Etta Baker One-Dime Blues

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1991
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd

Entertainment Reviews:

Option - Jan/Feb 92
Recommended - "...There is a wealth of traditional music here, mainly from the black Appalachian blues of the early part of the century...This disc is a treasure."
Blues & Rhythm (Nov 91, p.21) - "...one of the most enjoyable releases for many years...an intimate collection and it is as if you were in her parlour at home. The songs are well chosen and the guitar playing is clear, confident and full of joy..."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Never Let Your Deal Go Down
  • Buy for $0.992.One-Dime Blues
  • Buy for $0.993.Knoxville Rag
  • Buy for $0.994.Broken Hearted Blues
  • Buy for $0.995.Lost John
  • Buy for $0.996.Dew Drop
  • Buy for $0.997.Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
  • Buy for $0.998.Near the Cross I Watch and Pray
  • Buy for $0.999.Spanish Fandango
  • Buy for $0.9910.Round My Back Door Selling Coal
  • Buy for $0.9911.But on the Other Hand Baby
  • Buy for $0.9912.Crow Jane
  • Buy for $0.9913.John Henry
  • Buy for $0.9914.Alabama Wagonwheel
  • Buy for $0.9915.Bully of the Town
  • Buy for $0.9916.Going to the Racetrack
  • Buy for $0.9917.Police Dog Blues
  • Buy for $0.9918.Marching Jaybird
  • Buy for $0.9919.Railroad Bill
  • Buy for $0.9920.Carolina Breakdown

Product Description:

Etta Baker was born in North Carolina in 1913 and was influenced by the music of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
This is a collection of mostly acoustic guitar instrumentals from the 78 year old artist whose previous recording, "Instrumental Music of the Southern Appalachians" on the Tradition Records label, was released in 1956.
Personnel: Etta Baker (vocals, guitar, banjo); Cora Phillips (guitar).
Guitarist/vocalist Etta Baker hadn't made any recordings or even been in a studio since 1956 before making the 20 numbers comprising this CD. But judging from the arresting vocals, prickly accompaniment, and commanding presence she displayed on each song, it seemed as if she had been cutting tracks daily. Baker moved from sassy and combative blues tunes like "Never Let Your Deal Go Down" and "But on the Other Hand Baby" to chilling numbers like "Police Dog Blues," novelty tunes, double-entendre cuts, folk pieces, and even country-flavored material. Singing and playing in vintage Piedmont style with a two- and three-finger technique, Etta Baker offers timeless, memorable performances. ~ Ron Wynn
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  • UPC: 011661211223
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