Flowers in the Wildwood: Women in Early Country Music, 1923-1939

Flowers in the Wildwood: Women in Early Country Music, 1923-1939

     
 
Anyone who sees the subtitle "Women in Early Country Music" and immediately thinks of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn will benefit greatly from the education offered by this generous collection, which consists of recordings by artists both well-known (Coon Creek Girls,

Overview

Anyone who sees the subtitle "Women in Early Country Music" and immediately thinks of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn will benefit greatly from the education offered by this generous collection, which consists of recordings by artists both well-known (Coon Creek Girls, Carter Family, Patsy Montana) and obscure (Wisdom Sisters, Louisiana Lou, Wanda & Ruth Neal). As one might expect, it's a mixed bag: the Dezurik Sisters' trick yodeling is simultaneously kitchily charming and genuinely fascinating (check out the amazing "I Left Her Standing There"); the gospel numbers by the Wisdom Sisters and the Southland's Ladies Quartet are hair-raisingly lovely; Aunt Molly Jackson's "Kentucky Miner's Wife" is just plain awful -- awkwardly introduced, badly played, and badly sung. On one or two tracks, the sound quality is so poor that it would have been better to simply leave the song off the program. But overall, this album provides an enjoyable and instructive window into a criminally underrepresented chapter in the history of country music. The Coon Creek Girls rendition of "Little Birdie" and the Girls of the Golden West's classic "Round-up Time in Texas" are almost worth the price of the CD on their own.

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - Jon Caramanica
Buy this one-disc anthology for anyone who thinks the Dixie Chicks invented the spunky country diva.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/01/2003
Label:
Trikont
UPC:
0799135131023
catalogNumber:
310

Tracks

  1. Wish I Was a Single Girl Again
  2. Single Life
  3. I Left Her Standing There
  4. Flowers Blooming in the Wildwood
  5. She Came Rollin' Down the Mountain
  6. Just Another Broken Heart
  7. Round-Up Time in Texas
  8. We Are Climbing
  9. My Man's a Jolly Railroad Man
  10. My Poncho Pony
  11. Lorena
  12. All the Good Times Are Past and Gone
  13. Round Town Girls
  14. Home-Coming Week
  15. Brother, Be Ready for That Day
  16. On the Banks of the Old Tennessee
  17. Kentucky Miner's Wife (Ragged Hungery Blues), Pt.1
  18. Go to Sleep My Darling
  19. Walking in the King's Highway
  20. My Loved Ones Are Waiting for Me
  21. Little Birdie
  22. Big-Eyed Rabbit
  23. How'm I Doin' ?
  24. Prayer
  25. With My Banjo on My Knee Blues

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Barnes   Electric Guitar
Aunt Molly Jackson   Guitar,Alto (Vocal)
Mother Maybelle Carter   Guitar,Alto (Vocal)
A.P. Carter   Bass (Vocal)
Sara Carter   Autoharp,Alto (Vocal)
Bob Long   Rhythm Guitar
Allan Crockett   Violin
Ester "Violet" Koehler   Mandolin
Evelyn "Daisy" Lange   Bass
Lily May Ledford   Banjo,Alto (Vocal)
Rosie Ledford   Guitar,Alto (Vocal)
Anna Gordon   Alto (Vocal)
Christopher Wagner   Idee
Samantha Bumgarner   Violin,Alto (Vocal)
Carolyn DeZurik   Soprano (Vocal),Alto (Vocal),yodeling
Mary Jane DeZurik   Soprano (Vocal),Alto (Vocal),yodeling
Dorothy Laverne "Dolly" Good   Guitar,Alto (Vocal),yodeling,Humming
Roba Stanley   Guitar,Vocals
Willie Thawl   Clarinet
Henry Whitter   Guitar,Harmonica
Joan Taylor   Alto (Vocal)
Scotty Wiseman   Banjo,Baritone (Vocal)
Jack "Happy Jack" Taylor   Bass
Rosa Lee Carson   Guitar,Alto (Vocal)
J.W. Baker   Guitar,Autoharp,Baritone (Vocal),Alto (Vocal)
Ruby Blevins   Alto (Vocal)
David Parker "Dad" Carter   Tenor (Vocal)
Myrtle Eleanor Cooper   Alto (Vocal),yodeling
Eva Davis   Banjo,Alto (Vocal)
Mildred Good   Alto (Vocal),yodeling,Humming
Ernest Jim Gordon   Guitar,Bass (Vocal)
Fred Gossett   Baritone (Vocal),Alto (Vocal)
Gertude Gossett   Baritone (Vocal),Alto (Vocal)
J.E. Green   Violin
Eva Mae Greenwood   Guitar,Alto (Vocal)
Curley Hicks   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bessie Smith   Contributor
Carter Family   Contributor
Patsy Montana   Composer,Contributor
Chuck Wagon Gang   Contributor
Bill C. Malone   Liner Notes
Fiddlin' John Carson   Contributor
Coon Creek Girls   Contributor
A.P. Carter   Composer
Christopher Wagner   translation,Concept,Interviewer
Mary Jane DeZurik   Contributor
Girls of the Golden West   Contributor
Roba Stanley   Composer
Rennie Sparks   Liner Notes
Kermit Chandler   Liner Notes,Discographical Information
J.R. Baxter   Composer
Dixie Moutaineers   Contributor
Lee Penny   Composer

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