SONGS OF THE HILLS Audio Lab

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Another Audio Lab album from 1959, this time "Songs Of The Hills", AL 1515. I recently was lucky enough to add this fine album to my collection. It contains tunes by many regional country acts who recorded for the King family of labels at some point. Of special note is Jimmy Martin and Bob(by) Osborne's 1951 recording of "My Lonely Heart", and Red Perkin's original recording of the frequently covered "Big Blue Diamonds", not to mention Jack Cardwell's descriptive tribute, "The Death Of Hank Williams". I also really enjoyed "The Lights Are Growing Dim" by unique-voiced Harvie June Van. With the exception of Martin, Osborne, and Redd Stewart of Pee Wee King fame, these are all artists that had followings, but never made the big time, which to me just makes it that much more interesting. Hopefully all of you out in blogland feel the same. Enjoy!

Includes jacket and label scans

Tracks:

1. Jimmie Osborne-The Death Of Little Kathy Fiscus
2. Shorty Long-Good Night Cincinnati, Good Morning Tennessee
3. Clyde Moody-Shenandoah Waltz
4. Luke McDaniel-Honey, Won't You Please Come Home
5. Redd Stewart-Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine
6. Jimmy Martin & Bob Osborne-My Lonely Heart
7. Jack Cardwell-The Death Of Hank Williams
8. Ann Jones-God Gave Me You
9. Red Perkins-Big Blue Diamonds
10. Charlie Gore-If God Can Forgive You, So Can I
11. Harvie June Van-The Lights Are Growing Dim
12. Pop Eckler-Money, Marbles And Chalk

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16 comments:

brujo said...

thanks Lefty for sharing your unique finds it is remarkable what turns up in thrift stores.It is a matter of being there at the right time .Your posts are always a pleasure to come across and I always learn something new about roots music after a visit.

N said...

Love that Jimmy Martin, and love the writeups. Thanks very much,
Nick

Mellow said...

Thank you very much!

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MK said...

Thanks for all the great tunes! Do you happen to have any recordings of the song "Goodbye Old Paint"? I've been looking for it forever. Keep 'em coming and thanks again!

Best,
Moira

oldiefred said...

Many thanks for the good files!
Most of them I never heard before.
I like your blog

Allen`s Archive said...

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Tud said...

Do you by any chance have any more of the Martin/Osborne material?

Red Neckerson said...

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Dylan Macnab said...

amazing find man!

goodpickin said...

thanks for all the nice stuff

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Aw, this one here is gone to the Dead Link Yard! Could you please re-up this and help an old coot out?

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