Sunday, April 24, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
I found this disc yesterday at Vintage Music Company in Minneapolis. They might be the only store left that sells only the 78 rpm format. The owner Scott knows more about 78s than anyone you're likely to meet.
This disc came to me two weeks late, as I had already sent out to friends my playlist for Tennessee. Dangit!
I'd really like to buy the book "Vernon Dalhart - First Star of Country Music", but it's hard to find because it was self-published. There a copy on ebay for $75. I looked around some libraries and the closest one to Minnesota that has it is in Memphis. Maybe I'll stop in on my way to the wedding in Tennessee next month and scan it to a pdf. I'd really like to know just how many aliases Marion Try Slaughter used in his career.
In The Hills of Tennessee
Blue Ridge Sweetheart
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Someone left this comment for a record that I posted a while back, and I wanted to put it in a place where everyone could appreciate it. To see the original posting, click here
The best comment I've gotten so far:
"Derik loser whoever you are, you don't know a damn thing about country music, so why does a phony like you 'pretend' to. June Webb was one of the most remarkable 'real' country singers of her time, very unlike the phonies that you no doubt support in today's world of phony country music. What an ass you are to say this incredibly gifted woman was a so-so brown paper bag. Is that what you live in to make you so familiar with your disgusting b-s. I don't get too angry with people like you, but this time I'm telling you like it is, get your crap off the internet. Bob Everhart, President, National Traditional Country Music Association By the way, just so you know, June Webb is going into America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame this year."
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
For the first time in the history of this blog, my free divshare account has reached its monthly download limit. The good part is I'm glad you have been using it. The bad is I don't feel like laying down the $20 to upgrade the account, so we'll have to wait until April 18th to download anything. Unless you yourself have an upgraded account, which would make you special.
See you in 6 days.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Joe Tanner (center, guitar) wrote the iconic riff to Roy Orbison's Pretty Woman. His cousin later said in an interview that Joe was called 'The Absent-minded Guitar Player' around Nashville, as he was constantly forgetting appointments and studio commitments, even forgetting to bring his guitar to a performance.
I Don't Know What It Is
You Can't Get Away From Love
Saturday, April 9, 2011
I put this playlist together for an upcoming trip in May for a wedding. Track number 6 was taken from the Hillbilly Researcher blog. Track 22 was taken from the France's Favorite 45's blog. I thank them for those tracks. If they want them removed, I will do so immediately.
To burn this to a cd, you'll have to remove a couple of the tracks, because it clocks in at just over 80 minutes which is the limit for CDR. It sure is hard to choose which 2 tracks to remove!
1. Tennessee Wedding, (Dude Martin)
2. Hillbilly City, Nashville, Tenn (Ernie Benedict & His Range Riders)
3. Then You'll Be Mine, All Mine (Roy King)
4. Never Marry A Tennessee Gal (Roy Hall)
5. Tennessee Courtin' Time (Jean Opal)
6. Nashville Blues (Dave Dudley)
7. Tennessee Spelling Bee (Kenny Roberts)
8. Tennessee(Doye O'Dell)
9. In the Hills of Tennessee (Jimmie Rodgers)
10. Tennessee Rhythm (Ted Newton)
11. Hillbilly Jive With A Boogie Beat (Reece Shipley and the Rainbow Valley Boys)
12. Tennessee Border (Jimmy Work)
13. Tennessee Waltz (Roy Acuff)
14. Tennessee Rock 'N' Roll (Bobby Helms)
15. Tennessee Wig Walk (Bonnie Lou)
16. Sunny Tennessee (Cowboy Copas)
17. Girl I Left In Sunny Tennessee (Charlie Poole)
18. Ten-Ten-Tennessee Line (T. Texas Tyler)
19. Take Me Back To Tennessee (Jimmy Wakely & Fiddlin' Arthur Smith)
20. Tennessee Choo Choo (Delmore Bros)
21. Trucker From Tennessee (Link Davis)
22. Hills Of Tennessee (Oda Mills)
23. Tennessee Saturday Night (Red Foley)
24. Tennessee Rock (Hoyt Scoggins and the Saturday Nite Jamboree Boys)
25. Tennessee Jive (Johnny Horton)
26. Rock And Roll (Tennessee Style) (Lou Walker)
27. My Little Home In Tennessee (The Carter Family)
28. Music Makin Mama From Memphis (R.D Hendon & His Western Jamboree)
29. Girl From Tennessee (Bobby Fields and the Harmony Four)
30. Nashville Blues (1109A) (Tommy Zang)
31. Tennessee Mamma (Carrie Thacquer)
32. Tennessee Baby (Merle Matts II)
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Since I'm new to ripping 78s, I started out with some shoddy results but have gotten better at getting the audio to sound not so hissy. I've redone all 78s that I've posted so far and replaced the files on the blog. Just in case you have the time to download them again.
How am I doing?
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Also known as Mac & Bob, and as the Miller Brothers.
Hope no one is getting tired of me posting so many versions of No Disappointment in Heaven. It' such a pretty tune, I can't help it.
There's No Disappointment In Heaven
When The Roses Bloom Again