The Hodges Brothers – Bogue Chitto Flingding – Old Time Mississippi Country Music
The Hodges Brothers were a family band who played rootsy, exciting music that was a bridge between old time country and bluegrass music. While they were influenced by the invigorating modern style of Bill Monroe, The Hodges Brothers kept one foot in the rural Mississippi music culture they came from. The result is great, foot-stomping, toe-tapping country music. These recordings were made by Arhoolie Records' founder and president, Chris Strachwitz.
1. Mississippi Baby - 2:19 2. The Leaves Is Falling on the Ground - 1:53 3. Fifty Years Waltz - 2:33 4. It Won't Be Long - 2:45 5. Bile Dem Cabbage Down - 1:27 6. On the Banks of the Ohio - 2:44 7. Hooknose in Town - 1:33 8. Carroll County Blues - 2:43 9. Watermelon Hangin' on the Vine - 2:28 10. Little Church House on the Hill - 2:40 11. Charmin' Betsy - 2:55 12. Never Alone Waltz - 2:57 13. Bogue Chitto Fling Ding - 1:59 14. Six White Horses - 3:03 15. Ida Red - 1:50 16. Lonesome Valley - 3:09 17. Jack's Back in Town - 2:01 18. Bogue Chitto Waltz - 2:21 19. Everybody's Rockin' - 2:28 20. The Bubble Gum Boogie - 1:38 21. It Won't Be Long - 2:44
Felix Hodges (fiddle, vocals) , Ralph Hodges (guitar, mandolin, vocals) , James Hodges (rhythm guitar) , John White (string bas, vocals)
1. Top 21 - John Shelton
“The Hodges Brothers…from Mississippi are remarkable singers and storytellers who surround their gentle voices with spectacular intricacies.
For those who value popular music at its most authentic, it appears on the surface of this CD…These brothers had one foot in old time country and one foot in the new sound of bluegrass. Living in a one room house in rural Mississippi, they made authentic, raw country music. Their lively and haunting sound speaks to today’s listeners with a power rarely found in modern styles.”