Friday, August 07, 2015
I'll come back and edit this, but wanted to put a few links out where new old-time music friends can find them today.
Sorry if there are spelling errors, and if you have to cut and paste the links into a browser. The first draft of this was done with my left thumb on a smartphone during a singing class at Augusta Heritage Center. (https://augustaheritagecenter.org)
Most of these are radio. Some are 1950s TV. The Delmore brothers sell their gospel song book, the Willis Brothers swing "Hillbilly Heaven." All Star Western Theatre combines accordion and guitar western harmonizing with short dramatic productions with cowboy movie stars of the forties. Pat Daniels Hillbilly Boys sold Hillbilly flour with Texas Swing, while Hank Williams sold Mother's Best flour with his country blues. Plenty here to explore.
https://archive.org/details/charlottecountry00holt Booklet PDF
https://archive.org/details/OTRR_The_Hillbilly_Boys_Singles (Pat O'Daniel & the...), 74 episodes
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
After singing along with these songs in Paul Brown's workshops at Davis & Elkins College's Augusta Heritage old-time music week, I compulsively went off looking for alternative versions, additional lyrics, and YouTube videos.
Deadheads and suckers
Tempy Roll Down Your Bangs
Railroad Bill (with brakemans vest, nancy hanks verse)
Trouble in Mind
My home is across the blue ridge mountains
Walking in my sleep
Poor Ellen Smith
murder case, Winston Salem c.1897