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Dixon Brothers A Blessing To People

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Dixon Brothers: A Blessing To People

4-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 164-page hardcover book, 121 tracks. Playing time approx. 242 mns.

'Dorsey Dixon is the poet laureate of [America's] textile industry.' - Archie Green. The definitive collection of one of the quintessential Depression-era hillbilly brother duos. A treasury of sacred, secular, and industrial songs from the Carolinas, many of them written by Dorsey M. Dixon, author of Wreck On The Highway and other country, bluegrass, and folk music standards. True classics of Americana! Features all surviving recordings by the Dixon Brothers and their affiliated groups. Together in one place for the first time! Also includes thirty-three solo recordings by Dorsey M. Dixon from 1961-1962. Includes the original versions of Weave Room Blues, Spinning Room Blues, Down With The Old Canoe, Two Little Rosebuds, Intoxicated Rat, and I Didn't Hear Anybody Pray (aka Wreck On The Highway), plus more than two dozen previously unreleased recordings!

In 1932, Dorsey and Howard Dixon who worked in the textile mills of East Rockingham, North Carolina, started performing together informally as a guitar-and-steel-guitar duo. Two years later, their haunting tragic songs and textile blues landed them a regular radio spot on WBT's Crazy Barn Dance. Between 1936 and 1938, the Dixons recorded, either together or with other partners, more than ninety selections for RCA-Victor, including such now-classic songs as Weave Room Blues, Spinning Room Blues, Intoxicated Rat, Down With The Old Canoe, and I Didn't Hear Anybody Pray. The Dixon Brothers became one of the best-known and most popular hillbilly brother duos of the Great Depression, and this boxed set represents the first ever devoted to their remarkable work.

The meticulously restored songs on this 4-CD set comprise every surviving recording by the Dixon Brothers and their affiliated groups. The accompanying 164-page, LP-sized hardcover book contains a new biographical essay and extensive song notes by historian Patrick Huber, along with many rare and previously unpublished photographs. Also included are complete song lyrics, a detailed discography, and reproductions of the original session sheets.

Authentic Americana gains in popularity every year, and most of these classic recordings haven't been heard since the Great Depression.

4-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 164-page hardcover book, 121 tracks. Playing time approx. 242 mns


 

Songs

Dixon Brothers - A Blessing To People Medium 1
1: Weave Room Blues
2: Two Little Rosebuds
3: Sales Tax On The Women
4: Intoxicated Rat
5: Not Turning Back
6: White Flower For You
7: Answer To Maple On The Hill û Part 1
8: Answer To Maple On The Hill û Part 3
9: Greenback Dollar û Part 2
10: Spinning Room Blues
11: My Girl In Sunny Tennessee
12: A Wonderful Day
13: Are You Sure?
14: That Old Vacant Chair
15: I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail - Pa
16: Never To Be Sweethearts Again
17: Bonnie Blue Eyes û Part 2 (Hush Little Bonnie
18: Ocean Of Life
19: Rambling Gambler
20: Dark Eyes
21: Easter Day
22: That Old True Love
23: Answer To Maple On The Hill û Part 4
24: Beautiful Stars
25: I Will Meet My Precious Mother
26: Weaver's Life
27: Darling Do You Miss Me
28: Little Bessie
29: How Can A Broke Man Be Happy
Dixon Brothers - A Blessing To People Medium 2
1: How Can A Broke Man Be Happy
2: The School House Fire
3: She Tickles Me
4: Fisherman's Luck  
5: At Twilight Old Pal Of Yesterday  
6: Call Me Pal Of Mine  
7: I Won't Accept Anything For My Soul  
8: What Can I Give In Exchange  
9: What Would You Give In Exchange û Part 5  
10: The Girl I Left In Danville  
11: Two Little Boys  
12: The Lonely Prisoner  
13: The Old Home Brew  
14: Always Waiting For You  
15: When Jesus Appears  
16: Satisfied At Last  
17: Shining City Over The River  
18: Honey It's Just Because  
19: Back To My Wyoming Home  
20: I Can't Tell Why I Love You  
21: Under The Old Cherry Tree  
22: Blessed Promise In Store  
23: Anywhere Is Home  
24: Beneath An Old Maple  
25: Fields On Fire  
26: The Blood Of Jesus Saved Me  
27: Where Shall I Be  
28: Promise In The Book Of Life  
29: Broken Hearted Girl  
30: Woman's Answer To 'What Is Home Without Love'  
Dixon Brothers - A Blessing To People Medium 3
1: Hobo Jack The Rambler  
2: More Pretty Girls Than One û Part 3  
3: There's A Place In My Home For Mother  
4: Bootlegger's Story  
5: Wonder Who's Kissing Her û Part 2  
6: Prisoner's Plea  
7: Faithless Husband  
8: Down With The Old Canoe  
9: I Didn't Hear Anybody Pray  
10: Glorious Light Is Dawning  
11: Have Courage To Only Say No  
12: A Mother, A Father, A Baby  
13: A Church At The Foot Of The Hill  
14: By Himself  
15: Tempted And Tried  
16: Time For Me To Go  
17: Beyond Black Smoke  
18: When Gabriel Blows His Trumpet For Me  
19: Speak Evil Of No Man  
20: Jimmie And Sallie  
21: The Story Of George Collins  
22: The Light Of Homer Rogers  
23: After The Ball  
24: 'Twas Only A Dream  
25: Answer To Broken Engagement  
26: By The Old Oaken Bucket, Louise  
27: Honey Baby Mine  
28: My Trundle Bed  
29: New Trouble  
Dixon Brothers - A Blessing To People Medium 4
1: Babies In The Mill  
2: The Factory Girl  
3: Hard Times In Here  
4: Weave Room Blues  
5: Twister Room Blues  
6: When Weaving Time Is Over  
7: The Wreck Of The Old 97  
8: The Cleveland School House Fire  
9: Wreck On The Highway  
10: Naomi Wise  
11: Our Johnny  
12: Mommy, Will My Doggie Understand?  
13: Bill Dodson's Last Run  
14: The Great Convoy  
15: Jesse James  
16: Give Me My Flowers While I'm Living  
17: Be At Home Soon Tonight, My Dear Boy  
18: Tomorrow  
19: The Worried Bum (I Saw The Wood)  
20: She Tickles Me  
21: If I Knock The 'L' Out Of Timothy Kelly  
22: The Burglar Man  
23: The Christmas Cake  
24: The Hungry Hash House  
25: I'm Not Turning Backward  
26: Somebody Touched Me  
27: Across The Shining River  
28: My Name In The Book  
29: When That Beautiful City Comes Down  
30: Will The Circle Be Unbroken  
31: I Shall Not Be Moved  
32: I Didn't Have A Friend  
33: The Church At The Foot Of The Hill  

