maandag 3 juni 2013

Blue Ridge (Mountain) Blues (1924)


Song History of "Blue Ridge Mountain Blues":

The song was originally titled "Blue Ridge Blues" and was written by Cliff Hess in 1924 under the pseudonym of Cliff Carson.
It was recorded as "Blue Ridge Blues" by blind musician George Reneau and Gene Austin in April of 1924.

George Reneau, the blind musician of the Smoky Mountains
George Reneau harmonica/guitar
Gene Austin vocals/calls
Matrix 13114
Recorded in New York, April 1924
Released on Vocalion 14815 -07/1924


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And released on Vocalion 5034 - 01/1927

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(c) Riley Puckett 1924 (as "Blue Ridge Mountain Blues")
Riley Puckett (vcl w/gtr) and Gid Tanner (fiddle)
Recorded September 10, 1924 in New York City.
Matrix 140012-1
Label: Columbia 254-D

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Riley Pucket's recording was also released on Harmony 5127-H  (alias Fred Wilson).

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(c) Blue Ridge Duo ( = Gene Austin and George Reneau)
Recorded September 22, 1924 in New York
Matrix 9728-C
Released on Edison 51515

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(c) Sid Harkreader (vcl w/gtr)
Matrix 715/6
Recorded April 15, 1925 in NYC.
Released on Vocalion 15193

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Also released on Vocalion 5082 in 1927



(c) Ernest V. Stoneman (vcl w/autoharp and harmonica)
Recorded August 27,1925. Asheville, NC.
Matrix (9285-A)
Released December 1925 on the Okeh-label (# 45009)

https://www.discogs.com/release/6400209

http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/2000201421/9285-Blue_Ridge_mountain_blues

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(c) Vernon Dalhart (vcl w/hca) Carson Robison (gtr)
Recorded August 8, 1925 in NYC.
Released on Banner 1611, Domino 3582, Regent 9914, Paramount 3045, Herwin 75501
Oriole 486 (as Frank Evans)
Broadway 8061 (as Cramer Brothers)

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(c) Al Hopkins and His Buckle Busters (= Hill Billies)
Recorded May 12, 1927 in New York.
Matrix E-23110/11
Released on Brunswick 180

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(c) Charlie Newman - Blue Ridge Mountain Blues                                         
Recorded in Atlanta GA. March 15, 1927
Matrix 80538
Released on Okeh 45184

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(c) Lulu Jackson 1928 (as "Blue Ridge Blues")
Lulu Jackson (vcl/gtr) and unknown piano.
Recorded December 21, 1928 in Chicago.
Released on Vocalion 1242

http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=2283808

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Or to a sample here:

http://www.allmusic.com/album/female-country-blues-vol-1-quot-the-twenties-quot-1924-to-1928-mw0000093543



(c) Cal Davenport and His Gang 1929
Hubert Davenport, h; Cal Davenport, bj; Malcolm Davenport, g; Bill Brown, g; unidentified, v-1
Recorded August 31, 1929 in Knoxville TN.
Matrix K-153
Released on Vocalion 5398

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(c) Bill Cox 1931
Bill Cox (vcl/h/gt)
Recorded Richmond, IN.  August 17, 1931
Matrix 17936 Blue Ridge Mountain Blues 
Released on Champion 45106 and Melotone Canadian 45106

Released on Superior 2723 as by Clyde Ashley.

https://www.discogs.com/Clyde-Ashley-Blue-Ridge-Mountain-Blues/release/7031131

Also released on Champion  S-16343 as by Luke Baldwin.

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(c) Bill Cox 1933
Recorded on August 31, 1933 in New York
Matrix 13923-1
Released on various labels: Conqueror 8232, Perfect 12969, Melotone 12884, Oriole 8297, Romeo 5297 and Banner 32941

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(c) Riley Puckett - Vocal, Guitar
Atlanta, GA. 8th August 1935
Matrix 94372-1
Bluebird B-6196

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(c) Les Paul aka Rhubarb Red and His Rubes
1930's radio transcription [McGregor transcriptions] C.P.McGregor Studio, 729 S.Western Ave., Hollywood, CA -BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN BLUES

Released on "Les Paul's Country Roots" (Bronco Buster CD 9023)

http://www.gould68.freeserve.co.uk/Les%20Paul's%20CD's.html

Listen to a sample here:

