Riddle does some fine harmonica instrumentals as well as a couple of vocals including the talking blues Huntin' Blues which also features him doing some "eefing. Outside of his work with the Skillet Lickers and sideman efforts with various Atlanta-based fiddlers, Puckett's music has largely eluded reissue on compact disc. As with B. M's first Puckett anthology, this set largely avoids duplication with the tracks on those now highly collectable LPs.
For collectors, this is a plus. Many tracks here amplify the guitarist's sporadic weaknesses, breaking meter and playing wrong chords. Not surprisingly, this compilation's best cuts have been reissued before; the magnificent Rodgeresque Waiting for the Evening Mail was the title track for County's Puckett LP.
Sound is generally good, though B. Brian Golbey provides a brief appreciation. Riley, for better or worse, is best remembered for her massive hit Harper Valley P. Producer Kelso Herston filled out the sound with strings and dobro, and this CD is a reissue of that Capital release. Why not issue the original recordings unadorned? For all that, Riley's performances are generally noteworthy and deserving of reissue, especially since these recordings pre-date her commercial success.
So what we've got here is another Nashville album that clocks in at just under half an hour. But this one's pretty good. So do you need this new Rounder edition? If that earlier issue is something you play often or if the Revenant's fatiguing, overprocessed sound The Hill Billies (2) - Down In Old Santa Fé / Lay Me Down (Shellac) you dissatisfied, the answer is yes.
Christopher King, who oversees County's superb old-time reissue series, newly remastered these rare bluegrass landmarks from the best available 78s.
Sure, the sound remains somewhat thin, signal-to-noise levels are high and sharp ears will detect a few slightly off-center tracks. But King's transfers mark a significant improvement over all previous issues.
We'll probably never hear this music sound as clear and true to the source material as it does here. After three The Hill Billies (2) - Down In Old Santa Fé / Lay Me Down (Shellac) on Columbia, the Stanleys returned to Rich-R-Tone inrecording four songs that anticipated the classic Mercury sides to follow. Like the Revenant issue, this release shuffles songs from both Rich-R-Tone periods.
Gary Reid's original notes reappear here. New to the Stanleys? Try the Mercs, Columbias and earliest Kings and Stardays first, then discover where it all began. Maybe he didn't fit in with the rhinestone cowboys and countrypolitan crooners in the 70's. If you aren't too familiar with Street let me tell you, the West Virginia boy could really sing! His style is firmly in the honky tonkin' style of George Jones and early Conway Twitty and there are at least a dozen tunes here that stand right up there with the best of 'em.
The passion and conviction he brought to songs of cheating and lost love seemed to reflect an inner turmoil that may have led to his early death by suicide on his 45th birthday in Mel deserves the deluxe Bear Family treatment but in the meantime this great no frills package delivers the goods.
Thompson's records delivered a distinctively Texan honky-tonk style with more than a passing debt to western swing. His warm, engaging baritone and sharply crafted arrangements grabbed as many nickels in Southeastern juke joints as they did in his home state, not to mention Louisiana, Oklahoma, California and points in-between.
Thompson cut more than sides for Capitol between andmaintaining his signature sound until almost the end. While most vintage Thompson collections span his entire Capitol period, this collection strictly focuses on his fresh, youthful sides. Though hit-driven Thompson anthologies arguably sound a little "samey" - after all, these songs were intended to be absorbed in two- to three-minute doses - this set offers considerable variety. Another plus: exceptional sound quality. Some gaffes appear: Thompson didn't write every song he's credited with here, and some release years are wrong.
Nevertheless, the music is great. This disc makes a superb launching point for anyone interested in exploring Thompson's seminal work. No notes of any consequence. In addition to Billy Joe himself it features some of the artists he inspired and influenced doing his songs or their own.
This is an enhanced CD and when played in a computer it features a video of Todd Snider doing waco Moon. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this album will benefit the M. Anderson Cancer Center.
The intelligently-written 52 page booklet contains a wealth of rare photos, historical and biographical information on each artist, and The Hill Billies (2) - Down In Old Santa Fé / Lay Me Down (Shellac) session info, including dates, personnel, and record label numbers.
And the catch is there is no catch. His booklet notes make this already excellent collection of southern gospel indispensable. Phipps Family, Kilby Snow, and others.
Varied 28 track collection of this popular performer including solo tracks with guitar, The Hill Billies (2) - Down In Old Santa Fé / Lay Me Down (Shellac), tracks with various small groups, duets with Rosalie Allen, cuts with The Skytoppers, The Beaver Valley Seethearts and others.
Fine selection of 33 tracks recorded between and by this excellent singer and songwriter who is best known for his smooth chart topper Easy Lovin and subsequent songs in a similar vein. The second volume from this popular British quartet who performed western flavored songs in the 30s with vocals, guitar, fiddle, harmonica, banjo and accordion.
The third volume includes the title song which was their most popular number selling over 80, copies. In Scottish expressions, "billie" used to mean the same as fellow or bloke, so the term hillbilly would refer to a "hill fellow;" this makes sense because the term hillbilly refers to people in the Appalachian region.
Actually, the term is a political term. It was the people in the US who supported one of the kings of England, I do believe. King William or with Bill being a nickname The Hill Billies (2) - Down In Old Santa Fé / Lay Me Down (Shellac) William. The people in the US who supported him and some being people who lived in hill territories were called "Hill Billies".
This is my understanding. Now, this has come to mean someone who is kind of backwards in their thinking, people who are a little ways off of The Hill Billies (2) - Down In Old Santa Fé / Lay Me Down (Shellac) beaten path. The people in the hills became somewhat isolated and therefore a little funny in their ways. I do believe this is the explanation of the term that I heard from the history channel. Trending News. Oscar winner to Fauci: 'Sunlight kills the virus? Country icon breaks own rule on political statements.
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