Old Mountain: Stringband Songs & Tunes

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
A delightful collection of vintage string band tracks from the late '20s and early '30s, Old Mountain is as kinetic as a bunch of kids chasing chickens, with loose-limbed fiddle runs exploding at every turn. A somewhat forgotten genre, string bands in their time were an indispensable part of rural community life, and these bands were particularly suited for live shows, rattling off reels, quicksteps, and waltzes for dances where the only rule was to move your feet. Within that framework, however, as this disc shows, there was room for variety, including gallows confessions Kelly Harrell's "Charles Guiteau," one of the highlights here, is the first-person story of the man ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
A delightful collection of vintage string band tracks from the late '20s and early '30s, Old Mountain is as kinetic as a bunch of kids chasing chickens, with loose-limbed fiddle runs exploding at every turn. A somewhat forgotten genre, string bands in their time were an indispensable part of rural community life, and these bands were particularly suited for live shows, rattling off reels, quicksteps, and waltzes for dances where the only rule was to move your feet. Within that framework, however, as this disc shows, there was room for variety, including gallows confessions Kelly Harrell's "Charles Guiteau," one of the highlights here, is the first-person story of the man who assassinated U.S. President James Garfield in 1881, complete with fiddle blasts from the great Posey Rorer, surrealistic lyrics the delightfully odd "Cotton-Eyed Joe" by the Carter Brothers & Son makes little literal sense, but rocks like an unhinged chair in a hurricane, and even gutbucket country blues "Carroll County Blues" by Narmour & Smith. Several historical elements surfaced to shoulder the string band tradition to the sidelines, including the rise of personable country crooners like Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Acuff, Gene Autry, and Jimmie Davis, and the development of live amplified sound, which allowed individual instruments to take center stage, upsetting the ensemble balance that was at the heart of these wonderful old bands. Something of the spirit of the string band survives in modern bluegrass, but no bluegrass band has ever been as wild, woolly, loose, and explosive as the groups represented here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/2004
  • Label: Asv Living Era
  • UPC: 743625557725
  • Catalog Number: 5577

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Molly, Put the Kettle On - Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers (3:13)
  2. 2 It's Movin' Day - Charlie Poole (3:27)
  3. 3 Little Rabbit & Rabbit, Where's Your Mammy? - Crockett's Kentucky Mountaineers (3:02)
  4. 4 Lye Soap - Seven Foot Dilly & His Hot Pickles (3:10)
  5. 5 Sullivan's Hollow - Freeny's Barn Dance Band (3:13)
  6. 6 A Picture on the Wall - Georgia Yellow Hammers (3:12)
  7. 7 Texas Quickstep - Red Headed Fiddlers (2:54)
  8. 8 Charles Guiteau - Kelly Harrell (3:05)
  9. 9 Eighth of January - Arkansas Barefoot Boys (3:00)
  10. 10 Hold That Woodpile Down - Uncle Macon Dave & His Fruit Jar Guzzlers (3:05)
  11. 11 Wednesday Night Waltz - The Leake County Revelers (3:04)
  12. 12 Hell Bound for Alabama - Fiddlin' John Carson & His Virginia Reelers (2:58)
  13. 13 Step Stone @@Floyd County Ramblers (3:02)
  14. 14 Bull at the Wagon - Lewis Brothers (2:45)
  15. 15 Yellow Rose of Texas - Benny Jarrell (2:53)
  16. 16 Combination Rag - The East Texas Serenaders (3:02)
  17. 17 Never Be as Fast as I Have Been - Whitter (2:52)
  18. 18 Dry and Dusty - The Morrison Twin Brothers String Band (2:45)
  19. 19 Cotton Eyed Joe - The Carter Brothers (2:46)
  20. 20 I'm Sad and Blue - Perry County Music Makers (2:44)
  21. 21 Carroll County Blues - S.W. Smith (3:10)
  22. 22 Ladies on the Steamboat - Burnett & Rutherford (3:15)
  23. 23 Duck Shoes Rag @@Grinnell Giggers (2:57)
  24. 24 I'll Rise When the Rooster Crows - Binkley Brothers' Clodhoppers (3:08)
  25. 25 Ragtime Annie @@Corn Cob Crushers (3:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Uncle Dave Macon Banjo, Vocals
Gid Tanner Banjo, Tenor (Vocal)
Riley Puckett Guitar, Vocals
Fiddlin' John Carson Violin, Vocals
Sam McGee Guitar, Vocals
Sam McNeil Banjo
William Campbell Harmonica
Jimmy Carter Guitar
Roy Harvey Guitar
Kirk McGee Violin, Vocals
Clayton McMichen Violin, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Claude Morrison Guitar
W.T. Narmour Violin
Charlie Poole Banjo, Vocals
S.W. Smith Guitar
Fonzie Cannon Guitar
Allan Crockett Jew's Harp
Cleveland Freeny Mandolin
Hendrix Freeny Violin
Leslie Freeny Violin
R. Mosley Mandolin
Posey Rorer Violin
Tom Andrews Guitar
Amos Binkley Banjo
Gale Binkley Violin
Henry Bogan Cello
Will Gilmer Violin
G.B. Grayson Violin, Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Cloet Hamman Guitar
Kelly Harrell Vocals
Dallas Jones Guitar
Abbie Morrison Violin
John Munnerlyn Tenor Banjo
Leonard Rutherford Violin
Lowe Stokes Violin
Henry Whitter Guitar, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Jim Wolverton Banjo
John Dilleshaw Guitar, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Bud Landress Violin, Vocals
Francis Jenkins Banjo
Pink Lindsey Double Bass
Apsie Morrison Violin
Joseph Alfred Stegall Guitar
Daniel Huggins Williams Violin
Richard Burnett Banjo, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Earl Johnson & His Dixie Entertainers Violin
Harry Kiker Violin
Mazy Todd Violin
Jack Jackson & His Band Guitar, Vocals
Rosa Lee Carson Banjo, Guitar
Grover Grant Guitar
Albert Crockett Guitar (Tenor)
George Crockett Violin
John Crockett Sr. Banjo
Johnny Crockett Guitar
Benny Jarrell Violin, Vocals
Dacosta Woltz Banjo
J.W. Boone Guitar, Vocals
Walter Boone Harmonica, Tenor (Vocal)
T.M. Brewer Banjo, Guitar
Carlton Freeny Tenor Banjo
Cyrus Futrell Violin
Warner "Red" Graham Banjo
Hubert Haines Guitar
R.D. Hundley Banjo
Dempson Lewis Violin
Denmon Lewis Guitar
Shorty Lindsey Tenor Banjo
C. Ernest Moody Vocals, Banjo-ukelele
Banks ONeil Violin
Melvin Paul Mandolin
Philip Reeve Guitar, Vocals
James Leroy Sims Harmonica
Nonnie Presson Smith Vocals, Zither
Odell Smith Violin
A.L. "Red" Steeley Violin
Ben Tinnon Violin
George Carter Violin, Vocals
Andrew Carter Violin
Technical Credits
Tony Russell Liner Notes
Andrew B. Sterling Composer
Harry Von Tilzer Composer
G.B. Grayson Composer
Martin Haskell Remastering
Mark Ranshaw Artwork
Bud Landress Composer
Richard Burnett Vocal Effect
Traditional Composer
Ben Tinnon Composer
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