Document Records - Vintage Blues and Jazz

Document Records
Nashville 1928

7.49    7.49 New

Theron Hale and Daughters
Fred Shriver
Blind Joe Mangum
Poplin-Woods Tennessee String Band
Paul Warmack and His Gully Jumpers
Binkley Brothers Dixie Clodhoppers
Crook Brothers String Band


Paul Warmack and His Gully Jumpers
01 - Tennessee waltz
02 - The little red caboose behind the train

Binkley Brothers Dixie Clodhoppers
03 - Little old log cabin in the lane
04 - Give me back my fifteen cents
05 - All go hungry hash house
06 - When I had but fifty cents
07 - It`ll never happen again
08 - I`ll rise when the rooster crows

Theron Hale and Daughters
09 - Listen to the mocking bird
10 - Turkey gobbler
11 - Beautiful valley
12 - Jolly blacksmith
13 - Hale`s rag

Paul Warmack and His Gully Jumpers
14 - Robertson County
15 - Stone rag

Poplin-Woods Tennessee String Band
16 - Dreamy autumn waltz
17 - Are you from Dixie?

Crook Brothers String Band
18 - My wife died on Friday night
19 - Going across the sea
20 - Jobbin gettin` there
21 - Love somebody

Blind Joe Mangum
22 - Bacon and cabbage
23 - Bill Cheatam

In 1928 Victor Records decided to record the Opry artists it had "found". The Victor crew arrived in Nashville in the last week of Setember.
The first session with the Blinkley Brothers Dixie Clodhoppers was unrewarding. But after the weekend Victor tried again, devoting Monday to four sides by the Gully Jumpers and Tuesday to remaking the Blinkley's four songs and cutting four more. Over the following weeks artists such as the 45 year old fiddler Theron Hale and his daughters, another family group the Polin-Woods Tennessee String Band, the Crook Brothers String Band and the fiddler Blind Joe Mangrum recorded for Victor.
Most of these were issued and can be heard on this Document Records release. Victor for it's part called none of these Nashville bands back for further recordings and the company did not record in the city again for almost two decades. By then the Grand Ole Opry and country music itself had moved a long way from the cheerful amateurism whoose spirit is so vividly captured on the small pile of discs by the Crooks, the Binkleys and their kind.
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