 

Artikeleigenschaften von Dixon Brothers: A Blessing To People

  • Interpret: Dixon Brothers

  • Albumtitel: A Blessing To People

  • Format Box set
  • Genre Country

  • Music Genre Country Music
  • Music Style Oldtime Country 1920s / 30s / 40s
  • Music Sub-Genre 010 Oldtime Country 1920/30/40s
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Title A Blessing To People
  • Label BEAR FAMILY RECORDS

  • Price code DK
  • SubGenre Country - Traditional Country

  • EAN: 4000127168177

  • weight in Kg 2.100
 
 

Artist description "Dixon Brothers, The"

The Dixon Brothers

THE DIXON BROTHERS

9. Weave Room Blues

(Dorsey M. Dixon)

Bluebird B 6441; Montgomery Ward M 7024

 

Im Textilgürtel der Carolinas unterhielten Dorsey und Howard Dixon ihre Zuhörer per Radio und Schallplatte. Ihre selbst geschriebenen Songs beschrieben das Leben in dem von der Depression gebeutelten Süden. Die meisten Songs schrieb Leadsänger Dorsey Dixon. Die Dixon Brothers kombinierten religiöse Lieder und humorvolles neues Material mit fesselnden Geschichten über heimische Tragödien oder den Frust der Fabrikarbeit. Ihre Veröffentlichungen auf Bluebird wurden weit über die Region des Piedmont hinaus begeistert aufgenommen. Mit der Wiederveröffentlichung von Intoxicated Rat auf Victors Zusammenstellung 'Smoky Mountain Ballads' im Jahr 1941 führte der Folklorist John A. Lomax die Dixon Brothers bei städtischen Freunden der Folkmusic im Norden ein. Roy Acuff machte I Didn't Hear Anybody Pray von den Dixons zum Country-Hit Wreck On The Highway. Pioniere des Folk Revivals wie Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger und Jean Ritchie coverten jeweils mindestens einen Song der Dixons, ebenso wie Jahre später Doc Watson, George Jones, Townes Van Zandt und Brook Benton.

Dorsey Murdock Dixon wurde am 14. Oktober 1897 in Darlington, South Carolina geboren. Er kam zu früh auf die Welt, wog lediglich drei Pfund und überlebte das Säuglingsalter nur knapp. Sein Bruder Howard Britten Dixon wurde am 19. Juni 1903 in der Nähe von Kelleytown geboren. Die Eltern von sieben Kindern waren kleine Landpächter und Arbeiter in den Baumwollspinnereien Darlingtons.

Dorsey Dixon beherrschte im Alter von fünfzehn Jahren Fiddle und Gitarre; seine jüngeren Brüder Howard und Tommy übten sich im Harmoniegesang. Tommy starb 1920 im Alter von 15 Jahren und nun sangen Dorsey und Howard zusammen.

