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Various – Classic Field Recordings – Landmark Country Sessions From A Lost Era – 4CD

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Track Listing:

CD1: 1936-1940
Johnny Barfield: 1. Long Tongue Women - 2:36   2. Ain't I Right? - 3:01   3. Desert Lullaby - 2:51   4. Heartaches and Tears - 3:30   5. Don't Take My Memories - 2:44   6. Love Me Only - 2:56   7. Boogie Woogie - 2:41   8. Everybody's Tryin' to Be My Baby - 2:47   9. My Poodle Doodle Dog - 2:57   10. That Little Shirt My Mother Made for Me - 3:09   11. It Ain't No Good - 3:11   12. The New Boogie Woogie - 3:07   The McClendon Brothers with Georgia Dell: 13. The Story of Love Divine - 2:35   14. Gamblin' on the Sabbath - 2:56   15. My Little Mountain Lady, Queen of Alabam - 2:40   16. Heaven Bound Gold - 2:55   17. Free as I Can Be - 2:51   18. Red Roses, Sweet Violets So Blue - 2:51   19. Keep Your Love Letters, I'll Keep Mine - 2:37   The McClendon Brothers: 20. Goodbye Baby, Goodbye - 2:38   21. Love Hunting Blues - 3:21   Dewey & Gassie Bassett: 22. There's a Grave in the Wilderness - 3:11   23. The Great Final Agreement - 2:54   24. Blue Moon - 2:32   25. Back Water Blues - 2:02

CD2: 1937-1940
Dewey & Gassie Bassett: 1. Rock City Blues - 2:48   2. Lonesome Life of Worry - 2:54   Roy Shaffer: 3. Burning of Cleveland School - 2:42   4. My Sweetheart Has Gone and Left Me - 2:56   5. Girl That Married My Mind - 3:10   6. Mollie Married a Travelin' Man - 2:59   7. Howell's Railroad - 2:59   8. Lost John - 3:02   Four Pickled Peppers: 9. Fiddle and Guitar Running Wild - 2:33   10. Fox Hunter's Luck - 2:21   11. He Turned Around and Went the Other Way - 2:56   12. Long anf Bony - 3:24   The Tennessee Ramblers: 13. Farmer Grey - 2:58   14. Whoa, Mule, Whoa - 2:51   15. There Are No Disappointments in Heaven - 2:45   16. Your Soul Never Dies - 2:34   The Pine Ridge Boys: 17. T.B. Killed My Daddy - 2:46   18. Little Paper Boy - 2:43   Happy Valley Boys: 19. Precious Thoughts of Mother - 2:39   20. Shattered Love - 2:57   Pete Pyle: 21. What a Change One Day Can Make - 2:46   22. Forbidden Love - 2:58   Walter Couch and Wilks Ramblers: 23. I Am On My Way to Heaven - 2:51   24. Just Over in the Glory Land - 3:04   25. I'm Glad I Counted the Cost - 2:11

CD3: 1937-1940
J.H. Howell: 1. One Year Ago Today - 2:39   2. No Deep True Love - 3:11   3. Coupon Song - 3:03   4. Bury Me Out on the Prairie - 2:47   5. Disappointed in Love (I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine) - 2:33   6. Rocking Alone in an Old Rocking Chair - 2:19   7. The Answer to "Disappointed in Love" - 2:25   8. Cowboy Jack - 2:20   Walter Hurdt & His Singing Cowboys: 9. When I Was a Baby - 2:08   10. Bungalow Big Enough for Two - 2:29   George Wade & The Caro-Ginians: 11. I'll Remember You, Love in My Prayers - 2:24   12. I'm Not Angry with You Darling - 2:23   Hinson, Pitts & Cooley: 13. Don't Put a Tax on Beautiful Girls - 3:09   14. I'll Keep on Loving You - 3:00   Smith’s Carolina Crackerjacks: 15. Four or Five Times - 3:35   16. All My Natural Life - 2:18   Julian Johnson & Leon Hyatt: 17. You Are My Sunshine - 2:52   18. Farther Along - 3:12   Grady & Hazel Cole: 19. Homecoming Time in Happy Valley - 2:31   20. I'll Never Leave Old Dixieland Again - 2:43   21. Little Blue Eyed Blonde, Goodbye - 2:36   22. It's So Hard to Be Just a Pal to You - 2:40   Hill Brothers with Willie Simmons: 23. Fourteen Days in Georgia - 2:50   24. Chesapeake Bay - 2:42   25. I Want My Black Baby Back - 3:00

CD4: 1933-1936
Blind Fiddler: 1. Slim Girl - 2:38   2. Maggie - 2:36   Jack Pierce: 3. Soap Box Blues - 2:34   4. Rabbit Blues - 2:25   Lester "Pete" Bivins: 5. Big Fat Gal - 3:03   6. Knocking On the Hen House Door - 2:57   7. Minor Blues - 3:02   8. Married Life Blues - 3:19   9. Back in My Home Town - 3:34   10. Home with Mother and Dad in the West - 3:19   Gwen Foster: 11. How Many Biscutis Can I Eat? - 2:50   12. Side-Line Blues - 3:00   Louisiana Lou: 13. With My Banjo on My Knee - 2:18   14. A Package of Love Letters - 3:23   15. The Export Gal - 3:25   16. Sinful to Flirt - 2:24   17. Go 'Long Mule - 3:06   The Southern Melody Boys (Odus & Woodrow): 18. If You See My Saviour - 3:13   19. Tribulation Days - 2:48   20. Down in Baltimore - 3:30   21. Wind the Little Ball of Yarn - 2:17   22. Sweet Locust Blossoms - 2:33   23. I'll Remember You, Love, in My Prayer - 2:51   The Rouse Brothers: 24. My Family Circle (Will the Circle Be Unbroken) - 3:02   25. Orange Blossom Special - 2:56

Reviews:

1. AllMusic - Steve Leggett
First off, the songs collected on this four-CD, 100-track box of early country and old-time sides released in the 1930s and early '40s aren’t exactly field recordings, at least not in the normal sense. The artists compiled here, ranging from string bands like the Tennessee Ramblers and the Pine Ridge Boys to duos like Dewey & Gassie Bessett and polished (for the era) solo singers like Johnny Barfield, were professional musicians to some degree and these recordings were made with an eye to being commercial on the radio, whether or not they actually achieved that aim. That doesn’t make them somehow less authentic, however, since these tracks are only a slight half-step removed from the music played on rural back porches throughout America in the 1930s and 1940s and they prefigure the more stylized and codified motifs of what would eventually come to be known as country music. Among the highlights in this expansive box are Johnny Barfield’s “Ain’t I Right” (a version of the folk tune “Railroad Bill”), Smith’s Carolina Crackerjacks' “There Are No Disappointments in Heaven,” the Tennessee Ramblers' “Don’t Put a Tax on Beautiful Girls,” and a truly haunting version of “Maggie” by Blind Fiddler. There’s a lot of history collected here, and listening to these 100 tracks, one can almost hear modern country music coming just around the bend.