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CD D 467

CECIL CAMPBELL & The Tennessee Ramblers. CD 467

A treat for fans of steel guitar played Hawaiian-style, from one of the early pioneers of the genre, here with the Tennessee Ramblers a popular Hillbilly/Western Swing group which Campbell joined in the early 1930s, becoming its leader in the mid 1940s. Nice mix of tunes, including country (superb version of Jimmy Work's heart rending Paper Roses) and Hawaiian, some of them Campbell originals.


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CD D 633

Wanderer’s Stomp – Pre War Dallas Vol 1-BACM CD 633

Dallas was a hotbed of progressive string band music in the early 1930s, influenced by its neighbour Fort Worth (the reputed Cradle of Western Swing) and taking on board other regional jazz, blues and hillbilly influences. BACM has already dedicated some CDs to early Dallas western swing stalwarts like Bill Boyd and Roy Newman and this collection focusses on lesser known groups. Many of the musicians were legends in their own right including tenor banjoist and mainstay of the Light Crust Doughboys Marvin Montgomery and singer-guitarist Dick Reinhart. Nice mix of styles including stripped down blues from the Paradise Joy Boys with what we believe is the first ever cover of Blind Lemon Jefferson’s Matchbox Blues. The fiddler is trained violinist and child prodigy, Felix St Clair. Other highlights included four fine recordings from “hot” Hawaiian trio the Hauulea Entertainers, led by local steel guitarist and teacher J. B. Stevenson and nine from the Wanderers, a Western Swing group much influenced by Milton Brown.


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