Cluck Old Hen: A Barnyard Serenade, 1926-1940

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The first golden age of recorded music in America came in the 1920s when the newly emerged record labels began putting out 78s, signing and releasing all comers, from back-porch fiddle players to street-corner jug bands, in an attempt to find out what the consumers of America really wanted from this startling new media. The labels usually worked regionally, and since most of the population of the country was still rural, it really isn't that big a surprise that there are countless old songs about chickens, roosters, and other barnyard fowl. Old Hat Records, an old-time music specialist label, has assembled some of these "chicken songs," recorded between 1926 and 1940, and...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The first golden age of recorded music in America came in the 1920s when the newly emerged record labels began putting out 78s, signing and releasing all comers, from back-porch fiddle players to street-corner jug bands, in an attempt to find out what the consumers of America really wanted from this startling new media. The labels usually worked regionally, and since most of the population of the country was still rural, it really isn't that big a surprise that there are countless old songs about chickens, roosters, and other barnyard fowl. Old Hat Records, an old-time music specialist label, has assembled some of these "chicken songs," recorded between 1926 and 1940, and it's a fun collection, featuring fiddler G.B. Grayson's classic take on the title tune, "Cluck Old Hen"; the hilarious "Chicken Sermon" from Honeyboy & Sassafras; and the surreal "Under the Chicken Tree" by Earl McDonald's Original Louisville Jug Band, among others.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2012
  • Label: Old Hat Ent.
  • UPC: 670725100929
  • Catalog Number: 1009
  • Sales rank: 131,022

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Chicken Reel - J.O. LaMadeleine (2:38)
  2. 2 Rooster Blues - Casey Bill (2:43)
  3. 3 Riley's Hen-House Door - Riley Puckett (2:42)
  4. 4 Chicken - John & Emery McClung (3:14)
  5. 5 Corn Dodger No. 1 Special - George Edgin's Corn Dodgers (2:58)
  6. 6 The Crowing Rooster - "Pet" and "Can" (3:24)
  7. 7 Turkey Buzzard Blues - Peg Leg Howell (3:06)
  8. 8 Under the Chicken Tree - Earl McDonald's Original Louisville Jug Band (3:17)
  9. 9 It Takes the Old Hen to Deliver the Goods - Cliff Carlisle (2:53)
  10. 10 Cluck Old Hen - Grayson & Whitter (2:56)
  11. 11 All Birds Look Like Chicken to Me - Sweet Papa Stovepipe (3:14)
  12. 12 Hen Party Blues - The Dixieland Jug Blowers (3:26)
  13. 13 Crow Black Chicken - The Leake County Revelers (3:10)
  14. 14 Stay Away from My Chicken House - Gene Autry (2:55)
  15. 15 Who Stole De Lock? - The Georgia Browns (2:54)
  16. 16 The Chicken and the Worm - Spencer Williams (3:06)
  17. 17 There's a Trick in Pickin' a Chick-Chick-Chicken - Six Jumping Jacks (2:54)
  18. 18 Barnyard Frolic - Taft Ledford (2:51)
  19. 19 Chicken - Utica Institute Jubilee Singers (3:09)
  20. 20 Chicken You Can Roost Behind the Moon - The Beale Street Sheiks (3:08)
  21. 21 Rooster on the Limb - Mustard & Gravy (2:06)
  22. 22 The Chicken Sermon - Honeyboy & Sassafras (3:06)
  23. 23 Chicken Reel Stomp - The Tune Wranglers (2:45)
  24. 24 I'll Rise When the Rooster Crows - Binkley Brothers Dixie Clodhoppers (3:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buddy Moss Harmonica
Frank Stokes Guitar, Vocals
Gene Autry Guitar, Vocals, yodeling
Cal Smith Banjo
Johnny Dodds Clarinet
Harry Reser Banjo
Clifford Hayes Fiddle
Bill Carlisle Guitar
Riley Puckett Guitar, Vocals
Curley Weaver Guitar, Vocals
Teddy Bunn Guitar, Vocals
Cliff Carlisle Steel Guitar, Vocals
Eddie Anthony Fiddle, Vocals
George Fields Vocals, Spoken Word
Earl McDonald Vocals, Jug
Fred McMullen Guitar, Vocals
Dan Sane Guitar
George Timberlake Piano
Will Weldon Steel Guitar, Vocals
Spencer Williams Vocals
Henry Clifford Jug
Eddie Duncan Steel Guitar
Curtis Hayes Banjo
Lockwood Lewis Alto Saxophone
Tom Andrews Guitar
Amos Binkley Banjo
Gale Binkley Fiddle
Bill Dickey String Bass
Tom Dickey Fiddle
Eddie Fielding Tenor Banjo
Will Gilmer Fiddle
G.B. Grayson Fiddle, Vocals, Spoken Word
Dallas Jones Guitar
Steve Ledford Fiddle, Vocals
Henry Whitter Guitar, Spoken Word
Jim Wolverton Banjo
Peg Leg Howell Guitar, Vocals
Earl Wright Guitar, Vocals
Tom Stacks Drums, Vocals
Walter Rhodes Accordion, Vocals
Frank Rice Vocals
Clarence Profit Piano
George Withington Baritone (Vocal)
Ben Skinner Tenor (Vocal)
Ernest Stokes Vocals
J.O. LaMadeleine Fiddle, Foot Percussion
George Edgin Fiddle
Jack Jackson Guitar, Vocals
Audie Rodgers Guitar
Lucien Brown Alto Saxophone
Benny Calvin Mandolin
Sweet Papa Stovepipe Guitar, Vocals
Maylon Harney "Pet" Guitar, Spoken Word
Richard Harney "Can" Guitar, Spoken Word
Freddie Smith Banjo
"Pet" and "Can" Guitar, Spoken Word
Daniel Nicholson Banjo
Charles Smith Fiddle
Buster Coward Guitar
Emery McClung Fiddle
Honeyboy & Sassafras Spoken Word
Marshall Cole Tenor (Vocal)
Marcel LaMadeleine Guitar
Johnny Welch Vocals, Spoken Word
William G. Culver Bass (Vocal)
R.O. Mosley Banjo, Mandolin
John McClung Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Teddy Bunn Duet
Spencer Williams Duet
Don Kent Source Recordings
Richard Nevins Source Recordings
Sherwin Dunner Source Recordings
Walter Rhodes Vocal Effect
Frank Rice Duet
Marshall Wyatt Producer, Liner Notes, Art Direction, Source Recordings
Ernest Stokes Duet
John Tefteller Source Recordings
Frank Mare Source Recordings
Jeff Carroll Engineer
J.O. LaMadeleine Vocal Effect
Frank Marvin Vocal Effect
Christopher King Engineer, Source Recordings
Bill Traylor Cover Art
David Lynch Graphic Design, Art Direction
Gretchen Sedaris Memorabilia
John McClung Whistle
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