The Hillbillies: Al Hopkins & His Buckle Busters, Vol. 2 (1926-27)

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
A fairly typical and energetic Appalachian string band from the early 1920s, Al Hopkins & His Bucklebusters made musical history of a sort when they entered a New York studio to record six sides for Ralph Peer and OKeh Records in 1925. Peer opted to name the band the Hillbillies, and the term stuck and was soon being applied to any early country track being issued at the time -- it was, after all, in the parlance of the day, hillbilly music. This is the second volume in Document Records' reissue series of Hopkins and his band's complete recorded history, which lasted from that historic 1925 session through 1928. This installment covers 1926 and 1927, and includes ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
A fairly typical and energetic Appalachian string band from the early 1920s, Al Hopkins & His Bucklebusters made musical history of a sort when they entered a New York studio to record six sides for Ralph Peer and OKeh Records in 1925. Peer opted to name the band the Hillbillies, and the term stuck and was soon being applied to any early country track being issued at the time -- it was, after all, in the parlance of the day, hillbilly music. This is the second volume in Document Records' reissue series of Hopkins and his band's complete recorded history, which lasted from that historic 1925 session through 1928. This installment covers 1926 and 1927, and includes spirited versions of traditional fiddle pieces like "Cumberland Gap," "Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad," "Donkey on the Railroad Track," and "Boatin' Up Sandy," among others.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/2000
  • Label: Document
  • UPC: 714298804027
  • Catalog Number: 8040
  • Sales rank: 178,765

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Buck-Eyed Rabbits - The Hillbillies (2:45)
  2. 2 Cumberland Gap - The Hillbillies (2:55)
  3. 3 Sourwood Mountain - The Hillbillies (2:51)
  4. 4 Ragged Annie - The Hillbillies (2:55)
  5. 5 Texas Gals - The Hillbillies (2:57)
  6. 6 Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad - The Hillbillies (2:57)
  7. 7 Sally Ann - The Hillbillies (3:02)
  8. 8 Betsy Brown - The Hillbillies (3:08)
  9. 9 Kitty Wells - The Hillbillies (2:56)
  10. 10 Kitty Waltz - The Hillbillies (2:59)
  11. 11 Donkey On the Railroad Track - The Hillbillies (3:04)
  12. 12 Blue Ridge Mountain Blues - The Hillbillies (3:02)
  13. 13 Sweet Bunch of Daisies - The Hillbillies (3:01)
  14. 14 Daisies Won't Tell - The Hillbillies (2:47)
  15. 15 Down To the Club - The Hillbillies (2:53)
  16. 16 Sleep Baby Sleep - The Hillbillies (3:06)
  17. 17 Black Eyed Suzie - The Hillbillies (2:50)
  18. 18 Cluck Old Hen - The Hillbillies (2:44)
  19. 19 The Nine Pound Hammer - The Hillbillies (2:49)
  20. 20 Whoa, Mule - The Hillbillies (2:53)
  21. 21 Echoes of the Chimes - The Hillbillies (3:08)
  22. 22 Boatin' Up Sandy - The Hillbillies (2:54)
  23. 23 Johnson Boys - The Hillbillies (2:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Al Hopkins & His Bucklebusters Primary Artist
Al Hopkins Indexed Contributor, Piano, Violin, Vocals, yodeling
John Hopkins Violin, Ukulele, Soloist
Joe Hopkins Guitar, Vocals
Charles Bowman Banjo, Fiddle, Flute, Guitar, Violin, Vocals, Soloist
Elvis Alderman Fiddle, Flute, Violin
Fred Roe Fiddle
Henry Roe Guitar
Jack Reedy Banjo
The Hillbillies Vocals
James O'Keefe Piano
Elbert Bowman Guitar
Technical Credits
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
Johnny Parth Producer
Gerhard Wessely Remastering
Charles Wolfe Liner Notes
M. Christian Composer
Traditional Composer
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