Man of Constant Sorrow and Other Timeless Mountain Ballads

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All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Yazoo offers up another classic collection of mountain ballads and old-timey heartbreakers from the '20s and '30s on Man of Constant Sorrow. Chestnuts like "Ommie Wise," "John Hardy," "Darling Cora," and the title track are interspersed with lesser-known recordings from B.F. Shelton, Grayson & Whitter, Charlie Poole, and Ernest Stoneman. The Blue Sky Boys' contribution, "In the Hills of Roane County," is a chillingly beautiful high lonesome murder ballad highlighting Earl and Bill Bolick's fraternal harmonies, and the youthful Cousin Emmy's stark "Pretty Little Miss Out in the Garden" is accompanied intimately by her own gentle banjo picking. Surprisingly, the only ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Yazoo offers up another classic collection of mountain ballads and old-timey heartbreakers from the '20s and '30s on Man of Constant Sorrow. Chestnuts like "Ommie Wise," "John Hardy," "Darling Cora," and the title track are interspersed with lesser-known recordings from B.F. Shelton, Grayson & Whitter, Charlie Poole, and Ernest Stoneman. The Blue Sky Boys' contribution, "In the Hills of Roane County," is a chillingly beautiful high lonesome murder ballad highlighting Earl and Bill Bolick's fraternal harmonies, and the youthful Cousin Emmy's stark "Pretty Little Miss Out in the Garden" is accompanied intimately by her own gentle banjo picking. Surprisingly, the only clunkers on the album come from the usually spectacular Eck Robertson, whose singing fiddle is unusually out of tune and he spends both of the tracks competing with a female vocalist who shouts over the top of him pre-dating Audrey Williams' offenses by a couple of decades. These 20 tracks were taken directly from rare old 78s, so some pops and crackles are to be expected, but anyone with a worn-out copy of The Anthology of American Folk Music won't mind a bit.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2002
  • Label: Yazoo
  • UPC: 016351300126
  • Catalog Number: 3001
  • Sales rank: 134,781

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Went to See My Sweetheart - Lewis McDaniel & Walter Smith (2:27)
  2. 2 Oh Molly Dear (3:01)
  3. 3 Willie Moore (3:14)
  4. 4 Lowe Bonnie (3:22)
  5. 5 Ommie Wise (3:11)
  6. 6 In the Hills of Roane County (3:22)
  7. 7 John Henry Blues - Earl Johnson & His Dixie Entertainers (3:12)
  8. 8 George Collins - Roy Harvey (2:50)
  9. 9 John Hardy (3:05)
  10. 10 Man of Constant Sorrow (3:21)
  11. 11 Louisville Burglar (2:48)
  12. 12 Will the Weaver (2:53)
  13. 13 Darling Cora (3:49)
  14. 14 I've Always Been a Rambler (3:25)
  15. 15 Pretty Little Miss Out in the Garden (3:02)
  16. 16 He Rambled - Charlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers (2:59)
  17. 17 The Fate of Ellen Smith (2:40)
  18. 18 Wreck of the Old '97 - Ernest Stoneman & Kahle Brewer (2:49)
  19. 19 The Island Unknown, Pt. 1 - Eck Robertson (3:11)
  20. 20 The Island Unknown, Pt. 2 - Eck Robertson (2:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Blue Sky Boys Track Performer
Buell Kazee Track Performer
Burnett & Rutherford Track Performer
Ernest V. Stoneman Track Performer
Grayson & Whitter Track Performer
Roy Harvey Track Performer
Jimmie Tarlton Track Performer
Emry Arthur Track Performer
Cousin Emmy Track Performer
G.B. Grayson Track Performer
Eck Robertson Track Performer
Charlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers Track Performer
Green Bailey Track Performer
B.F. Shelton Track Performer
Mack Woolbright Track Performer
Earl Johnson & His Dixie Entertainers Track Performer
Walter "Kid" Smith Track Performer
Kahle Brewer Track Performer
The Hickory Nuts Track Performer
Technical Credits
A.P. Carter Composer
Huddie Ledbetter Composer
G.B. Grayson Composer
Traditional Composer
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