Presenting the Blue Sky Boys

Presenting the Blue Sky Boys

by The Blue Sky Boys
     
 

The original Capitol Records session that this re-release was drawn from was the result of a successful attempt to lure this brother duo back into performing in the early '60s, after Bill and Earl Bolick had been retired for almost a decade. They had lost none of their stunning ability to harmonize and create anSee more details below

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The original Capitol Records session that this re-release was drawn from was the result of a successful attempt to lure this brother duo back into performing in the early '60s, after Bill and Earl Bolick had been retired for almost a decade. They had lost none of their stunning ability to harmonize and create an instrumental sound with the impact of a full band out of basic guitar and mandolin. In fact, the improvements in recording technology make it even easier to hear all the small details, and thus to appreciate just how good the Blue Sky Boys were. This program has a fair share of perhaps overly familiar folk chestnuts, but the brothers could make an audience weep singing from a restaurant menu, so listeners shouldn't let the song list put them off. Kudos to the John Edwards Memorial Foundation, which created this reissue, and the National Endowment for the Arts, whose funding once supported a number of worthy projects such as this. It comes complete with a 31-page booklet that includes complete lyrics as well as music, and tons of information.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/11/2012
Label:
Arhoolie Records
UPC:
0096297906323
catalogNumber:
979063
Rank:
184344

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Tracks

  1. Corrina Corrina  -  Blue Sky Boys
  2. Wild and Reckless Hobo  -  Blue Sky Boys
  3. Midnight Special  -  Blue Sky Boys
  4. Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet  -  Blue Sky Boys
  5. Poor Boy  -  Blue Sky Boys
  6. Oh Those Tombs  -  Blue Sky Boys
  7. I Don't Want Your Greenback Dollar  -  Blue Sky Boys
  8. Jack O'Diamonds  -  Blue Sky Boys
  9. The Unquiet Grave  -  Blue Sky Boys
  10. Cotton Mill Colic  -  Blue Sky Boys
  11. Oh Marry In Time  -  Blue Sky Boys
  12. Will the Circle Be Unbroken  -  Blue Sky Boys
  13. [CD-ROM Track]  -  Blue Sky Boys

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