February 4, 2017

The Bristol Sessions

Country Music Foundation Records CMF-011-D

Format: 2 × CD, Compilation
Country: Canada
Released: 1991
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country, Gospel, Folk
1-01 Skip To Ma Lou, My Darling: Uncle Eck Dunford
1-02 O Molly Dear: B.F. Shelton
1-03 Walking In The Way With Jesus: Blind Alfred Reed
1-04 The Newmarket Wreck: Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Baker
1-05 The Soldier's Sweetheart: Jimmie Rodgers
1-06 Greasy String: West Virginia Coon Hunters
1-07 Are You Washed In The Blood: Ernest V. Stoneman & His Dixie Mountaineers
1-08 Henry Whitter's Fox Chase: Henry Whitter
1-09 Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow: The Carter Family
1-10 The Jealous Sweetheart: Johnson Brothers
1-11 When They Ring The Golden Bells: Alfred G. Karnes
1-12 Sandy River Bell: Dad Blackard's Moonshiners
1-13 Sleep Baby Sleep: Jimmie Rodgers
1-14 Johnny Goodwin: Bull Mountain Moonshiners
1-15 I'm Redeemed: Alcoa Quartet
1-16 Little Log Cabin By The Sea: The Carter Family
1-17 Old Time Corn Shuckin' Parts 1 & 2 : Blue Ridge Corn Shuckers
2-01 I Want To Go Where Jesus Is: Earnest Phipps And His Holiness Quartet
2-02 On The Stormy Deep: Ernest Stoneman, Irma Frost & Eck Dunford
2-03 The Wandering Boy: The Carter Family
2-04 To The Work: Alfred G. Karnes
2-05 Black-eyed Susie: J.P. Nester
2-06 A Passing Policeman: Johnson Brothers
2-07 Tell Mother I Will Meet Her: Ernest Stoneman, K. Brewer* & M. Mooney
2-08 Single Girl, Married Girl: The Carter Family
2-09 Pot Licker Blues: El Watson
2-10 The Longest Train I Ever Saw: Tenneva Ramblers
2-11 The Resurrection: Ernest V. Stoneman & His Dixie Mountaineers
2-12 The Storms Are On The Ocean: The Carter Family
2-13 The Wreck Of The Virginian: Blind Alfred Reed
2-14 Billy Grimes The Rover: Shelor Family
2-15 Standing On The Promises: Tennessee Mountaineers
2-16 The Mountaineer's Courtship: Ernest Stoneman, Irma Frost & Eck Dunford
2-17 The Poor Orphan Child: The Carter Family
2-18 I'm Bound For The Promised Land: Alfred G. Karnes
Art Direction: Virginia Team, Compiled: Bob Pinson, Coordinator: Chick Crumpacker, Design: Andy Engel & Virginia Team, Illustration: Andy Engel, Liner Notes: Charles K. Wolfe, Mastered: H. Ward Marston, Recorded: Ralph Peer
In the summer of 1927, talent scout Ralph Peer set up portable recording equipment in the mountain town of Bristol on the Tennessee-Virginia border. When his two-week marathon recording session was over he had discovered the likes of Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family and had produced 76 landmark recordings, which would pave the way for the commercialization of modern country music. These historic sessions showcase the diversity of early country music including gospel, blues, ballads, and mountain fiddle tunes. When tracing the roots of country music, old-timers, historians, and young fans will all note that the Bristol Sessions is a great place to start. http://bristolsessions.com

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