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.


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Friday, October 16, 2009

Charlie Jones day

I did not find a thing about Charlie Jones. Juneberry's roost music listening room lists two recordings of him, "Old Dan Tucker" and "Snow Deer", both popular in the old-time field. Tom Russell's book "Country Music Records 1921-1942" doesn't list a Charlie Jones, so these recordings are very mysterious. The photo on the left shows a banjoist named Charlie Jones with Eva Faye Washington, a female fiddler. Don't know if this is our man, maybe. I also found a Charlie Jones that appeared on KWLT (Lebanon, MO) with a group called the Missouri Mountaineers - again, no further information. This man is an first rate "obscury", as I call such artists. If anyone has more info on him, please pass it along.

Here are the two songs I was speaking of. "Old Dan Tucker" is most famous in the version of Uncle Dave Macon and "Snow Deer" was a recording by Buell Kazee.

1. Old Dan Tucker
2. Snow Deer

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