Continuing with Down Home Radio’s “Awesome Out of Print Records” series – On today’s show I play one record straight through. Its an old County Records LP I picked up called Echoes of the Ozarks Vol. 2, released in 1970. I really like this record, there is some great string band music on here. It was an unexpected treat. I got it somewhere for cheap, didn’t look at it closely at all, figured it would be only mildly interesting. Then I put it on and haven’t been able to stop listening since. I particularly love Reeves’ White County Ramblers use of the old fashioned pump organ in their sound. Apparently they usually used piano, but used the organ because that’s all they had at the recording studio. Glad they did! Its great.
The record features: Reeves’ White County Ramblers, Luke Highnight’s Ozark Strutters, Dr. Smith’s Hoss Hair Pullers, A.E. Ward & His Plowboys, and Fiddlin’ Bob Larkan & Family. All great bands and hard to find. If anybody has volume 1, send it my way! This is an excellent compilation.
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