White Country Blues 1926-1938: A Lighter Shade of Blue

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All Music Guide - Thom Owens
White Country Blues 1926-1938: A Lighter Shade of Blue is an excellent, revealing 48-track, double-disc collection culled from the Columbia, American and OKeh vaults. All of the material on this double-disc set was recorded by country artists that drew heavily from the blues, whether it was incorporating the genre into their own compositions or covering blues and hokum songs. Though there are several stars, such as Roy Acuff, many of the performers on White Country Blues are obscure, especially for listeners whose knowledge of country music stops at Hank Williams. That is one of the many reasons why White Country Blues is invaluable. It's a thoughtfully compiled and thorough...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Owens
White Country Blues 1926-1938: A Lighter Shade of Blue is an excellent, revealing 48-track, double-disc collection culled from the Columbia, American and OKeh vaults. All of the material on this double-disc set was recorded by country artists that drew heavily from the blues, whether it was incorporating the genre into their own compositions or covering blues and hokum songs. Though there are several stars, such as Roy Acuff, many of the performers on White Country Blues are obscure, especially for listeners whose knowledge of country music stops at Hank Williams. That is one of the many reasons why White Country Blues is invaluable. It's a thoughtfully compiled and thorough historical reissue that presents a wealth of rare, fascinating material. While it might not always be an easy listen, it's remains an essential purchase for any comprehensive country collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/27/1993
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074644746624
  • Catalog Number: 47466

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 K.C. Blues - Frank Hutchison (3:02)
  2. 2 Cannon Ball Blues - Frank Hutchison (3:21)
  3. 3 Leaving Home - Charlie Poole (3:02)
  4. 4 If the River Was Whiskey - Charlie Poole (3:05)
  5. 5 Duplin County Blues - Cauley Family (2:39)
  6. 6 Sweet Sarah Blues - Jimmie Tarlton (2:59)
  7. 7 Frankie Dean - Jimmie Tarlton (3:11)
  8. 8 A Darkey's Wail - Riley Puckett (2:53)
  9. 9 Johnson City Blues - Clarence Green (2:57)
  10. 10 Mistreated Blues @@Carolia Buddies (3:07)
  11. 11 Haunted Road Blues - Clarence Ashley (3:13)
  12. 12 Steel Guitar Blues - Roy Acuff (2:50)
  13. 13 Guitar Blues - Wilber Ball (2:59)
  14. 14 I Want a Good Woman - Wilber Ball (3:19)
  15. 15 Ash Can Blues - Cliff Carlisle (2:56)
  16. 16 Yodel Blues, Pt. 1 - Val & Pete (3:13)
  17. 17 Yodel Blues, Pt. 2 - Val & Pete (2:49)
  18. 18 Adam and Eve, Pt. 2 - Ethel Bouchillon (3:14)
  19. 19 Carroll County Blues - S.W. Smith (2:59)
  20. 20 Ramblin' Blues - Charlie Poole (2:57)
  21. 21 Worried Blues - Frank Hutchison (3:21)
  22. 22 Train That Carried the Girl from Town - Frank Hutchison (2:59)
  23. 23 Lonesome Weary Blues - Roy Harvey (2:52)
  24. 24 Bear Cat Mama - W. Lee O'Daniel (2:19)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Jug Rag - The Prairie Ramblers (2:50)
  2. 2 Deep Elem Blues - The Prairie Ramblers (3:17)
  3. 3 Prohibition Blues - Clayton McMichen (3:01)
  4. 4 Match Box Blues - Larry Hensley (2:53)
  5. 5 Somebody's Been Using That Thing - The Callahan Brothers (2:46)
  6. 6 Rattlesnake Daddy - Homer "Bill" Callahan (3:02)
  7. 7 My Good Ggal Has Thrown Me Down - Homer "Bill" Callahan (2:41)
  8. 8 Dirty Hangover Blues - W. Lee O'Daniel (2:18)
  9. 9 Tuck Away My Lonesome Blues - W. Lee O'Daniel (2:30)
  10. 10 Lonesome, Broke and Weary - Asa Martin (2:26)
  11. 11 Chicken Roost Blues - Cliff Carlisle (2:30)
  12. 12 Tom Cat Blues - Cliff Carlisle (2:51)
  13. 13 Oozlin' Daddy Blues - Cliff Hobbs (2:53)
  14. 14 Kansas City Blues - Cliff Hobbs (2:45)
  15. 15 Ramblin' Red's Memphis Yodel No. 1 @@"Ramblin Red" Lowery (2:46)
  16. 16 Southern Whoopee Song - Anglin Brothers (2:24)
