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Thursday, October 13, 2011

On the Tennessee Line

Here's a real nice LP from old-time musician Virgil Anderson (1902-1997). Anderson was a banjo picker from Kentucky and had a very unique way of playing, mixing blues, ballads, and breakdowns. I got this LP from the web, thanks to Eli Smith for providing it - it's a real gem. This was issued in 1980 on County Records, although the material was likely recorded in the late 1970s during a field recording session organized by Bobby Fulcher. You can find a lot of info on the back cover, which is included in the download folder as usually.


track list:
1. Wild Bill Jones
2. You Been Gone So Long
3. Rainbow Schottische
4. Bed Bug Blues
5. Station House Blues
6. Muskrat
7. Wild Goose Chase
8. Trouble
9. I'm Leaving You Woman
10. Miner's Dream
11. Green Ford Blues
12. Cincinnati Blues
13. Jenny Hang the Kettle On

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a great album! (I got it a long time ago from Eli, too). If you want more Virgil Anderson, search for the Digital Library of Appalachia. There are thousands of other great recordings available there too.