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Milk 'Em in the Evenin' Blues
     

Milk 'Em in the Evenin' Blues

by Sam & Kirk McGee
 
What do the outtakes to one of the great old-time country albums sound like? Pretty darn good. One would have to strain to find fault with this set of old-time instrumental and vocal numbers that is passed around among the three participants in various combinations. The McGee Brothers and Arthur Smith are

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What do the outtakes to one of the great old-time country albums sound like? Pretty darn good. One would have to strain to find fault with this set of old-time instrumental and vocal numbers that is passed around among the three participants in various combinations. The McGee Brothers and Arthur Smith are acknowledged master instrumentalists in this genre, between the three of them covering a lot more than just three different instruments or instrumental styles. Two distinct banjo styles alone are demonstrated by brothers Kirk and Sam McGee, whilst Arthur Smith proves he didn't earn the nickname of "Fiddlin'" tinkering with broken lawnmowers. When the three of them get together on a fiddle tune and head for the high register, there almost seems a possibility of having one's sideburns trimmed by the collective edge. These tracks were recorded in Kirk's home by Mike Seeger and have a clear sound, rich in the tone of the acoustic instruments. Numbers tend to be short, but definitely to the point, and with a generous total of more than two dozen tracks, the listener gets a nice dose of this old-time tonic. The range of moods and styles may be surprising to those expecting simply old-time country, only to find bluesy fingerpicking around the next corner.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/12/2007
Label:
Smithsonian Folkways
UPC:
0093073100722
catalogNumber:
731007

Tracks

  1. Single-Footing Horse
  2. Widow Haley
  3. Charming Bill
  4. Milk Cow Blues
  5. Memphis Blues
  6. Boogie
  7. Amos Johnson Rag
  8. Redwing
  9. Under the Double Eagle
  10. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
  11. Evening Shade
  12. Pig at Home in the Pen
  13. Peacock Rag
  14. Milk 'Em in the Evening Blues
  15. Late Last Night
  16. Keep a Light in Your Window Tonight
  17. Uncle Buddy
  18. Lafayette
  19. Drummer Boy
  20. Easy Rider
  21. Chinese Breakdown
  22. Dance All Night With a Bottle in Your Hand
  23. Whistling Rufus
  24. Sally Johnson
  25. I've Had a Big Time Tonight

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