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1997
| BS 019
$7.95

Straight Outta Boone County

20 cover songs by an august group of hillbilly & bluegrass legends.

A solid sender tribute to The Boone County Jamboree.
Remakes run the range from faithful evocation to total sonic evisceration. In other words, something for everyone!!

Full Description

First off, a history lesson (don't give me that look, we'll make it short). The Boone County Jamboree was a staple of the airwaves in the Ohio valley in the 40's and 50's. With its powerful signal, and the fact that King Records was also located in the city, the Jamboree was the most influential proponent of hillbilly music north of Nashville. Every week, millions of listeners were exposed to the famous names like The Stanley Brothers, Merle Travis, Webb Pierce, Moon Mullican, Hawkshaw Hawkins, and Cowboy Copas, as well as no-names like Zeb Turner and J.E. Mainer.

We gathered together 20 artists to cover songs by this august group. On it, you'll hear contributions from  The Volebeats, Flathead, Hazeldine,  Robbie Fulks, The Lucky Stars, SlobberboneThe Grievous AngelsSally Timms, the legendary Hardrock Gunter w/ the Dalhart Imperials, Scroat Belly, The Cowslingers,  Whiskeytown, The Handsome Family,  The Riptones, the  Waco Brothers and more

Remakes run the range from faithful evocation to total sonic evisceration. In other words, something for everyone!! A co-release with our buddies down at Shake It records in Cincinnati.

Short Description
  • Like any worthwhile homage, the artists showcased here succeed by evoking the humor and enthusiasm of the music they love rather than strictly emulating the original versions of these songs…There’s more here, lots more. Some you’ll like, some you won’t. What’s interesting is the breadth and depth of this compilation.

    — No Depression
  • The record is an all-night party, with moments when the whiskey hits everyone too hard.

    — Greil Marcus, Interview

Track List

  • 1. Hamtramck Mama (The Volebeats)
  • 2. Run Mountain (Flathead)
  • 3. I'm Lonesome Without You (Hazeldine)
  • 4. No Vacancy (Holler)
  • 5. Wedding of the Bugs (Robbie Fulks)
  • 6. No More Nuthin' (The Lucky Stars)
  • 7. Dark as a Dungeon (Slobberbone)
  • 8. Hangman's Boogie (Caution Horse)
  • 9. In the Jailhouse Now (The Grievous Angels)
  • 10. Southern Moon (One Riot One Ranger)
  • 11. Tennessee Waltz (Sally Timms)
  • 12. Won't You Ride in My Little Red Wagon (Hardrock Gunter w/the Dalhart Imperials)
  • 13. Why Don't You Haul off and Love Me (Scroat Belly)
  • 14. If I Lose (The Cowslingers)
  • 15. Bottom of the Glass (Whiskeytown)
  • 16. Barbara Allen (The Handsome Family)
  • 17. I Want to be Hugged to Death By You (Waycross)
  • 18. Hucklebuck (The Riptones)
  • 19. Big Big City (The Showofffs)
  • 20. Nine Pound Hammer (Waco Brothers)

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