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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
These are 23 rare 78s from the 1920s and 1930s, chosen to illustrate the wide range of "early American rural music" that made its way onto disc in the early days of the recording industry. This will not get nearly as much press as Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music box, yet it's on par with that ballyhooed re-release as an overview of the roots of American roots music, so to speak. Styles vary from country blues and fiddle hoedowns to banjo music and jug bands. The Memphis Jug Band is the only name here that might be familiar to more than the most well-versed folk historians. Highlights include J.P. Nestor and Norman Edmonds' "Train on the Island," a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
These are 23 rare 78s from the 1920s and 1930s, chosen to illustrate the wide range of "early American rural music" that made its way onto disc in the early days of the recording industry. This will not get nearly as much press as Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music box, yet it's on par with that ballyhooed re-release as an overview of the roots of American roots music, so to speak. Styles vary from country blues and fiddle hoedowns to banjo music and jug bands. The Memphis Jug Band is the only name here that might be familiar to more than the most well-versed folk historians. Highlights include J.P. Nestor and Norman Edmonds' "Train on the Island," a frenetic string band gallop; the Four Wanderers' eerie gospel tune, "The Fault's in Me"; and Ken Maynard's "Fannie Moore," a direct predecessor of country music in its vocal phrasing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/1997
  • Label: Yazoo
  • UPC: 016351202826
  • Catalog Number: 2028
  • Sales rank: 116,769

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Memphis Jug Band Track Performer
Buell Kazee Track Performer
Buddy Boy Hawkins Track Performer
Richard Rabbit Brown Track Performer
Bob Campbell Track Performer
Winston Holmes Track Performer
Louie Lasky Track Performer
Charlie Turner Track Performer
Charlie Jordan Track Performer
Bascom Lamar Lunsford Track Performer
Ken Maynard Track Performer
Nugrape Twins Track Performer
Wilmer Watts Track Performer
A.A. Gray Track Performer
Whitter Track Performer
Prince Albert Hunt's Texas Ramblers Track Performer
J.P. Nestor Track Performer
Seven Foot Dilly & His Hot Pickles Track Performer
Dykes Magic City Trio Track Performer
Norman Edmonds Track Performer
Four Wanderers Track Performer
Happy Hayseeds Track Performer
Oaks Family Track Performer
Frank Blevins and his Tar Heel Rattlers Track Performer
Lonely Eagles Track Performer
Southern Moonlight Entertainers Track Performer
Technical Credits
A.P. Carter Composer
Don Kent Liner Notes
Richard Nevins Producer, Remastering
Charles K. Wolfe Liner Notes
Joan Pelosi Artwork
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