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Art Of Old-Time Mountain Music

  • 1. Old Molly Hare - Haywood Blevins
    2. Old Blind Sow, She Stole the Middlins - John W. Summers
    3. High Toned Dance, The - Glenn Ohrlin
    4. Po' Black Sheep - Frazier & Patterson
    5. High on a Mountain - Ola Belle Reed
    6. McMinnville's Breakdown - Owen Chapman (previously unreleased)
    7. One More River to Cross - Wilson Douglas
    8. Rocky Mountain - Bruce Molsky & Big Hoedown
    9. Protecting the Innocent - Eugene Wright/Oscar Wright/Oscar & Eugene Wright
    10. Death of J.B. Marcum - Asa Martin (previously unreleased)
    11. Benton's Dream - Smokey Val Boys
    12. House Carpenter, The - Dorothy Rorick
    13. Rabbit, Where's Your Mammy? - Jim Herd (previously unreleased)
    14. Black Eyed Daisy - Joe Thompson/Odell Thompson
    15. Boatman Song, The - Marvin Gaster
    16. Kicked up a Devil of a Row - Charlie Kinney (previously unreleased)
    17. Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie - Fields Ward
    18. Red Bird - Clark Kessinger
    19. Farewell Trion - James Bryan/Bob Carlin
    20. Lost Indian - Mose Coffman
    21. Old Time Fire on the Mountain - Dent Wimmer/Sam Connor
    22. Fox Chase - Dink Roberts
    23. Tucker's Barn - Doc Watson/Gaither Carlton
    24. Feed My Horse on Corn and Hay - Perry Riley
    25. I'm a Long Time Travelling Here Below - Almeda Riddle
    26. Blackberry Blossom - Ralph Blizard & The New Southern Ramblers
    27. Go on, Nora Lee - Sam McGee/Uncle Dave Macon (previously unreleased)
    28. Conversation With Death, A - Lloyd Chandler
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 611599

  • Credits
    ProducerCharles K. Wolfe; Lou Curtiss; Bill Nowlin; Marian Leighton; Bruce Molsky & Big Hoedown; Blanton Owen; Phil Jamison; Gordy Hinners; John Cohen; Ken Irwin; Ralph Rinzler; Wayne Martin; Tom Carter; Bob Carlin; Kerry Blech (Compilation)
    EngineerAdam Greenberg; Kerry Blech; Lou Curtiss; John Work; Bill Nowlin; Glenn Barratt; Blanton Owen; John Cohen; Kip Lornell; Alan Jabbour; Ralph Rinzler; Ronnie Freeland; Art Rosenbaum; Wayne Martin; Tom Carter; Bob Carlin

    Includes liner notes by Kerry Blech.
    This is part of Rounder Records' Heritage series.
    Personnel: Sam McGee (vocals, guitar, banjo); Glen Ohrlin, Asa Martin, Beverly Smith (vocals, guitar); Dink Roberts, Dorothy Rorick, Nathan Frazier, Ola Belle Reed, Uncle Dave Macon (vocals, banjo); Joe & Odell Thompson, Bruce Molsky & Big Hoedown, Odell Thompson (vocals, fiddle); Fields Ward, Lloyd Chandler, Almeda Riddle (vocals); Haywood Blevins (spoken vocals, piano); David Reed, Doc Watson, Gene Meade, Pat Dunford, Eugene Wright, Bud Reed, Gordon McCann, Beth Hartness, Stan Jackson, Larry Flippen, Annadeene Fraley, Phil Jamison, Alan Reed, Norman Blake, Paul Sutphin, Buddy Thomas (guitar); Dent Wimmer, Gilmer Woodruff, Earl Barnes, Speedy Tolliver, Gordy Hinners, Marvin Gaster, Paul Smith , Rafe Stefanini, Art Rosenbaum, Bob Carlin, Oscar Wright (banjo); Hoyle Jones (mandolin); John Miller , Clark Kessinger, Gaither Carlton, Mose Coffman, Jim Gaskin, James Bryan , John Summers, Owen Chapman, Perry Riley, Ralph Blizard, Sam Connor, Art Galbraith, Wilson Douglas, Benton Flippen, Charlie Kinney (fiddle).
    Liner Note Author: Kerry Blech.
    Recording information: Asheville, NC (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Bel Air, MD (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Boston, MA (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Canada, KY (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Charlotte, NC (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Copper Hill, NC (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Deep Gap, NC (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Devault, PA (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Dugspur, VA (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Durham, NC (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Ennice, NC (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Foxport, KY (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Haw River, NC (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Hayes Crossing, KY (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Irvine, KY (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Jackson, MI (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Jackson, MS (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); La Jolla, CA (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Marion Indiana (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Marion, IN (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Nashville, TN (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Pine Ridge, NC (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Princeton, WV (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Silver Spring, MD (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Sodom, NC (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Sunnyside, WA (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); VA (12/17/1930-07/16/1998); Vance Motor Inn, Statesville, NC (12/17/1930-07/16/1998).
    Introduction by: Doc Watson.
    Photographers: Kerry Blech; Bill Nowlin.
    Unknown Contributor Role: Gaither Carlton.
    Northwestern fiddler Kerry Blech selected this 28-track compilation from the Rounder label's voluminous catalog of studio and field recordings of old-time music. The term "old-time" usually denotes a style of country music that is non-commercial and which predates bluegrass. The fiddle is often prominent, and while the five-string banjo is often involved, it is usually played in the older "clawhammer" style rather than the more ornate three-finger bluegrass or Scruggs style. But this album takes the listener far beyond the standard fiddle-guitar-and-banjo instrumentation, and even beyond the Appalachian region, to include unaccompanied singing (Almeda Riddle's "I'm a Long Time Traveling Here Below" is a gorgeous example), cowboy song (Glenn Ohrlin's hilarious "High Toned Dance"), and even one piano solo (Haywood Blevins' arrangement of the old-time standard "Old Molly Hare" that opens the program). There are also a couple of fine examples of the African-American banjo and fiddle traditions from Joe & Odell Thompson and Dink Roberts and, of course, plenty of the kind of old-time fiddling that most listeners will recognize as typical of the genre. Blech's annotations are extensive and insightful. Highly recommended. ~ Rick Anderson

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