Music From The Ozarks

By Various Artists

  1. Weepin’ Willow
  2. Spanish Two Step
  3. Delaney Boogie
  4. Wildwood Flower
  5. Raunchy
  6. Casey Jones
  7. Wreck Of The Old 97
  8. Thomas Cat
  9. Cash On The Barrel Hea
  10. Flop Eared Mule
  11. Red Wing
  12. Carroll County Blues
  13. When The Saints Go Marching In
  14. Virgil’s Fiddle
  15. Kentucky
  16. Skip To My Lou
  17. Soldier’s Joy
  18. Spanish Song
  19. Isle Of Capri
  20. Down Yonder
  21. Let Her Go, Rachel
  22. Sally Goodin’
  23. Announcement Of Players
  24. Cripple Creek
  25. Old Joe Clark
  26. Sally Ann Johnson
  27. Fort Smith
    Rabbit In The Grass
  28. Daisies In The Loft
  29. Lone Star Rag
  30. She’ll Be Comin’ Around The Mountain
  31. Ragtime Annie
  32. San Antonio Rose
  33. Red Wing
  34. Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
  35. Premiere Quadrille
  36. Jingle Bells
  37. Home Sweet Home
  38. Casey Jones
  39. Red Wing
  40. Dry & Dusty
  41. Aunt Katy
  42. In The Pines
  43. On Top Of Old Smokey

Three comments

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Any information? ~ especially who the artists are?

"On a hot August day in 1958 in Delaney, Arkansas, a group of local musicians joined David Mangurian and Don Hill for an impromptu recording session in a bare-walled room at the back of the local schoolhouse. The guitar playing, foot stomping, and washboard-woodblock playing was interrupted only twice: once for a cooling swim in the nearby White River, and again for dinner. Older townsfolk and younger musicians—many of whom had never seen a tape recorder before—produced a range of old tunes combined with the modern influences of country and western recording artists and amplification."

As always at Smithsonian Folkways, following the above link you can also download the liner notes for this recording.

Tracks & Musicians

1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 43 ~ Delaney musicians
4, 8 ~ John D. Mounce, Danny Patrick
6, 15, 16, 17, 38, 39, 40, 41 ~ John D. Mounce, Lee Mounce
9 ~ James Walker
11 ~ John D. Mounce, Lee Mounce
20, 21, 22 ~ Calvin Van Brunt, Delaney musicians
23 ~ John D. Mounce, Lee Mounce, Danny Patrick
24, 25, 26, 27 ~ Calvin Van Brunt
28, 29, 30, 31 ~ Calvin Van Brunt, Delaney musicians
42 ~ John D. Mounce, Lee Mounce, Gerald Duncan