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Jim Smoak & the Louisiana Honeydrippers - Bayou Bluegrass

CAT. #: 9032

Price: $10.00

CD 9032

Jim Smoak - banjo, solo vocals, & leader; Bucky Wood - fiddle; Dewey Edwards - fiddle on items marked (*); Lum York - bass; J. C. Meyers - mandolin & vocals; V. J. Meyers - guitar & vocals

Bluegrass from banjo master Jim Smoak and the Louisiana Honeydrippers. Smoak began his career in 1952 with Carl and Pearl Butler. Within two months he was hired by Bill Monroe to play banjo in the Bluegrass Boys, with whom he is heard on the classic tunes "Close By," "My Little Georgia Rose," and "Put My Little Shoes Away." He also played with Little Jimmie Dickens, Bruce Broussard, Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith (he replaced Don Reno), and Hylo Brown. His songs have been covered by the Newgrass Revival, J.D. Crowe, and the Dixie Chicks. Smoak is still active today, playing regularly with the Mountain Dew Hillbillies. This title contains previously unreleased material, as well as the original material recorded by Dr. Harry Oster.

1. Calinda
2. Run, Boy, Run
3. Liza Jane
4. My Last Dollar Is Gone
5. Old Dan Tucker
6. The Lakes Of Ponchartrain
7. Rabbit, Where's Your Mammy?
8. Underneath The Weeping Willow
9. Chicken Pie
10. Kissin' Cousins
11. Woodchuck In The Deadnin'
12. Poor Man
13. Whoah, Mule, Whoah
14. Great Big Billy Goat
15. Bill Cheatum
16. Raisin' A Ruckus Tonight
17. The Fisher's Hornpipe
18. East Bound Train
19. Hop Light, Ladies
20. Silver Dagger
21. Mama Don't Allow


“A forgotten classic from 1961, this Cajun-accented bluegrass band knocks you out with hot banjo, soulful fiddle, and rousing vocals.”

– Jay Walljasper, UTNE Reader