Guest hosts Moggy Vanderkin & Henry Weeks
Mother the Queen of My Heart - Jimmy Rogers
Footdella Stomp - Jesse Fuller *1
Every Bush & Tree - Cliff Perry & Laurel Bliss
I'm So Glad - Skip James *2
Dinah - Hollow Rock String Band *3
Jordan Is a Hard Road To Travel - The Old Hat Band *4
Bring It With you When You Come - Cannon's Jug Stompers
Waiting For Nancy - Maria Fairchild
Bitter Creek Breakdown - Tommy Jackson
Worried Man Blues - Joe Williams
Air Mail Special - Tiny Moore *5
The Walking Blues- Snooks Egland
Dragin the Bow - Harry Choates *6
If I Had My Way I'd Tear This Building Down - Blind Willie Johnson
Roscoe's Gone - Hank Bradley
Deep Elm Blues - Darroll Adams
Running Wild - James Cole's Washboard 4
Beans - Beans Hambone & El Morrow (for Zakary) *7
Soldier's Joy - Billy Faier
Wreck of the Old 97 - Tommy Jarrell & Fred Cockerham
Chased Old Satan Through the Door - The Woodly Brothers
Kilocycle Stomp - The Farr Brothers
Bear Cat Papa Blues - Gene Autry *8
Cowboy Chridstmas - Leon Rausch & the Original Texas Playboys
Milk Cow Blues - McGee Brothers & Arthur Smith
My Blue Eyed Jane - Jimmy Rogers
Bar B Que Bust - Mississippi Jook Band
Borneo - Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band
Black Mountain Rag - Kenny Baker *9
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*1 The Footdella was of Jesse's own invention. It was kind of a snare drum cymbol kind of thing. He had a 12 string guitar a harmonica rack with harmonica & kazoo and the footdella. Why call it a footdella? I guess because it looked like one.
*2 Whether by Cream or Skip James this song always makes me feel GLAD!!!!
*3 The Hollow Rock String Band band went on to found: The Red Clay Ramblers (Tommy Thompson), librarian for folk culture working for the Library of Congress (Alan Jabbour) and the American Festival of Fiddle Tunes (Bertram Levy). Not bad for a funky little front porch band from North Carolina.
*4 The Old Hat Band out of Seattle contained John Burke on fiddle who wrote an instruction book on playing old time fiddle tunes on the banjo. He was recently interviewed in a series of articles in The Old Time Herald about the evolution (or intelligent design) of the old time banjo. Ellen Bush was the banjo player & boy could she. Moggy asked me to check the record speed, she thought it sounded too fast. Everything was fine - that's just how they do it.
*5 When Tiny (who wasn't) played in the Bob Wills band, Bob called Tiny's mandolin "the biggest little instrument in the world".
*6 Harry Choates didn't own a fiddle. He borrowed one adn the guy got it back after Harry died.
*7 You need Beano just from listening to this song. Bon Appetit Zakary (he's our grandson).
*8 Hard to believe that Gene Autry could be (or really was) this funky.
*9 Thanks to Eric for this one (and many others). He's a collector who's always on the lookout.