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Satan Is Busy In Knoxville: Revisiting The Knoxville Sessions, 1929-1930 distills onto a single CD the major recordings and the groundbreaking research found on Bear Family Records 4-CD box set‚ The Knoxville Sessions, 1929-1930: Knox County Stomp  released in 2016. Satan Is Busy In Knoxville offers 27 essential recordings from the historically significant location sessions conducted during 1929 and 1930 by the Brunswick / Vocalion labels in Knoxville, Tennessee. The recordings include such influential releases of ‘hillbilly music’ as Hugh (Ballard) Cross' original recording of The Wabash Cannon Ball, the Appalachian Vagabond's Peddler And His Wife, and Haskell Wolfenbarger's Sailing Out On The Ocean, as well as such landmark recordings of black Appalachian music as Will Bennett's Railroad Bill, the Tennessee Chocolate Drops' Vine Street Rag, and Leola Manning's The Arcade Building Moan. It also contains new essays by Jack Neely and James 'Sparky' Rucker in which those writers set the Knoxville sessions into historical context and assess the enduring impacts of those sessions. The album also features detailed track-by-track notes by Grammy Award-nominated writer Ted Olson, who produced this compilation. Because Satan Is Busy In Knoxville showcases the usual state-of-the-art sound engineering generally associated with releases from Bear Family Records, these recordings – nearly a century old but painstakingly remastered in 2022 by Marcus Heumann -sound warm and clear. 

01 Garbage Can Blues - The Tennessee Ramblers 02 Lost John - The Southern Moonlight Entertainers 03 Yellow Dog Blues - The Wise String Orchestra 04 Railroad Bill - Will Bennett 05 Sailing Out On The Ocean - Haskell Wolfenbarger 06 The Wabash Cannon Ball - Ballard Cross 07 Double Eagle March - Cal Davenport & His Gang 08 In My Savior's Care - Senior Chapel Quartette 09 Cal West's Yodel Blues -part I - Cal West 10 Back To Old Smoky Mountain - The Smoky Mountain Ramblers 11 I'm Sad And Blue - The Perry County Music Makers 12 I'm On My Way - The Kentucky Holiness Singers 13 Peddler And His Wife  -The Appalachian Vagabond 14 Goodbye Dixie Dear - The Gibbs Brothers with Claude Davis 15 Lookout Valley - Waltz Clayton & His Melody Mountaineers 16 Vine Street Rag - The Tennessee Chocolate Drops with The Tennessee Trio 17 Asleep At The Switch - Robert A. Gardner & Lester McFarland 18 The Nick Nack Song - Ridgel's Fountain Citians 19 It's Funny What Whiskey Will Do - Louis Bird 20 The Arcade Building Moan - Leola Manning 21 Jack And May Bess Pennington 22 Lynchburg Uncle  - Jimmy Thompson 23 Walking With My Lord - The Etowah Quartet 24 Postage Stomp - Maynard Baird & His Orchestra 25 L & N Rag - Alex Hood & His Railroad Boys 26 Knox County Stomp - The Tennessee Chocolate Drops 27 Satan Is Busy In Knoxville - Leola Manning

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Satan Is Busy In Knoxville- Revisting The Knoxville Sessions 1929-1930

Bear Family
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CD

£12.99

Released 13/01/2023Catalogue Number

BCD17593

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Satan Is Busy In Knoxville- Revisting The Knoxville Sessions 1929-1930

Bear Family
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Album artwork for  Satan Is Busy In Knoxville- Revisting The Knoxville Sessions 1929-1930 by Various
CD

£12.99

Released 13/01/2023Catalogue Number

BCD17593

Satan Is Busy In Knoxville: Revisiting The Knoxville Sessions, 1929-1930 distills onto a single CD the major recordings and the groundbreaking research found on Bear Family Records 4-CD box set‚ The Knoxville Sessions, 1929-1930: Knox County Stomp  released in 2016. Satan Is Busy In Knoxville offers 27 essential recordings from the historically significant location sessions conducted during 1929 and 1930 by the Brunswick / Vocalion labels in Knoxville, Tennessee. The recordings include such influential releases of ‘hillbilly music’ as Hugh (Ballard) Cross' original recording of The Wabash Cannon Ball, the Appalachian Vagabond's Peddler And His Wife, and Haskell Wolfenbarger's Sailing Out On The Ocean, as well as such landmark recordings of black Appalachian music as Will Bennett's Railroad Bill, the Tennessee Chocolate Drops' Vine Street Rag, and Leola Manning's The Arcade Building Moan. It also contains new essays by Jack Neely and James 'Sparky' Rucker in which those writers set the Knoxville sessions into historical context and assess the enduring impacts of those sessions. The album also features detailed track-by-track notes by Grammy Award-nominated writer Ted Olson, who produced this compilation. Because Satan Is Busy In Knoxville showcases the usual state-of-the-art sound engineering generally associated with releases from Bear Family Records, these recordings – nearly a century old but painstakingly remastered in 2022 by Marcus Heumann -sound warm and clear. 

01 Garbage Can Blues - The Tennessee Ramblers 02 Lost John - The Southern Moonlight Entertainers 03 Yellow Dog Blues - The Wise String Orchestra 04 Railroad Bill - Will Bennett 05 Sailing Out On The Ocean - Haskell Wolfenbarger 06 The Wabash Cannon Ball - Ballard Cross 07 Double Eagle March - Cal Davenport & His Gang 08 In My Savior's Care - Senior Chapel Quartette 09 Cal West's Yodel Blues -part I - Cal West 10 Back To Old Smoky Mountain - The Smoky Mountain Ramblers 11 I'm Sad And Blue - The Perry County Music Makers 12 I'm On My Way - The Kentucky Holiness Singers 13 Peddler And His Wife  -The Appalachian Vagabond 14 Goodbye Dixie Dear - The Gibbs Brothers with Claude Davis 15 Lookout Valley - Waltz Clayton & His Melody Mountaineers 16 Vine Street Rag - The Tennessee Chocolate Drops with The Tennessee Trio 17 Asleep At The Switch - Robert A. Gardner & Lester McFarland 18 The Nick Nack Song - Ridgel's Fountain Citians 19 It's Funny What Whiskey Will Do - Louis Bird 20 The Arcade Building Moan - Leola Manning 21 Jack And May Bess Pennington 22 Lynchburg Uncle  - Jimmy Thompson 23 Walking With My Lord - The Etowah Quartet 24 Postage Stomp - Maynard Baird & His Orchestra 25 L & N Rag - Alex Hood & His Railroad Boys 26 Knox County Stomp - The Tennessee Chocolate Drops 27 Satan Is Busy In Knoxville - Leola Manning