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This is the fifth of six volumes featuring the complete recorded works of The Skillet Lickers. The 6 volume set covers some of the finest, and some of the rarest, hillbilly and string band recordings of what is often called the golden age of old-time music. Four years after making their first recordings the Skillet Lickers returned to the studios in Atlanta to record once more. Over the years they had garnered as many sales with their comic sketches as they had with their purely musical recordings, quite a unique feat. This CD kicks off with more sketches, "Taking The Census" and "Jeremiah Hopkins' Store At Sand". Both of these sold reasonably well and during the slump experienced by the record companies the sketches continued to sell better than the musical recordings. In October 1931 the Skillet Lickers gathered for the last time to record six breakdowns which included one of their finest recordings, "Molly Put The Kettle On". The combination of sliding sales figures and musical incompatibility brought the original line up of the Skillet Lickers to an end as the members went off to pursue their preferred musical interests. Somewhere along the way the name "Skillet Lickers" had not been protected by Copyright and in 1934 the name came to prominence once more but this time with Riley Puckett, Gid Tanner, Gid's son Gordon on fiddle and mandolin player Ted Hawkins making up the band. Includes informative booklet notes by Tony Russell with bibliography and full discographical details.