Gennett Old Time Music: Classic Country Recordings 1927-1934

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/2010
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065713027
  • Catalog Number: 77130
  • Sales rank: 120,086

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 When I Was Single My Pockets Would Jingle - John D. Foster (3:00)
  2. 2 Good Bye, My Darlin' - John D. Foster (3:06)
  3. 3 My Sarah Jane - John D. Foster (2:24)
  4. 4 Storms May Rule The Ocean - John D. Foster (2:28)
  5. 5 The Cabin With Roses At The Door - John D. Foster (3:14)
  6. 6 My Boyhood Happy Days - John D. Foster (3:15)
  7. 7 Some Day I'll Wander Back Again - John D. Foster (3:19)
  8. 8 We Can Only Have One Mother - John D. Foster (3:10)
  9. 9 Taylor's Quickstep - John D. Foster (3:02)
  10. 10 Richmond Blues - John D. Foster (3:03)
  11. 11 These Bones Gwine Rise Again - John D. Foster (2:56)
  12. 12 My Carolina Home - John D. Foster (3:13)
  13. 13 Let Her Go I'll Meet Her - John D. Foster (2:53)
  14. 14 She's Only A Bird In A Guilded Cage - John D. Foster (2:43)
  15. 15 Meet Me In The Moonlight - John D. Foster (2:53)
  16. 16 There's More Pretty Girls Than One - John D. Foster (2:42)
  17. 17 Two Faithful Lovers - John D. Foster (2:52)
  18. 18 Cabin With Roses At The Door - John D. Foster (3:13)
  19. 19 Six Months Ain't Long - John D. Foster (3:03)
  20. 20 New River Train - Ernest V. Stoneman (2:53)
  21. 21 John Hardy - Ernest V. Stoneman (3:10)
  22. 22 Kenney Wagner's Surrender - Ernest V. Stoneman (2:23)
  23. 23 The Poor Tramp Has to Live - Ernest V. Stoneman (3:06)
  24. 24 Long Eared Mule - Ernest V. Stoneman & His Grayson County Boys (3:06)
  25. 25 Round Town Gals - Ernest V. Stoneman & His Grayson County Boys (3:04)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Arkansas Traveler - Red Fox Chasers (3:08)
  2. 2 Turkey In The Straw - Red Fox Chasers (3:11)
  3. 3 Did You Ever See The Devil, Uncle Joe? - Red Fox Chasers (3:04)
  4. 4 Wreck On The Mountain Road - Red Fox Chasers (2:37)
  5. 5 Stolen Love - Red Fox Chasers (2:45)
  6. 6 Tell Mother I'll Meet Her - Red Fox Chasers (3:19)
  7. 7 Weeping Willow Tree - Red Fox Chasers (2:44)
  8. 8 Little Sweetheart Pal Of Mine - Red Fox Chasers (3:04)
  9. 9 Put My Little Shoes Away - Red Fox Chasers (2:56)
  10. 10 Mississippi Sawyer - Red Fox Chasers (3:10)
  11. 11 Twinkle Little Star - Red Fox Chasers (2:55)
  12. 12 Looking To My Prayer - Red Fox Chasers (2:36)
  13. 13 We Shall Meet On That Beautiful Shore - Red Fox Chasers (2:45)
  14. 14 May I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight, Mister - Red Fox Chasers (2:53)
  15. 15 Something Wrong With My Gal - Red Fox Chasers (2:42)
  16. 16 Honeysuckle Time - Red Fox Chasers (2:40)
  17. 17 The Blind Man And His Child - Red Fox Chasers (2:48)
  18. 18 Makin' Likker in North Carolina, Pt. 1 - Red Fox Chasers (3:09)
  19. 19 Makin' Likker in North Carolina, Pt. 2 - Red Fox Chasers (2:33)
  20. 20 Virginia Bootleggers - Red Fox Chasers (2:50)
  21. 21 Naomi Wise - Red Fox Chasers (2:55)
  22. 22 Devilish Mary - Red Fox Chasers (2:40)
  23. 23 Six Feet Of Earth Makes Us All One Size - Oscar L. Coffey (2:53)
  24. 24 My Dear Old Mountain Home - Oscar L. Coffey (3:05)
  25. 25 He's Only A Miner Killed In The Ground - Ted Chestnut (2:32)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Deer Walk - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts (3:07)
  2. 2 The Devil In Georgia - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts (3:12)
  3. 3 Take Those Lips Away - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts (3:01)
  4. 4 Jacks Creek Waltz - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts (3:13)
  5. 5 Martha Campbell - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts (3:07)
  6. 6 The Girl I Left Behind Me - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts (3:07)
  7. 7 Rocky Mountain - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts (3:06)
  8. 8 Cripple Creek - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts (2:36)
  9. 9 Old Buzzard - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts (2:37)
  10. 10 Arkansas Traveler - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts (2:45)
  11. 11 Johnny Inchin' Along - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts (3:09)
  12. 12 Buck Creek Gal - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts (2:35)
  13. 13 I've Got A Girl Named Susie - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts (3:04)
  14. 14 Run Smoke Run - Fiddlin' Doc Roberts (2:51)
  15. 15 Gray Eagle - Taylor's Kentucky Boys (2:40)
  16. 16 Forked Deer - Taylor's Kentucky Boys (2:45)
  17. 17 Sourwood Mountain - Taylor's Kentucky Boys (2:36)
  18. 18 Coal Creek March - Marion Underwood (2:48)
  19. 19 Eighth of January - Ted Gossett's Band (2:44)
  20. 20 Fire On The Mountain - Tommy Whitmer (2:52)
  21. 21 Wild Geese - Ted Gossett's Band (2:53)
  22. 22 Fox Chase - Ted Gossett's Band (2:59)
  23. 23 Little Birdie - John Hammond (2:49)
  24. 24 Purty Polly - John Hammond (3:08)
  25. 25 As Free A Little Bird As Can Be - John Hammond (2:32)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Richmond Cotillion - Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters (2:55)
  2. 2 John Brown's Dream - Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters (2:43)
  3. 3 Merry Girl - Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters (2:59)
  4. 4 Yellow Rose Of Texas - Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters (2:49)
  5. 5 I Know My Name Is There - Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters (2:44)
  6. 6 Are You Washed In The Blood Of The Lamb - Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters (2:52)
  7. 7 Wandering Boy - Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters (2:50)
  8. 8 Take Me Back To The Sweet Sunny South - Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters (2:46)
  9. 9 When You Ask A Girl To Leave Her Happy Home - Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters (2:37)
  10. 10 Old Joe Clark - Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters (2:45)
  11. 11 Evening Star Waltz - Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters (2:44)
  12. 12 Home Sweet Home - Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters (2:35)
  13. 13 Last Days In Georgia - Byrd Moore (2:57)
  14. 14 Flop Eared Mule - Byrd Moore (3:02)
  15. 15 That Old Tiger Rag - Byrd Moore (3:09)
  16. 16 Favourite Two Step - Byrd Moore (3:03)
  17. 17 Careless Lover - Byrd Moore (3:13)
  18. 18 Mama Don't Allow No Low Down Hangin' Round - Byrd Moore (3:04)
  19. 19 The Bully Of The Town - Byrd Moore (2:54)
  20. 20 Snatch 'Em Back Blues - Byrd Moore (3:12)
  21. 21 Bed Bugs Makin' Their Last Go Round - Byrd Moore (3:19)
  22. 22 All Night Long - Byrd Moore (3:18)
  23. 23 When The Snowflakes Fall Again - Byrd Moore (3:01)
  24. 24 Birmingham Jail - Byrd Moore (3:03)
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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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