Roy Acuff Columbia Historic Edition

Columbia Historic Edition
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Format:  CD-R
sku:  SNYMOD 99823
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  • Released: September 8, 1987
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Sony Music MOD


Product Description:

Personnel includes: Roy Acuff (vocals, fiddle); Sam "Dynamite" Hatcher (vocals, harmonica); Jess Easterley (guitar, mandolin, bass); Lonnie Wilson (guitar); Pete "Oswald" Kirby, Clell Summey (dobro); Jimmie Riddle (harmonica); Frank "Red" Jones, Velma Williams, Joe Zinkan (bass).
Recorded between 1936 & 1951. Includes liner notes by John Rumble.
Personnel: Roy Acuff (vocals, fiddle, sound effects); Pete "Oswald" Kirby (vocals, guitar, dobro, banjo); Clell Summey (vocals, dobro); Rachel Veach (vocals, banjo); Frank Jones (vocals, strings); Jess Easterday (guitar, mandolin, strings); Lonnie Wilson (guitar, strings); Benny Martin (fiddle); Velma Williams, Joe Zinkan (strings); Jimmy Riddle (harmonica, accordion).
Liner Note Author: John W. Rumble.
Editor: Sally Hinkle.
Illustrator: Leslie Cabarda.
This compilation of early Roy Acuff recordings, from 1938 to the mid-'40s, is interesting because it focuses less on Acuff's singing than it does on his underappreciated virtues as a fiddle player. In fact, on this version of Acuff's signature song, "Wabash Cannonball," Acuff only plays the fiddle and blows the train whistle; the vocals are handled by another member of Acuff's Smoky Mountain Boys, the delightfully-named Dynamite Hatcher. Though Acuff does sing on several tracks, COLUMBIA HISTORIC EDITION places his earliest recordings in their proper historical context, a feat that a surprisingly small number of country music compilations seem to manage. The remastered sound is miles ahead of any earlier reissue of this music, and the music itself is undeniable.
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  • Sales Rank: 48,472
  • UPC: 074643999823
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