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.

Click here to download Jess Young & Young Brothers Tennessee Band complete Columbia recordings

7 comments:

  1. This Young thanks you for this Young!

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    1. Are you related to any of these Youngs?

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  3. I love the old-time croon of Jess Young's voice. There's another track I recall, unsure of the label, but it was entitled "Jess and Duke's Salty Gob," a gob being slang for a sailor. I'd love to find another copy of the audio, should anyone out there have it floating around.

    Thanks so much for these, Allen, they sound great!

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    1. Hess & Duke`s Salty Gob is by a different artist, Jess Hillard & Duke Clark. I`ve never heard it or these artists... yet.

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