The Art Of Old-Time Mountain Music

The Art Of Old-Time Mountain Music

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The Art Of Old-Time Mountain Music

Although the performances on The Art of Old Time Mountain Music are of fairly recent vintage -- most of the 28 tracks were recorded in the '70s -- many of the songs come from the basement of time and are performed by artists deeply informed by ancient traditions. The disc features few artists known to the casual listener, but the lack of household names has never seemed more inconsequential, given the performers' emotional involvement with their material and instrumental and vocal virtuosity. Of the few marquee names here, Doc Watson makes a memorable appearance, circa 1964, in a sprightly fiddle-guitar rendering of "Tucker's Barn" with one of his musical mentors, fiddler Gaither Carlton, who was also his father-in-law. Early country music giants Uncle Dave Macon (banjo) and Sam McGee (banjo, guitar) team up on a rollicking, banjo-flailing treatment of the minstrelsy-inspired and previously unissued 1930 recording of "Go On, Nora Lee." Country fans ought to get a kick out of Ola Belle Read's mournful, mid-tempo bluegrass band version of her original tale of loss and longing, "High on a Mountain," retooled by Marty Stuart in 1992 as a blast of red-hot country-rock. Proving the power of the unadorned human voice to stir the soul at the deepest level, Almeda Riddle and Lloyd Chandler turn in haunting, a cappella versions of the hymn "I'm a Long Time Travelling Here Below" and "A Conversation with Death" (popularized by Ralph Stanley as "O Death" on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack), respectively. Stirring the soul, though, is what all these artists do exceedingly well on this big-time anthology.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/11/2003
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661159921
catalogNumber: 611599
Rank: 92242

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Norman Blake   Guitar
James Bryan   Fiddle
Uncle Dave Macon   Banjo,Vocals
Clark Kessinger   Fiddle
Doc Watson   Guitar
John Miller   Fiddle
Art Galbraith   Fiddle
Ralph Blizard   Fiddle
Bob Carlin   Banjo
Wilson Douglas   Fiddle
Fields Ward   Vocals
Asa Martin   Guitar,Vocals
Glen Ohrlin   Guitar,Vocals
Ola Belle Reed   Banjo,Vocals
Almeda Riddle   Vocals
Buddy Thomas   Guitar
Sam McGee   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
Eugene Wright   Guitar
Gaither Carlton   Fiddle
Benton Flippen   Fiddle
Larry Flippen   Guitar
Nathan Frazier   Banjo,Vocals
Gordy Hinners   Banjo
Stan Jackson   Guitar
Phil Jamison   Guitar
Hoyle Jones   Mandolin
Alan Reed   Guitar
Beverly Smith   Guitar,Vocals
John Summers   Fiddle
Paul Sutphin   Guitar
Odell Thompson   Fiddle,Vocals
Gilmer Woodruff   Banjo
Bud Reed   Guitar
David Reed   Guitar
Marvin Gaster   Banjo
Art Rosenbaum   Banjo
Dink Roberts   Banjo,Vocals
Oscar Wright   Banjo
Owen Chapman   Fiddle
Gordon McCann   Guitar
Jim Gaskin   Fiddle
Annadeene Fraley   Guitar
Rafe Stefanini   Banjo
Paul Smith   Banjo
Joe & Odell Thompson   Fiddle,Vocals
John Lilly   Bass
Pat Dunford   Guitar
Perry Riley   Fiddle
Lloyd Chandler   Vocals
Earl Barnes   Banjo
Charlie Kinney   Fiddle
Beth Hartness   Guitar
Haywood Blevins   Piano,Spoken Word
Dorothy Rorick   Banjo,Vocals
Mose Coffman   Fiddle
Sam Connor   Fiddle
Dent Wimmer   Banjo
Gene Meade   Guitar
Speedy Tolliver   Banjo
Bruce Molsky & Big Hoedown   Fiddle,Vocals

Technical Credits

Doc Watson   Composer,Introduction
Roscoe Holcomb   Composer
Bob Carlin   Producer,Engineer
Jabbour   Engineer
Ola Belle Reed   Composer
Glenn Barratt   Engineer
Scott Billington   Art Direction
Gaither Carlton   Contributor
John Cohen   Producer,Engineer
Benton Flippen   Composer
Ronnie Freeland   Engineer
Gordy Hinners   Producer
Ken Irwin   Producer
Phil Jamison   Producer
Wayne Martin   Producer,Engineer
Bill Nowlin   Producer,Engineer
Ralph Rinzler   Producer,Engineer
Charles K. Wolfe   Producer
Art Rosenbaum   Engineer
Nancy Given   Art Direction
Tom Carter   Producer,Engineer
Kip Lornell   Engineer
Blanton Owen   Producer,Engineer
Adam Greenberg   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Christian Clayton   Cover Illustration
Lloyd Chandler   Composer
Kerry Blech   Engineer,Liner Notes,Annotation
Lou Curtiss   Producer,Engineer
Marian Leighton   Producer
John W. II Work   Engineer
Bruce Molsky & Big Hoedown   Producer

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