Sunday, February 28, 2021

Audrey Williams ~ Ramblin' Gal (1988)

I agree with most by saying hearing her sing makes my skin crawl. However, she does do some silly novelty songs very well, in my opinion. The first track on this set grows on you. These recordings are from a brief stint with Decca, most of which were never released. Listen and you'll hear exactly why ....
 
Title: Ramblin' Gal
Year: 1988
Label: Bear Family Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A+.)
# of tracks: 12

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The Sons of the Pioneers ~ Way Out There (2009)

Complete recordings 1934-1943. With Roy Rogers.
 
Title: Way Out There
Year: 2009
Label: Bear Family Records
Source: 6 CD's

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021

WANTED: Bradley Kincaid & The Girls of the Golden West Bluebonnet Cassettes

 

Bradley Kincaid and The Girls of the Golden West both separately recorded their entire repertoire for the Bluebonnet label over a course of a few days in the early 60's. These were then subsequently released in a series of albums over the nest decade/ The remaining recordings were released as cassettes in 1988. I have never been able to find ANY copies of Kincaid's over the years and the low quality rips of the two tapes by the GOTGW floating around on the internet have been BUTCHERED by bad noise reduction. I have also never seen any of these for sale anywhere.

The titles are:

Bradley Kincaid:
BL-128: Mountain Ballads & Old Time Songs, No. 8
BL-129: Mountain Ballads & Old Time Songs, No. 9
BL-131: Mountain Ballads & Old Time Songs, No.10
BL-132  Mountain Ballads & Old Time Songs, No.11
BL-133: Mountain Ballads & Old Time Songs, No.12
BL-134: Mountain Ballads & Old Time Songs, No.13
 
The Girls of the Golden West:
BL-135: Songs for You, Old and New, No. 7
BL-136: Songs for You, Old and New, No. 8

Please contact me if you have ANY of these cassettes and a way to transfer them digitally. I'd really prefer each cassette in separate uncompressed sound files. Even id you don't have a way to transfer the cassettes, PLEASE contact me and we could work something out.

glenne3@yahoo.com

Thank you all so much.

The Phipps Family ~ The Phipps Family Records In Va. Bristol Tenn. (1977)


Title: The Phipps Family Records In Va. Bristol Tenn.
Year: 1977
Label: Mountain Eagle Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A+.)
# of tracks: 12

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Wilf Carter ~ The Dynamite Trail (1990)

His Decca recordings.
 
Title: The Dynamite Trail
Year: 1990
Label: Bear Family Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 30

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Wilf Carter ~ Cowboy Songs (1997)


Title: Cowboy Songs
Year: 1997
Label: Bear Family Records
Source: CD
# of CD's: 8

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Wilf Carter ~ Montana Slim: A Prairie Legend (1993)


Title: Montana Slim: A Prairie Legend
Year: 1993
Label: Bear Family Records
Source: CD
# of CD's: 4

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Lois Johnson ~ Lois Johnson (1975)


Title: Lois Johnson
Year: 1975
Label: 20th Century Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 10
 
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The Stonemans ~ In All Honesty (1970)


Title: In All Honesty
Year: 1970
Label: RCA
Source: CD
# of tracks: 10
 
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The Stonemans ~ Dawn of the Stonemans' Age (1970)


Title: Dawn of the Stonemans' Age
Year: 1970
Label: RCA
Source: CD (Made with 24-bit/96 khz digital download.)
# of tracks: 11

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Phipps Family with Helen Carter ~ Hills of Home (1980)


Title: Hills of Home
Year: 1980
Label: Mountain Eagle Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A+.)
# of tracks: 12

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Texas Ruby's First Record ~ Decca 5364 (1937)

 

Texas Ruby's first tracks on record. The only sides she recorded for Decca.
 
Title: Pride of the Prairie / T For Texas (Blue Yodel No. 1)
Year: 1937
Label: Decca Records
Source: Shellac (Restored for my personal listening. Personal sound quality grade: B+.)
# of tracks: 2

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Melba Montgomery ~ Aching, Breaking Heart (1973)


Title: Aching Breaking Heart
Year: 1973
Label: Capitol Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A.)
# of tracks: 10

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

The Carter Family & The Phipps Family ~ Pickin' and Singing Together (1982)

Consists of various home tape recordings member of the Phipps family made with A.P. Carter and Sara Carter circa 1954. It sounds like the Phipps re-dubbed their singing parts on some of the tracks. Very rare and important album.
 
