Monday, June 29, 2009

Two more Arthur Tanner tunes!!

Well folks, I been on here only 3 days and already made a flub. I found 2 more Arthur Tanner tunes I`d forgot I had, recorded as The Dixie String Band, so here they are from the Paramount label----enjoy!!

Chickens Don`t Roost Too High For Me ( I Don`t Love Nobody)
Leather Britches

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Arthur Tanner 78`s on Columbia & Paramount

Well neighbors, here`s an artist you`ll not often hear or hear of. Arthur Tanner recorded in June of 1925 for the Paramount label, which also issued records on the Puritan, Silvertone & Herwin labels. Then he also recorded for Columbia 1927-1929. Arthur was related to the well known Gid Tanner somehow, but I have never been able to find out how. His Columbia recordings also featured Gid Tanner, Clayton McMichen, Lowe Stokes, Ted Hawkins & Riley Puckett. He was also on some of Gid Tanner`s Columbia Recordings. On Paramount he recorded with the great Georgia fiddler Earl Johnson & Lee Henderson.
Most of these tracks are off of my own 78`s. There are 4 of the Paramount tracks that I don`t remember where I got them. As far as the "restoration" of sound from the old 78`s, I try to leave as much sound as possible with the use of an EQ to help reduce surface noise from the record while trying to boost the the actual recording over the noise the best I can without losing any of the sounds from the performance.
Some of the Paramount sides I`ve posted are duplicates of the same song on different labels. I couldn`t decide which record has the best sound quality so I posted both and you can decide. Happy Listening!!

Paramount , Herwin & Silvertone tracks---

The Knoxville Girl
When I Was Single My Pockets Would Jingle
The Lightning Express Train
Soldier`s Joy
Show Me The Way To Go Home
Whoa Mule Whoa
Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane

Click here to download Paramount, Herwin & Silvertone sides.

Columbia tracks---

The Dissappointed Lover
Sleep On Blue Eyes
The Jealous Lover
Knoxville Girl
Shack No.9
Two Little Children
Dr. Ginger Blue
Lay Me Where Sweet Flowers Blossom

Click here to download Columbia sides

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lots of Bradley Kincaid music from the Blue Bonnet label.

Hi folks, for my first post I`m putting up a bunch of Bradley Kincaid music from the Blue Bonnet label, I believe recorded in the 1960`s. There is 7 LP`s. I`ve heard there are 13 volumes, volume 8 through 13 being on cassette tape, which I have none of these. Bradley Kincaid was a recording artist starting in December of 1927. He was a star on the WLS Barn Dance out of Chicago at the time. He went on to be a radio & recording star up into the mid or late 40`s. He was on several different "opry" type shows through the years, even being on the Grand Ole Opry in the mid to late 40`s. He recorded off and on all through his life, although he sort of retired from professional music by the early 1950`s. He recorded so many sides, listening to any recording of his is sort of an encyclopedia of old-time music. His songs were from many fields of old-time music such as novelty (comic) songs, heart songs, disaster (topical) songs and even old English, Irish and Scottish folk songs. He "discovered" Louis Marshall Jones, later to become Grandpa Jones, and was a huge influence on Grandpa Jones` music. Grandpa Jones used and recorded many songs that were from Bradley. Hope you all get a big enjoy out of this stuff-----Allen.

Volume 1
Liza Up A Simmon Tree
Four Thousand Years Ago
Some Little Bug Is Goin` To Get You Someday
Barbara Allen
The Fatal Wedding
Gooseberry Pie
Two Little Girls In Blue
My Mother`s Beautiful Hands
Give My Love To Nell
The Little Shirt My Mother Made For Me
Ain`t We Crazy
After The Ball
A Picture Of Life`s Other Side
Down By The Railroad Tracks
Somebody`s Waiting For You
The Blind Child

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Volume 2
The Letter Edged In Black
The Gypsy`s Warning
Fingerprints Upon The Window Pane
There`s No Place Like Home
In A Village By The Sea
My Grandfather`s Clock
My Sweet Iola
Don`t Make Me Go To Bed And I`ll Be Good
Just Plain Folks
Just As The Sun Went Down
High Grass Town
Two Little Orphans
The Hunters Of Kentucky
Life`s Railway To Heaven

Click here to download Vol.2

Volume 3
In The Hills Of Old Kentucky
Bury Me Out On The Prarie
Dog And Gun
I`d Like To Be In Texas
I Wonder When I Shall Be Married?
The Blue Tail Fly
The Three Wishes (aka Better Than Gold)
Get Away Old Man, Get Away
The House Carpenter
There`s A Red Light Ahead

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Volume 4
Give My Love To Nell
Sweet Kitty Wells
The Wreck On The C&O Road
Only As Far As The Gate
I Loved Her Better Than You Knew
The Life Of Jimmie Rodgers
The True And Trembling Brakeman
The Housekeeper`s Tragedy
Pearl Bryan
In The Hills Of Old New Hampshire
How Beautiful Heaven Must Be

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Volume 5
Molly Darlin`
Night Time In Neveda
Steamboat Bill
Nobody`s Darling
How The Banjo Was Invented
Beautiful Dreamer
Those Precious Love Letters
Ain`t We Crazy?
Charlie Brooks
Little Brown Jug
Darling Nellie Gray
When Jesus Beckons Me Home

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Volume 6
Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane
Listen To The Mocking Bird
Willie, Down By The Pond
What`ll I Do With The Baby-O
The Blind Child
There Was An Old Soldier
My Mother`s Old Red Shawl
Little Green Valley
Tildy Johnson
Roll Along, Kentucky Moon
Mary Wore Three Links Of Chain
Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere

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Volume 7
The Ship That Never Returned
San Antonio
Corn Pone And Molasses
Sunshine Of Paradise Alley
Red Wing
Put My Little Shoes Away
When The Roses Bloom Again
Fond Of Chewing Gum
The Butcher`s Boy
No Sir No
Old Shep
Picture Of Life`s Other Side

Click here to download Vol. 7