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The Maddox Brothers & Rose - Vol. 2 America's Most Colorful Hillbilly Band

CAT. #: 437

Price: $15.00

CD 437


1. New Mule Skinner Blues
2. I Couldn't Believe It Was True
3. You've Been Talking In Your Sleep
4. Gosh, I Miss You All The Time
5. I'm Sending Daffydills
6. South
7. Chill In My Heart
8. Texas Guitar Stomp
9. Eight Thirty Blues
10. It's Only Human Nature
11. Why Not Confess
12. I'll Never Do It Again
13. Just One Little Kiss
14. I Love The Women
15. I Still Write Your Name In The Sand
16. Last Night I Heard You Crying In Your Sp
17. You're Gonna Be Sorry Some Of These Days
18. No One Is Sweeter Than You
19. Detour #2
20. Mama Says It's Naughty
21. I've Stopped My Dreaming About You
22. Kiss Me Quick And Go
23. Freight Train Boogie
24. Lonesome Hearted Blues
25. Cherokee Maiden
26. Okie Boogie
27. No One Will Ever Know
28. Red Silk Stockings And Green Perfume
29. Garden In The Sky
30. Dear Lord, Take My Hand


“Rose Maddox is finally getting her due for paving the way for female singers through her work with The Maddox Brothers and Rose which took place years before Kitty Wells achieved fame. Based in California, the band, consisting of Rose, her brothers and a few sidemen, played intense, fiery music that anticipated rockabilly a decade before it emerged. The Maddox Brothers & Rose Volume 2 America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band (Arhoolie 437) consists of 30 songs, 23 from the band’s postwar recordings for Four Star Records, seven from acetates of unreleased performances. This set complements Volume 1, assembling more of this seminal West Coast music. Even on ballads like ‘No One Will Ever Know’ Rose’s vocal intensity is unbelievable. The material here is equally intense, featuring Fred Maddox’s slapping bass and throbbing lead guitar from Roy Nichols and other sidemen. The band fairly burns out on gutbucket numbers like ‘Texas Guitar Stomp,’ a psychotic demo recording of ‘Cherokee Maiden’ and ‘New Mule Skinner Blues’ (which was listed on Volume 1, but, due to a programming mistake, not included). Sound problems are absent due to George Morrow’s excellent remastering of this set.”

-Country Music magazine