Sunday, December 29, 2013

Clark Kessinger - Old-Time Music With Fiddle & Guitar

 Here`s some mighty fine old-time fiddlin`!  Clark Kessinger first recorded in the late 1920`s up into the mid 1930`s. I`d say he was arguably the best all around old-time fiddler recorded before World War 2. I know that`s saying a lot, but if you go back and listen to most 1920-1930`s old time fiddlers, I`d say you would likely agree that he was about the smoothest, most technically advanced fiddler of the era. And luckily for us, he was re-discovered in the 1960`s and got to record again. So give him a listen and enjoy!


Click here to download Clark Kessinger - Old-Time Music With Fiddle & Guitar

At The Fair With The Duke Of Paducah

 Here is one of those Starday complimation records. What this amounts to is the Duke Of Paducah with new material in the role of an old circus side show type barker with music tracks of Starday artists dubbed in. Some cuts work good with the banter, some not so well. At any rate, it`s still not a bad record. Happy listening!


Click here to download At The Fair With The Duke Of Paducah

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Fiddlin Sid Harkreader Christmas tune


 Merry Christmas to all the friends of the Archive!
Here`s a mighty odd one! I`m not even gonna pretend to know any facts about this 45. I will say that I`d be about 100% sure this would be the last commercial recording of Fiddlin` Sid Harkreader for sure. Enjoy!


Click here to download Society label Christmas 45

Friday, December 6, 2013

Jam-Up And Honey Dot 45

 Here`s a pretty rare 45 by the old Grand Ole Opry comedy duo Jam-Up & Honey. Holding The Sack is a comedy/novelty tune, Twelfth Street Rad is of course the old ragtime number, an instrumental here picked on ukulele. A good pick-you-up tune on a snowy day!


Click here to download Jam-Up & Honey Dot 45-1114

Country And Western Jamboree

 Here`s a neat various artist comedy/novelty song LP. I`m not sure, but the Buckingham label looks like it could be related to the Starday label somehow. At least this LP is a Starday type product. Happy downloading!


Click here to download Country And Western Jamboree

Joe "Fingers" Carr & His Ragtime Band

 Here`s a good 45 set if you are a ragtime music fan. What we have here is a typical ragtime style band led with some mighty good piano flogging by Joe "Fingers" Carr. It also has a mighty fine picture on the cover! Enjoy!




Click here to download Joe "Fingers" Carr & His Ragtime Band

Clude Moody - Country Waltz King

 Here is what I believe is the last record made by the great Clyde Moody. Clyde Moody was best known for singing waltzes. This is a pretty good record, but I liked his earlier stuff much better. This just has a too "modern" style of sound for my taste. At any rate, if you like him at all you should download this one. Also, I have posted some Clyde Moody stuff before, so if you like him just search the Archive for more.


Click here to download Clyde Moody - Country Waltz King

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Lonnie "Pap" Wilson - The Playboy Farmer

 Here for all you Acuff fans is another Roy Acuff linked item. Pap Wilson played rhythm guitar in the Smokey Mountain Boys from about 1938 up till around 1960. He played an old man character in the comedy all the Smokey Mountain Boys performed.
What we have here is a few old comedy songs along with some jokes. Apparantly after he quit being a Smokey Mountain Boy he tried to do solo performances some. I have no idea what ever became of him after this, he may have just totally retired from music. Happy downloading!


Click here to download Lonnie "Pap" Wilson - The Playboy Farmer

Byron Parker & His Mountaineers - Bluegrass Roots

 Bluegrass Roots---indeed this group had sort of an "in between" sound. Too bluegrassy for old time, too old time to call bluegrass. I`d call them pre-bluegrass. The playing style on the banjo here is probably what makes the style what it is. Snuffy Smith`s banjo playing was a three finger style very much approaching what Earl Scruggs came out with just a few short years later. Snuffy Smith could also play old time clawhammer style banjo, and sometimes played both ways in one tune. Snuffy Smith also used the type banjo that Earl Scruggs made standard issue for bluegrass banjo, the Gibson Mastertone. Enjoy!

