December 10, 2016

Muleskinner Live : Original Television Broadcast

SIERRA-V101 (Full DVD Album 29:59)

Format: DVD, Color, NTSC
Country: US
DVD Released: 1994?
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass
01 New Camptown Races (2:53)
02 Dark Hollow (2:34)
03 Land Of The Navajo (5:49)
04 Blackberry Blossom (2:32)
05 Knockin' On Your Door (3:08)
06 Opus57 In G Minor (2:03)
07 Red Rocking Chair (3:25)
08 Going To The Races (1:56)
09 Eighth Of January (2:44)
10 I Am A Pilgrim (4:51)
11 The Dead March (2:41)
12 Sitting Alone In The Moonlight (2:42)
13 Orange Blossom Special (4:44)
Richard Greene (fiddle) Peter Rowan (guitar/vocals) Clarence White (guitar/vocals) Bill Keith (banjo) David Grisman (mandolin/vocals) Stuart Schulman (bass)
Television producer: Alan Baker, Director: Allan Muir, Audio engineer: Tom Ancell
Recorded a live audience on February 13, 1973 at KCET television studios, Hollywood, CA. The TV show was first broadcast in September 1973.

November 30, 2016

The Legendary Ingramettes: African American Gospel Music from Virginia

Event Date: 2016/07/21 Running Time: 64 minutes

A concert by the Ingramettes, one of Virginia's premier gospel ensembles. The family Gospel group was founded in the 1960s in Richmond, Virginia by the late Maggie Ingram. This is the group's first performance without her. This performance includes singers Rev. Almeta Ingram-Miller (Ingram's daughter), Cheryl Maroney Beaver (Ingram's granddaughter), Carrie Ann Jackson, and background vocalist LeChelle Johnson. The musicians are Calvin "Kool Aid" Curry (bass), Kenneth Heath (keyboards) and Randall Kort (percussionist).

Speaker Biography: For more than five decades, the Ingramettes have been bringing their music and ministry to congregations in the Tidewater and Piedmont areas of Virginia. Their commanding, spirit-filled performances demonstrate the extraordinary depth of talent in American gospel music.

The Library of Congress
For transcript, captions, and more information, visit at the Library of Congress Webcast Site

November 27, 2016

The Skillet Lickers: Old Time Fiddle Tunes And Songs From North Georgia

County Records CD-3509

Format: CD, Album, Remastered
Country: US
Released: 1996
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Old-time
01 Rocky Pallet (2:52) Oct 29, 1929
02 Rock That Cradle Lucy (2:56) Oct 29, 1929
03 Soldier's Joy (2:55) Oct 29, 1929
04 Sal's Gone To The Cider Mill (3:00) Apr 14, 1930
05 Ride Old Buck To Water (3:08) Dec 4, 1930
06 Molly Put The Kettle On (3:10) Oct 24, 1931
07 Hell Broke Loose In Georgia (3:01) Oct 29, 1929
08 Fly Around My Pretty Litte Miss (3:16) Oct 23, 1928
09 Liberty (3:19) Oct 22, 1928
10 Devilish Mary (3:21) Oct 22, 1928
11 Cackling Hen And Rooster Too (3:13) Dec 4, 1930
12 Miss McLeod's Reel (2:55) Oct 24, 1931
13 Pretty Little Widow (3:12) Oct 23, 1928
14 Dixie (3:12) Mar 29, 1927
15 Broken Down Gambler (3:11) Dec 5, 1930
16 Leather Breeches (3:04) Apr 14, 1930
Bert Layne, Clayton McMichen, Gid Tanner, Lowe Stokes (fiddles) Riley Puckett (guitar/vocals) Fate Norris (banjo)
Liner Notes: Norm Cohen & Richard Nevins, Art Direction, Design: Rebecca Pittard, Production Coordinator: Gary B. Reid, Digital Mastering: Robert Vosgien, Remastering: Rich Nevin

YouTube  The Skillet Lickers‎1927-1931 (Full CD Album 50:08)

November 25, 2016

The Recordings Of Grayson & Whitter

County Records CD-3517

Format: CD, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 1998
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Old-time
01 I've Always Been A Rambler (3:27)
02 Handsome Molly (2:44)
03 I Saw A Man At The Close Of Day (2:58)
04 Going Down The Lee Highway (2:49)
05 Never Be As Fast As I Have Been (2:54)
06 Ommie Wise (3:11)
07 On The Banks Of The Old Tennessee (3:02)
08 Rose Conley (3:27)
09 Train Forty-Five (3:08)
10 I'll Never Be Yours (3:05)
11 Short Life Of Trouble (2:47)
12 Old Jimmie Sutton (3:08)
13 Tom Dooley (3:12)
14 A Dark Road Is A Hard Road To Travel (3:14)
15 He Is Coming To Us Dead (2:58)
G. B. Grayson (fiddle/vocals) Henry Whitter (guitar/vocals)
Coordinator: Christopher C. King, Design: David Lynch Graphic, Liner Notes: Joe Wilson
From original 78s recorded 1928-1930

