Thursday, February 25, 2010

Greatest Old Time Gospel Hymns LP

Here's a really great album featuring the A.L. Phipps family and other artists. The Phipps family plays in a very similar style to the Original Carter Family, but the neat thing is that they perform a lot of different songs than the Carters did, so it's nice to hear these other songs in the style of the Original Carters. This album also features the Alton Delmore's Brown's Ferry Four, Carl Story, and the Original Carter Family.

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Alton Delmore's Brown's Ferry Four - mid 1950s
Peaceful Home
Gonna Row My Boat
The Devil Is Mounted
Gonna Fly Away With Christ

Phipps Family
Life's Evening Sun Is Sinking Low
Never Alone

Carl Story & his Rambling Mountaineers
Light at the River
Mighty Close to Heaven

The Carter Family - cuts from radio transcriptions
Death is Only a Dream
Farther On

Phipps Family
When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder
Shall We Gather At the River
Leaning On the Everlasting Arms
There's a Fountain Filled With Blood
Oh What Is We Fail To Get There
There a Deep Settled Peace in my Soul
I Won't Turn Back
Oh Why Not Tonight
There is Power in the Blood
Lily of the Valley

The Home Folks - Last Chance LP

Here's a nice album by the Home Folks. This band was a regular at the Carter Family Fold's weekend dances in the 1970s and 1980s in Hiltons, VA. I hope y'all will enjoy this album!

Beachard Smith - fiddle and vocal
Will Keys - banjo
Paul Davis - lead guitar
Tom Bledsoe - rhythm guitar

Step Light Ladies
Eighth of January
Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
Cumberland Gap
Poor Ellen Smith
Moccasin Gap
Sally Anne
Train 45
Old Hen Cackled
Silver Bells
Sharecropper's Son
Rocky Road Blues
Black Dog
Sycamore Shoals
John Henry
Last Chance

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wade Mainer - First Time in Stereo LP

Here's a Wade Mainer album that you don't see very often. I will assume that it was probably Wade's first album for Old Homestead. This album was recorded in November 1971. Interestingly, it is titled "First Time in Stereo," however that is not accurate because Wade and Julia Mainer's last session for King in 1961 that featured Red Wilson on fiddle was recorded in stereo, and it is one of Wade's best sessions in my opinion. It may be that the 1961 King session was never issued in stereo by 1971, but it was definetely recorded in stereo. This session is available on 2 cd set, Wade Mainer: I'm Not Looking Backward.

Mama You're Awful Mean to Me
Rubber Dolly
Little Pal
Dream of a Miner's Child
Worried Man Blues
Sally Goodwin
I'll Be a Friend to Jesus
Speckled Top Shoes
Lonesome Road Blues
Sparkling Blue Eyes
This World Is Not My Home
Wild Bill Jones
Sourwood Mountain
Clear Title To a Mansion

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Buddy Rose - Down Home Pickin

Here's a really great bluegrass banjo album by a really great not-so-well-known banjo picker, Buddy Rose. To my knowledge, Rose played with Carl Sauceman and Carl Story at the time this album was recorded. I don't have any personnel for this album at all. If anyone knows anything about it, please let me know. It was likely recorded in Salem, VA, because it is on the Dominion label which was Jack Mullins' label and they were based in Salem.

Bud's Tune
Florida Blues
Nashville Skyline Rag
Swanee River
Sally Goodwin
Flint Hill Special
Bud's Chimes
Sally Ann
Careless Love
Fireball Mail
Farewell Blues
Foggy Mountain Breakdown

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