In the Pines: Tar Heel Folks Songs & Fiddle Tunes 1926-1936

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
In the early days of the recording industry, North Carolina was a hotbed of string bands playing traditional Appalachian folk-rooted music. This compilation collects 24 such recordings from the era immediately preceding and following the onset of the Depression, many of them quite obscure. Listeners with a general knowledge and appreciation of early American folk recordings might have heard of the Dixon Brothers and Mainer's Mountaineers, but for the most part, these performers will probably be unfamiliar to everybody except scholars and aficionados in the field. While they might have originated in the same region, this music shares many of the characteristics of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
In the early days of the recording industry, North Carolina was a hotbed of string bands playing traditional Appalachian folk-rooted music. This compilation collects 24 such recordings from the era immediately preceding and following the onset of the Depression, many of them quite obscure. Listeners with a general knowledge and appreciation of early American folk recordings might have heard of the Dixon Brothers and Mainer's Mountaineers, but for the most part, these performers will probably be unfamiliar to everybody except scholars and aficionados in the field. While they might have originated in the same region, this music shares many of the characteristics of early American recordings of what was then marketed as hillbilly music: plaintive heartfelt singing (and sometimes harmonizing); lively ensemble playing by varying combinations of guitar, fiddle, and banjo; and a repertoire growing out of traditional folk songs, even if the songs were sometimes written by the musicians (such as the one penned by Cranford & Thompson in honor of outlaw Otto Wood). The most renowned of these specific tracks by far is the first recorded version of "Tom Dooley" (by Grayson & Whitter in 1929), about 30 years before the Kingston Trio took it to the top of the charts, though both the tune and arrangement are much different in this early guise. Some other songs continue to echo as standards in the American popular music consciousness, such as "That Lonesome Valley" (here done by Carolina Ramblers String Band), "In the Pines" (here performed by "Dock" Walsh), and a variation of "In the Pines," "The Longest Train" (here presented by Mainer's Mountaineers). The 24-page booklet is of exceptional quality, with historical liner notes that comment upon each track and even offer a history of outlaw Otto Wood, as well as superb vintage photos of North Carolina folk musicians.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2008
  • Label: Old Hat Ent.
  • UPC: 670725100622
  • Catalog Number: 1006
  • Sales rank: 67,676

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In the Pines - Dock Walsh (3:11)
  2. 2 Mountain Sweetheart - Red Fox Chasers (2:58)
  3. 3 Mistreated Blues - The Carolina Buddies (3:12)
  4. 4 Johnson City Hop - Carolina Ramblers String Band (2:48)
  5. 5 Are You Sure? - Mutt Evans (3:16)
  6. 6 The Rose with a Broken Stem - North Carolina Cooper Boys (3:05)
  7. 7 Jack of Diamonds - Benny Jarrell (2:46)
  8. 8 Otto Wood - Cranford & Thompson (2:40)
  9. 9 Richmond Square - The Highlanders (3:01)
  10. 10 Will, The Weaver - Charlie Parker (2:54)
  11. 11 Lindy - Proximity String Quartet (2:57)
  12. 12 Working on the Railroad - Blankenship Family (2:43)
  13. 13 Carolina's Best - The Grady Family (3:13)
  14. 14 Banjo Sam - Wilmer Watts & The Lonely Eagles (3:06)
  15. 15 New River Train - Cauley Family (2:41)
  16. 16 Little Bunch of Roses - Clarence Greene (2:45)
  17. 17 That Lonesome Valley - Carolina Ramblers String Band (2:54)
  18. 18 Honeysuckle Rag - Blue Ridge Mountain Entertainers (3:00)
  19. 19 A Pretty Gal's Love - Whitter-Hendley-Small (2:45)
  20. 20 Tom Dooley - Grayson & Whitter (3:10)
  21. 21 The Longest Train - J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers (3:12)
  22. 22 Sweet Freedom - E.R. Nance Family (2:29)
  23. 23 Sunny Home in Dixie - Frank Jenkins's Pilot Mountaineers (3:12)
  24. 24 My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains - The Carolina Tar Heels (3:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tom Cooper Guitar
J.E. Mainer Fiddle, Vocals
Wade Mainer Banjo
Ernest V. Stoneman Guitar
Tom Ashley Guitar, Vocals
Dorsey M. Dixon Guitar, Vocals
Roy Harvey Guitar
Charlie Poole Banjo
Gwen Foster Guitar, Harmonica
Guy Brooks Fiddle
Bob Cranford Harmonica, Vocals
Howard Dixon Steel Guitar, Vocals
Garley Foster Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Human Whistle
G.B. Grayson Fiddle, Vocals
Steve Ledford Fiddle, Vocals
Paul Miles Banjo
Zeke Morris Guitar, Vocals
A.P. Thompson Guitar, Vocals
Doc Walsh Banjo, Vocals
Henry Whitter Guitar, Spoken Word
Clarence "Bud" Dooley Guitar, Tenor (Vocal)
Norman Woodlieff Guitar
Lonnie Austin Fiddle
Wilmer Watts Banjo
Mack Woolbright Banjo, Vocals
Lake Howard Guitar
Walter "Kid" Smith Vocals
Benny Jarrell Fiddle, Vocals
Daddy John Love Guitar, Vocals
Odell Smith Fiddle
Lucy Terry Piano
Clay "Henry" Everhart Banjo
Fisher Hendley Banjo, Vocals, Spoken Word
Marshall Small Banjo
George Ledford Vocals
Taft Ledford Guitar
Audie Rodgers Guitar, Vocals
Oscar Jenkins Banjo
Clarence Greene Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Daniel J. Nicholson Banjo, Vocals
Charlie Parker Big Band Guitar, Vocals
Frank Jenkins Banjo, Fiddle
Mutt Evans Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Bob Carlin Information
Wayne Martin Liner Notes
Tony Russell Information
Kip Lornell Information
Marshall Wyatt Producer, Audio Production, Information
Christopher [1] C. King Mastering
Jeff Carroll Mastering
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