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Gid Tanner & the Skillet Lickers

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The Skillet Lickers were a multi-fiddle powerhouse in the 1920s, the old-timey equivalent of a feuding rock & roll supergroup, whose jazz ensemble flash made them arguably the greatest and most exciting string band of all time. Ace fiddlers Gid Tanner, Clayton McMichen, Bert Layne, and one-handed Lowe Stokes were all members, in various combinations. Anchored by Riley Puckett's steady bass runs on guitar, they blazed a path through the dance reels of the day, taking them to soaring heights. This four-disc set is the most complete collection of the Skillet Lickers currently out there, covering sessions recorded in Atlanta and San Antonio between 1926 and 1934. Fiddle ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The Skillet Lickers were a multi-fiddle powerhouse in the 1920s, the old-timey equivalent of a feuding rock & roll supergroup, whose jazz ensemble flash made them arguably the greatest and most exciting string band of all time. Ace fiddlers Gid Tanner, Clayton McMichen, Bert Layne, and one-handed Lowe Stokes were all members, in various combinations. Anchored by Riley Puckett's steady bass runs on guitar, they blazed a path through the dance reels of the day, taking them to soaring heights. This four-disc set is the most complete collection of the Skillet Lickers currently out there, covering sessions recorded in Atlanta and San Antonio between 1926 and 1934. Fiddle standards like "Hell's Broke Loose in Georgia," "Cripple Creek," and "Sugar in the Gourd" are all tackled here at breakneck speed, which is pretty much how these guys did everything.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2012
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065715526
  • Catalog Number: 77155
  • Sales rank: 69,835

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Soldier's Joy (3:05)
  2. 2 Rock That Cradle Lucy (3:04)
  3. 3 Bonaparte's Retreat (3:16)
  4. 4 Cripple Creek (3:11)
  5. 5 Hell's Broke Loose in Georgia (3:07)
  6. 6 There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight (3:21)
  7. 7 Rocky Pallet (2:57)
  8. 8 A Corn Licker Still in Georgia, Pt. 1 - Bob Nichols (3:14)
  9. 9 A Corn Licker Still in Georgia, Pt. 2 - Bob Nichols (3:15)
  10. 10 Pass Around the Bottle and We'll All Take a Drink (3:01)
  11. 11 Hand Me Down My Walking Cane (3:05)
  12. 12 Alabama Jubilee (3:11)
  13. 13 Bully of the Town (2:55)
  14. 14 Where Did You Get That Hat - Faith Norris (2:53)
  15. 15 Goodbye Booze - Faith Norris (2:53)
  16. 16 Mississippi Sawyer (3:04)
  17. 17 Georgia Waggoner (3:04)
  18. 18 Rufus (3:09)
  19. 19 Cumberland Gap on a Buckin' Mule (2:59)
  20. 20 Hawkins Rag (2:55)
  21. 21 Skillet Licker Breakdown (2:52)
  22. 22 Devilish Mary (3:30)
  23. 23 Old Dan Tucker (3:10)
  24. 24 Nancy Rollin' (3:28)
  25. 25 Soldier Will You Marry Me (3:22)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Sal's Gone to the Cider Mill (3:08)
  2. 2 New Arkansas Traveller (3:10)
  3. 3 Leather Breeches (3:06)
  4. 4 Sugar in the Gourd (3:14)
  5. 5 Georgia Wagner (3:07)
  6. 6 Watermelon on the Vine (2:57)
  7. 7 Don't You Hear Jerusalem Moan (2:51)
  8. 8 A Fiddler's Convention in Georgia, Pt. 1 - Bob Nichols (2:59)
  9. 9 A Fiddler's Convention in Georgia, Pt. 2 - Bob Nichols (3:07)
