Wizz & Pete were probably the first British musicians to successfully interpret America's favourite traditional music for UK audiences. Both fine musicians and vocalists, during the late 50s and early 60s they rambled and gambled throughout Europe, often hitching their way around the clubs and bars. The basis of this album is their rare Columbia release, Sixteen Tons of Bluegrass, to which we have added their only single and some fine previously unissued tracks. And Wizz & Pete are getting back together for a few gigs soon! Booklet notes by Ralph McTell, with contributions from Wizz & Pete, Chas McDevitt and John Pilgrim.
Riff Minor; Ramblin’ Gamblin; My Grandfather’s Clock; Burglar Man; Freight Train; Clinch Mountain Backstep; Kentucky Moonshiner; Teardrops In My Eyes; Ballad of Jed Clampett (theme from ‘The Beverly Hillbillies’); Kentucky Mountain Chimes; Teapot Blues; National Seven; Iowa; Devilish Mary; Hesitation Blues; Weepin’ Willow Blues; Stern Old Bachelor; Fidlers Green; Riff Minor; The Ballad of Hollis Brown; The Cuckoo; Walk Right In; Shuckin’ sugar; Corinne