Live on the Radio: Excerpts from 1953 Radio Broadcasts

Live on the Radio: Excerpts from 1953 Radio Broadcasts

by The Maddox Brothers & RoseThe Maddox Brothers & Rose


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Recorded from radio broadcasts on KXLA in Pasadena, California in 1953 (there are also a couple of tunes from a television program from that year), the fidelity on these isn't so hot. That's understandable; they were recorded by a teenager using early-'50s technology, after all, with no eye for professional release. As was already demonstrated by other radio performance collections of the groups on Arhoolie, the Maddoxes had a large repertoire and enjoyed using their radio time to cover everything from novelties to boogies to spirituals to classics like "Mule Skinner Blues" and "Silent Night, Holy Night." Their exuberance is unfailing, though as the sound is lo-fi and the presentation riddled with corny jokes and short skits from the band members, it's not a suitable introduction to their significant body of music. That observation, and the low rating assigned to the album, should not be taken to mean it's not a worthwhile release for Maddox Brothers fans. The performances are good, there's much historical interest in hearing the band in a live-ish setting, and with 74 minutes of material (including, minus the skits, about 30 songs), it's decent value for the money.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/18/1998
Label: Arhoolie Records
UPC: 0096297046722
catalogNumber: 467
Rank: 86069

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maddox Brothers & Rose   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Jimmie Davis   Composer
Tennessee Ernie Ford   Composer
Lefty Frizzell   Composer
Joe Maphis   Composer
Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Slim Whitman   Composer
Tommy Collins   Composer
Link Davis   Composer
Franz Gruber   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Henry Jackson Company   Composer
Hy Heath   Composer
Velma Middleton   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Chris Strachwitz   Producer,Liner Notes
Elizabeth Weil   Cover Design
Hank Williams   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey   Composer
Chris Monroe   Composer
Fiddlin' Arthur Smith   Composer
Rose Lee   Composer
W.S. Stevenson   Composer
Joseph Mohr   Composer
Jack Rollins   Composer
Chester Smith   Composer
Weldon Allard   Composer
Cleavant Derricks   Composer
Max Fidler   Composer
Morgan K. Dodge   Tray Card
Traditional   Composer
Johnny Hathcock   Composer
Hazel Houser   Composer
Johnny Lange   Composer
Merl Lindsay   Composer
Lew Porter   Composer
Lee Bond   Composer
Steve Nelson   Composer
W. Allard   Composer
J. Hatchcock   Composer

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