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Classic Sides 1924-1938
     

Classic Sides 1924-1938

by Uncle Dave Macon
 
Born less than half-a-decade after the end of the Civil War and performing well into the 1950s, Uncle Dave Macon was the link between the original roots of modern country music and the next generation of performers led by the Carter Family. Although Macon did not begin his professional career until the 1920s, much of his repertoire

Overview

Born less than half-a-decade after the end of the Civil War and performing well into the 1950s, Uncle Dave Macon was the link between the original roots of modern country music and the next generation of performers led by the Carter Family. Although Macon did not begin his professional career until the 1920s, much of his repertoire consisted of songs he must have first heard as a young man in Tennessee, including blackface minstrel tunes, gospel, work songs, comic banjo workouts, and traditional folk tunes like his early signature song "Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy." Presented chronologically from Macon's first 1924 sessions on the Vocalion label until the end of the '30s, his most prolific period, this is the only Uncle Dave Macon the casual listener needs. (As a rule, Macon's sporadic later recordings are much weaker reiterations of songs covered on this set.) The 100 tracks on the four-disc Classic Sides 1924-1938 are sort of like the country version of Charley Patton's Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: this isn't so much country music as it is the raw material from which country music was formed.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/2004
Label:
Jsp Records
UPC:
0788065772925
catalogNumber:
7729

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy
  2. Down by the River
  3. Run
  4. Old Dan Tucker
  5. Station Will Be Changed After a While
  6. Going Across the Sea
  7. Watermelon Smilin' on the Vine
  8. All Go Hungry Hash House
  9. Old Ship of Zion
  10. Rise When the Rooster Crows
  11. Way Down the Old Plank Road
  12. The Bible's True
  13. Late Last Night When My Willie Comes Home
  14. I've Got the Morning Blues
  15. Death of John Henry (Steel Driving Man)
  16. On the Dixie Bee Line (In That Henry Ford of Mine)
  17. Whoop 'Em Up Cindy
  18. Only as Far as the Gate Dear Ma
  19. Poor Sinners, Fare You Well
  20. Old Ties
  21. We Are Up Against It Now
  22. Uncle Dave's Beloved Solo
  23. The Old Man's Drunk Again
  24. Stop That Knocking at My Door
  25. Sassy Sam

Disc 2

  1. Sourwood Mountain Medley
  2. Deliverance Will Come
  3. Wouldn't Give Me Sugar in My Coffee
  4. Kissin' on the Sly
  5. Hold Onto the Sleigh
  6. The Cross-Eyed Butcher and the Cacklin' Hen
  7. Arcade Blues
  8. Diamond in the Rough
  9. Sho' Fly, Don't Bother Me
  10. Bake That Chicken Pie
  11. Rock About My Saro Jane
  12. Tell Her to Come Back Home
  13. Hold That Woodpile Down
  14. Carve That Possum
  15. Hop High Ladies, The Cake's All Dough
  16. Sail Away Ladies
  17. I'm A-Goin' Away in the Morn
  18. Sleepy Lou
  19. Grey Cat on the Tennessee Farm
  20. Walk Tom Wilson, Walk
  21. I's Gwine Back to Dixie
  22. Go Along Mule
  23. Tom and Jerry
  24. Rabbit in the Pea Patch
  25. Jordan Is a Hard Road to Travel

Disc 3

  1. Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb
  2. Maple on the Hill
  3. Walking in the Sunlight
  4. Shall We Gather at the River
  5. Molly Married a Traveling Man
  6. When Reubin Comes to Town
  7. You've Been a Friend to Me
  8. More Like Your Dad Every Day
  9. I'll Never Go There Any More (The Bowery)
  10. From Earth to Heaven
  11. Buddy Won't You Roll Down the Line
  12. Worthy of Estimation
  13. I'm the Child to Fight
  14. Over the Road I'm Bound to Go
  15. The New Ford Car
  16. The Gal That Got Stuck on Everything She Said
  17. Comin' Round the Mountain
  18. Governor Al Smith
  19. Darling Zelma Lee
  20. Life and Death of Jesse James
  21. Man That Rode the Mule Around the World
  22. Tennessee Jubilee
  23. For Goodness Sakes Don't Say I Told You So
  24. Susie Lee
  25. Farm Relief

Disc 4

  1. Uncle Dave's Travels, Pt. 3 (In and Around Nashville)
  2. Since Baby's Learned to Talk
  3. Uncle Dave's Travels, Pt. 4 (Visit at the Old Maid's)
  4. Over the Mountain
  5. Uncle Dave's Travels, Pt. 1 (Misery in Arkansas)
  6. Uncle Dave's Travels, Pt. 2 (Around Louisville, Kentucky)
  7. Tennessee Red Fox Chase
  8. Wreck of the Tennessee Gravy Train
  9. Oh Baby, You Done Me Wrong
  10. She's Got the Money Too
  11. Mysteries of the World
  12. He's Up With the Angels Now
  13. When the Harvest Days Are Over
  14. I'll Tickle Nancy
  15. I'll Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy
  16. All in Down and Out Blues
  17. Honest Confession Is Good for the Soul
  18. The Bum Hotel
  19. Two in One, Chewing Gum
  20. Country Ham and Red Gravy
  21. Summertime on the Beeno Line
  22. Peek - A - Boo
  23. My Daughter Wished to Marry
  24. Cumberland Mountain Deer Race
  25. The Gayest Old Dude That's Out

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Uncle Dave Macon   Primary Artist,Banjo,Vocals
Sam McGee   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
McGee Brothers   Vocals
Kirk McGee   Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals
Alton Delmore   Guitar,Vocals
Rabon Delmore   Guitar,Vocals
Sid Harkreader   Guitar,Vocals
Mazy Todd   Fiddle
Smoky Mountain Glenn   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Uncle Dave Macon   Composer
Daniel Decatur Emmett   Composer
William Shakespeare Hays   Composer
Joseph Harris   Composer
Robert Lowry   Composer
Billy Carter   Composer
Percy Gaunt   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Elisha A. Hoffman   Composer
Pat Harrison   Liner Notes
Gussie Davis   Composer
Thomas Westendorf   Composer

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