Cluck Old Hen: A Barnyard Serenade, 1926-1940

Cluck Old Hen: A Barnyard Serenade, 1926-1940

     
 

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… See more details below

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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:
0670725100929
catalogNumber:
1009
Rank:
132201

Tracks

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

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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
Christopher [1] C. King   Engineer,Source Recordings
Jeff Carroll   Engineer
J.O. LaMadeleine   Vocal Effect
Frank Marvin   Vocal Effect
Bill Traylor   Cover Art
David Lynch   Graphic Design,Art Direction
Gretchen Sedaris   Memorabilia
John McClung   Whistle

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