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Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue

16 Feb 03 - 11:59 AM (#891550)
Subject: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: Richard Wright

We're doing a summer-long 1930s revue. While a lot of it will be show tunes and "pop" tunes it would be great to include some "country" from the time. Any ideas out there on songs or performers? Obviously the material from "Oh Brother" would fit, but it is getting a little over done in some areas.

Richard Wright


16 Feb 03 - 12:01 PM (#891551)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: Bill D

go to The Record Lady and listen and look at the best list on the internet....


16 Feb 03 - 12:04 PM (#891554)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: Bill D

(you will be ovwewhelmed with possible material...but what the heck! *grin*


16 Feb 03 - 01:37 PM (#891614)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: Kaleea

Try looking into some Carter Family recordings. They were popular with the "country folk" then. They recorded such popular songs as "Keep On the Sunny Side," "Wildwood Flower," "Oh Bury Me Beneath the Willow," and many more. The Monroe Brothers were also becoming popular in the '30's and recorded such songs as "All the Good Times are Past and Gone," and "Long Journey Home" and many old time mountain & fiddle tunes. These 2 groups represent the foundation upon which Bluegrass was built. Their contributions are beyond measure! How one could overlook them is unimaginable.


16 Feb 03 - 01:55 PM (#891635)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: GUEST,bdatki

Anything from the Carter Family would be a great choice. I am a big fan of Charlie Poole, he might fit in with your theme well. He often used popular songs of the time and Tin Pan Alley stuff. Although he died in 1931, he helped lay the foundation for the newly emerging hillbilly record business; by the time Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family entered the recording studios, he had already sold a quarter million records.


16 Feb 03 - 03:12 PM (#891690)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: Bill D

and if you don't know them, Carter family songs can be found at Honking Duck

or just go to www.honkingduck.com


16 Feb 03 - 03:23 PM (#891698)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: GUEST,Gern

I believe the biggest hit of the 30s was probably "The Great Speckled Bird" by Roy Acuff. Material by Vernon Dalhart, the Delmore Brothers, Uncle Dave Macon and the Skillet Lickers would fit nicely as well.


16 Feb 03 - 04:17 PM (#891738)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: pattyClink

Jimmie Rodgers died in 1933. Good site has a big list of songs:

songlist


16 Feb 03 - 05:39 PM (#891793)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: masato sakurai

Go to Honkingduck site (Bill D's link), and click on "YEAR".

~Masato


17 Feb 03 - 12:49 AM (#892008)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: John in Brisbane

For guitarists who like the jazz chords from that era I can instantly recommend Ragtime Cowboy Joe as a pop song from mid twenties and Yip Harburg's classic 'Brother Can You Spare A Dime' - plus 'Nobody Wants You When You're Down and Out'. You could try a country version of 'Minnie The Moocher'

Or for something unusual try the original version of (Canadian) Smilin Billy Blinkhorne's 'Poor Ned Kelly' or the more hillbilly 'The Newtons Are Shootin Again'.

Regards, John


17 Feb 03 - 12:56 AM (#892009)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: John in Brisbane

PS If you can handle vocal harmonies, I submitted a three or four part harmony for 'Roll Along Prairie Moon' which (I think) was done by Sons of the Pioneers as well as being a crooners hit in the 30's. I sent the MIDI to Mudcat MIDIs a few years ago and presume that it's still kicking around somewhere.


17 Feb 03 - 10:37 AM (#892036)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: Louie Roy

You can't go wrong with Gene Autry some of his songs he recorded in the 30s will live on forever Louie Roy


17 Feb 03 - 10:58 AM (#892060)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: Frankham

1930's pop songs.

Thanks For the Memory          Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
San Francisco                         Gus Kahn, Kaper
Lazy River                               Hoagy Carmicheal and Sidney Arodin
I'm In the Mood For Love          Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields
Heart and Soul                      Hoagy Carmicheal
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You         George Bassman
Mood Indigo                         Duke Ellington, Irving Mills and Barney Bigard
Moonlight Serenade             Glenn Miller
Once In A While                   Micheal Edwards
Spring Is Here                      Rodgers and Hart
On The Sunny Side of the Street   Jimmy McHugh
Nearness of You                   Hoagy Carmicheal
In The Mood                        Joe Garland
Good Night Sweetheart       Ray Noble, Jimmy Campbell and Reg Connell
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Everything I Have Is Yours   Burton Lane
Blue Hawaii                         Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
Georgia On My Mind          Stuart Gorrell and Hoagy Carmicheal
Moonglow                         Will Hudson, Eddie de Lange and Irving Mills
Stars Fell on Alabama       Mitchell Parish and Frank Perkins
Blue Moon                        Rodgers and Hart
Exactly Like You               Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh

There are many good pop tunes from the thirties as well but the aforementioned all have copyright dates in the thirties.

Frank


17 Feb 03 - 01:12 PM (#892184)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: Steve-o

I have an old double vinyl album of the Blue Sky Boys that would be perfect. Don't know if it's available on more "modern media".


17 Feb 03 - 10:06 PM (#892639)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: Neighmond

"Are you from Dixie? (Cause I'm from Dixie Too!)"
"The Intoxicated Rat"
"The Craydaddy Song"
"Down with the old canoe"
"Engine 143"
"Ragged but right"
"Alverta"


18 Feb 03 - 11:37 AM (#892746)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: GUEST,maire-aine at work

Bradley Kincaid did was on the radio and doing concerts in that period. His archives are with Berea College. You can find more about him at http://www.berea.edu/library/Special/saafindaid/saa13.html

Maybe someone can make this a blue clicky for us.


21 Feb 03 - 12:21 AM (#894906)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: Richard Wright

Thanks for all the suggestions. We have a looooong list of pop and show tunes but want to add some country tunes and with the suggestions here it will be a lot easier. Thanks everyone.

Richard Wright


22 Feb 03 - 12:09 AM (#895669)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: Arkie

A popular group from the 1930s, the Hoosier Hot Shots, had some classics such as "From the Indies to the Andies in His Undies", "I Like Bananas Because They Have No Bones", and "The Coat and Pants Do All The Work but the Vest Gets the Gravy". A visit to Google, using the Advanced Search, with the words "country music" in the box next to "exact words" and "1930s" in the box above or below will provide a multitude of sides to wade through and some good suggestions for songs from that decade.


22 Feb 03 - 12:46 AM (#895682)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: Genie

How about Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys -- songs like San Antonio Rose and Faded Love?

And don't forget the "cowboy songs" -- e.g., Roy Rogers and the Sons Of The Pioneers: Tumblin' Tumbleweeds, Blue Prairie, Cool Water, etc.

Genie


22 Feb 03 - 01:54 AM (#895702)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: Troll

Woody Guthrie was singing on the radio in the '30's. I don't think he recorded until later.

troll


22 Feb 03 - 07:43 PM (#896201)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: SINSULL

Blue Sky Boys are available on CD from CAMSCO. I got mine and they would suit your needs perfectly.


25 Sep 03 - 02:05 PM (#1024804)
Subject: RE: Need 1930s 'country' songs for revue
From: GUEST,Dewey sobosb@webtv.net

Lulu Belle And Scotty. I have two tapes. WLS Chicago. Hank Snow has some really great stuff. I will be 75 on Sunday. So I remember a lot of C & W from the mid and late 30's as I always had my ear to the radio. Your summer shows are probably over.