Ragged But Right: 30's Country Bands

Ragged But Right: 30's Country Bands


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Ragged But Right: 30's Country Bands

The little-known performances on this very interesting CD feature four separate quartets comprised of strings (including violin, banjo, guitar, mandolin and/or bass) and smaller collaborations from the same dates. There are selections from the final recording sessions of Gid Tanner and his Skillet Lickers and numbers from the Prairie Ramblers (a top Western swing group), the pioneer bluegrass group J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers and Ade Mainer's similar Sons of the Mountaineers. While one thinks of the 1930s as the big-band era, clearly there was a great deal of other music being performed at the same time and this CD sampler should greatly interest collectors of early country and Southern roots music.

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Release Date: 07/01/1991
Label: Rca
UPC: 0078635841626
catalogNumber: 8416


  1. Ragged But Right
  2. Ida Red
  3. Soldier's Joy
  4. On Tanner's Farm
  5. Hawkins' Rag
  6. Tokyo Rag
  7. Go Easy Blues
  8. Blue River
  9. Kentucky Blues
  10. Shady Grove, My Darling
  11. Tex's Dance
  12. Montana Plains
  13. Maple on the Hill
  14. Seven and a Half
  15. Johnson's Old Grey Mule
  16. Short Life and It's Trouble
  17. Riding on That Train 45
  18. Mitchell Blues

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