The Delmore Brothers Freight Train Boogie
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- Released: September 15, 1993
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Ace Records Uk
- 1.Blues Stay Away From Me
- 2.Freight Train Boogie
- 3.Trouble Ain't Nothin' But The Blues
- 4.Boogie Woogie Baby
- 5.Rounder's Blues
- 6.Mobile Boogie
- 7.Used Car Blues
- 8.Pan American Boogie
- 9.Field Hand Man
- 10.Brown's Ferry Blues
- 11.Peach Tree Street Boogie
- 12.Blues You Never Lose
- 13.Steamboat Bill Boogie
- 14.Muddy Water
- 15.Sand Mountain Blues
- 16.Hillbilly Boogie
- 17.You Can't Do Wrong And Get By
- 18.Kentucky Mountain
- 19.Weary Day
- 20.Take It To The Captain
The Delmore Brothers: Alton Delmore (vocals, guitar); Rabon Delmore (vocals, tenor guitar).
Additional personnel includes: Louis Innis, Jethro Burns, Roy Lanham, Merle Travis, Zeke Turner, Al Myers (guitar); Al Strickland (steel guitar); Lonnie Glosson, Wayne Raney (harmonica); Roy Starkey, Ralph Gunter (bass).
Recorded between 1946 and 1952. Includes liner notes by Tony Russell.
FREIGHT TRAIN BOOGIE contains tracks from the Delmore Brothers years with the King/Federal labels.
Personnel: Alton Delmore (vocals, guitar); Rabon Delmore (vocals, tenor guitar); Al Myers, Roy Lanham, Zeke Turner (guitar, electric guitar); Louis Innis, Merle Travis (guitar); Jethro Burns (electric guitar, mandolin); Al Strickland (steel guitar); Lonnie Glosson, Wayne Raney (harmonica).
Recording information: Chicago, IL (01/??/1946-05/21/1952); Cincinnati, OH (01/??/1946-05/21/1952); Hollywood, CA (01/??/1946-05/21/1952).
The original country rockers? Well, no, not in the Eagles sense. But when you hear these songs, recorded between 1946 and 1952, what you're hearing is either the template for rockabilly or the missing link between rockabilly and western swing--in other words, one of the earliest documented instances of white boys really getting down to the heart of hep. Unofficial Delmore Brother Wayne Raney's harmonica work on songs like "Trouble Ain't Nothin' But the Blues" owes very little to country, while a Delmore original like "Used Car Blues" points to Chuck Berry and the future. Revelatory stuff, and very exciting.
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