When the Sun Goes Down, Vol. 10: East Virginia Blues

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This is the tenth volume in Bluebird Records' superb When the Sun Goes Down: The Secret History of Rock & Roll series. Drawing on the extensive Bluebird and Victor back catalog of vintage 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s 78s, this installment, subtitled East Virginia Blues, traces the roots of honky tonk through the Appalachians, where modal European song forms collided head on with the Africanized rhythms of the blues, creating the springboard for contemporary country and rock & roll. What keeps this collection from simply being an archival project is the careful and deliberate sequencing, which turns variety into a virtue and keeps the pace of things fresh and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
This is the tenth volume in Bluebird Records' superb When the Sun Goes Down: The Secret History of Rock & Roll series. Drawing on the extensive Bluebird and Victor back catalog of vintage 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s 78s, this installment, subtitled East Virginia Blues, traces the roots of honky tonk through the Appalachians, where modal European song forms collided head on with the Africanized rhythms of the blues, creating the springboard for contemporary country and rock & roll. What keeps this collection from simply being an archival project is the careful and deliberate sequencing, which turns variety into a virtue and keeps the pace of things fresh and interesting. Highlights include an early version of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" by the Monroe Brothers, Wade Mainer's "Down in the Willow," and the original version of the vicious murder ballad "Tom Dooley" by G.B. Grayson and Henry Whitter. The first two megahits of country are here, "The Prisoner's Song" and "The Wreck of the Old '97," by Vernon Dalhart, both of which turn on massive doses of deliberate melancholy. Dick Burnett's "Constant Sorrow" is here in an early version by the Hall Brothers, recorded a full decade before Ralph Stanley took a shot at it. The historical and musical roots that fed into the creation of modern folk, blues, country, and rock are all present, and like the other titles in this series, East Virginia Blues does an admirable job of showing that the contemporary music listened to nowadays didn't show up fully formed out of thin air.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/2004
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 828766008524
  • Catalog Number: 60085
  • Sales rank: 132,452

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The East Virginia Blues (2:48)
  2. 2 Will the Circle Be Unbroken (2:28)
  3. 3 Down in the Willow (2:31)
  4. 4 Mary of the Wild Moor (2:58)
  5. 5 Wildwood Flower (3:11)
  6. 6 The Prisoner's Song (3:08)
  7. 7 Constant Sorrow (2:43)
  8. 8 In the Hills of Roane County (3:22)
  9. 9 Orange Blossom Special (2:56)
  10. 10 Tom Dooley (3:10)
  11. 11 Short Life and It's Trouble (2:27)
  12. 12 The Longest Train - J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers (3:11)
  13. 13 Birmingham Jail - Bud & Joe Billings (3:30)
  14. 14 Wreck of the Old 97 (3:16)
  15. 15 Frankie and Johnny - Jimmie Rodgers (2:54)
  16. 16 Mule Skinner Blues - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (2:45)
  17. 17 She's a Hum Dum Dinger (From Dingersville), Pt. 2 (3:01)
  18. 18 Nobody's Business (2:43)
  19. 19 That Nasty Swing (3:24)
  20. 20 The Matchbox Blues (3:04)
  21. 21 Do Right Daddy Blues - Gene Autry (3:19)
  22. 22 Just Because (2:56)
  23. 23 Brown's Ferry Blues (2:44)
  24. 24 In the Jailhouse No. 2 - Jimmie Rodgers (2:56)
  25. 25 The TB Is Whipping Me (2:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gene Autry Guitar, Vocals
Jimmie Davis Vocals
Roy Hall Guitar, Vocals
Carson Robison Guitar, Vocals, Train Whistle
Clyde Moody Mandolin
Ernest Tubb Guitar, Vocals
Ed "Snoozer" Quinn Guitar
J.E. Mainer Fiddle, Vocals
Roy Smeck Hawaiian Guitar
Charlie Monroe Guitar, Vocals
Riley Puckett Guitar, Vocals
Vernon Dalhart Harmonica, Vocals
Wade Mainer Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Mother Maybelle Carter Guitar, Tenor (Vocal)
Cliff Carlisle Vocals, Hawaiian Guitar
Billy Burkes Guitar
Sarah Carter Guitar, Vocals
Lou Raderman Viola
Ervin T. Rouse Fiddle, Vocals
Tommy Magness Fiddle
Sam Freed Fiddle
Bill Bolick Mandolin, Vocals
Earl Bolick Guitar, Vocals
Alton Delmore Guitar, Vocals
Rabon Delmore Guitar, Vocals
Steve Ledford Fiddle
Frankie Marvin Guitar
Zeke Morris Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Henry Whitter Guitar, Vocals
Leon Chappelear Guitar
Daddy John Love Guitar, Vocals
Bill "Cousin Wilbur" Westbrooks Bass
Technical Credits
Jimmie Davis Composer
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
Ernest Tubb Composer
Cliff Carlisle Composer
A.P. Carter Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes, Reissue Producer
Barry Feldman Reissue Producer
Doug Pomeroy Mastering
Ervin T. Rouse Composer
Alton Delmore Composer
Rabon Delmore Composer
Leon Chappelear Composer
Traditional Composer
Gary Kelley Cover Illustration
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