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Music from the Ozarks

Various Artists
Music from the Ozarks

On a hot August day in 1958 in Delaney, Arkansas, a group of local musicians joined David Mangurian and Don Hill for an impromptu recording session in a bare-walled room at the back of the local schoolhouse. The guitar playing, foot stomping, and washboard-woodblock playing was interrupted only twice: once for a cooling swim in the nearby White River, and again for dinner. Older townsfolk and younger musicians—many of whom had never seen a tape recorder before—produced a range of old tunes combined with the modern influences of country and western recording artists and amplification.

Liner notes include a vivid description of the recording session and an introduction to the country music of the Folkways Records catalogue.

Track Listing

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Weepin' Willow Delaney musicians 0:57
102
Spanish Two-Step Delaney musicians 0:49
103
Delaney Boogie Delaney musicians 1:00
104
Wildwood Flower John D. Mounce, Danny Patrick 0:56
105
Raunchy Delaney musicians 1:01
106
Casey Jones John D. and Lee Mounce 0:37
107
The Wreck of the Old 97 Delaney musicians 0:46
108
Thomas Cat John D. Mounce and Danny Patrick 0:56
109
Cash on the Barrel Head James Walker 1:15
110
Flop Eared Mule Delaney musicians 0:56
111
Red Wing John D. and Lee Mounce 0:52
112
Carroll County Blues Delaney musicians 0:34
113
When the Saints Go Marching In Delaney musicians 0:40
114
Virgil's Fiddle Delaney musicians 0:47
115
Kentucky Waltz John D. and Lee Mounce 0:45
116
Skip to My Lou John D. and Lee Mounce 0:41
117
Soldier's Joy John D. and Lee Mounce 0:32
118
Spanish Song Delaney musicians 0:57
119
Isle of Capri Delaney musicians 0:45
120
Down Yonder Calvin Van Brunt, Delaney musicians 1:51
121
Let Her Go, Rachel Calvin Van Brunt, Delaney musicians 1:28
122
Sally Goodin' Calvin Van Brunt, Delaney musicians 1:30
201
Announcement of Players John D. Mounce, Lee Mounce, Danny Patrick 0:23
202
Cripple Creek Calvin Van Brunt 1:15
203
Old Joe Clark Calvin Van Brunt 1:14
204
Sally Ann Johnson Calvin Van Brunt 2:28
205
Fort Smith / Rabbit in the Grass Calvin Van Brunt 1:43
206
Daisies in the Loft Calvin Van Brunt, Delaney musicians 1:51
207
Lone Star Rag Calvin Van Brunt, Delaney musicians 1:00
208
She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain Calvin Van Brunt, Delaney musicians 1:30
209
Ragtime Annie Calvin Van Brunt, Delaney musicians 1:50
210
San Antonio Rose Delaney musicians 0:37
211
Red Wing Delaney musicians 0:49
212
Going Down the Road Feeling Bad Delaney musicians 0:57
213
Premiere Quadrille Delaney musicians 0:41
214
Jingle Bells Delaney musicians 0:56
215
Home Sweet Home Delaney musicians 0:43
216
Casey Jones John D. and Lee Mounce 0:22
217
Red Wing John D. and Lee Mounce 0:28
218
Dry and Dusty John D. and Lee Mounce 0:23
219
Aunt Katy (Old Aunt Kate) John D. and Lee Mounce 0:33
220
In the Pines John D. and Lee Mounce with Gerald Duncan 1:21
221
On Top of Old Smokey Delaney musicians 1:46

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