December 26, 2017

Pioneering Women of Bluegrass: Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard

Smithsonian Folkways SF CD 40065

Format: CD, Compilation, Remastered
Country: US
Released: 1996
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass
01 TB Blues 3:27
02 The One I Love Is Gone (3:08)
03 Who's That Knocking? (2:58)
04 Walkin' In My Sleep (2:08)
05 Won't You Come And Sing For Me? (2:45)
06 Can't You Hear Me Calling (3:13)
07 Darling Nellie (2:20)
08 Coal Miner's Blues (2:42)
09 Sugar Tree Stomp (2:06)
10 Train On The Island (1:41)
11 Cowboy Jim (2:03)
12 Lee Highway Blues (1:39)
13 Memories Of Mother And Dad (2:36)
14 Long Black Veil (3:19)
15 Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar (2:55)
16 Difficult Run (1:32)
17 Mommy Please Stay Home With Me (3:11)
18 Gabriel's Call (2:13)
19 Just Another Broken Heart (2:43)
20 A Distant Land To Roam (2:59)
21 John Henry (1:47)
22 I Just Got Wise (2:27)
23 Lover's Return (3:06)
24 A Tiny Broken Heart (3:02)
25 Take Me Back To Tulsa (2:13)
26 I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling (3:06)
Producer & Recorder: Peter K. Siegel, Liner Notes: Bill Vernon, Neil Rosenberg, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, Mastering Engineer: David Glasser, Designer: Visual Dialogue, Photographer: John Cohen & Barry Glickman
Recordings previously released on Folkways Records 31055 and 31034, issued in 1965 and 1973.
When Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard recorded these songs in the mid-1960s, bluegrass music was dominated by male performers. They selected their favorite songs and arranged them for a stellar group of sidemen—bluegrass legends Lamar Grier, Chubby Wise, David Grisman, and Billy Baker. Their widely admired performances made them role models for future generations of women in bluegrass. The 26 tracks have been remastered, resequenced, and newly annotated by the performers themselves. Includes Long Black Veil, The One I Love Is Gone, and I Hear a Sweet Voice Calling. "Hazel and Alice blast out vintage bluegrass-country soundsongs with fierce, raucous energy." — Time Magazine

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