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The Allen Brothers – With Other Country Brother Acts – 4 CD

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WHAT’S A SALTY DOG? DON’T ASK.
Among many definitions - a buddy; a long-serving seaman; a cocktail - are some less respectable. Like many singers at the time, the Allens skilfully made racy lyrics seem perfectly innocent. So, how you hear songs like Slipping Clutch Blues, Slide Daddy Slide and Bow Wow Blues is up to you.

Country music has always featured brother acts. The most prolific included the Delmore Brothers, the Blue Sky Boys and the Monroe Brothers. 
This collection focuses mainly on Austin and Lee Allen. The first three CD's are devoted to them and the fourth deals with their fraternal contemporaries. By the early 1920's, already professional musicians, they settled in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chattanooga would feature in a number of their titles to the extent they were dubbed the Chattanooga Boys. 
In Chattanooga the Allen's got on radio once or twice a week - a bonus because radio was then the most effective form of publicity. The result was lucrative bookings as far afield as Georgia. They also performed for medicine shows - the musicians gathered a receptive audience for the show owner to exploit. 
The Allen's seem to have entered the recording studio fairly seamlessly and they had decent record sales. They recorded regularly - most years twice or more. Their sales were sufficient for them to continue to record well into the 1930's - many musicians were discarded because of the depression. Possibly their best-selling title was the slightly risqué A New Salty Dog. Other good sellers were Jake Walk Blues and Reckless Night Blues.
Inevitably new brother acts like the Shelton's, the Anglin's and the Crowder's overtook the Allen's, and a few of those are also included.

Track Listing:

CD1:
The Allen Brothers: 1. Frisco Blues - 2:51   2. Tiple Blues - 3:01   3. The Prisoner's Dream (Oct. 1928 Version) - 2:48   4. I'll Be All Smiles Tonight - 2:53   5. Free a Little Bird - 2:52    6. Skipping and Flying - 2:45   7. I've Got the Chain Store Blues - 3:19   8. The Enforcement Blues - 2:50   9. Jake Walk Blues - 2:34   10. Reckless Night Blues - 3:23   11. New Chattanooga Blues - 3:01   12. Shanghai Rooster Blues - 2:51   13. Price of Cotton Blues - 2:38   14. I'm Always Whistling the Blues - 2:56   15 Roll Down the Line - 2:57   16. Old Black Crown in the Hickory Nut Tree - 2:53   17. Baby When You Coming Back Home - 2:43   18. Long Gone from Bowling Green - 2:56   19. Red Pajama Sal - 3:06   20. New Deal Blues - 2:48   21. Mercy Mercy Blues - 2:41   22. Padlock Key Blues - 2:52   23. Daddy Park Your Car - 3:00   24. Misbehavin' Mama - 3:25   25. Midnight Mama (Oct. 1934 Version) - 3:06

CD2:
The Allen Brothers: 1. Salty Dog Blues - 3:09   2. Bow Wow Blues - 3:17   3. Chattanooga Blues - 3:06   4. Laughin' and Cryin' Blues - 3:21   5. Ain't That Skippin' and Flyin' - 2:59   6. Cheat 'Em - 2:55   7. No Low Down Hanging Around - 2:36   8. Maybe Next Week, Sometime - 3:10   9. A New Salty Dog - 2:38   10. Preacher Blues - 3:13   11. When You Leave, You'll Leave Me Sad - 3:08   12. Chattanooga Mama (May 1931 Version) - 2:58   13. It's Too Bad for You - 2:39   14. Slide, Daddy Slide - 2:55   15. Pile Drivin' Papa - 2:35   16. Shake It Ida, Shake It - 2:39   17. Roll It Down - 2:55   18. Mother-in-Law Blues - 2:42   19. Unlucky Man - 3:14  20. Laughin' and Cryin' - 3:02   21. Monkey Blues - 3:07   22. Chattanooga Mama (Oct. 1934 Version) - 3:36   23. Drunk and Nutty Blues - 3:07

CD3:
The Allen Brothers:  1. Salty Dog, Hey Hey Hey - 2:58   2. Hey Buddy, Won't You Roll Down the Line - 2:45   3. Allen Brothers Rag - 3:10   4. Skippin' and Flyin' - by The Morris Brothers 3:00   5. When a Man's Got a Woman - 3:16   6. Rough Neck Blues - 3:10   7. Slipping Clutch Blues - 3:22   8. Please Pay in Advance - 3:31   9. Allen's Lying Blues - 3:08   10. Midnight Mama (Dec. 1932 Version) - 3:02   11. Glorious Night Blues - 3:09   12. Inspiration - 3:04   13. Crossfiring Blues - 2:51   14. I'll Be Here a Long, Long Time - 3:17   15. It Can't Be Done - 2:58   16. Windowshade Blues - 3:07   17. Maybe Next Week, Sometime - No.2 - 3:06   18. Fruit Jar Blues - 3:23   19. Lightning Bug Blues - 2:50   20. Warm Knees Blues - 3:01   21. Red Hot Rambling Dan - 2:57   22. The Prisoner's Dream (Oct. 1934 Version) - 2:52

CD4: Old-Timey Brother Acts
The Kessinger Brothers: 1. Kanawha County Rag - 3:00   2. West Virginia Special - 3:01   The Morris Brothers: 3. Let Me Be Your Salty Dog - 2:39   4. Darling, Think What You Have Done - 2:40   The Shelton Brothers: 5. Deep Elem Blues - 2:55   6. Four or Five Times - 2:54   Oscar & Doc Harper: 7. Bitter Creek - 2:52   8. Twinkle Little Star - 2:59   The Woodie Brothers: 9. Likes Likker Better Than Me - 2:44   10. Chased Old Satan Through the Door - 2:52   The Lewis Brothers: 11. Bull at the Wagon - 2:43   12. Sally Johnson - 2:41   The McGee Brothers: 13. C-H-I-C-K-E-N Spells Chicken - 2:51   14. Salty Dog Blues - 2:59   The Stripling Brothers: 15. Dance All Night with a Bottle in My Hand - 2:54   16. Horse Shoe Bend - 2:55   The Anglin Brothers: 17. Southern Whoopee Song - 2:25   18. Just Inside the Pearly Gates - 2:25   The Crowder Brothers: 19. Depot Blues - 2:44   20. I Don't Let the Girls Worry My Mind - 2:39   The Ray Brothers: 21. Jet Leg Wobble - 2:56   22. Friday Night Waltz - 2:47   The Hatton Brothers: 23. Hook and Line - 3:22   24. Wish I Had My Time Again - 3:10 

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