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16 Down Home Country Classics


  • 1. Single Girl - Rose Maddox
    2. No Never No - Strange Creek Singers
    3. Run Mountain - J.E. Mainer
    4. Spanish Fandango - Snuffy Jenkins
    5. Eight Thirty Blues - Armstrong Twins
    6. Hey, Hey Bartender - Del McCoury
    7. Sam McGee Stomp - Sam McGee
    8. Old Dan Tucker - Louisiana Honey Drippers
    9. You Turned Your Back - Toni Brown
    10. Carroll County Blues - Suzy & Eric Thompson
    11. George's Playhouse Boogie - The Maddox Brothers & Rose
    12. John Barleycorn - Kenny Baker
    13. Black Land Farmer - Bill Neely
    14. Turkey Buzzard / Chinquapin Hunting - Any Old Time String Band
    15. Hello Stranger - The Carter Family
    16. Bogue Chito Fling Ding - The Hodges Brothers
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 110

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    This is in effect a sampler of Arhoolie's country-related catalog, with cuts from sixteen different releases. It 's country of the old-timey and early honky-tonk flavor, not of the produced country-pop sort, though that's not a drawback. Highlights include the Maddox Brothers & Rose's raucous "George's Playhouse Boogie," the Carter Family's "Hello Stranger" (from a 1939 radio broadcast), the Strange Creek Singers' "No Never No" (with Alice Gerrard and Hazel Dickens duetting on vocals), and Toni Brown's "You Turned Your Back," a lost modern hillbilly classic of sorts (and also the rarest cut, previously issued on an Arhoolie 45 single). Otherwise, this may be too old-timey/Appalachian in nature for those with modern country tastes, including selections by Del McCoury, J.E Mainer, the Any Old Time String Band, and many others. ~ Richie Unterberger

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