Various Essential Pioneers of Country Music Vol 3 1920’s – 1940’s – DL108

Essential Pioneers of Country Music Vol 3 1920’s - 1940’s - DL108Essential Pioneers of Country Music Vol 3 1920’s – 1940’s – DL108

Released: 27th April 2015, Download Only

Country Music has always been one of the main staples in the history of American music.
It’s origins stem from the European migrants who settled in the Appalachian mountains (known as: Hillbillys) and white farm workers in the Southern States who had brought traditional ballads and Celtic folk tunes from their homelands across the Atlantic. This music took on different forms as their American rural lives offered up new folklore bringing along such themes as Cowboy music, Mountain rags and maybe a small dose of the Blues.
In fact it could even be said that ‘Old Time Country Music’ was the ‘White Man’s Blues’
helping these people through tough lives eking out a living in often very harsh environments.  Country music gained great popularity and commercial appeal with the emergence of  independent radio stations in the 1930’s & 40’s, one of the most influential of these was broadcast from the now world famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville Tennessee. This series of Essential Pioneers of Country can serve as an introduction to some of the best originators of the genre. Volume 3 features such luminaires as: Tex Ritter, Tennessee Ramblers & The Delmore Brothers, as well as unearthing classic rarities by relatively unknown performers. Another essential album from The Viper Label.


1. Tex Ritter – Sing Cowboy Sing 1937
2. Tennessee Ramblers – Don’t put a tax on beautiful girls 1939
3. Dad Crockett – Sugar Hill 1929
4. Johnnie Barfield- Everybody’s tryin’ to be my baby 1939
5. Gwen Foster – How many biscuits can I eat ?  1939
6. Bradley Kincaid – Old Joe Clark 1930
7. Four Pickled Peppers – When I was a Baby 1938
8. JH Howell – Lonesome life of worry  1938
9. The Delmore Brothers – Blues stay away from me 1938
10. Hill Brothers with Willie Simmons – I am on my way to Heaven  1937
11. Bob Will’s & his Texas Playboys – Steel Guitar Rag 1936
12. Louisiana Lou – With my banjo on my knee 1933
13. George Wade & the Caro-Ginians – He turned around and went the other way 1938
14. Jack Pierce – Soap Box Blue 1936
15. Happy Valley Boys – I’ll never leave old Dixieland again 1940
16. Ted Daffan’s Texans – Born to lose 1943
17. Grady & Hazel Cole – Shattered Love 1940
18. The Shelton Brothers – Just because 1938
19. Arthur Miles – Lonely Cowboy ( part 1 ) 1928
20. Earnest Tubb – I ain’t goin’ Honky Tonkin’ 1942