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The Dixon Brothers Vol 4 1938

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Dixie Reelers
Mutt Evans
Dixon Brothers
Howard Dixon
Frank Gerald and Howard Dixon
Frank Gerald, Howard Dixon and Mutt Evans


Dixon Brothers
01 - Time for me to go
02 - Beyond black smoke
03 - When Gabriel blows his trumpet for me
04 - Speak evil of no man
05 - Jimmie and Sallie
06 - The story of George Collins
07 - The light of Homer Rogers
08 - After the ball

Frank Gerald and Howard Dixon
09 - `twas only a dream
10 - Answer to broken engagement
11 - By the old oaken bucket, Louise

Frank Gerald, Howard Dixon and Mutt Evans
12 - Honey baby mine
13 - My trundle bed
14 - New trouble

Dixie Reelers
15 - What a friend we have in mother
16 - My heart is broken for you
17 - Answer to maple on the hill - part 2
18 - Lonesome valley - part 2
19 - Walkin` in my sleep
20 - Father, dear Father
21 - I shall not be moved
22 - Do you want to see mother again?

Dorsey and Howard Dixon hailed from South Carolina. Among their influences were Darby and Tarlton. Howard was awed by Jimmie’s skill in playing lap style slide on his National steel guitar. In turn the Dixon brother’s recordings influenced many others including Darby and Tarlton who recorded a cover of Weave Room Blues as The Weaver’s Blues. Their repertoire encompassed a mixture of blues, ballads, a handful of religious songs and even a few cowboy songs. The last of four volumes, chronicling the recording career of one of country music’s most individualistic of the so-called “brother acts” which flourished in during the thirties, covers their covers the Dixon’s last appearance in the Victor studios and also looks back to Victor’s 1936 sojourn in Charlotte inlvolving another associate of Wade and J. E. Mainer, ‘Daddy’ John Love, a stalwart of The Mountaineers. The Dixie Reelers reintroduce an old time flavour to this collection by including a fiddle in their line-up. Though their recording career was short, spanning only two years, their records sold well. As these four volumes demonstrate, the Dixon brothers were one of the finest country vocal / guitar duets to record. Includes informative booklet notes by Keith Briggs and detailed discography.
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