Sunday, April 20, 2014

Jess Young & Young Brothers Tennessee Band complete Columbia recordings

What I have for you all here is the complete recordings of the Young Brothers Tennessee Band and Jess Young on the Columbia label. They also recorded for Gennett, but I only have one side from these recordings. I don`t really know any history on Jess Young or the group, but I do like their string band style, so give it a listen. Happy downloading!






Young Brothers Tennessee Band / Columbia 15219-D
Bill Bailey Won`t You Please Come Home / Are You From Dixie?
recorded November 8, 1927 in Atlanta, Georgia
Here we have a good old-time string band record of two greatly popular old pop tunes.





Jess Young`s Tennessee Band / Columbia 15338-D
Fiddle Up / Oh! My Lawd
recorded October 25, 1928 in Atlanta, Georgia
Here we have the addition of a Columbia employee, Dan Hornsby, doing the vocals on this this session. Fiddle Up sound like a pop tune to me, Oh! My Lawd sounds like sort of a re-working of some traditional old-time verses (for example lyrics from All Night Long and an instrumental break from sort of a modified version of Going Down The Road Feeling Bad) into sort of an older pop style tune.





Jess Young`s Tennessee Band / Columbia 15400-D
Sweet Bunch Of Daisies / Silver Bell
recorded April 19, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia
Sweet Bunch Of Daisies was a hugely popular tune in the old-time record catalogs. Silver Bell had been a popular tune about an Indian maiden in the early 1900`s.





Jess Young`s Tennessee Band / Columbia 15431-D
The Old K-C / Lovin` Henry
recorded April 19, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia
The Old K-C was a pretty popular fiddle tune with sort of a bluesy sound to it. I think Lovin` Henry was likely an old pop tune, not the same song as Loving Henry Lee as I thought it likely was before I listened to the record.





Jess Young`s Tennessee Band / Columbia 15493-D
Take A Look At That Baby / Old Weary Blues
recorded November 4, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia
Take A Look At That Baby is would have been a current pop/jazz tune at the time. Old Weary Blues has the classic string band blues tune sound.

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Mother Maybelle Carter - Dixie Darling


Here`s the next "episode" of the Mother Maybelle Carter series. I can`t think of anything to say except this is some mighty fine music. Enjoy!






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Asher Sizemore & Little Jimmie - Songs Of The Soil


Here`s some pretty uncommon material. What we have here is a father and son duet from 1930`s radio transcriptions. They became pretty popular from performing on WSM`s Grand Ole Opry, and due to the novelty factor of their act, the fact that Jimmie was a little boy.
What we have here musically, as far as the dad`s solos, is pretty standard cowboy material from the 1920`s & 1930`s. Much of it was made popular in the early western movies. Most of the material that Little Jimmie sings is either western cowboy type stuff, but also some children`s songs. I think the most remarkable thing about them is the duet singing. Little Jimmie is an excellent duet singer, singing pretty much perfect high harmony with his dad.
Now, I don`t know if it`s just me, but I think that Little Jimmie`s voice has sort of a "creepy" factor to it. I can`t explain it, but his voice just sort of sounds creepy to me.
Another thing that sort of comes across to me as I listen is I`d say Little Jimmie was probably pretty spoiled, just some of the smart-aleck type answers to some of the things his dad says makes me think this. I bet he had plenty opportunity to get spoiled, though. I bet every female in every audience they played for doted on the little feller. Anyhow... give it a download and enjoy!






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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mother Maybelle Carter - Queen Of The Auto-Harp


Here is the next LP in the Mother Maybelle Carter "series". Fine music!






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"Dad" Williams - Brunswick 306


"Dad" Williams / Brunswick 306
The Dutchman`s Serenade / Money Musk
recorded January 30, 1929 in New York City
This is the only record this man made by himself, although he did record with H.M. Barnes & His Blue Ridge Ramblers. Obviously, "Dad" is a nickname on the label, his real name was Frank E. Williams. That is really all I know about the artist. The Dutchman`s Serenade is a German dialect skit with music mixed in. This is pretty late for this type of side to be released, although this type stuff had been pretty popular comedy from about 1915 through 1925-ish. Money Musk is of course the old-time fiddle tune, and very capably played here. Happy downloading!

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Stringbean - Old Time Banjo Pickin` & Singin`


Here`s a good old Starday LP of Stringbean, performing these tunes in only the Stringbean could. He was one of a kind! Enjoy!






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Monday, March 24, 2014

The Worst Of Homer & Jethro





How about a little country comedy? Here`s Homer & Jethro delivering some tee-hee`s in only the way they could. Get it while it`s hot!





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E.F. "Poss" Acree - OKeh 40197






E.F. "Poss" Acree / OKeh 40197
Missouri Waltz / Chicken Reel
recorded in March 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia

Here`s another artist that I can find no information about at all. I don`t even know what his initials stand for. Here`s a few facts I can tell you about the record though. This was recorded 90 years ago this month! This is the only disc this artist made. It`s some of the earliest country music to be recorded. We have here a pretty good harmonica solo. Missouri Waltz was a pretty popular tune, to be made popular again in the late 1940`s by President Harry Truman, who was a piano picker and frequently played this tune on the piano as he was from Missouri, and reportedly he didn`t care for the song. Chicken Reel is of course the old time hoedown tune we are still familiar with today and is well played here. This disc is in pretty good condition and sound quality is pretty good for a field recording at the time with acoustic (non-microphone) recording equipment, but there is a buzz in the background that I can`t figure out. It is on the disc though, not a problem with any of my equipment. Happy Downloading!

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Mother Maybelle Carter - Pickwick label LP






Here`s the next "installment" of the Mother Maybelle series. It`s sort of a short LP, but has some great songs on it. Faded Coat Of Blue is certainly one of my favorites of Mother Maybelle singing. Foggy Mountain Top with the old-time banjo is another of my favorites on this LP. Enjoy!


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Monday, March 17, 2014

Polynesia!


Well, we have had another snow here, so one more Hawaiian type record is in order. This is an old ten inch LP I have that I like pretty well. I know nothing about the musicians, etc. I do love the album cover though! Happy listening!






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