Click here to download Byron Parker & His Mountaineers - Bluegrass Roots

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Jumpshare files ok now!

So, I don`t know what happened a few days ago, I`d looked and they were all gone. Maybe the site was down for maintenance for a while. Anyhow---HAPPY DOWNLOADING!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Jumpshare files gone??!!

Well, now what`s going on?? I looked for an easy to use file service, found it in Jumpshare, and now it`s gone. And I don`t just mean my files are gone, the whole Jumpshare web site seems to have disappeared.
So---give me a week or two to look around at file services and I`ll get this stuff re-loaded and hopefully some new stuff too. If anyone out there has any suggestions of file services for me to check out just give me a shout and let me know-----Allen

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Marty Garner - Harmonica On The Rural Route

 It`s been a while since I have posted anything, so I thought I`d post a few different things at once to make up for it. Here`s a mighty good harmonica pickin` LP. I don`t know anything about Mr. Garner, except to say he`s a good harmonica blower. If you like harmonica at all, download this LP!


Click here to download Marty Garner - Harmonica On The Rural Route

The Bill Ring Show #7&8

Here is the next Bill Ring Show disc. Another fine bunch of music!

Program 7 track list---
1. Mr. Tap Toe - Bill Ring
2. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Speedy Haworth
3. Islands In The Sky - Slim Wilson & The Tall Timber Trio
4. I`ve Got No One To Cry To - Bill Ring
5. Jimmy`s Jump - Doc Martin
6. The Covered Wagon Rolled Right Along - Bill Ring

Program 8 track list---
1. I`m Just A Lucky Guy - Bill Ring
2. Chicken Reel - Doc Martin
3. Just For Tonight - Sally Briggs
4. Take Me Back And Try Me One More Time - Bill Ring
5. guitar tune - Speedy Haworth
6. It Is Well - Bill Ring

Click here to download The Bill Ring Show #7&8

The Phipps Family Sings About The Suffering, Crucifixion And Resurrection Of Christ

 The Phipps Family stuff seems to be one of the most popular of my posts. This is about my least favorite LP I have of them though. And the title is WAY too long. Haha! From the title, you know there`s not going to be any happy songs on this record. And, their delivery is practically identical to the Carter Family, they have a knack to make the funniest comic song sound somewhat morbid. Haha! Anyway... download and enjoy!


Click here to download The Phipps Family - Sings About The Suffering, Crucifixion And Resurrection Of Christ

Golden Classics promo disc

 Here`s an odd one. A promo 45 for a music club. Most of you know I`m a Roy Acuff fan, so that`s why I bought this. Of course, as can be seen on the labels, there are also a few other country music legends on here too. Enjoy!


Click here to download Golden Classics CMRCA 1

Justin Wilson - Truckin` With Justin Wilson

 Here`s a funny comedy record by the ole Cajun, Justin Wilson. How many people out there remember his cooking show that used to be on PBS?  I can`t believe they don`t show the show again! We should all contact PBS stations across the country demanding that they put it back on the air!


Click here to download Justin Wilson - Truckin` With Justin Wilson

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Del Wood - Down Yonder

 How about some good, rousing piano pickin` this morning. Can`t hardly beat Del Wood for country-ragtime piano. Enjoy!


Click here to download Del Wood - Down Yonder

Sam & Annie with Lonnie Glosson

 Here is an oddity that I found. It`s a 45 recorded by Sam & Annie, which I have no idea who is. I bought it because the late, great harmonica player, Lonnie Glosson, is on it. Apparantly from the story on the record sleeve, they played at Jimmy Carter`s arrival in Washington, D.C. after he won election. Years ago it was common for candidates to employ hillbilly entertainment on the campaign trail, mostly in the south. I`d say this would have been about the last of this type entertainment at a political function on this level by a lesser-known type country artist. Nowadays, only a super-star would be hired for such an event. I actually have played at a political rally myself, on the county level for a distant cousin of mine.
At any rate, give this a listen for at least the harmonica by Lonnie Glosson.
Track titles are---
1. Honey-Dew Love
2. Jimmy Carter Special


Click here to download Sam & Annie with Lonnie Glosson - Jimmy Carter Special

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

An Interview With Roy Acuff

Well, what can I say about this LP that the label doesn`t tell us? Not a single thing! So if you are a Roy Acuff fan, download this and give it a listen.



