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Gennett Old Time Music: Classic Country Recordings 1927-1934
     

Gennett Old Time Music: Classic Country Recordings 1927-1934

 
Although best known for its jazz releases, Fred Gennett's self-named Gennett Records label also did extensive recording in the rural folk genre, tracking various singers and string bands from the South in the 1920s and 1930s. This expansive four-disc set compiled by Chris King collects nearly 100 of these rare sides issued between 1927 and
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Overview

Although best known for its jazz releases, Fred Gennett's self-named Gennett Records label also did extensive recording in the rural folk genre, tracking various singers and string bands from the South in the 1920s and 1930s. This expansive four-disc set compiled by Chris King collects nearly 100 of these rare sides issued between 1927 and 1934, including early recordings by Ernest Stoneman, the Red Fox Chasers, Fiddlin' Doc Roberts, and a trio of lovely clawhammer banjo pieces from John Hammond. Modern country grew out of these kinds of back-porch performances, and what they lack in polish and sleekness they more than make up for with pure heart and soul.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/2010
Label:
Jsp Records
UPC:
0788065713027
catalogNumber:
77130
Rank:
106418

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. When I Was Single My Pockets Would Jingle
  2. Good Bye, My Darlin'
  3. My Sarah Jane
  4. Storms May Rule The Ocean
  5. The Cabin With Roses At The Door
  6. My Boyhood Happy Days
  7. Some Day I'll Wander Back Again
  8. We Can Only Have One Mother
  9. Taylor's Quickstep
  10. Richmond Blues
  11. These Bones Gwine Rise Again
  12. My Carolina Home
  13. Let Her Go I'll Meet Her
  14. She's Only A Bird In A Guilded Cage
  15. Meet Me In The Moonlight
  16. There's More Pretty Girls Than One
  17. Two Faithful Lovers
  18. Cabin With Roses At The Door
  19. Six Months Ain't Long
  20. New River Train
  21. John Hardy
  22. Kenney Wagner's Surrender
  23. The Poor Tramp Has to Live
  24. Long Eared Mule
  25. Round Town Gals

Disc 2

  1. The Arkansas Traveler
  2. Turkey In The Straw
  3. Did You Ever See The Devil, Uncle Joe?
  4. Wreck On The Mountain Road
  5. Stolen Love
  6. Tell Mother I'll Meet Her
  7. Weeping Willow Tree
  8. Little Sweetheart Pal Of Mine
  9. Put My Little Shoes Away
  10. Mississippi Sawyer
  11. Twinkle Little Star
  12. Looking To My Prayer
  13. We Shall Meet On That Beautiful Shore
  14. May I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight, Mister
  15. Something Wrong With My Gal
  16. Honeysuckle Time
  17. The Blind Man And His Child
  18. Makin' Likker in North Carolina, Pt. 1
  19. Makin' Likker in North Carolina, Pt. 2
  20. Virginia Bootleggers
  21. Naomi Wise
  22. Devilish Mary
  23. Six Feet Of Earth Makes Us All One Size
  24. My Dear Old Mountain Home
  25. He's Only A Miner Killed In The Ground

Disc 3

  1. Deer Walk
  2. The Devil In Georgia
  3. Take Those Lips Away
  4. Jacks Creek Waltz
  5. Martha Campbell
  6. The Girl I Left Behind Me
  7. Rocky Mountain
  8. Cripple Creek
  9. Old Buzzard
  10. Arkansas Traveler
  11. Johnny Inchin' Along
  12. Buck Creek Gal
  13. I've Got A Girl Named Susie
  14. Run Smoke Run
  15. Gray Eagle
  16. Forked Deer
  17. Sourwood Mountain
  18. Coal Creek March
  19. Eighth of January
  20. Fire On The Mountain
  21. Wild Geese
  22. Fox Chase
  23. Little Birdie
  24. Purty Polly
  25. As Free A Little Bird As Can Be

Disc 4

  1. Richmond Cotillion
  2. John Brown's Dream
  3. Merry Girl
  4. Yellow Rose Of Texas
  5. I Know My Name Is There
  6. Are You Washed In The Blood Of The Lamb
  7. Wandering Boy
  8. Take Me Back To The Sweet Sunny South
  9. When You Ask A Girl To Leave Her Happy Home
  10. Old Joe Clark
  11. Evening Star Waltz
  12. Home Sweet Home
  13. Last Days In Georgia
  14. Flop Eared Mule
  15. That Old Tiger Rag
  16. Favourite Two Step
  17. Careless Lover
  18. Mama Don't Allow No Low Down Hangin' Round
  19. The Bully Of The Town
  20. Snatch 'Em Back Blues
  21. Bed Bugs Makin' Their Last Go Round
  22. All Night Long
  23. When The Snowflakes Fall Again
  24. Birmingham Jail

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Asa Martin   Guitar,Vocals
Ernest V. Stoneman   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Willie Young   Guitar
Guy Brooks   Fiddle,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Bob Cranford   Harmonica,Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Paul Miles   Banjo,Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Fiddlin' Doc Roberts   Fiddle,Mandolin
Leonard Rutherford   Fiddle,Vocals
Byrd Moore   Guitar,Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Jim Booker   Fiddle
Jesse James   Mandolin,Vocals
Kahle Brewer   Fiddle
Melvin Robinette   Fiddle,Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
John Foster   Guitar,Vocals
Enos Gossett   Guitar
Earl Nossinger   Guitar
Marion Underwood   Banjo
Benny Jarrell   Fiddle,Vocals
Tommy Whitmer   Fiddle
Bolen Frost   Banjo
Ted Chestnut   Vocals
Frank Jenkins   Banjo,Fiddle,Vocals
Justin Winfield   Guitar,Vocals
A.P. Thompson   Guitar,Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Da Costa Woltz   Banjo,Vocals
John Hammond   Guitar,Vocals
John D. Foster   Guitar,Vocals
John Booker   Guitar
Herbert Sweet   Fiddle
Earl Sweet   Banjo
Ted Gossett   Fiddle
Pete Woods   Banjo
Oscar Coffey   Banjo,Vocals

Technical Credits

Tony Russell   Source Material
Charles K. Wolfe   Source Material
Byrd Moore   Duet
Pat Harrison   Liner Notes
Melvin Robinette   Duet
John Foster   Duet
Rick Kennedy   Source Material

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