YouTube  The Recordings Of Grayson & Whitter 1928-1930 (Full CD Album 46:06)

November 24, 2016

Flowers In The Wildwood: Women In Early Country Music

Flowers In The Wildwood: Women In Early Country Music

Format: CD, Compilation
Country: Germany
Released: 2003
Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
01 Wish I Was A Single Girl Again: Lulu Belle & Scotty
02 Single Life: Roba Stanley
03 I Left Her Standing There: Dezurik Sisters
04 Flowers Blooming In The Wildwood: Coon Creek Girls
05 She Came Rollin' Down The Mountain: The Aaron Sisters
06 Just Another Broken Heart: The Carter Family
07 Round-up Time In Texas: Girls Of The Golden West
08 We Are Climing: Chuck Wagon Gang
09 My Man's A Jolly Railroad Man: Moonshine Kate
10 My Poncho Pony: Patsy Montana
11 Lorena: Joe & Alma (The Kentucky Girls)
12 All The Good Times Are Past And Gone: Fred & Gertrude Gossett
13 Round Town Girls: Wanda & Ruth Neal
14 Home-Coming Week: The Leatherman Sisters
15 Brother-Be Ready For That Day: Grady & Hazel Cole
16 On The Banks Of The Old Tennessee: Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Baker
17 Kentucky Miner's Wife (Ragged Hungry Blues) Pt.1: Aunt Molly Jackson
18 Go To Sleep My Darling: Dezurik Sisters
19 Walking In The King's Highway: The Carter Family
20 My Loved Ones Are Waiting For Me: Southland Ladies Quartette
21 Little Birdie: Coon Creek Girls
22 Big-Eyed Rabbit: Samantha Bumgarner & Eva Davis
23 How'm I Doin'?: The Aaron Sisters With The Song-O-Pators
24 Prayer: Wisdom Sisters
25 With My Banjo On My Knee Blues: Louisiana Lou
Rare songs from the period before World War 2 when woman in the American South started to claim country music for themselves.

Flowers In The Wildwood: Women In Early Country Music 1923-1939 (Full CD Album 1:10:33)

November 16, 2016

The Best Of The Legendary Jimmie Rodgers

RCA Victor RA-5501

Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: Japan
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
A1 Peach Picking Time Down In Georgia (Aug 11, 1932)
A2 Frankie And Jonnie (Aug 10, 1929)
A3 Waiting For A Train (Oct 20, 1928)
A4 My Little Lady (Jun 12, 1928)
A5 In The Jail House No. 2 (Jul 12, 1930)
A6 Away Out On The Mountain (Nov 30, 1927)
A7 Roll Along Kentucky Moon (Feb 2, 1931)
B1 The Carter Family & Jimmie Rodgers In Texas (Jun 12, 1931)
B2 Why There's A Tear In My Eye (Jun 10, 1931)
B3 The Wonderful City (Jun 10, 1931)
B4 Jimmie Rodgers Visits The Carter Family (Jun 10, 1931)
B5 Jimmie The Kid (Jan 31, 1931)
B6 Moonlight And Skies (Jun 30, 1930)
B7 Southern Cannonball (Jun 17, 1931)
B1-B4 Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family
Manufactured by Victor Company Japan from Master Recordings RCA

YouTube  The Legendary Jimmie Rodgers 1928-1931 (Full LP Album 42:05)

November 14, 2016

Early Rural String Bands

RCA Victor LPV-552

Country: US
Released: 1968
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk, Country
A1 Ragtime Annie: Eck Robertson 7/1/22 (3:23)
A2 Leather Breeches: W.A. Hinton 1/31/31 (2:37)
A3 Black-Eyed Susie: J.P. Nester 8/1/27 (2:52)
A4 Alabama Jubilee-Breakdown: Bill Helms & His Upson County Band 2/23/28 (3:04)
A5 Charley, He's A Good Old Man: Kelly Harrell & The Virginia String Band 8/11/27 (2:35)
A6 Bring Me A Leaf From The Sea: The Carolina Tar Heels 2/19/27 (2:55)
A7 Big Bend Gal: The Shelor Family 8/2/27 (2:43)
A8 Jaw Bone: Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers 2/6/28 (2:58)
B1 Le Valse De Gueydan: Leo Soileau & His Three Aces 1/18/35 (3:00)
B2 Medley Of Reels: Henry Ford's Old Time Dance Orchestra 1/18/26 (2:54)
B3 A New Salty Dog: The Allen Brothers 11/22/30 (2:35)
B4 Mitchell Blues: Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers 1/27/38 (2:45)
B5 Tanner's Hornpipe: Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers 3/30/34 (2:47)
B6 How Many Biscuits Can I Eat?: Gwen Foster 2/5/39 (2:47)
B7 Up Jumped The Devil: Byron Parker & His Mountaineers 2/9/40 (2:38)
B8 Red Rocking Chair: Charlie Monroe & His Kentucky Pardners 2/1/49 (2:23)
Liner Notes: Norm Cohen, Reissue Producer: Mike Lipskin, Remastered: Don Miller

