BLUE SKY BOYS Rare Song Gems

Thursday, January 29, 2009


In 1962, Starday Records arranged through Bill Bolick to issue an album of the Blue Sky Boys recordings which he had preserved on electrical transcriptions originally intended for radio broadcast. The result was SLP-205, colourfully titled "A Treasury Of Rare Song Gems From The Past". The popularity of the LP led Starday to bring Bill and Earl Bolick to Nashville to record two more albums of new material. Those albums launched the brothers on another career which lasted well into the 1970's, including more albums on Capitol, County and Rounder and numerous re-issue LPs of their seminal recordings for the Bluebird and RCA Victor labels.
Those two albums from 1963 have already been featured at the Scratchy Attic, so to complete the boy's Starday discography, here's that first collection of vintage recordings. It features many of the Bolick's signature songs, as well a bonus in the form of fiddler Curly Parker's wonderully old-timey solos. These tracks are really the boys at their prime.

Click here for a biography of Bill and Earl Bolick, the Blue Sky Boys

Tracks:

1. The Sunny Side Of Life
2. As Long As I Live
3. Nine Pound Hammer
4. A Picture From Life's Other Side
5. The Longest Train I Ever Saw
6. Golden Slippers(Instrumental)
7. I Have Found The Way
8. Tugboat(Instrumental)
9. The Last Letter
10. Mary Of The Wild Moor
11. Get Along Home
12. Black Mountain Blues(Instrumental)
13. There's Been A Change
14. Row Us Over The Tide
15. Dust On The Bible
16. Turn Your Radio On

*download here*

2 comments:

jazzme said...

Finally you posted something I owned at one time , bought it from Pete years ago

KL from NYC said...

Thank you. I look forward to hearing this.
(The post is old, but the link still works.)