Document Records - Vintage Blues and Jazz

Document Records
Nashville 1928

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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 Listen
02 - The little red caboose behind the train Listen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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