Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The Atco Quartet / Clarion 5146-C
The Rich Young Ruler / Don`t Be Knocking
recorded November 7, 1927 in Atlanta, Georgia
The only thing I know about this group is that this is the only recording they made and that the names of the singers were Will Hartsey, Grady Looney, Bill Cagle and Dee Abernathy and the piano picker was Velma Abernathy (information taken from Country Music Records). This was recorded by Columbia and also released on Columbia 15312-D and Velvet Tone 7102-V. I don`t know why Columbia released the same material on about a half dozen different labels as well as Columbia. I am curious about the name Atco. It could have been a company or sponsor name of the group, or it may be an abbreviation for something, the letters co may be short for company or county.
I`m not familiar with either song, but the Don`t Be Knocking side is a gem. Happy listening!
Click here to download The Atco Quartet - Clarion 5146-C
Here`s a good fiddle record by the great Curly Ray Cline. It`s a good `un and kind of rare.
Click here to download Curly Ray Cline - Chicken Reel
Riley Puckett / Columbia 15719-D
Twenty-One Years / All Bound Down In Prison
recorded October 29, 1931 in Atlanta, Georgia
Here is the last record Columbia released of Riley Puckett as a soloist. By the time this recording session was held the depression had pretty much destroyed the record industry. Most country records release at this time only sold a few hundred copies. Both songs are fairly well known prison songs, especially Twenty-One Years, as it was recorded by many country artists.
Click here to download Riley Puckett - Columbia 15719-D
It`s been super cold here for the last few days, so I thought I`d post a Hawaiian 78 album to warm us up. Enjoy!
1. Heaven Is In Blue Hawaii
2. Tropic Trade Winds
3. Na Pua O Hawaii
4. What The Brown Skin Maiden Taught
5. Mi Nei
6. Sweet Leilani
Click here to download The Royal Hawaiian Serenaders - An Album Of Hawaiian Music
Here`s the next installment of the Bill Ring Show. Happy listening!
1. That`s How Much I Love You - Bill Ring
2. Steel Strike - Doc Martin
3. I Want To Be Momma`d - Slim Wilson & The Tall Timber Trio
4. Sing Me Something Sentimental - Bill Ring
5. Grieving My Heart Out For You - Speedy Haworth
6. Are You Walking And Talking For The Lord - Bill Ring
1. Mama Come Get Your Baby Boy - Bill Ring
2. Bryant`s Bounce - Speedy Haworth
3. That`s What I Get For Loving You - Sally Briggs
4. Sugar Moon - Bill Ring
5. Too Much Sugar For A Dime - Doc Martin
6. Where`d You Get So Much Of - Bill Ring
Click here to download The Bill Ring Show - #61&62
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Green Bailey (as Dick Bell) / Challenge 425
The Wreck Of Number Four / Shut Up In Coal Creek Mine
recorded August 29, 1929 in Richmond, Indiana
The Wreck Of Number Four is sort of a typical disaster song with a moral in the last verse that was so common in the late 1920`s on country records. I don`t know but I`d guess the song is based on a real event, as most of these types of songs were. The best side, at least to me, is Shut Up In Coal Creek Mine. There are several songs about the Coal Creek Mine and it shouldn`t be too hard to find information online about the mine and the songs if you are interested. I know nothing about Green Bailey except to say he recorded seven sides. He is accompanied by Asa Martin and Doc Roberts which recorded many sides over the years.
The condition of this disc is pretty rough so the sound is pretty noisy, but I have tried to clean up the sound the best I could and it`s plenty listenable. The poor quality of shellac in most Challenge label records contributes to noise also. Happy listening!
Chick here to download Green Bailey (as Dick Bell) - Challenge 425
Aulton Ray / Champion 15277
True And Trembling Brakeman / Just As The Sun Went Down
recorded April 26, 1927 in Richmond, Indiana
This disc is a brain teaser, as the B side is a different song than the label lists. The label lists The Dixie Cowboy by Alton Ray, but is actually Just As The Sun Went Down by Marion Underwood and Sam Harris. The two tunes were recorded at the same session, so the record pressers made a mistake, or something.Just As The Sun Went Down is an old Civil War song. True And Trembling Brakeman was recorded several times in the late 1920`s by acts such as The Carter Family, Bradley Kincaid, Cliff Carlisle and others.
My copy of this disc is close to mint condition, but unfortunately the B side had two different damaged grooves, thus giving us a couple of big pops on the side. Enjoy!
Click here to download Aulton Ray - Champion 15277
Monday, January 2, 2017
West Virginia Coon Hunters - Victor 20862
Greasy String / Your Blue Eyes Run Me Crazy
recorded August 5, 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee
Here is another post of an artist or groups only recordings. My copy of this disc is pretty nice except for a chip at the edge, thus we have pretty fine sound quality with a tiny bit of music missing at the beginning of each song. The artists are partly unknown, but Country Music Records (country music78 discography book by Tony Russell) lists W.B. Boyles on fiddle and W.A. Meadows as vocalist, banjo and guitar pickers unidentified. Your Blue Eyes Run Me Crazy is a fairly common tune, Greasy String is the rarer tune. Why didn`t these guys record more??!! GREAT sides! Happy downloading!
Click here to download West Virginia Coon Hunters - Victor 20862
Here`s a really great LP of old time music the way it was in Washington state several years ago. There`s some mighty fine music on this! I`d really encourage a download on this one!
Click here to download Comin` Round The Mountain
Since it`s been a hundred years since I posted any of these, here is two transcription discs worth of The Bill Ring Show. Enjoy!!
Track list for show #57---
1. You`re Just Sending Me Paper To Burn - Bill Ring
2. When You And I Were Young, Maggie - Doc Martin
3. The New Sally Goodin - Slim Wilson & The Tall Timber Trio
4. I`m Walking Behind You - Bill Ring
5. If You`ll Be A Baby To Me I`ll Be A Baby To You - Speedy Haworth
6. Lonely Road - Bill Ring
Track list for show #58---
1. Humpty Dumpty Heart - Bill Ring
2. Gloryland March - Speedy Haworth
3. It Isn`t Any Wonder That I Love You - Sally Briggs
4. Older And Bolder - Bill Ring
5. I`m A Fool To Care - Doc Martin
6. It`s Later Than You Think - Bill Ring
Click here to download The Bill Ring Show - #57-58
Track list for show #59---
1. Don`t Make Love To Mary With Mabel On Your Mind - Bill Ring
2. Dude Cowboy - Doc Martin
3. Gallop! Gallop! Gallop! To Gallup, New Mexico - Slim Wilson & The Tall Timber Trio
4. Heartstrings - Bill Ring
5. guitar solo - Speedy Haworth
6. M-O-T-H-E-R - Bill Ring
Track list for #60---
1. Hey Joe - Bill Ring
2. Wasted Life - Speedy Haworth
3. Please Don`t Let Me Love You - Sally Briggs
4. Are You Teasing Me - Bill Ring
5. Steel Guitar Rag - Doc Martin
6. Room Full Of Roses - Bill Ring
Click here to download The Bill Ring Show - #59-60