Arkansas at 78 RPM: Corn Dodgers and Hoss Hair Pullers

Description: CD Digipak with 32 page booklet featuring liner notes by Tony Russell and photographs from the collection of Maxine Payne
Publication Date: September 30, 2014
Availability: In Stock

Price: $12.00

Produced by April and Lance Ledbetter utilizing transfers from the Music Memory archive, “Arkansas at 78 RPM: Corn Dodgers and Hoss Hair Pullers” features original recordings made between 1928-1937. The CD and the 32-page booklet serve as a companion album to the newly-released photograph book, “Making Pictures: Three for a Dime” by Maxine Payne. All of the photos in this package are from the same cache of photographs taken by the Massengil family in their mobile photo-booth trailer throughout rural Arkansas in the 1930s-1940s.

“For the traveling recording men of the late 1920s, Arkansas offered enticing pickings. The region was thronged with vigorous, idiosyncratic stringbands. This album carries the listener from the hillbilly music craze of the ’20s to the song-based country music of the late ’30s. Scarcely more than a decade, but a period, in music as in all American life, of galvanic change.” – Tony Russell, from the liner notes

Tracklist
1. Ashley’s Melody Men – “Searcy County Rag”
2. Pope’s Arkansas Mountaineers – “Get Along Home, Miss Cindy”
3. Fiddling Bob Larkin & His Music Makers – “The Higher up the Monkey Climbs”
4. George Edgin’s Corn Dodgers With Earl Wright & Brown Rich – “My Ozark Mountain Home”
5. Dr. Smith’s Champion Hoss Hair Pullers – “Just Give Me the Leavings”
6. Ashley’s Melody Men – “Bath House Blues”
7. Luke Highnight & His Ozark Strutters – “Fort Smith Breakdown”
8. Arkansas Barefoot Boys – “Eighth of January”
9. Bob Larkan & Family – “McLeods Reel”
10. A. E. Ward & His Plow Boys – “The Old Dinner Pail”
11. Wonder State Harmonists – “My Castle on the Nile”
12. Morrison Twin Brothers String Band – “Dry and Dusty”
13. Pope’s Arkansas Mountaineers – “Jaw Bone”
14. Lonnie Glosson – “Arkansas Hard Luck Blues”
15. Fiddling Bob Larkin & His Music Makers – “Paddy, Won’t You Drink Some Good Old Cider?”
16. George Edgin’s Corn Dodgers With Earl Wright & Brown Rich – “Corn Dodger No. 1 Special”
17. Bonnie Dodd & Murray Lucas – “Ozark Mountain Rose”
18. Morrison Twin Brothers String Band – “Ozark Waltz”
19. L. O. Birkhead & R. M. Lane – “Robinson County”
20. George Edgin’s Corn Dodgers With Earl Wright & Brown Rich – “The Arkansas Hotel”
21. A. E. Ward & His Plow Boys – “Going to Leave Old Arkansas”
22. Wonder State Harmonists – “Petit Jean Gallop”
23. Bob Larkan & Family – “Silver Nail”
24. Reaves White Country Ramblers – “Drunkard’s Hecups”
25. Wonder State Harmonists – “Turnip Greens”
26. Lonnie Glosson – “Lonnie’s Fox Chase”