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/poprock/detail/-/art/Rhubarb-Red-Les-Pauls-Country-Roots/hnum/5908733




(c) Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys
(Hank Penny [vcl/gt], Jimmie Colvard [steel], Carl Stewart [bass/fiddle], Eddie Smith [harmonica], ? [piano], Kelland Clark [accordion])
Recorded June 29, 1941 Charlotte, NC
Matrix CO 30918/CHAR-17 BLUE RIDGE BLUES
Released on Conqueror 9846 and Rambler LP-103

http://www.hankpenny.net/Recording%20Sessions/June%2029,%201941.htm

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(c) York Brothers 1947- Blue Ridge Mountain Blues 
Released on Bullet 642

http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/record/642

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_York_Brothers

Listen here:

http://www.bopping.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Bullet-642York-Bros.-Blue-Ridge-Mountain-Blues.mp3



(c) Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle With Chet Atkins 1949 (radio transcription)

Released on the CD: "Carter Sisters, Mother Maybelle and Chet Atkins" 
Label: Country Routes RFD-CD-40

http://www.interstate-music.co.uk/countryroutes/rfdcd40.htm

Listen to a sample here:

http://www.allmusic.com/song/blue-ridge-mountain-blues-mt0004653787



(c) Wade Mainer and the Mountaineers 1953
Recorded  1953  Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Matrix 1711 Blue Ridge Mountain Blues
Label:  Blue Ridge 109

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Listen to a sample here:

http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Ridge-Mountain-Blues/dp/B001DAH3G0



(c) Bill Clifton,
Recorded November 1957 RCA Victor Studio, Methodist Television, Radio & Film Commission, 1525 McGavock St., Nashville, TN –
Bill Clifton (Jimmy Selph, Johnny Clark, Curley Lambert, Junior Huskey, Tommy Jackson. Producer: Bill Clifton)

Matrix YW-14992 BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN BLUES
Released April 1958 on Mercury 71292

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(c) Johnny Bond (live around 1958)

Released on the album "Joe Maphis And Friends Live At Town Hall, 1958-61" (K-Tel 6221-2)

http://rcs-discography.com/rcs/comp.php?key=1125



(c) Lew Childre 1961
Recorded April 1961 Starday Sound Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN –
Lew Childre (Lew Childre [vcl/steel], Cowboy Copas [rh gt], Burkett H. Uncle Josh” Graves [dobro], Junior Huskey [bass]. Producer: Tommy Hill)
Matrix ST-4809 BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN BLUES
Released on album: "Old time get together with Lew Childre" (Starday SLP-153)

http://www.ibiblio.org/hillwilliam/BGdiscography/?v=fullrecord&albumid=9893



(c) Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Ramblers 1963
Recorded May 3, 1962 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN
Master:NA 12045 / 112210
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Frank Buchanan-g; Tony Ellis-bj; Benny Williams-f; Red Stanley-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-bs
Vocals:F. Buchanan-L; B. Monroe-T
Producer: Owen Bradley
Released on Decca single #31456

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And on the album "Bluegrass Special" (Decca DL 74382)

http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=2468358





(c) Doc Watson 1963

Contained on the CD re-release of the Folkways album Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson at Folk City
This CD documents a live 1963 performance by Jean and Doc at the legendary Folk City in Greenwich Village.

1962 [live] Gerdes Folk City, New York City - Doc Watson (g/bjo/hca/vcl):
BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN BLUES (previously unreleased)
Released on the Folkways CD Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson at Folk City (Folkways SF 40005)

Listen here to a sample of Doc Watson's version:

http://www.folkways.si.edu/TrackDetails.aspx?itemid=27505



(c) The Country Gentlemen 1963
Recorded January 6, 1963 [live] The Scared Mushroom Coffee House, Columbus, OH -
Country Gentlemen (John Humbird Duffey [tnr vcl/mandolin], Charles Otis “Charley” Waller [ld vcl/rh gt], Edward Windsor “Eddie” Adcock [bari vcl/banjo], Thomas “Tom” Gray [bs vcl/bass])
Released on the Folkways album "On The Road" (Folkways FA-2411)

http://www.discogs.com/Country-Gentlemen-On-The-Road/release/3029593

In the liner-notes of the expanded CD-version there are some notes on "Blue Ridge Mountain Blues"

http://media.smithsonianfolkways.org/liner_notes/smithsonian_folkways/SFW40133.pdf

