OPRY OLD TIMERS McGees & Crook Bros

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

More great old time music on Starday SLP 182 from 1962. It seems almost every veteran from the pre-war era Opry that was still kicking around by the early '60's made an album for Starday. When this album was recorded Sam and Kirk McGee and the Crook Brothers were still being featured on Saturday nights to represent the early Opry string band sound. Added to the mix is Jerry Rivers, the fiddler with Hank Williams' Drifting Cowboys.
I bought this album in a flea market over ten years ago and have enjoyed it thoroughly, hopefully you will too!

Includes jacket scans.

*Track #15 is a bonus I added, "Lost Indian" by the Crook Brothers. It's from the same session as this album, and was first featured on the Starday LP "Fiddler's Hall Of Fame", SLP 209 in 1963.


1. Sam & Kirk McGee - Roll On Buddy
2. Crook Brothers - John Henry
3. Sam & Kirk McGee - Hung Down My Head And Cried
4. Crook Brothers - Black Mountain Rag (Instrumental)
5. Sam & Kirk McGee - Freight Train Blues
6. Crook Brothers - Soldier's Joy (Instrumental)
7. Sam & Kirk McGee - Roll Along Jordan
8. Crook Brothers - Ragtime Annie (Instrumental)
9. Sam & Kirk McGee - My Gal's A High Born Lady
10. Crook Brothers - Lost John (Instrumental)
11. Sam & Kirk McGee- Coming From The Ball
12. Crook Brothers - Liberty (Instrumental)
13. Sam & Kirk McGee - Chittlin' Cookin' Time In Cheatham County
14. Crook Brothers - Will The Circle Be Unbroken
15. Crook Brothers - Lost Indian (Instrumental)*

*download here*


Unknown said...

Mike remember when I bought the entire Starday catalogue at a yard sale , that was being run by a previous manager from the record plant in London , and I found that huge collection over at Sherwood Forest with all the 78's and original pressings of blues and country lp's ... Well your making me wish I still had all these seeing these old covers and hearing that Don Messer certainly brings back memories .

Lonesome Lefty said...

Well Steve, go find me some more of those Stardays (Sparton pressed them in London after all!). I need your spider sense when it comes to scavenging records...