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
Source: CD (Made with 24 bit/96 khz digital downloads.)
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
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")
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
Label: Pine Mountain Records
Source: Vinyl (Restored for my personal listening. Sound quality grade: A-.)
Posting this simply because of how rare the CD is. The sound quality is less than stellar. The vinyl restorations I have done of his Bluebonnet albums (which I will post soon) actually sound much better. Also, if anyone has the CD of volumes 3 & 4, please contact me. email@example.com