Listen to a sample of the Country Gentlemen's version here:

http://www.folkways.si.edu/country-gentlemen/on-the-road-and-more/bluegrass/music/album/smithsonian



(c) Johnny Bond 1963

Recorded September 12, 1963 (live at the Civic Auditorium, Bakersfield, CA
Released on the live various artists compilation  Country Music Hootenanny (Capitol ST 2009)

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Country-Music-Hootenanny/release/5020284


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(c) Oliver Smith 1966 on album "Oliver Smith" (Elektra EKL 316)

http://www.atsf.co.uk/elektra/discography.php?from=2350&to=2580



(c) Blue Ridge Rangers (1972)
The Blue Ridge Rangers is the first solo album by John Fogerty, the former lead singer and lead guitarist of Creedence Clearwater Revival, and features Fogerty playing all the instruments.

In advance of the album "Blue Ridge Mountain Blues" was released as a 45 in August 1972.

http://www.45cat.com/record/683

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(c) Martin, Bogan and  Armstrong (1974)
Released in 1974 on Flying Fish 003

http://www.discogs.com/Martin-Bogan-Armstrong-Martin-Bogan-Armstrong/release/3093937

http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Ridge-Mountain-Blues/dp/B001088WRY

Listen to a sample here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/media/sample.m3u/ref=dm_sp_smpl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B001088WRY&catalogItemType=track



(c) Norman Blake 1978 on album "Directions".

http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=2350618

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(c) Peter Rowan (1980)
Recorded November 24, 1980 [live] unknown, UK – Peter Rowan, Bill Keith & Jim Rooney
BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN BLUES
Released on the album "Hot Bluegrass" (Waterfront WF 016)

Listen here:

http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Blue+Ridge+Mountain+Blues/1XQTf?src=5



(c) Doc and Merle Watson 1981
December 1980/January 1981 Crimson Sound, Santa Monica, CA -
Doc Watson (gt/vcl),  (Merle Watson [gt], T. Michael Coleman [bass/hmn vcl],
Producer: Mitch Greenhill
219 BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN BLUES
Released in 1985 on the album: "Pickin' The Blues" (Flying Fish FF-352)

http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=3691221

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(c) Rose Maddox 1994 (on Arhoolie)

Listen to a sample here:

http://www.arhoolie.com/country-bluegrass-old-timey/rose-maddox-35-and-a-dream.html



(c) Stoneman Family
17 November 1965 Jack Clement Recording Studio, 3102 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN - Stonemans (Producer: Jack Clement)
059 65-XY-848 BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN BLUES SE-4363





January/February 1981 Hilltop Recording Studios, 902 Due West Ave., Nashville, TN - The Stonemas (Van Stoneman [vcl-5/gt], Patsy Stoneman [vcl-2/gt/autoharp/tambourine/maracas], Van Stoneman Jr. [vcl-6/gt], Gene Stoneman [vcl-7/gt], Jack Stoneman [vcl-12/gt], Donna Kay Stoneman [vcl-1], Grace Stoneman [vcl-9], Roni Stoneman [vcl-11], Barbara & Georgia Stoneman [vcl-13], Eddie Mueller [vcl-8/banjo], Johnny Bellar [dobro], Dean Stoneman [vcl-4/mandolin], Donna Stoneman [vcl-10/mandolin], Jimmy Stoneman [vcl-3/bass], Randy Stoneman [vcl-14/el bass])
209 BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN BLUES -2 CMH-9029






(c) Dallas Smith and The Boys From Shiloh (2000)

http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Ridge-Mountain-Blues/dp/B000QLDUEG

Listen here to a sample:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/media/sample.m3u/ref=dm_sp_smpl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B000QLDUEG&catalogItemType=track


(c) Rosinators 2003

http://www.discogs.com/Rosinators-The-Rosinators/release/877633

Listen here:

http://www.paulcastlemusic.com/blue-ridge-mountain-blues.html





NOT to be confused with "My Blue Ridge Mountain Home" ( a song written by Carson Robison)

Listen here:

My Blue Ridge Mountain Home


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