Dixon Brothers - A Blessing To People (CD)

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4-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 164-page hardcover book, 121 tracks. Playing time approx. 242 mns

Dorsey Dixon is the poet laureate of [America's] textile industry.' - Archie Green. The definitive collection of one of the quintessential Depression-era hillbilly brother duos. A treasury of sacred, secular, and industrial songs from the Carolinas, many of them written by Dorsey M. Dixon, author of Wreck On The Highway and other country, bluegrass, and folk music standards. True classics of Americana! Features all surviving recordings by the Dixon Brothers and their affiliated groups. Together in one place for the first time! Also includes thirty-three solo recordings by Dorsey M. Dixon from 1961-1962. Includes the original versions of Weave Room Blues, Spinning Room Blues, Down With The Old Canoe, Two Little Rosebuds, Intoxicated Rat, and I Didn't Hear Anybody Pray (aka Wreck On The Highway), plus more than two dozen previously unreleased recordings!

In 1932, Dorsey and Howard Dixon who worked in the textile mills of East Rockingham, North Carolina, started performing together informally as a guitar-and-steel-guitar duo. Two years later, their haunting tragic songs and textile blues landed them a regular radio spot on WBT's Crazy Barn Dance. Between 1936 and 1938, the Dixons recorded, either together or with other partners, more than ninety selections for RCA-Victor, including such now-classic songs as Weave Room Blues, Spinning Room Blues, Intoxicated Rat, Down With The Old Canoe, and I Didn't Hear Anybody Pray. The Dixon Brothers became one of the best-known and most popular hillbilly brother duos of the Great Depression, and this boxed set represents the first ever devoted to their remarkable work.
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Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • Weave Room Blues
  • Two Little Rosebuds
  • Sales Tax On The Women
  • Intoxicated Rat
  • Not Turning Back
  • White Flower For You
  • Answer To Maple On The Hill û Part 1
  • Answer To Maple On The Hill û Part 3
  • Greenback Dollar û Part 2
  • Spinning Room Blues
  • My Girl In Sunny Tennessee
  • A Wonderful Day
  • Are You Sure'
  • That Old Vacant Chair
  • I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail - Pa
  • Never To Be Sweethearts Again
  • Bonnie Blue Eyes û Part 2 (Hush Little Bonnie
  • Ocean Of Life
  • Rambling Gambler
  • Dark Eyes
  • Easter Day
  • That Old True Love
  • Answer To Maple On The Hill û Part 4
  • Beautiful Stars
  • I Will Meet My Precious Mother
  • Weaver's Life
  • Darling Do You Miss Me
  • Little Bessie
  • How Can A Broke Man Be Happy
Disc 2:
  • The School House Fire
  • She Tickles Me
  • Fisherman's Luck
  • At Twilight Old Pal Of Yesterday
  • Call Me Pal Of Mine
  • I Won't Accept Anything For My Soul
  • What Can I Give In Exchange
  • What Would You Give In Exchange û Part 5
  • The Girl I Left In Danville
  • Two Little Boys
  • The Lonely Prisoner
  • The Old Home Brew
  • Always Waiting For You
  • When Jesus Appears
  • Satisfied At Last
  • Shining City Over The River
  • Honey It's Just Because
  • Back To My Wyoming Home
  • I Can't Tell Why I Love You
  • Under The Old Cherry Tree
  • Blessed Promise In Store
  • Anywhere Is Home
  • Beneath An Old Maple
  • Fields On Fire
  • The Blood Of Jesus Saved Me
  • Where Shall I Be
  • Promise In The Book Of Life
  • Broken Hearted Girl
  • Woman's Answer To 'What Is Home Without Love'
Disc 3:
  • Hobo Jack The Rambler
  • More Pretty Girls Than One û Part 3
  • There's A Place In My Home For Mother
  • Bootlegger's Story
  • Wonder Who's Kissing Her û Part 2
  • Prisoner's Plea
  • Faithless Husband
  • Down With The Old Canoe
  • I Didn't Hear Anybody Pray
  • Glorious Light Is Dawning
  • Have Courage To Only Say No
  • A Mother, A Father, A Baby
  • A Church At The Foot Of The Hill
  • By Himself
  • Tempted And Tried
  • Time For Me To Go
  • Beyond Black Smoke
  • When Gabriel Blows His Trumpet For Me
  • Speak Evil Of No Man
  • Jimmie And Sallie
  • The Story Of George Collins
  • The Light Of Homer Rogers
  • After The Ball
  • Twas Only A Dream
  • Answer To Broken Engagement
  • By The Old Oaken Bucket, Louise
  • Honey Baby Mine
  • My Trundle Bed
  • New Trouble
Disc 4:
  • Babies In The Mill
  • The Factory Girl
  • Hard Times In Here
  • Twister Room Blues
  • When Weaving Time Is Over
  • The Wreck Of The Old 97
  • The Cleveland School House Fire
  • Wreck On The Highway
  • Naomi Wise
  • Our Johnny
  • Mommy, Will My Doggie Understand'
  • Bill Dodson's Last Run
  • The Great Convoy
  • Jesse James
  • Give Me My Flowers While I'm Living
  • Be At Home Soon Tonight, My Dear Boy
  • Tomorrow
  • The Worried Bum (I Saw The Wood)
  • If I Knock The 'L' Out Of Timothy Kelly
  • The Burglar Man
  • The Christmas Cake
  • The Hungry Hash House
  • I'm Not Turning Backward
  • Somebody Touched Me
  • Across The Shining River
  • My Name In The Book
  • When That Beautiful City Comes Down
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken
  • I Shall Not Be Moved
  • I Didn't Have A Friend
  • The Church At The Foot Of The Hill

Additional Details

Label: Bear Family Records

Genre: Bluegrass

Run Time: 242 mins

Release Date: 06/15/12

UPC: 4000127168177

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