Friday, May 27, 2011

Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers- Volume Two: Old Time Songs Recorded From 1925-1930

I'm not a big fan of Bluegrass, and thankfully this music is more relaxed and far less hokey than stereotypical Bluegrass. Backwoods Proto-Country? Plus they're were from Central North Carolina (Spray-Leaksville area) AKA the region of the state where I've always lived. The pacing and attitude sound like North Carolina to me, and the sorely missed Sawdust Booger and the Mother Jugs, from Salisbury, NC, did a fantastic version of "If The River Was Whisky" (not to mention how many times that was sung in Country Teasers', a favorite of mine, songs).
Sit in the backyard in the shitty Southern (humid) heat with a nice cold beer and this'll make a lot more sense.

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