  17. 17 Drunk and Nutty Blues - Allen Brothers (3:04)
  18. 18 Chattanooga Mama - Allen Brothers (3:33)
  19. 19 String Bean Mama - Bill Carlisle (2:23)
  20. 20 Copper Head Mama - Bill Carlisle (2:25)
  21. 21 Long Chain Charlie Blues - Bill Cox (2:45)
  22. 22 Georgia Brown Blues - Bill Cox (2:45)
  23. 23 New Jelly Roll Blues - Al Dexter (2:31)
  24. 24 Never No Mo' Blues - The Rhythm Wreckers (2:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roy Acuff Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part, Track Performer
Muggsy Spanier Cornet
Bill Carlisle Guitar, Track Performer
Darby & Tarlton Track Performer
Allen Brothers Vocals, Track Performer
Asa Martin Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Riley Puckett Guitar, Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part, Track Performer
North Carolina Ramblers Vocals, Track Performer
Al Dexter Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Red Jones Bass
Cliff Carlisle Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Anglin Brothers Vocals, Track Performer
Wilber Ball Guitar, Track Performer
H.M. Barnes' Blue Ridge Ramblers Vocals, Track Performer
Chris Bouchillon Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part, Track Performer
The Callahan Brothers Vocals, Track Performer
Homer "Bill" Callahan Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Carlisle and Ball Vocals
Smiling Bill Carlisle Vocals, Track Performer
The Carolina Buddies Vocals, Track Performer
Cauley Family Vocals, Track Performer
Leonard Copeland Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Bill Cox Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Track Performer
Tom Darby Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Clarence Green Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Roy Harvey Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Larry Hensley Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Cliff Hobbs Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Frank Hutchison Guitar, Vocals, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part, Track Performer
Clayton McMichen Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
W.T. Narmour Fiddle, Vocals, Track Performer
W. O'Daniel Lee & His Hillbillys Vocals
Charlie Poole Banjo, Vocals, Track Performer
Ramblin' Red Lowery Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
The Rhythm Wreckers Vocals, Track Performer
Bobby Simon Electric Guitar
S.W. Smith Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Jimmie Tarlton Vocals, Slide Guitar, Track Performer
Val & Pete Vocals, Track Performer
Austin Allen Banjo, Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Jack Anglin Guitar, Vocals
Jim Anglin Bass, Vocals
Walter "Joe" Callahan Guitar, Vocals
Gwen Foster Harmonica
Salty Holmes Guitar, Vocals, Jug
Chick Hurt Mandolin, Vocals
Whitey McPherson Vocals, yodeling
W. Lee O'Daniel Track Performer
Luke Owens Rhythm Guitar
Posey Rorer Fiddle
Red Anglin Guitar, Vocals
Mike O'Daniel Fiddle
Pat O'Daniel Banjo
The Prairie Ramblers Track Performer
Jess Easterday Guitar
Shelby David "Tex" Achinson Fiddle, Vocals
Ethel Bouchillon Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part, Track Performer
Carroll Hubard Fiddle
William "Curly" Perrin Guitar
Norman Woodlieff Guitar
Jack True Bass
Lonnie Austin Fiddle
Valentin Martinez Guitar, Track Performer
Clarence Ashley Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Lake Howard Guitar
Walter "Kid" Smith Vocals
Lee Allen Guitar, Vocals
Wallace Griffin Bass
Roy Hobbs Mandolin
Odell Smith Fiddle
Uris Bouchillon Guitar
Leon Huff Guitar, Vocals
Pete Martinez Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Technical Credits
W.C. Handy Composer
Tom Darby Composer
Al Miller Composer
Gary Pacheco Executive Producer
Charles K. Wolfe Liner Notes
Lawrence Cohn Executive Producer
David Mitson Remastering
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Glen Carpenter Contributor
Traditional Composer
Joe Petry Contributor
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