Saturday, April 17, 2021

The Dixon Brothers ~ A Blessing to People (2012)

A VERY special thanks to Armin in Germany for this.
 
Title: A Blessing to People
Year: 2012
Label: Bear Family Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 121 (4 CDs)

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Uncle Dave Macon ~ Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy (2004)

A VERY special thanks to Armin in Germany for this. Disc 10 is a DVD with clips of the musical numbers from Republic Pictures' 1940 film "Grand Ole Opry". I have included each title as a separate MP4 video in the "Disc 10" folder.
 
Title: Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy
Year: 2004
Label: Bear Family Records
Source: CD/DVD
# of tracks: 256 (including video tracks, 10 discs)

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Glenn Ohrlin ~ The Wild Buckaroo (1983)

 
Title: The Wild Buckaroo
Year: 1983
Label: Rounder Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A+.)
# of tracks: 18

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Glenn Ohrlin ~ Cowboy Songs (1974)

More folk than country, but this is one of my favorite cowboy singers of all time. He was the real deal.

Title: Cowboy Songs
Year: 1974
Label: Philo Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: B+.)
# of tracks: 18
 
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Bascom Lamar Lunsford ~ Minstrel of the Appalachians (1957)

NOTE: This is from an extremely rare Japanese CD reissue released after the Fantasy label acquired the Riverside catalogue.
 
Title: Minstrel of the Appalachians
Year: 1957
Label: Riverside Records (P-Vine Records)
Source: CD
# of tracks: 14

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Bascom Lamar Lunsford ~ Smoky Mountain Ballads (1953)


Title: Smoky Mountain Ballads
Year: 1953
Label: Folkways Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 8

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Asher Sizemore & Little Jimmie ~ Mountain Ballads and Old Hymns (1966)

These tracks are taken from radio transcriptions. This popular father and son duo only made a handful of commercial recordings which are seldom heard, but they were extremely popular over radio.
 
Title: Mountain Ballads and Old Hymns
Year: 1966
Label: Decca Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-. Re-channeled to original mono.)
# of tracks: 12

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Helen Carter ~ The Helen Carter Collection (1998)

Two albums ... the first is her album from 1978 (the audio quality of those tracks on this CD is poor, so I have my vinyl transfer of it I will be posting soon) and the second is her very rare album from around 1991.
 
Title: The Helen Carter Collection
Year: 1998
Label: Old Homestead Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 23

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Lulu Belle & Scotty ~ Have I Told You Lately (That I Love You)/Snickers & Tender Memories (1998)

Two albums ... First released in 1974 and the other in 1986.
 
Title: Have I Told You Lately (That I Love You)/Snickers & Tender Memories
Year: 1998
Label: Old Homestead Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 22

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Big Slim The Lone Cowboy ~ Sunny Side of the Mountain: Early Recordings, 1936-1949 (1986)


Title: Sunny Side of the Mountain: Early Recordings (1936-1949)
Year: 1986
Label: Old Homestead Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-,)
# of tracks: 14

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A Chat with Country Music Artist Doc Williams


 For those who are interested, here's a half hour interview with Doc Williams I recently discovered on YouTube.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Girls of the Golden West ~ Selected Recordings: 1933-1938 (1978)


Title: Selected Recordings (1933-1938)
Year: 1978
Label: Sonyatone Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A+.)
# of tracks: 16

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Doc Williams ~ Daddy's Little Angel (1971)


Title: Daddy's Little Angel
Year: 1971
Label: Wheeling Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 11

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

The Girls of the Golden West ~ Songs of the West (2008)

Posting this because this CD is so rare. The audio quality of the CD itself is not good.
 
Title: Songs of the West
Year: 2008
Label: Old Homestead Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 27

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Jimmy Driftwood ~ I Hear Your People Singing (1978)


Title: I Hear Your People Singing
Year:1978
Label: Rackensack Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: B-.)
# of tracks: 13

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The Carter Family ~ The Carter Family In Texas, Volume 3: Gospel Songs (1978)

From Border Radio transcriptions. This series of albums on Old Homestead is one of a just a handful of things by the Carter Family I do not currently own copies of aside from this volume. If you'd like to see the others posted, please feel free to leave a donation with your request for these albums as an attached message.
 