Nachdem er fünf Jahre als Eisenbahnsignalwärter gearbeitet hatte, kündigte Dorsey 1920 und wurde Weber in einer Baumwollspinnerei. Howard folgte ihm und bekam einen Job als Springer.[i] 1925 zog Dorsey nach Rockingham, North Carolina, um dort als Weber in der Hannah Pickett Mill zu arbeiten. Howard und seine Familie schlossen sich ihm bald an. Die Brüder gründeten ein Duo; Dorsey spielte Fiddle und Howard begleitete ihn auf der Gitarre. 1931 besuchten sie ein privates Konzert von Jimmie Tarlton, einem Kollegen aus der Spinnerei. Tarlton spielte Steelgitarre und sang Tenorstimme. Im Duo mit Tom Darby spielte er eine Reihe von populären Columbia-Platten ein. Nachdem die Brüder ein paar Stücke gesungen hatten, zeigte Tarlton Dorsey, wie man mit Fingerpicks spielt. Kurz darauf erwarb Howard eine einfache Gitarre, hob die Saiten über dem Griffbrett an und experimentierte mit einem kleinen Rundstahl und offener Hawaii-Stimmung.

Während er an sechzehn Webstühlen arbeitete, schrieb Dorsey Weave Room Blues, ein Lied, das die Härte des Jobs und die Schwierigkeiten, mit dem Lohn eines Webers über die Runden zu kommen, beschrieb. Als die lokale Tageszeitung, die 'Rockingham Post-Dispatch', den Liedtext am 25. Februar 1932 abdruckte, fürchtete Dorsey um seinen Job. Der Besitzer der Spinnerei jedoch mochte den Song und suchte Dorsey in der Weberei auf, um ihm zu gratulieren.

5. The Midnight Special (& The Golden Gate Quartet)

Anfang 1934 spielten die Brüder mit Erfolg bei 'The Crazy Barn Dance' vor, einer neuen Country Music Show auf WBT in Charlotte. Die beiden kündigten ihre Jobs in Rockingham und traten im Duo und als Teil von J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers auf. Das ständige Unterwegssein und die schlechte Bezahlung belastete das Familienleben, deshalb kehrten sie im Oktober 1935 schließlich zu den Spinnereien zurück. Ein Talentsucher von Victor hatte sie jedoch im Radio gehört und bot ihnen einen Schallplattenvertrag an.

Die ersten Aufnahmen für Bluebird entstanden am 12. Februar 1936 in Charlotte. Die Dixon Brothers hatten sechs Songs vorbereitet, darunter den Weave Room Blues, der bei den Hörern von WBT äußerst beliebt war. Dieser Song erschien auf der zweiten Platte für Bluebird. Nach Aussage von Patrick Huber, Historiker und Dixon-Experte, verkaufte sich Weave Room Blues in der Piedmont-Region gut. Es gab sogar eine Coverversion von Fisher Hendley auf Vocalion. Dieser Song könnte Pete Seeger zu seinem Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues inspiriert haben, den er 1947 aufnahm. Beide Songs erinnern in ihrer Melodie an den Pophit Alcoholic Blues aus dem Jahr 1919, geschrieben von Edward Laska und Albert Von Tilzer.

Bis zur Beendigung ihrer Partnerschaft im Jahr 1939 nahmen Dorsey und Howard Dixon fünfundfünfzig Songs für Bluebird auf. Unweigerlich kehrten beide Männer in die Textilfabrik zurück. Howard ging nach East Rockingham. Dorsey zog zuerst nach Greenville, South Carolina, und 1947 nach New York; ein Jahr später folgte er seinem Bruder in die Aleo Mill von East Rockingham.

[i] Je nachdem was gerade anfiel oder wer gerade ausfiel – der Springer musste überall ran.

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From: Redecker 2014-03-13 13:17:32

Thank you to everyone who made possible this fine tribute to Dorsey and Howard Dixon. A Blessing to People is just that.
The Old-Time-Herald 11/2013 Sarah Bryan

 
From: Redecker 2014-03-13 13:17:20

Real deal hillbilly music direct from the mother lode. This box set features all the Dixon Brothers recordings that are still availalble.
Maverick 5-6/2013 Alan Cackett

 
From: Redecker 2014-03-13 13:17:00

Ein beeindruckendes Zeit- und Musikdokument aus der Great Depression"-Ära.
Stereoplay 10/2011"

 
From: Redecker 2014-03-13 13:16:44

Man muss Bear Family einmal mehr für diese archivarische Arbeit der Extraklasse danken - und hält mit dieser Box einen einmaligen Schatz in den Händen.
Good Times 5/2012 Ulrich Schwartz

 
From: Redecker 2014-03-13 13:16:00

Honouring the forgotten troubadours of the Carolina cotton mills. It's shot through with musicality, of songs made by and for the people.
Record Collector 10/12 Tim Holmes

 
From: Redecker 2014-03-13 13:15:41

Ein richtige Leckerbissen für den Sammler! Umfassend,einmalig und beeidruckend ist diese Zusammnestellung, ein Baustein im Fundament der Entstehung der heutigen Country Music.
Western Mail 8/12 Manfred Hesse

 
 
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