Welcome to Mellow's Log Cabin. This blog's purpose is to supply information on a diversity of American southern music - ranging from country, blues, old-time and folk to R&B, rock'n'roll and rockabilly. I regularly present my research results about artists, labels, shows and also give guest writers a chance to publish their texts here on occasion.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Clarence "Tom" Ashley day
Clarence Ashley is a household name under folk and old-time music advocates. He started his musical career at an early age and began to record in 1924, first with the Blue Ridge Mountain Entertainers, a group which was composed of various musicians with whom Ashley later would record again (just as Gwen Foster). During the depression, he stopped recording. Before that, he had cut songs under his own name, with harmonica wizzard Gwen Foster and the Carolina Tar Heels. In the 1960s, he began to perform again an became very popular among the young folk music community. He died in 1967.
I compiled the following mp3-files from various sources. They were recorded between 1929 and around 1931.
1. My Sweet Farm Girl (with Gwen Foster)
2. Old John Hardy
3. Coo Coo Bird
4. Dark Holler Blues
More to come later.