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Country Music Pioneers On Edison (1922-1929)

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Shirley Spalding
01 - Somewhere In Dixie Listen

Fred Van Eps
02 - Medley Of Southern Melodies Listen

Jasper Bisbee
03 - The Devil's Dream Listen

Vernon Dalhart
04 - Wreck Of The Old Southern 97 Listen

Allen Sisson
05 - Kaiser's Deafeat Jig Listen
06 - Sally Brown Jig Listen

Blue Ridge Duo
07 - Lonesome Road Blues Listen

Gene Austinand George Reneau
08 - The Railroad Blues Listen

Fiddlin' Powers and Family
09 - Ida Red Listen

Vernon Dalhart and Carson Robison
10 - Just A Melody Listen

Vernon Dalhart
11 - Kinnie Wagner's Surrender Listen

The Dixie Mountaineers
12 - Hop Light Ladies Listen

Ernest V. Stoneman and Family
13 - Sally Goodwin Listen

Frank Luther and His Pards
14 - Barbara Allen Listen

Frank Wallace and His Guitar
15 - Oklahoma Blues Listen

Posey Rorer's NC Ramblers
16 - Down In A Georgia Jail Listen

The Rail Splitters
17 - West Virginia Highway Listen

Carson Robison's Madcaps
18 - Nonsense Listen

Country Music Pioneers on Edison Records (1922-1929)

Various Artist
Genres: Vintage Country / Old Timey
16 page, illustrated, informative, booklet notes by Lawrence Tedder

Almost since the time that recording sound became a reality, record companies both large and small continually sought out new idioms of entertainment to keep ahead of their competitors. For some unknown reason, however, country music recording was continually overlooked - citing it more as a folk tradition, than an actual vehicle for profit.

 The 1920's were a period of discovery, a time in which the treasure of Southern music was unearthed both by imaginative record company executives, and the pioneering artists eager to provide it for them. It was then marketed on record to an enthusiastic national audience. From World War Two forward, however, the music industry consolidated it's professionalism and gradually centred it's creative energy in Nashville Tennessee. In this age of multi-track studios, digital enhancement and sterile sounding recordings - it is truly a joy to take a step back in time and listen to the men and women who shaped this musical art form into the billion dollar industry it has become today. It is to them that this is lovingly dedicated.

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