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16 Down Home Country Classics - Various Artists; Clear the Warehouse Sale

CAT. #: 110

Price: $8.00


CD 110

Arhoolie's American masters is a mid-line sampler series culled from our full price CDs. Each CD features the best known artists of a particular musical genre. Inside the booklet each song is referenced to the CD it originally came from, with a photo mini of that CD cover and a listing of the artist's other Arhoolie CDs.

1. Single Girl - Rose Maddox
2. No Never No - Strange Creek Singers
3. Run Mountain - J.E. Mainer
4. Spanish Fandango - Snuffy Jenkins
5. Eight Thirty Blues - The Armstrong Twins
6. Hey, Hey Bartender - Del McCoury
7. Sam McGee Stomp - Sam McGee
8. Old Dan Tucker - Louisiana Honey Drippers
9. You Turned Your Back - Toni Brown
10. Carroll County Blues - Suzy & Eric Thompson
11. George's Playhouse Boogie - Maddox Brothers & Rose
12. John Barleycorn - Kenny Baker
13. Black Land Farmer - Bill Neely
14. Turkey Buzzard / Chinquapin Hunting - Any Old Time String Band
15. Hello Stranger - The Carter Family
16. Bogue Chito Fling Ding - Hodges Brothers


“Cheekily titled, this isn’t a collection of hits at all, but a sampler from the Arhoolie label. It’s still brilliant. The Armstrong Twins’ ‘Eight Thirty Blues’ has bravura picking that plays more games with tempo than bop allows, let alone rock. As a Maddox brother exclaims during a guitar break: ‘I can’t stand it, it’s driving me sane!’ If the roots of rock are this fantastic, how come the flowers in the shops are looking so sad?”

(Ben Watson — Wire)