Gid Tanner & the Skillet Lickers

Gid Tanner & the Skillet Lickers

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The Skillet Lickers were a multi-fiddle powerhouse in the 1920s, the old-timey equivalent of a feuding rock & roll supergroup, whose jazz ensemble flash made them arguably the greatest and most exciting string band of all time. Ace fiddlers Gid Tanner, Clayton McMichen, Bert Layne, and one-handed Lowe Stokes were all members, in various combinations. Anchored by Riley Puckett's steady bass runs on guitar, they blazed a path through the dance reels of the day, taking them to soaring heights. This four-disc set is the most complete collection of the Skillet Lickers currently out there, covering sessions recorded in Atlanta and San Antonio between 1926 and 1934. Fiddle standards like "Hell's Broke Loose in Georgia," "Cripple Creek," and "Sugar in the Gourd" are all tackled here at breakneck speed, which is pretty much how these guys did everything.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2012
Label: Jsp Records
UPC: 0788065715526
catalogNumber: 77155
Rank: 86099


Disc 1

  1. Soldier's Joy
  2. Rock That Cradle Lucy
  3. Bonaparte's Retreat
  4. Cripple Creek
  5. Hell's Broke Loose in Georgia
  6. There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight
  7. Rocky Pallet
  8. A Corn Licker Still in Georgia, Pt. 1
  9. A Corn Licker Still in Georgia, Pt. 2
  10. Pass Around the Bottle and We'll All Take a Drink
  11. Hand Me Down My Walking Cane
  12. Alabama Jubilee
  13. Bully of the Town
  14. Where Did You Get That Hat
  15. Goodbye Booze
  16. Mississippi Sawyer
  17. Georgia Waggoner
  18. Rufus
  19. Cumberland Gap on a Buckin' Mule
  20. Hawkins Rag
  21. Skillet Licker Breakdown
  22. Devilish Mary
  23. Old Dan Tucker
  24. Nancy Rollin'
  25. Soldier Will You Marry Me

Disc 2

  1. Sal's Gone to the Cider Mill
  2. New Arkansas Traveller
  3. Leather Breeches
  4. Sugar in the Gourd
  5. Georgia Wagner
  6. Watermelon on the Vine
  7. Don't You Hear Jerusalem Moan
  8. A Fiddler's Convention in Georgia, Pt. 1
  9. A Fiddler's Convention in Georgia, Pt. 2
  10. Settin' in the Chimney Jamb
  11. Prettiest Little Girl in the County
  12. Black Eyed Susie
  13. Cotton-Eyed Joe
  14. Tanner's Boarding House
  15. On Tanner's Farm
  16. Down Yonder
  17. Back Up and Push
  18. Git Along
  19. Whoa, Mule, Whoa
  20. Shortening Bread
  21. Dance All Night with a Bottle in Your Hand
  22. She'll Be Coming Round the Mountain
  23. I Don't Love Nobody
  24. I Got Mine
  25. Old Joe Clark

Disc 3

  1. The Darktown Strutters' Ball
  2. Drink 'Er Down
  3. Dixie
  4. The Girl I Left Behind Me
  5. The Old Gray Mare
  6. John Henry (The Steel Drivin' Man)
  7. Johnson's Old Gray Mule
  8. Possum Hunt on Stump House Mountain, Pt. 1
  9. Possum Hunt on Stump House Mountain, Pt. 2
  10. Bile Them Cabbage Down
  11. It's a Long Way to Tipperary
  12. Old McDonald Had a Farm
  13. Big Ball in Town
  14. I'm Satisfied
  15. Three Nights Drunk
  16. Buckin' Mule
  17. Sleeping Lulu
  18. McMichen's Breakdown
  19. Molly Put the Kettle On
  20. Whistlin' Rufus
  21. Miss McCleod's Reel
  22. Four Cent Cotton
  23. Cacklin' Hen and Rooster Too
  24. Rickett's Hornpipe
  25. Ride Old Buck to Water

Disc 4

  1. Show Me the Way to Go Home
  2. Cotton Baggin'
  3. The Rovin' Gambler
  4. It Ain't Gonna Rain No More
  5. Going on Down Town
  6. Mississippi Sawyer
  7. Flatwoods
  8. Never Seen the Likes Since Gettin' Upstairs
  9. A Night in a Blind Tiger, Pt. 1
  10. A Night in a Blind Tiger, Pt. 2
  11. Ya Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dog Around
  12. Turkey in the Straw
  13. Polly Wolly Doo
  14. Uncle Bud
  15. Liberty
  16. Sal Let Me Chaw Your Rosin
  17. Slow Buck
  18. Cumberland Gap
  19. Hen Cackle
  20. Tra-Le-La-La
  21. Hinkey-Dinkey-Dee
  22. Keep Your Gal at Home
  23. Cotton Patch
  24. Flop-Eared Mule
  25. Soldier's Joy

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gid Tanner   Primary Artist,Banjo,Fiddle,Vocals,Soloist,Harmony,Spoken Word,Vocal Harmony
Ted Hawkins   Mandolin,Vocals
Riley Puckett   Guitar,Vocals,Soloist,Spoken Word,Vocal Harmony
Clayton McMichen   Fiddle,Vocals,Human Whistle,Soloist,Spoken Word,Vocal Harmony
Fate Norris   Banjo,Vocals,Spoken Word,Vocal Harmony
Frank Walker   Spoken Word
Bert Layne   Fiddle,Spoken Word
Lowe Stokes   Fiddle,Spoken Word,Vocal Harmony
Gordon Tanner   Fiddle,Mandolin
Bill Brown   Spoken Word
Dan Hornsby   Vocals,Spoken Word
Faith Norris   Banjo,Vocals

Technical Credits

Gid Tanner   Vocal Effect,Duet
Pat Harrison   Annotation
Faith Norris   Duet

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