YouTube  Early Rural String Bands 1922-1949 (Full LP Album 44:37)

November 11, 2016

Old Time Southern Dance Music: String Bands Vol. 1

Old Timey Records LP-100
Country: US
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country, Zydeco, Bluegrass
A1 Chinese Rag: The Spooney Five
A2 Moatsville Blues: Moatsville String Ticklers
A3 If The River Was Whiskey: Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers
A4 Japanese Breakdown: Scottdale String Band
A5 Crowley Waltz: Hackberry Ramblers
A6 Allen Brothers Rag: Allen Brothers
A7 Tickle Her: Hackberry Ramblers
A8 Jackson Stomp: Mississippi Mud Steppers
B1 Hawkins' Rag: Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers
B2 Hungry Hash House: Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers
B3 Train 45: Grayson & Whitter
B4 Down Yonder: Hershel Brown & His Washboard Band
B5 Dickson County Blues: Arthur Smith Trio
B6 Osson: Joseph Falcon with Clemo & Ophy Breaux
B7 Home Town Blues: Roane County Ramblers
B8 Nobody Loves Me: Hershel Brown & His Washboard Band
Liner Notes: Chris Strachwitz
Listen to the Full LP album on Youtebe:

YouTube  Old Time Southern Dance Music: String Bands Vol. 1 (Full LP Album 47:34)

November 8, 2016

Music City Roots on American Public Television - Season Four!

Music City Roots is a radio show but it's also televised every year nationwide on more than 80 stations through American Public Television. Tune in as MCR's fourth season premieres on Nashville Public Television, Channel 8 or 1008 on local cable and digital TV systems. The opening episode comes from the show's 2015 Americana Festival showcase special, featuring blues star Shemekia Copeland, Canadian mod duo Whitehorse and alt-country icons The Mavericks. Watch the show weekly through the winter. Artists include: Sierra Hull, Blackberry Smoke, the Doobie Brothers, Hot Rize, Jake Shimabukuro, the Infamous Stringdusters, Lera Lynn, John Moreland and many more.

October 28, 2016

The Scots-Irish musical legacy in the USA

Broadcast: Wed 17 Nov 2010 (BBC Northern Ireland)

Mark Wilson heads to Staunton in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and tells us about the Ulster-Scots origin of Woodrow Wilson. At the Frontier Cultural Museum, Mark finds out about 18th Century Scots-Irish Settlements and about the musical melting pot of Appalachia. Plus, music group ‘The Hillbilly Gypsies’ perform the tune ‘Sally Gooding’ and Trae Buckner gives some background to the band. Running Time: 35 minutes.

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October 21, 2016

Home Among The Hills: The Carter Family

Harmony CBS HL-7344

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1966
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
A1 My Texas Girl
A2 No Other's Bride I'll Find
A3 Broken Hearted Lover
A4 Little Poplar Log House On The Hill
A5 My Home Among The Hills
B1 Sad And Lonesome Day
B2 I'll Never Forsake You
B3 My Old Virginia Home
B4 We Shall Rise
B5 He Took A White Rose From Her Hair
Maybelle Carter (vocals/guitar) Sara Carter (vocals/guitar/autoharp) A.P. Carter (vocals)
Producer: Don Law, Cover Photo: Garry Winogrand

YouTube  Home Among The Hills: The Carter Family (Full LP Album 28:18)

October 14, 2016

On The Great Divide: The New Lost City Ramblers

Folkways Records FTS-31041

Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1975
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass, Folk
A1 John Brown's Dream
A2 Old Johnny Booker Won't Do
A3 Railroading On The Great Divide
A4 Love Of Polly And Jack Monroe
A5 Walking Boss
A6 Who Killed Poor Robin
A7 The Old Man At The Mill
A8 On Our Turpentine Farm
A9 Little Satchel
B1 Dry And Dusty
B2 If The River Was Whiskey
B3 Come All You Tender Hearted
B4 The Time's Been Swiftly Rolling By
B5 There's Coming A Time
B6 A Night At The Country Opera
B7 Hawkins Rag
B8 La Valse De Bambocheurs (Drunkards Sorrow Waltz)
B9 Cotton Eyed Joe
Mike Seeger (vocals/dulcimer/fiddle/autoharp/harmonica/mandolin/guitar) Tracy Schwarz (vocals/fiddle/guitar/banjo/spoons) John Cohen (vocals/banjo/guitar)
Cover Photo: Russell Lee (FSA), Design and Notes: John Cohen and Tracy Schwarz
Recorded by Chris Strachwitz at the Boading House, 1973, San Francisco, Calif.

YouTube  On The Great Divide: The New Lost City Ramblers 1973 (Full LP Album 50:18)