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 Roy B. Carson.

Clifford Frank "Cliff" Hess

The Originals © by Arnold Rypens - BLUE RIDGE BLUES

Folk Music Index - Blue Ridge Mountain Blues

Blue Ridge Mountain Blues

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

Columbia matrix 140012. Blue Ridge Mountain blues / Riley Puckett - Discography of American Historical Recordings

Riley Puckett - Blue Ridge Mountain Blues / Bile Dem Cabbage Down (Shellac, 10", 78 RPM, Repress) | Discogs

78 RPM - Riley Puckett - Blue Ridge Mountain Blues / Bile Dem Cabbage Down - Columbia - USA - 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)
Recorded April 15, 1925 in New York
Matrix 715/16
Released on Vocalion 15193

Syd Harkreader: A Discography

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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) and possibly Murray Kellner (f)
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)

Cramer Brothers / Vernon Dalhart - Blue Ridge Mountain Blues / Behind These Grey Walls (Shellac, 10", 78 RPM) | Discogs

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On August 26, 1925 Vernon Dalhart re-recorded the song.
This version was released on Victor 19811

Vernon Dalhart - Blue Ridge Mountain Blues / She's Comin' 'Round The Mountain (Shellac, 10", 78 RPM) | Discogs

Victor matrix BVE-33349. Blue Ridge Mountain blues / Vernon Dalhart - Discography of American Historical Recordings

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And between August 28-31, 1925 Vernon Dalhart recorded the song for a 3rd time.
This version was released on Gennett 3129 and Silvertone 3129

Vernon Dalhart - The Lightning Express / Blue Ridge Mountain Blues (Shellac, 10", 78 RPM) | Discogs



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

Blue Ridge Mountain Blues (Blue Ridge Blues) : Al Hopkins and His Buckle Busters : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

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

Charlie Newman (3) - Blue Ridge Mountain Blues / Sleep, Baby, Sleep (Shellac) at Discogs

OKeh matrix W80538. Blue Ridge Mountain blues / Charlie Newman - Discography of American Historical Recordings

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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

Female Country Blues Vol. 1: The Twenties (1924-1928) (Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Remastered, Mono) | Discogs

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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

Listen to a sample here:

The Knoxville sessions 1929-1930 (4) - Muziekweb



(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

Praguefrank's Country Music Discographies: Bill Cox

Bill Cox - Blue Ridge Mountain Blues / New Mama (Shellac, 10", 78 RPM) | Discogs

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

Riley Puckett / Jesse Rodgers - Blue Ridge Mountain Blues / Give Me Your Love (Shellac, 10", 78 RPM) | Discogs

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

Praguefrank's Country Music Discographies: 09/10/10

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
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)  (as "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:  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:

The Carter Sisters & Mother Maybelle with Chet Atkins - Maybelle Carter - Muziekweb



(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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Or to a sample here:

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



(c) Bill Clifton (1957)
Recorded November 1957 RCA Victor Studio in Nashville, TN –
Bill Clifton (Jimmy Selph, Johnny Clark, Curley Lambert, Junior Huskey, Tommy Jackson.
Matrix YW-14992
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

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

Lew Childre - Old Time Get-Together (Vinyl, LP) | Discogs

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



(c) Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Ramblers (1963)
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
Recorded May 3, 1962 Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville 3, TN
Master:NA 12045 / 112210
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)

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

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(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
Released on the album "Hot Bluegrass" (Waterfront WF 016)

Peter Rowan, Bill Keith & Jim Rooney - Hot Bluegrass (Vinyl, LP, Album) | Discogs

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(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
Recorded November 17, 1965 in Jack Clement Recording Studio in  Nashville, TN
Matrix 059 65-XY-848
Released on the MGM album:

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(c) The Stonemans (1981)
Recorded January/February 1981 Hilltop Recording Studios, 902 Due West Ave., Nashville, TN - Van Stoneman [gt,banjo], Patsy Stoneman [vcl-autoharp], Van Stoneman Jr. [gt], Gene Stoneman [gt], Jack Stoneman [gt], Barbara &  Eddie Mueller [banjo], Johnny Bellar [dobro], Dean Stoneman [mandolin], Donna Stoneman [mandolin], Randy Stoneman [el bass])

Bluegrass Discography: Viewing full record for The first family of country music

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

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

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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

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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)

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My Blue Ridge Mountain Home


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