Wednesday, June 29, 2011

J.E. Mainer Vol. 16

As you all know, I had been posting these Rural Rhythm LP`s of J.E. Mainer two at a time. I do not have Volume 16. I`d appreciate it if some of you all have this if you`d send a file of the LP and a picture of the cover. If someone sends it, I`ll post it---Allen

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J.E. Mainer - Vol.15 with Morris Herbert

Here is Volume 15 in this series.

Track list---
1. Just A Standby (no idea where this tune comes from, sounds like 1950`s county)
2. Eatin` Goober Peas (an old time number supposedly from Civil War times)
3. Silver Threads Among The Gold (an old pop tear-jerker from the erly days of the recording industry)
4. Baby Keeps Stealing (sounds like 1950`s country)
5. You`re As Welcome As The Flowers In May (an old pop tune, the first country artist to record it was Hugh Cross)
6. Bonaparte`s Retreat (the old-time fiddle tune)
7. Bird In A Guilded Cage (another ancient old pop tune)
8. I Shall Not Be Moved (the old spiritual tune)
9. Wise Guy (another country tune, possibly from the 1950`s)
10. Tell It On The Mountain (another old spiritual type song)
11. 8th Of January (the old-time fiddle number)
12. What Does The Deep Sea Say (an old-time song)
13. Lost Indian (a great old-time fiddle number)
14. Sunny Home In Tennessee (an old Charlie Pool number he got from an old pop record)
15. Bar Fly (sounds like a 1940`s-50`s novelty type song)
16. Greenback When I`m Hard Up (another old time number)
17. Georgia Railroad (an old Georgia number originally recorded by Gid Tanner & Riley Puckett, the tune is the same as Peter Went `A Fishin`)
18. Turkish Lady (no idea where this comes from, the music sounds old-time-ish, I like the tune. Possibly English in origin?)
19. Old Rattler (this is of course the old Grandpa Jones tune)

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Blue Grass Special 45 with Jimmie Skinner & Rusty York

Here is a 45 I bought on ebay because it had Jimmie Skinner on it. For some reason I didn`t notice it wasn`t all Jimmie Skinner songs (I really like Jimmie Skinner). So... anyhow.... here`s still a good `un!

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lake Howard - Radio And Record Star

Here is an artist that I don`t know anything about except what I can read on the cover and hear on the record. He is very Carter style influenced on guitar. I Can`t say much about this LP except that it`s a good `un!

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Roy Acuff on a Howard home recording disc

Here is quite an odd-ball find. It is a 7 inch home recording disc. You could get about two minutes on one side of these blanks.Before people had tape recorders and more modern ways to record stuff, you had to have a home disc cutter. Some were stand alone units that you could plug a radio or a microphone into, and some were a combination radio-disc cutter. The material here is recorded from radio broadcasts.
I`m guessing this is from the mid 1940`s, but that`s a total guess. The sound quality is pretty bad, I cleaned it up the best I could without compromising the audio.
The first cut is a mystery, the 2nd cut is from a live Grand Ole Opry performance by Roy Acuff with The Solemn Old Judge, George D. Hay announcing the number, the last cut is by Fats Waller. Quite a variety for sure.
Happy listening!

Track list---
1. no idea who the first cut is or the tune, it`s a pop number
2. Roy Acuff - Wabash Cannon Ball from a live Grand Ole Opry show
3. Fats Waller - I Understand

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