Bluegrass Review March 18, 2017-March 24, 2017 #1712

So many ways to feel unbalanced mentally; and so many ways to sing about it. We play some recent songs depicting the condition, and one representing the reverse. There have been many versions of the song Don’t Let the Deal Go Down in Bluegrass, Old-Time music and other folk genres. On today’s Gem of Bluegrass, we track some of the evolution of this very popular song. We mark the passing of Phil Williams who has appeared with his wife Vivian on many Bluegrass Review shows. Today is the last installment of the work we did together about northwest old-time music. Today, Phil and Vivian present some of their fiddling favorites from their traditional music archives.

Minds; Satisfied and Otherwise

Song Artist CD Label
Let Me Know Infamous Stringdusters Laws of Gravity Compass
My Quiet Mind Gibson Bros In the Ground Rounder
Satisfied Mind Eddie & Martha Adcock Spirited Pinecastle

 

(Isotope 709 Danny Barnes Stove Up )

Gem of Bluegrass 1712: Evolving the Deal

Song Artist CD Label
Don’t Let the Deal Go Down Benny Thomasson The Weiser Reunion Voyager
Don’t Let the Deal Go Down Blues Charlie Poole Old Time Songs County
Deal Rag Various, Walter Taylor American Primitive v. II Revanent
Skin Game Blues Various, Peg Leg Howell American Primitive v. II Revanent
Don’t Let the Deal Go Down Fiddlin’ John Carson v. 6 Document
Don’t Let the Deal Go Down Mike Seeger True Vine Smithsonian Folkways
Don’t Let the Deal Go Down Benny Thomasson The Weiser Reunion Voyager

 

Let Them Know I’m From Virginia Big Country Bluegrass Let Them Know I’m From Virginia Rebel
Highlander’s Farewell Corrina Rose Logston Bluegrass Fiddler Patuxent

Break

Song Artist CD Label
B-flat Medley Ned Lubrecki Take Five

Phil and Vivian Williams Gems of Northwest Old Time Fiddling

Song Artist CD Label
Danny Flanagan’s Clog Joe Pancerzewski
The Black Velvet Blues Neil Johnston
Monkey in the Dog Cart Jim Herd
Rye Straw Lee Stripling

 

Song Artist CD Label
Apple Blossom Benny Thomasson The Weiser Reunion Voyager
(Out on the Ocean Red Allen & the Kentuckians Lonesome and Blue Rebel)
Adams County Breakdown Ned Lubrecki Take Five

Contact Vivian Williams: www.voyagerrecords.com
Contact Phil Nusbaum: www.bluegrassreview.com

Phil Nusbaum’s CD The Dark Before the Storm is available at www.cdbaby.com

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