Classic Sides 1937-1941

Classic Sides 1937-1941

by J.E. Mainer
     
 

Brothers J.E. and Wade Mainer and their various bands and configurations formed a kind of bridge between the Appalachian string bands of the 1920s and the high-powered bluegrass bands that emerged after World War II. This 100-track box set from JSP is the second box the label has issued charting the early years of this oftentimes duelingSee more details below

Overview

Brothers J.E. and Wade Mainer and their various bands and configurations formed a kind of bridge between the Appalachian string bands of the 1920s and the high-powered bluegrass bands that emerged after World War II. This 100-track box set from JSP is the second box the label has issued charting the early years of this oftentimes dueling and quarreling pair in their various guises, sometimes together, sometimes not, and, more often than not, working with guitarist Zeke Morris as the Mountaineers, the Dixie Reelers, or the Morris Brothers. This installment covers the years 1937 to 1941 and features tracks cut as the Mountaineers and the Smilin' Rangers, among others, with the usual associates, including J.E. Mainer, Wade Mainer, Zeke Morris, and ace fiddler Steve Ledford.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2010
Label:
Jsp Records
UPC:
0788065712426
catalogNumber:
77124
Rank:
211148

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Carry Your Cross with a Smile  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  2. Swing the Door of Your Heart Open Wide  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  3. Answer to Greenback Dollar  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  4. There's a Green Hill Far Away  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  5. Miss Me When I'm Gone  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  6. Floating Down the Stream of Time  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  7. Don't Go Out  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  8. Don't Get Trouble in Your Mind  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  9. Kiss Me Cindy  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  10. Your Best Friend Is Always Near  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  11. Lamp Lighting Time in Heaven  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  12. When the Light's Gone Out in Your Soul  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  13. I Once Loved a Young Man  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  14. Somebody Cares  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  15. I'm Living the Right Life Now  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  16. Just Over in the Glory Land  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  17. I'm in the Gloryland Way  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  18. If I Lose, Let Me Lose  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  19. Great Reaping Day  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  20. Oh Why Did I Ever Get Married  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  21. Back to Johnson City  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  22. Ramshackle Shack  -  Wade Mainer & His Little Smilin' Rangers
  23. Memory Lane  -  Wade Mainer & His Little Smilin' Rangers
  24. Wild Bill Jones  -  Wade Mainer & His Little Smilin' Rangers
  25. I Want to Be Loved  -  Wade Mainer & His Little Smilin' Rangers

Disc 2

  1. What Are You Going to Do Brother?  -  Wade Mainer & His Little Smilin' Rangers
  2. Companions Draw Nigh  -  Wade Mainer & His Little Smilin' Rangers
  3. Mountain Sweetheart  -  Wade Mainer & His Little Smilin' Rangers
  4. Don't Forget Me Little Darling  -  Wade Mainer & His Little Smilin' Rangers
  5. Lonely Tomb  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  6. Pale Moonlight  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  7. All My Friends  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  8. Don't Get Too Deep in Love  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  9. Don't Leave Me Alone  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  10. I Won't Be Worried  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  11. Where Romance Calls  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  12. Another Alabama Camp Meetin'  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  13. Mitchell Blues  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  14. Farther Along  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  15. Dear Loving Mother and Dad  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  16. Can't Tell About These Women  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  17. That Kind  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  18. If I Had Listened to Mother  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  19. She Is Spreading Her Wings for a Journey  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  20. The Same Old You to Me  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  21. Life's Ev'nin' Sun  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  22. Mother Still Prays for You Jack  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  23. You're Awfully Mean to Me  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  24. Home in the Sky  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  25. A Little Love  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers

Disc 3

  1. North Carolina Moon  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  2. More Good Women Gone Wrong  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  3. Sparkling Blue Eyes  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  4. We Will Miss Him  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  5. I Left My Home in the Mountains  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  6. I Met Her at a Ball One Night  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  7. You May Forsake Me  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  8. Look on and Cry  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  9. One Little Kiss  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  10. Mama Don't Make Me Go to Bed  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  11. Crying Holy  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  12. Heaven Bells Are Ringing  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  13. Sparkling Blue Eyes No. 2  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  14. The Poor Drunkard's Dream  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  15. Were You There?  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  16. The Gospel Cannonball  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  17. The Great and Final Judgement  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  18. What a Wonderful Saviour Is He  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  19. Why Not Make Heaven Your Home  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  20. Mansions in the Sky  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  21. Not a Word of That Be Said  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  22. Drifting Through an Unfriendly World  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  23. Shake My Mother's Hand for Me  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  24. Anywhere Is Home  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  25. I Can Tell You the Time  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers

Disc 4

  1. He Gave His Life  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  2. Ramblin' Boy  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  3. The Precious Jewel  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  4. Old Reuben  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  5. Precious Memories  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  6. Since I Met My Mother-in-Law  -  Steve Ledford & the Mountaineers
  7. Bachelor Blues  -  Steve Ledford & the Mountaineers
  8. Only a Broken Heart  -  Steve Ledford & the Mountaineers
  9. Happy or Lonesome  -  Steve Ledford & the Mountaineers
  10. Darling I'm Still in Love with You  -  Happy-Go-Lucky Boys
  11. No Letter in the Mail Today  -  Happy-Go-Lucky Boys
  12. Come Back, Sweetheart  -  Happy-Go-Lucky Boys
  13. I Hope She's Satisfied  -  Happy-Go-Lucky Boys
  14. Happy-Go-Lucky Breakdown  -  Happy-Go-Lucky Boys
  15. What-Cha Gonna Go with the Baby?  -  Happy-Go-Lucky Boys
  16. Garden of Prayer  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  17. Dream of the Miner's Child  - Zeke Morris
  18. Little Nellie  - Zeke Morris
  19. One Little Word  - Zeke Morris
  20. Wabash Cannon Ball No. 2  - Zeke Morris
  21. It's Blues  - Zeke Morris
  22. Gabriel's Trumpet  - Zeke Morris
  23. Drunkard's Hiccoughs  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  24. Country Blues  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
  25. Concord Rag  -  J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

J.E. Mainer   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Vocals
Clyde Moody   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Wade Mainer   Banjo,Harmonica,Vocals
DeWitt Jenkins   Banjo
Steve Ledford   Fiddle,Vocals,String Bass
Wiley Morris   Guitar,Vocals
Zeke Morris   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Julia Mainer   Vocals,yodeling
Jack Shelton   Guitar,Vocals
Leonard Stokes   Mandolin,Vocals
George Morris   Guitar,Vocals
Dan Hornsby   Vocals
Jay Hugh Hall   Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Eunice Ayers   Vocals
Curley Shelton   Mandolin,Vocals

Technical Credits

Wiley Morris   Duet
Zeke Morris   Duet
Pat Harrison   Annotation

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