Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Old Originals Vol.1 & 2

Here's a two-offer this week, two out-of-print lps from Rounder Records called "Old Originals" and subtitled "Old-time instrumental music recently recorded in North Carolina and Virginia".
It's a great collection of field recordings made by Tom Carter and Blanton Owen in 1976, who went to The Blue Ridge Mountains in search of old-time musicians. The selections are mostly fiddle or banjo (and sometimes the two together) but ther's also some fife and drum music, harmonica, autoharp, and some really nice old-time piano (the best i heard since Hobart Smith).
Lovers of real and authentic old-time music should enjoy this two records very much.
I provided in the zip file a pdf document of the booklet for each disc, with notes, photographs and tuning.
P.S:There will be no other posts here and on my other blogs until March because i'll travel in India for the next few weeks, so see you and enjoy the music...