Click here to download An Interview With Roy Acuff

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Phipps Family - Greatest Old Time Gospel Hymns

 Well, it`s Sunday, so how about a little gospel music this week? If you like this post, be sure to check out the older Phipps Family records in the Archive.


Click here to download The Phipps Family - Greatest Old Time Gospel Hymns

A Visit With Minnie Pearl

Here`s something sort of rare. I believe this must have been a premium for buying Diamond Crystal salt. As in... "Send in x amount of box tops from our product and receive a prize." I couldn`t find any information at all about this, so download and enjoy!


Track list---
1. Comedy skit
2. Pretty Little Pink
3. Comedy skit
4. Lulu Walls

Click here to download A Visit With Minnie Pearl

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Bill Ring Show - #5&6

Here is the next Bill Ring Show transcription disc I have. Folks seem to like these, so here you go!


Track list---
Show #5
1. That`s The Kind Of Love I`m Looking For - Bill Ring
2. When The Bloom Is On The Sage - Speedy Haworth
3. The Lilly Of Hillbilly Valley - Slim Wilson & The Tall Timber Trio
4. Teardrops - Bill Ring
5. Steelin` The Blues - Doc Martin
6. The Gloryland March - Slim Wilson & The Tall Timber Tio

Show #6
1. Write My Baby A Letter - Bill Ring
2. Close Shave - Doc Martin
3. The Right Way And The Wrong Way - Sally Briggs
4. Twighlight Time In Texas - Bill Ring
5. A Full Time Job - Speedy Haworth
6. The Gods Were Angry With Me For Loving You - Bill Ring

Click here to download the Bill Ring Show - #5&6

An Introduction To Your Autoharp

 Here`s sort of an unusual 45 I dug out of the archive for you. This will be something that will likely be boring to listen to if you aren`t into autoharp. Mother Maybelle Carter is on it, though only on the first cut. As this cover says Sears on it, I`d guess this record may have came with an autoharp, which you could certainly have ordered from Sears in the 1960`s, which I`d guess is when this was made. Happy downloading!


Click here to download An Introduction To Your Autoharp

Elmer Bird - The Banjo Man From Turkey Creek

 It`s been a while since I posted some good old-time banjo. This is some very hard driving, rhythmic style claw hammer picking. He played what I tend to call the Tennessee style claw hammer banjo, which is more rhythmic than the North Carolina style, which tries to match the same notes as the fiddle, note for note. Mr. Bird had a VERY hard driving style. Listen and enjoy!


Click here to download Elmer Bird - The Banjo Man From Turkey Creek

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Roy Smeck - Melodies With Memories

 Here is some ear candy by the string virtuoso, Roy Smeck. His nickname was "The Wizard Of The Strings", and if you give him a listen, you`ll see (or hear) why! Happy downloading!


Click here to download Roy Smeck - Melodies With Memories

Homer & Jethro - Barefoot Ballads

 How about something to tickle your innards this morning? Homer and Jethro can sure do it! Enjoy!


Click here to download Homer & Jethro - Barefoot Ballads

Monday, August 12, 2013

The last two Dick Unteed LP`s

 This is the last two Dick Unteed LP`s I own, and as far as I can tell this makes all he recorded. It was mentioned in a message on one of the two earlier posts he may have made an LP under an assumed name also, so, something else may pop up someday. Enjoy!


Click here to download Dick Unteed - Irish & Country Comedy



Click here to download Dick Unteed - Down Memory Lane With Dick Unteed