Various Essential Pioneers of Country Music Vol 1 1920’s – 1940’s – DL106

Essential Pioneers of Country Music Vol 1 1920’s - 1940’s - DL106Essential Pioneers of Country Music Vol 1 1920’s – 1940’s – DL106

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 1 features such luminaires as: The Carter Family, Gene Autry & Vernon Dalhart, as well as unearthing classic rarities by relatively unknown performers. Another essential album from The Viper Label.


1. Vernon Dalhart – Wreck of the old Southern 97 1924
2. Gene Autry – Back in the Saddle again 1939
3. Roy Newman – Mama don’t like no music 1934
4. BF Shelton- Pretty Polly 1927
5. The Tune Wranglers – Texas Sand 1936
6. The Carter Family – The Foggy Mountain top 1929
7. North Carolina Ramblers – Milwaukee Blues 1930
8. Ken Maynard – The Lone Star Trail 1930
9. Charlie Poole – If the River was whiskey 1931
10. Moonshine Kate – My man’s a Jolly Railroad man 1931
11. Crockett Family – Medley Sourwood Mountain/Sally in the Garden/Little Sally Goodin 1928
12. Rex Griffin – The last letter 1937
13. Gid Tanner & The Skillert Lickers – Ida Red 1934
14. The Dezurik Sisters – Go to sleep my darling 1939
15. Jimmie Davis with Brown’s musical Brownies – Honky Tonk Blues 1937
16. Buell H Kazee – The Roving Cowboy 1927
17. The Sons of Pioneers – Cool Water 1940
18. Lulu Belle & Scotty – Wish I was a single girl again 1939
19. Blue Sky Boys – Are you from Dixie? 1939
20. Al Hopkins & his Buckle Busters – Black eyed Susie 1927