Tomb
Pale Moonlight
All My Friends
Since I Met My Mother in Low
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

September 26, 1938 Rock Hill, SC Bluebird Session
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
The Same Old You to Me
Life's Evening Sun
Mother Still Prays For You Jack
You're Awfully MEan to Me
Home in the Sky
A Little Love
North Carolina Moon
More Good Women Gone Wrong

Febrary 4, 1939 Rock Hill, SC Bluebird Session
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 Hold
Heaven Bells Are Ringing

August 21, 1939 Atlanta, GA Bluebird Session
Sparkling Blue Eyes No. 2
The Poor Drunkard's Dream
Were You There
The Gospel Cannon Ball
The Great and Final Judgment
What A Wonderful Saviour is He
What Not Make Heaven Your Home
Mansions in the Sky
Not a Word of That Be Said
Drifting Through an Unfriendly World

September 29, 1941 Atlanta, GA Bluebird Session
Shake My Mother's Hand For Me
Anywhere Is Home
I Can Tell You the Time
He Gave His Life
Ramblin' Boy
The Precious Jewel
Old Ruben
Precious Memories

Here are the download links:

The Happy Go Lucky Boys

Here is the complete recorded works of the Happy Go Lucky Boys. These guys were actually Wade Mainer's Sons of the Mountaineers, but they recorded these 6 sides without Wade as the Happy Go Lucky Boys. This is really great music. Enjoy! Special thanks to Kilby for these recordings.

Jay Hugh Hall - gtr, vox
Clyde Moody - mando, gtr, vox
Steve Ledford - fiddle

February 5, 1940 Atlanta, GA Bluebird Session
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
Whatcha Gonna Do With the Baby

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J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers Bluebird Sides

Here is the complete recorded commercial output of J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers from 1935 to 1939. This is all really great stuff.

If you want personnel for these sessions, see pp. 581-583 in Discography of Country Music by Tony Russell. Special thanks to Kilby for these recordings.

I've re-uploaded 1935-1936 due to unzipping issues. Y'all let me know if the problem still persists.

August 6, 1935 Atlanta, GA Bluebird Session
Ship Sailing Now
This World is Not My Home
Maple on the Hill
Take Me in the Lifeboat
Seven and a Half
New Curly Headed Baby
Let Her Go God Bless Her
City on the Hill
The Longest Train
Write a Letter To Mother
Lights in the Valley

Febuary 14, 1936 Charlotte, NC Bluebird Session
Goin' Back West in the Fall
New Lost Train Blues
I Am Walking in the Light
Don't Cause Mother's Harl to Turn Grey
When I Reach My Home Eternal
Fatal Wreck on the Bus
Behind the Parlor Door
One to Love Me

June 15, 1936 Charlotte, NC Bluebird Session
On a Cold Winter Night
John Henry Was a Little Boy
The Old and Faded Picture
Take Me Home to the Sweet Sunny South
Walk that Lonesome Valley
Got A Home in that Rock
Johnson's Old Grey Mule
Won't Be Worried Long
Goin Down to the River of Jordan
Why Do You Bob Your Hair, Girls?
Down Among the Budded Roses
Watermelon on the Vine

August 5, 1937 Charlotte, NC Bluebird Session
We Can't Be Darlings Anymore
Tell Mother I'll Meet Her
In a Little Village Churchyard
Carry Your Cross With a Smile
Swing th Door of You Hear 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

January 23, 1938 Charlotte, NC Bluebird Session
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 int he Gloryland
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

February 4, 1939 Rock Hill, SC Bluebird Session
Drunkard's Hiccoughs
Country Blues
I'm a Poor Pilgrim (I'm missing this side. If anyone has it, let me know)
Concord Rag

Here are the download links:
Sorry, but these are now available on cd. Check them out at www.jsprecords.com

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Tweedy Brothers

Charles and Harry Tweedy 1930

Here is a good batch of the Tweedy Brothers' commercial recordings. There were all recorded in Richmond, Indiana for Gennett Records. If anyone has any more of these, please let me know.

June 14, 1924
4 sides

January 15, 1925
2 sides

March 1928
8 sides

June 17, 1928
2 sides

May 21, 1930
2 sides

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fiddlin' Arthur Smith at home

Photo courtesy of Don Clark and the Bluegrass Bus.

Here's some of the best recordings of Arthur Smith that I think I've ever heard. His fiddling on these recordings is absolutely incredible. Sadly, the recording quality is really bad, I think from dubbing over and over. Judging from how good Arthur is fiddling here, I really think that these recordings were made in the mid, maybe early 1950s. I'm sure that y'all will enjoy these!

I'm sorry that it has been so long since I've posted anything. My life has been extremely busy in the last 2 months, and I've been out of town alot of that time. I actually got these recordings from a friend while I was out of town last week. If there is anyone out there has better dubs of these, please let me know.

Arthur Smith - fiddle, vox
Ernest Smith - guitar

Walking in My Sleep
Red Wing
Indian Creek
Florida Blues
Dill Pickle Rag
Sally Goodwin
Sail Away Ladies
Bound to Ride
Sweet Sixteen on Sunday
Bonaparte's Retreat
Freight Train Moan
Dixie Stomp
Dickson County Breakdown
Hickory Leaf
Evening Shade
Polly Ann
Black Mountain Rag
Katy Hill
Sally Johnson
Fiddler's Dream
Forked Deer
Bill Cheatham
Devil's Dream
Paddy on the Turnpike
Tennessee Wagoner
Arkansas Traveler
Eighth of January
Old Hen Cackle
Pig in the Pen
Leather Britches
Sugar Tree Stomp
Turkey in the Straw
Listen to the Mockingbird
Whistling Rufus
Wednesday Night Waltz
Chicken Reel
Soldier's Joy
Buck Creek Gal
Twinkle Little Star

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fiddlin' Arthur Smith and Earl Scruggs

This was recorded at Arthur Smith's house in 1957.

Dixie Stomp
You Are Always on My Mind
Sugar Tree Stomp
Smith's Rag
Freight Train Moan
Dixon County Blues
Red Apple Rag
Cheatham County Breakdown
Cheatham County Breakdown #2
Old Joe
Billy In the Low Ground
New Money
Ain't Gonna Rain No More
Whistling Rufus
Casey Jones
Hell Among the Yearlings
Katy Hill
Blackberry Blossom
Love Letters in the Sand
Little Darling
The Girl I Love Don't Pay Me No Mind
Fiddler's Dream
Tennessee Wagoner
Hickory Lee
Bill Cheatham
Dusty Miller
Cumberland Gap
Turkey in the Straw
Wink the Other Eye
Uncle Joe
Chicken Reel
Ragtime Annie
Listen to the Mocking Bird
Lost Train Blues

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