Title: The Carter Family In Texas, Volume 3: Gospel Songs
Year: 1978
Label: Old Homestead Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: B+.)
# of tracks: 21

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Jimmy Driftwood ~ A Lesson In Folk Music (1974)


Title: A Lesson In Folk Music
Year: 1974
Label: Rackensack Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored and rechanneled to original mono for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 16

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Jimmy Driftwood ~ The Best of Jimmy Driftwood (1966)


Title: The Best of Jimmy Driftwood
Year: 1966
Label: Monument Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A+.)
# of tracks: 12

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Hank Snow ~ Old Doc Brown and Other Narrations (1956)

I sourced these tracks from Volume 2 of Bear Family's Singing Ranger CD box set.
 
Title: Doc Brown and Other Narrations
Year: 1956
Label: RCA
Source: CD
# of tracks: 11

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The Girls of the Golden West ~ Songs of the West (1981)

First two tracks are from their rarely heard Bluebonnet recordings of the early 60's and the rest consist of recordings from the 30's.
 
Title: Songs of the West
Year: 1981
Label: Old Homestead Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 18

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Lulu Belle & Scotty ~ Early and Great, Volume 1 (1985)

 
Title: Early and Great, Volume 1
Year: 1985
Label: Old Homestead Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 16

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Doc Williams ~ Collectors Series #2 (1958)


Title: Collectors Series #2
Year: 1958
Label: Wheeling Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: B+.)
# of tracks: 12

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Hank Snow ~ Tales of the Yukon (1968)

I love this album. It's unusual, but he had another album of recitations kind of like this one that was released in 1958. These are all narrative poems penned by Robert W. Service. This one is definitely not for everyone, haha.
 
Title: Tales of the Yukon
Year: 1968
Label: RCA
Source: CD (Made with 24 bit/96 khz digital downloads.)
# of tracks: 8

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Chickie Williams ~ Just a Melody of Love (1974)


Title: Just a Melody of Love
Year: 1974
Label: Doxx Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 10

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Doc Williams ~ Doc Williams 25th Anniversary Album (1961)


Title: Doc Williams 25th Anniversary Album
Year: 1961
Label: Wheeling Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 12

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Doc Williams ~ Doc Williams Family Sacred Album (1967)


Title: Doc Williams Family Sacred Album
Year: 1967
Label: Wheeling Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: B+.)
# of tracks: 12

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Sara Carter ~ An Interview With Sara Carter (1971)

For those who have asked: no, this is not the complete interview and I honestly don't know where to locate this interview in its entirety.
 
Title: An Interview With Sara Carter
Year: 1971
Label: Museum Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: C+.)
# of tracks: 1 (Both sides combined as one track.)
 
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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Doc williams ~ The Doc Williams Collection, Vol. 1 (1951-1957) [1978]


Title: The Doc Williams Collection, Vol. 1 (1951-1957)
Year: 1978
Label: Cattle Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A+.)
# of tracks: 12

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Almeda Riddle ~ Songs and Ballads of the Ozarks (1964)

Definitely more of a folk album than country, but I'm posting this album here because I'm proud of the remastering job I did on it and to maybe expose some of you to something new. Almeda was the real deal ... unaccompanied traditional ballads that had been passed down in her family for generations. She recorded only a handful of albums during her short career but this was the first and it's my favorite. One of my top ten favorite albums of any genre ever. I included a 14th track from the same sessions that Vanguard included on a sampler. I will be posting this album and her others on my folk music blog soon for those who will be interested.
 
Title: Songs and Ballads of the Ozarks
Year: 1964
Label: Vanguard
Source: Vinyl (Lovingly restored AND remastered in 24-bit for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A+.)
# of tracks: 14 (Bonus tracks: "The Wreck of the No. 9")

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Anita Carter ~ Yesterday (1995)

Her final recording, very scarce and hard to find. Recorded digitally and released on her brother-in-law's House of Cash studio label.
 
Title: Yesterday
Year: 1995
Label: House of Cash Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 12

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Glen Sherley ~ Glen Sherley (1972)


Title: Glen Sherley
Year: 1972
Label: Mega Records
Source: CD (Made with 24-bit/96khz digital download.)
# of tracks: 11

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Buell Kazee ~ Buell Kazee (1978)

CD reissue of 1978 album with bonus tracks.
 
