Hillbilly Blues: 1928-1946

Hillbilly Blues: 1928-1946


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Hillbilly Blues: 1928-1946

Country music began life as the white man's version of the blues. Termed "hillbilly music" until the early '50s, country embraced blues' form and themes, a template it continues to follow today, albeit dressed up in slicker clothes. It's still all about the hazards of love and the struggle to survive and find a good time in a world growing increasingly difficult. Hillbilly Blues kicks off with the classic Jimmie Rodgers recording of "Blue Yodel" and continues on through some two-dozen early blues tracks, including the gently swinging "That's All" by Merle Travis, a not-yet-quite-bluegrass "Blue Yodel # 4" by Bill Monroe and the odd-sounding vocal and guitar combination of Darby & Tarlton. An early Chet Atkins instrumental, "Guitar Blues," reveals the accomplished style and skill that defined his whole career as a guitarist. Remastered from old 78s, the sound quality is surprisingly good. This is recommended for those interested in the roots of country.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2001
Label: Fremeaux & Assoc. Fr
UPC: 3448960206525
catalogNumber: 65

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lester Flatt   Guitar
Bill Monroe   Mandolin,Vocals
Earl Scruggs   Banjo
Chet Atkins   Guitar
Bill Boyd   Guitar
Jimmie Davis   Guitar,Steel Guitar,Vocals
Delmore Brothers   Track Performer
Moon Mullican   Piano,Baritone Saxophone,Vocals
Jimmie Rodgers   Guitar,Vocals
Merle Travis   Guitar,Vocals
Johnnie Lee Wills   Banjo,Leader
Paul   Guitar,Vocals
Buddy Jones   Guitar,Vocals
Wayne Johnson   Saxophone
Leon McAuliffe   Steel Guitar
Noel Boggs   Steel Guitar
Jack Guthrie   Guitar,Vocals
Cliffie Stone   Baritone Saxophone
Ernest Tubb   Guitar,Vocals
Chubby Wise   Fiddle
Darby & Tarlton   Track Performer
Allen Brothers   Track Performer
T. Texas Tyler   Track Performer
Hartman's Heartbreakers   Band
Riley Puckett   Guitar,Vocals
Adolph Hofner   Guitar,Vocals
Milton Brown   Vocals
Spade Cooley   Fiddle,Leader
Cliff Bruner   Fiddle
Herman Arnspiger   Guitar
Jesse Ashlock   Fiddle
Lester Barnard   Guitar
Tom Darby   Guitar,Vocals
Jack Drake   Baritone Saxophone
Tommy Duncan   Vocals
Bert Ferguson   Piano
Dudly Frazier   Baritone Saxophone
Homer Haynes   Guitar
Emil Hofner   Steel Guitar
Sleepy Johnson   Guitar
Millard Kelso   Piano
Jamie MacIntosh   Trumpet
Robert McNally   Saxophone
Charles Mitchell   Guitar,Steel Guitar,Baritone Saxophone
Ernie Newton   Baritone Saxophone
Cedric Rainwater   Baritone Saxophone
Wayne Raney   Harmonica
Smokey Rogers   Guitar
Neal Ruff   Clarinet
Leonard Seago   Fiddle
Eldon Shamblin   Guitar
Stricklin   Piano
J.D. Sumner   Fiddle,Guitar,Drums,Baritone Saxophone
Jimmie Tarlton   Steel Guitar,Vocals
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys   Fiddle,Leader
Ocie Stockard   Banjo
Luke Wills   Baritone Saxophone
Austin Allen   Banjo
Derwood Brown   Guitar,Vocals
Fred "Papa" Calhoun   Piano
Wanna Coffman   Baritone Saxophone
Pedro DePaul   Accordion
Bob Dunne   Steel Guitar
Son Lansford   Baritone Saxophone
Luke Owens   Steel Guitar
Gene Sullivan   Guitar,Vocals
Gene Tomlins   Drums
John Weis   Guitar
Smokey Dacus   Drums
Slim Harbert   Guitar,Vocals
Don Harlan   Clarinet
John "Buster" Coward   Vocals
Vic Davis   Piano
Alton Delmore   Guitar,Vocals
Rabon Delmore   Guitar,Vocals
Harley Huggins   Guitar
Roy Lanham   Guitar
Red Murrell   Guitar
Shelton Brothers   Track Performer
Bob Shelton   Fiddle,Guitar,Vocals
Joe Shelton   Fiddle,Guitar,Vocals
Deuce Spriggins   Baritone Saxophone
Wiley Walker   Mandolin
Oscar Woods   Steel Guitar
Sunshine Boys   Band
Joaquin Murphy   Steel Guitar
Louis Innis   Guitar
Porky Freedman   Guitar
Dutch McMillin   Clarinet
Faye Smith   Baritone Saxophone,Guitar (Baritone)
James "Jimmy" Atkins   Fiddle,Vocals
Johnny Sapp   Fiddle
Jimmie Short   Guitar
Leon Short   Guitar
Leon Chappelear   Guitar
Roy Starkey   Baritone Saxophone
Nite Owls   Band
Eddie Bennett   Piano
Billy Hughes   Fiddle
Warren Penniman   Drums
Cotton Thompson   Fiddle,Vocals
Lee Allen   Guitar,Kazoo,Vocals
Ray DeGear   Saxophone
Kemo Head   Steel Guitar
Helen Hunt   Vocals
Greenville King   Saxophone
Rubby Lewis   Trumpet
Betty Lou   Vocals
Cactus Soldi   Fiddle
Ed Schafer   Guitar
Joe Ferguson   Baritone Saxophone

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