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VARIOUS ARTISTS: The Bristol Sessions - 1927-1928 5CDs + 120pp b
[BCD 16094-EK]
£105.00

5-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 120-page hardcover book. 124 tracks; playing time approx. 6 hrs 25 mns. -- 'The single most important event in the history of country music.' (JOHNNY CASH, on the 1927 Bristol sessions). This is the foundation of country music! An unsurpassed storehouse of traditional American music, featuring the first recordings by the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers. The legendary sessions issued complete for the first and only time, including the ultra-rare follow-up sessions from 1928! -- The recording trip made by Victor Records to Bristol, Tennessee in July-August 1927 was a defining moment in country music. Producer Ralph Peer found two acts that acquired national and international fame: Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family. But more than a hundred other recordings were made at the Bristol sessions of 1927 and '28. There were ballad singers, street evangelists, string bands, gospel quartets, harmonica virtuosos, Holiness preachers, blues guitarists and rural storytellers. A snapshot of rural American music was caught in an era of rapid change: pictures of a past almost beyond recall, but preserved for ever in these magnificent recordings. -- The five CDs in this set gather every surviving recording from these sessions, including alternative takes. The accompanying 120-page, LP-sized hardcover book contains newly researched essays on the background to the sessions and on the individual artists, with many rare and unpublished photographs. Also included are complete song lyrics and a detailed discography, illustrated with reproductions of the original recording sheets.TRACKS...........................................Disk: 1 1. The Dying Girl's Farewell 2. Tell Mother I Will Meet Her 3. The Mountaineer's Courtship 4. Midnight On The Stormy Deep 5. Sweeping Through The Gates 6. I Know My Name Is There 7. Are You Washed In The Blood? 8. No More Good-Byes 9. The Resurrection (take 1) 10. The Resurrection (take 2) 11. I Am Resolved (take 1) 12. I Am Resolved (take 2) 13. I Want To Go Where Jesus Is 14. Do, Lord, Remember Me 15. Old Ship Of Zion 16. Jesus Getting Us Ready For That Great Day 17. Happy In Prison 18. Don't Grieve After Me 19. What Will I Do, For My Money's All Gone 20. The Whip-poor-will's Song 21. Skip To Ma Lou, My Darling 22. Barney McCoy 23. Old Time Corn Shuckin', Part 1 24. Old Time Corn Shuckin', Part 2 Disk: 2 1. The Jealous Sweetheart (take 1) 2. The Jealous Sweetheart (take 2) 3. A Passing Policeman 4. Just A Message From Carolina 5. The Wreck Of the Virginian (take 1) 6. The Wreck Of the Virginian (take 2) 7. I Mean To Live For Jesus 8. You Must Unload 9. Walking in the Way With Jesus (take 1) 10. Walking in the Way With Jesus (Take 2) 11. Two Brothers Are We 12. The Soldier's Poor Little Boy 13. I Want to See My Mother (Ten Thousand Miles Away) 14. Pot Liquor Blues 15. Narrow Gauge Blues 16. Cold Penitentiary Blues 17. Oh Molly Dear 18. Pretty Polly 19. Darling Cora 20. Called To The Foreign Field 21. I Am Bound For The Promised Land 22. Where We'll Never Grow Old 23. When They Ring The Golden Bells 24. To The Work 25. Train On The Island 26. Black-Eyed Susie 27. Johnny Goodwin Disk: 3 1. Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow 2. Little Log Cabin By The Sea 3. The Poor Orphan Child 4. The Storms Are On The Ocean 5. Single Girl, Married Girl 6. The Wandering Boy 7. Remember Me, O Mighty One 8. I'm Redeemed 9. Henry Whitter's Fox Chase 10. Rain Crow Bill 11. Big Bend Gal 12. Suzanna Gal 13. Sandy River Belle (take 1) 14. Sandy River Belle (take 2) 15. Billy Grimes, The Rover 16. The Newmarket Wreck 17. On The Banks Of The Sunny Tennessee 18. The Soldier's Sweetheart 19. Sleep Baby Sleep 20. The Longest Train I Ever Saw 21. Sweet Heaven When I Die 22. Miss 'Liza, Poor Gal 23. Greasy String 24. Your Blue Eyes Run Me Crazy 25. Standing On The Promises 26. Shall We Gather At The River Disk: 4 1. My Name Is Ticklish Reuben 2. Way Down In Alabama 3. Do Not Wait 'Till I'm Laid 'Neath The Clay 4. The Days Of My Childhood Plays 5. We Shall All Be Reunited 6. If The Light Has Gone Out In Your Soul 7. Went Up In The Clouds Of Heaven 8. I Know That Jesus Set Me Free 9. Shine On Me 10. Bright Tomorrow 11. A Little Talk With Jesus 12. I Cannot Be Your Sweetheart 13. Three Black Sheep 14. Good-night Darling 15. Little Bunch Of Roses 16. The Broken-Hearted Lover 17. Angeline, The Baker 18. Old Shoes And Leggin's 19. We Parted By The Riverside 20. Down To Jordan And Be Saved 21. There's A Light Lit Up In Galilee 22. Going Up The Mountain After Liquor, Part 1 23. Going Up The Mountain After Liquor, Part 2 24. The Spanish Merchant's Daughter 25. Too Late Disk: 5 1. I'll Be Happy 2. Like The Rainbow 3. Because I Love Him 4. Come To The Savior 5. Do Your Best, Then Wear A Smile 6. We Shall Reach Home 7. My Mother Is Waiting For Me In Heaven Above 8. She Has Climbed The Golden Stair 9. We'll Sing On That Shore 10. Singing The Story Of Grace 11. Help Me To Find The Way 12. He'll Be With Me 13. Brownie Blues 14. Unknown Blues 15. Where Is My Mamma? 16. When You Go A'Courtin' 17. I Sat Upon The River Bank 18. New Orleans Is The Town I Like Best 19. She Tells Me That I Am Sweet 20. Mr. Brown, Here I Come 21. I Truly Understand, You Love Another Man 22. My Mother's Hands

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