Title: Pickin' and Singing Together
Year: 1982
Label: American Record Company (Appears to be a subsidiary label of the Phipps' Pine Mountain/Mountain Eagle labels.)
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 12

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A.P. Carter & The Phipps Family (1981)

Made from a tape of a live performance at the courthouse in Manchester, Kentucky in 1954. The quality of the tape recording isn't exactly stellar, but this is a historically important record.
 
Title: A.P. Carter & The Phipps Family
Year: 1981
Label: Mountain Eagle Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
# of tracks: 12
 
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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Lily May Ledford ~ Banjo Pickin' Girl (1983)

Title: Banjo Pickin' Girl
Year: 1983
Label: Greenhays Recordings
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A+.)
# of tracks: 17

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The Stoneman Family - Sutphin, Foreacre, and Dickens: Old-Time Tunes of the South (1957)

Title: The Stoneman Family - Sutphin, Foreacre, and Dickens: Old-Time Tunes of the South
Year: 1957
Label: Folkways Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 21

DOWNLOAD: (Cover scan and PDF of original liner notes included.)

 

Friday, February 19, 2021

Bradley Kincaid ~ Mountain Ballads & Old-Time Songs (2001)

Posting this CD reissue simply because of it's rarity and it includes some rare bonus tracks. 
 
Title: Mountain Ballads & Old-Time Songs
Year: 2001
Label: Old Homestead Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 24

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Bradley Kincaid ~ Bradley Kincaid, Volume 2: Favorite Old-Time Songs (1984)


Title: Bradley Kincaid, Volume 2: Favorite Old-Time Songs
Year: 1984
Label: Old Homestead Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A+.)
# of tracks: 16

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Bradley Kincaid ~ Mountain Ballads & Old-Time Songs (1975)

 
This consists of old 78's from Decca, Supertone, and RCA Bluebird.

Title: Mountain Ballads & Old-Time Songs
Year: 1975
Label: Old Homestead Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: B+.)
# of tracks: 16

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Ray & Ina Patterson ~ Old-Time Songs, Volume 2 (1968)

Title: Old-Time Songs, Volume 2
Year: 1968
Label: County Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A+.)
# of tracks: 12
 
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Ray & Ina Patterson ~ Old Time Ballads & Hymns (1966)

Title: Old Time Ballads & Hymns
Year: 1966
Label: County Records
Source: CD
# of tracks: 12

DOWNLOAD: (Scans of original album cover and LP included, as well as CD cover.)

 

George & Ethel McCoy ~ Early In the Morning (1968)

So, this is obviously NOT a country record, but it's country blues. This album is sought after and since I had it I decided to go ahead and post it here. George & Ethel McCoy were Memphis Minnie's niece and nephew and played and sang her style of blues. Enjoy.

Title: Early In the Morning
Year: 1968
Label: Adelphi Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A+.)
# of tracks: 12
 
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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Howdy, Neighbors (Update: 2/9/2021)

Hello, all. I know it’s been quite some time since I’ve posted anything but it’s been quite a year. I’m currently working on updating some of the posts (I developed a much better method of digitally restoring vinyl) as well as posting some new material.  This includes records and CD’s by Bradley Kincaid, Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper, Melba Montgomery, Lee Moore, Sons of the Pioneers, Roy Rogers, Doc Williams and Chickie Williams, and The Carter Sisters & Mother Maybelle to name a few. Also have a few rips of out of print Bear Family box sets I’ve uploaded on 4shared due to their size. I’ve recently started collecting records by Doc Williams and Chickie Williams and as the Doc Williams website is now defunct there are a handful of CD’s they were selling that I’m currently seeking copies of. I will detail the specific titles and cover art in a “wanted” post tomorrow. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated. Expect to see the first couple of updated posts within the next few weeks.
 
    I’d like to also thank those of you who have donated so generously. Although I am employed, any donations will be very helpful and they all go towards purchasing music to be posted here. To express my gratitude to those of you who have done so is beyond my vocabulary, but please, if you can and you appreciate the work I do with this blog, DONATE. It is greatly appreciated, to say the very least. Please don’t forget to “FOLLOW” this or my other blog “The Songcatcher.”
 
You will be seeing the first set of updated posts within the next few days.