Title: Buell Kazee
Year: 1978
Label: June Appal Recordings
Source: CD
# of tracks: 20

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Doc & Chickie Williams ~ Together (1965)

 
Title: Together
Year: 1965
Label: Wheeling Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 12

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The Phipps Family ~ Just a Few More Days (1975)


Title: Just a Few More Days
Year: 1975
Label: Pine Mountain Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 10

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The Phipps Family ~ Old Time Gospel Singing With Autoharp & Guitar (1973)

This was released in a plain red cover with no real title for some reason, so I threw together a cover for it.
 
Title: Old Time Gospel Singing With Autoharp & Guitar
Year: 1973
Label: Pine Mountain Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A+.)
# of tracks: 10

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The Phipps Family ~ The Phipps Family Quartette Sings 'Em Mountain Style (1972)


Title: The Phipps Family Quartette Sings 'Em Mountain Style
Year: 1972
Label: Pine Mountain Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: B+.)
# of tracks: 12

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The Phipps Family ~ In the Sweet Bye and Bye (1971)


Title: In the Sweet Bye and Bye
Year: 1971
Label: Pine Mountain Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A+.)
# of tracks: 12

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The Phipps Family ~ Give Me the Roses While I Live (1970)

Three of these tracks are older cuts released by Starday and Acme that I have on 45's, so I sourced those tracks from them and they sound much better than the masters used on the LP. One of them was am alternate take, so I left it as it was.
 
Title: Give Me the Roses While I Live
Year: 1970
Label: Pine Mountain Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 14

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Monday, March 15, 2021

The Phipps Family ~ Christmas With The Phipps Family (1970)


Title: Christmas With The Phipps Family
Year: 1970
Label: Pine Mountain Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 10

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The Phipps Family ~ Only Through Grace (1969)

Unaccompanied gospel singing.
 
Title: Only Through Grace
Year: 1969
Label: Pine Mountain Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A+.)
# of tracks: 10

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Buddy Starcher ~ Just Buddy And His Guitar, No. 01 (1967)

Although it's identified as "Album Number One" this was the only album released on him in this series by the Bluebonnet label.
 
Title: Just Buddy And His Guitar, No. 01
Year: 1967
Label: Bluebonnet Record Sales
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A+.)
# of tracks: 14

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Doc & Chickie Williams ~ The Doc Williams Show (1972)


Title: The Doc Williams Show
Year: 1972
Label: Wheeling Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A+.)
# of tracks: 13

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Doc & Chickie Williams ~ The Three of Us (1969)

Includes three tracks by their daughter, Karen McKenzie, who was briefly signed to ABC Records.
 
Title: The Three of Us
Year: 1969
Label: Wheeling Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 11

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The Phipps Family ~ The Suffering, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Christ (1968)


Title: The Suffering, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Christ
Year: 1968
Label: Pine Mountain Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 10

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Roy Rogers & Dale Evans ~ The Bible Tells Me So (1962)


Title: The Bible Tells Me So
Year: 1962
Label: Capitol Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A+.)
# of tracks: 12

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Doc Williams ~ The Best of Doc Williams (1977)

Note: The older tracks on this album were reprocessed for stereo.
 
Title: The Best of Doc Williams
Year: 1977
Label: GW Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 12

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Doc Williams ~ Lonely (1974)


Title: Lonely
Year: 1974
Label: Doxx Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: B+.)
# of tracks: 11

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Doc Williams ~ Reminiscing (1972)


Title: Reminiscing
Year: 1972
Label: Wheeling Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 10

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The Phipps Family ~ Greatest Old Time Gospel Hymns (1967)

Also contains rare sides by the Delmore Brothers that were recorded for Acme Records as well as two unissued sides by the Carter Family for Acme.
 
Title: Greatest Old Time Gospel Hymns
Year: 1967
Label: Pine Mountain Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-,)
# of tracks: 20

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Doc Williams ~ We've Come a Long Way Together (1969)


Title: We've Come a Long Way Together
Year: 1969
Label: Wheeling Reords
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 12

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Doc Williams ~ Collectors Series #1 (1957)


Title: Collectors Series #1
Year: 1957
Label: Wheeling Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: B+.)
# of tracks: 12
 
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