  10. 10 Settin' in the Chimney Jamb (2:51)
  11. 11 Prettiest Little Girl in the County (3:07)
  12. 12 Black Eyed Susie (3:01)
  13. 13 Cotton-Eyed Joe (3:00)
  14. 14 Tanner's Boarding House - Riley Puckett (3:05)
  15. 15 On Tanner's Farm - Riley Puckett (2:55)
  16. 16 Down Yonder (3:14)
  17. 17 Back Up and Push (3:09)
  18. 18 Git Along (3:08)
  19. 19 Whoa, Mule, Whoa (3:04)
  20. 20 Shortening Bread (2:52)
  21. 21 Dance All Night with a Bottle in Your Hand (2:47)
  22. 22 She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain (3:00)
  23. 23 I Don't Love Nobody (3:02)
  24. 24 I Got Mine (2:54)
  25. 25 Old Joe Clark (2:54)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Darktown Strutters' Ball (3:00)
  2. 2 Drink 'Er Down (3:10)
  3. 3 Dixie (3:15)
  4. 4 The Girl I Left Behind Me (3:14)
  5. 5 The Old Gray Mare (3:10)
  6. 6 John Henry (The Steel Drivin' Man) (3:09)
  7. 7 Johnson's Old Gray Mule (3:24)
  8. 8 Possum Hunt on Stump House Mountain, Pt. 1 - Lowe Stokes (2:57)
  9. 9 Possum Hunt on Stump House Mountain, Pt. 2 - Lowe Stokes (2:56)
  10. 10 Bile Them Cabbage Down (3:06)
  11. 11 It's a Long Way to Tipperary (3:09)
  12. 12 Old McDonald Had a Farm (3:05)
  13. 13 Big Ball in Town (3:01)
  14. 14 I'm Satisfied - Riley Puckett (2:50)
  15. 15 Three Nights Drunk - Riley Puckett (3:34)
  16. 16 Buckin' Mule (3:14)
  17. 17 Sleeping Lulu (3:11)
  18. 18 McMichen's Breakdown (3:04)
  19. 19 Molly Put the Kettle On (3:11)
  20. 20 Whistlin' Rufus (3:09)
  21. 21 Miss McCleod's Reel (3:01)
  22. 22 Four Cent Cotton (3:04)
  23. 23 Cacklin' Hen and Rooster Too (3:14)
  24. 24 Rickett's Hornpipe (3:14)
  25. 25 Ride Old Buck to Water (3:12)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Show Me the Way to Go Home (3:08)
  2. 2 Cotton Baggin' (3:09)
  3. 3 The Rovin' Gambler (3:08)
  4. 4 It Ain't Gonna Rain No More (2:59)
  5. 5 Going on Down Town (3:07)
  6. 6 Mississippi Sawyer (3:04)
  7. 7 Flatwoods (3:04)
  8. 8 Never Seen the Likes Since Gettin' Upstairs (3:02)
  9. 9 A Night in a Blind Tiger, Pt. 1 - Uncle Fuzz (3:15)
  10. 10 A Night in a Blind Tiger, Pt. 2 - Uncle Fuzz (3:19)
  11. 11 Ya Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dog Around (3:08)
  12. 12 Turkey in the Straw (3:18)
  13. 13 Polly Wolly Doo (3:05)
  14. 14 Uncle Bud (3:03)
  15. 15 Liberty (3:18)
  16. 16 Sal Let Me Chaw Your Rosin (2:50)
  17. 17 Slow Buck (3:00)
  18. 18 Cumberland Gap (2:55)
  19. 19 Hen Cackle (2:39)
  20. 20 Tra-Le-La-La (3:24)
  21. 21 Hinkey-Dinkey-Dee (2:40)
  22. 22 Keep Your Gal at Home (3:08)
  23. 23 Cotton Patch (3:03)
  24. 24 Flop-Eared Mule (2:59)
  25. 25 Soldier's Joy (2:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor, Banjo, Fiddle, Vocals, Soloist, Harmony, Spoken Word, Vocal Harmony
Ted Hawkins Mandolin, Vocals
Riley Puckett Guitar, Vocals, Soloist, Spoken Word, Vocal Harmony
Clayton McMichen Fiddle, Vocals, Human Whistle, Soloist, Spoken Word, Vocal Harmony
Fate Norris Banjo, Vocals, Spoken Word, Vocal Harmony
Frank Walker Spoken Word
Bert Layne Fiddle, Spoken Word
Lowe Stokes Fiddle, Spoken Word, Vocal Harmony
Gordon Tanner Fiddle, Mandolin
Bill Brown Spoken Word
Dan Hornsby Vocals, Spoken Word
Faith Norris Banjo, Vocals
Technical Credits
Gid Tanner Vocal Effect, Duet
Pat Harrison Remastering, Annotation
Faith Norris Duet
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