Sunday, March 29, 2015

Wright Brotheres complete Columbia recordings


Wright Brothers Quartet / Columbia 15402-D
God`s Message To Man / What A Glad Day
recorded April 17, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia
Here`s another group I know nothing about. Interesting they call theirselves "brothers" when there is obviously a woman`s voice in the mix. They sound like what I`d imagine hearing at a country church at the time. The mandolin is kind of a neat sound for them. I think all the songs would have been common at the time in Stamps Baxter type song books, which would have been commonly found in country churches then, as now.


Wright Brothers Quartet /  Columbia 15587-D
Mother Is With The Angels / Somebody`s Boy
recording information same as above

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The Bill Ring Show - #23&24


Here we are with the next episode!

Track list show #23---
1. Hillbilly Rhythm - Bill Ring
2. I`m Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes - Doc Martin
3. Headed For The Open Range - Slim Wilson and The Tall Timber Trio
4. Kentucky Waltz - Bill Ring
5. Mud Hut - Speedy Haworth
6. Isn`t He Wonderful - Bill Ring

Track list show #24---
1. Free Home Demonstration - Bill Ring
2. Skiddly Boo - Speedy Haworth
3. Dreams - Sally Briggs
4. You`re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You - Bill Ring
5. My Adobe Hacienda - Doc Martin
6. Don`t Ever Take The Ribbon From Your Hair - Bill Ring

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Andy Griffith - Just For Laughs


Here`s a little countrified comedy. Any Griffith`s comedy on albums kind of reminds me of some of Archie Campbell`s material. One thing they both did was to make a story out of a country boy seeing something in the city for the first time that he`s never saw or heard of before. Here, Andy Griffith describes a football game, Archie Campbell done a hockey game. I wonder which had the idea first, or if either one even wrote the story on their own, or borrowed it elsewhere. Anyhow... happy listening!


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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Elry Cash - complete Columbia recordings


Elry Cash / Columbia 15399-D
My Old New Hampshire Home / Won`t You Come Back To Me
recorded April 18, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia
Sorry, I have no information on Elry Cash. My Old New Hampshire Home is an old "left my love in my hometown" type love song. Won`t You Come Back To Me is familiar to me as a Riley Puckett song similar to this under a different title that I can`t bring to mind at the moment.


Elry Cash / Columbia 15457-D
Then My Love Began To Wane / When You`re In The Graveyard And I`m Away Downtown In Jail
recorded same as above
Both tunes on this disc are sort of a comedy love songs. 

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The Leverette Bros. - Lonesome Mandolin


Here`s a pretty neat LP. These guys are sort of in the style of the 1930`s brothers acts, but are also entertainers with comedy and broom playing. I`m not going to try to tell you about playing the broom, just download the music and check out the LP pictures. Happy downloading!


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The Bill Ring Show - #21&22


Here`s the next Bill Ring Show. Enjoy!

Track list show #21---
1. 12th Street Rag - Bill Ring
2. Fireball Mail - Doc Martin
3. Sparkling Blue Eyes - Slim Wilson and The Tall Timber Trio
4. Crybaby Heart - Bill Ring
5. Hubcap Roll - Speedy Haworth
6. Peace In The Valley - Bill Ring

Track list show #22---
1. Texas - Bill Ring
2. Speedin` West - Speedy Haworth
3. Guess I`ll Be Leaving - Sally Briggs
4. It`s A Sin - Bill Ring
5. Monotonous - Doc Martin
6. That Pioneer Mother Of Mine - Bill Ring

Click here to download The Bill Ring Show - #21&22

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The Bailes Brothers - Early Radio Favorites


The Bailes Brothers were a brother group that were most well known in the early and mid 1940`s. I believe there were as many as five brothers and they played music with different combinations of brothers and also as more than one group of Bailes Brothers (sounds confusing!). They sang in a style that could be said to sound Roy Acuff-ish and sang many Acuff songs. They have sort of an intense sound with their harmonies and use it to good effect, especially on "moral message" songs. They didn`t have the polished sound of the popular brother groups of the 1930`s. They recorded off and on on up into the 1980`s as solo acts and different brother combinations. Give it a listen and enjoy!


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Vernon Dalhart on Puritan 11347




Vernon Dalhart / Puritan 11347
Hard Hearted Hannah or How Do You Do? / Go Long Mule
recorded August 1924 in New York City, New York

Here`s an oddity. I`ve been transferring some of my Vernon Dalhart 78`s and found I had two copies of this, but the A side of each disc had a different artist and song. Both A side artists are out of my "field of study" and I have no information on either as they are both pop type performances. I wonder why they would have issued this disc with different releases on the A side. Dalhart`s Go Long Mule is nearly the same song as Uncle Dave Macon`s Go Along Mule that was recorded in 1927. Happy downloading!

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The Bill Ring Show - #19&20


I keep getting great comments on the Bill Ring Shows! Thanks to everybody.

Track list show 19---
1. Bummin` Around - Bill Ring
2. Draggin` The Steel - Doc Martin
3. Stick Him Until He Is Tame - Slim Wilson and The Tall Timber Trio
4. I Wonder If Anyone Remembers Me In My Hometown - Bill Ring
5. Why Don`t You Haul Off And Love Me - Speedy Haworth
6. One Kiss Too Many - Bill Ring

Track list show 20---
1. Don`t Talk Too Much - Bill Ring
2. Don`t Bother To Cry - Doc Martin
3. When It`s Lamp Lighting Time In The Valley - Bill Ring
4. Stingy - Sally Briggs
5. Liberty Bell Polka - Speedy Haworth
6. Little Angel With The Dirty Face - Bill Ring

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Sunday, March 1, 2015