Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Jake Walk Blues
The Allen Brothers 2:36
2 Roll Down the Line
The Allen Brothers 2:59
3 A New Salty Dog
The Allen Brothers 2:36
4 Deep Elm Blues
The Lone Star Cowboys 2:44
5 Crawdad Song
The Lone Star Cowboys 2:44
6 Just Because
The Lone Star Cowboys 2:54
7 I've Got the Big River Blues
The Delmore Brothers 3:00
8 Blow Yo' Whistle, Freight Train
The Delmore Brothers 2:51
9 The Nashville Blues
The Delmore Brothers 2:22
10 Weave Room Blues
Dixon Brothers 2:32
11 The Intoxicated Rat
Dixon Brothers 2:35
12 Down With the Old Canoe
Dixon Brothers 2:52
13 Nine Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy
The Monroe Brothers 2:11
14 Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
The Monroe Brothers 2:28
15 Have a Feast Here Tonight
The Monroe Brothers 2:17
16 I'm Just Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail
The Blue Sky Boys 3:00
17 Katie Dear
The Blue Sky Boys 3:00
18 Are You From Dixie?
The Blue Sky Boys 2:41

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1930-06-06) (track 1)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1930-11-22) (tracks 2–3)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1933-08-04) (track 4)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1933-08-05) (tracks 5–6)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1933-12-06) (track 7)
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (1935-01-22) (track 8)
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States (1936-02-12) (tracks 10–11)
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States (1936-02-17) (tracks 9, 13)
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States (1936-06-16) (track 16)
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States (1936-10-12) (track 14)
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States (1938-01-25) (tracks 12, 17)
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States (1938-01-28) (track 15)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States (1939-08-21) (track 18)
mandolin:
Joe Attlesey (1933-08-04) (track 4)
Joe Attlesey (1933-08-05) (tracks 5–6)
Bill Monroe (1936-02-17) (track 13)
Bill Bolick (1936-06-16) (track 16)
Bill Monroe (1936-10-12) (track 14)
Bill Bolick (1938-01-25) (track 17)
Bill Monroe (1938-01-28) (track 15)
Bill Bolick (1939-08-21) (track 18)
guitar:
Leon Chappelear (1933-08-04) (track 4)
Leon Chappelear (1933-08-05) (tracks 5–6)
Alton Delmore (1933-12-06) (track 7)
Alton Delmore (1935-01-22) (track 8)
Dorsey Dixon (1936-02-12) (tracks 10–11)
Alton Delmore (1936-02-17) (track 9)
Charlie Monroe (1936-02-17) (track 13)
Earl Bolick (1936-06-16) (track 16)
Charlie Monroe (1936-10-12) (track 14)
Earl Bolick (1938-01-25) (track 17)
Dorsey Dixon (1938-01-25) (track 12)
Charlie Monroe (1938-01-28) (track 15)
Earl Bolick (1939-08-21) (track 18)
guitar and kazoo:
Lee Allen (1920-30s country music artist) (1930-06-06) (track 1)
Lee Allen (1920-30s country music artist) (1930-11-22) (tracks 2–3)
banjo:
Austin Allen (1930-06-06) (track 1)
Austin Allen (1930-11-22) (tracks 2–3)
steel guitar:
Howard Dixon (1936-02-12) (tracks 10–11)
Howard Dixon (1938-01-25) (track 12)
tenor guitar:
Rabon Delmore (1933-12-06) (track 7)
Rabon Delmore (1935-01-22) (track 8)
Rabon Delmore (1936-02-17) (track 9)
ukulele:
Bob Attlesey (1933-08-04) (track 4)
jug:
Bob Attlesey (1933-08-05) (tracks 5–6)
composer:
Bob Attlesey (track 4)
Joe Attlesey (track 4)
George L. Cobb (track 18)
Charlie Monroe (track 14)
lyricist:
Charlie Monroe (track 14)
Jack Yellen (track 18)
producer:
Dan Hornsby (track 18)
Eli Oberstein (tracks 4–17)
Ralph Peer (tracks 1–3)
Frank Walker (track 18)
vocals:
Howard Dixon (track 12)
Austin Allen (1930-06-06) (track 1)
Austin Allen (1930-11-22) (tracks 2–3)
Lee Allen (1920-30s country music artist) (1930-11-22) (track 2)
Bob Attlesey (1933-08-04) (track 4)
Joe Attlesey (1933-08-04) (track 4)
Bob Attlesey (1933-08-05) (tracks 5–6)
Joe Attlesey (1933-08-05) (tracks 5–6)
Alton Delmore (1933-12-06) (track 7)
Rabon Delmore (1933-12-06) (track 7)
Alton Delmore (1935-01-22) (track 8)
Rabon Delmore (1935-01-22) (track 8)
Dorsey Dixon (1936-02-12) (tracks 10–11)
Howard Dixon (1936-02-12) (tracks 10–11)
Alton Delmore (1936-02-17) (track 9)
Rabon Delmore (1936-02-17) (track 9)
Bill Monroe (1936-02-17) (track 13)
Charlie Monroe (1936-02-17) (track 13)
Bill Bolick (1936-06-16) (track 16)
Earl Bolick (1936-06-16) (track 16)
Bill Monroe (1936-10-12) (track 14)
Charlie Monroe (1936-10-12) (track 14)
Earl Bolick (1938-01-25) (track 17)
Dorsey Dixon (1938-01-25) (track 12)
Bill Bolick (1938-01-25) (track 17)
Bill Monroe (1938-01-28) (track 15)
Charlie Monroe (1938-01-28) (track 15)
Earl Bolick (1939-08-21) (track 18)
Bill Bolick (1939-08-21) (track 18)
writer:
Karl Davis (Karl Victor Davis of Karl & Harty) (track 16)
Alton Delmore (track 7)
Rabon Delmore (track 7)
Harty Taylor (track 16)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 5, 14)
later translated versions:
later versions:
Crawdad Song (track 5)
Deep River Blues (Doc Watson arrangement) (track 7)
Deep River Blues (verses by Alton & Rabon Delmore, refrain by Hilary James) (track 7)
recording of:
Deep Elm Blues (1933-08-04) (track 4)
Crawdad Song (1933-08-05) (track 5)
I’ve Got the Big River Blues (1933-12-06) (track 7)
Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms (1936-02-17) (track 14)
referred to in medleys:

Release

art direction: Pietro Alfieri (art director and designer)
design/illustration: Carmine Coppola (illustrator/musician)
engineer: Bernardo Cosachov (1988-05)
liner notes: Billy Altman (Journalist)
engineered at: RCA Studios (New York, later noted as RCA Recording Studios) in New York, New York, United States (1988-05)
mastered at: RCA Studios (New York, later noted as RCA Recording Studios) in New York, New York, United States (1988-06)
ASIN: US: B000008ELN [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/1370136 [info]