Saturday, December 9, 2017

Green Bailey (as Dick Bell) - Challenge 425

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


  1. thanks for the post! super glad to see this blog active again!

  2. Great to see you back after a long absence

  3. Hello dear Music Lover,

    Thank you for all the efforts that you have taken to share your love music with us during 2017 - it is particulary appreciated.

    It takes a lot of effort to organise a blog and I am very much aware that for all your energies very few people express their thanks for what you do. Most unrewarding.

    Do hope that you are enjoying the end of 2017 festivities and that we can look forward to more correspondence from you in 2018.

    All the very best and good health in 2018.

    Thank you and cheers,

    Douglas (UK)

  4. Welcome back! Believe or not, I've checked this blog at least once a week for the last year (secretly hoping to get some new Bill Ring!!!) Best wishes for a great 2018! Randy