Jalopy Records

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Clarence Ashley
Live and In Person: Greenwich Village 1963
Jalopy Records
LP
$15

"Clarence Ashley - Live And In Person is the first all-new album in over 50 years by the legendary singer and banjo player who helped introduce old time country music to audiences throughout the nation. Clarence Ashley (1895-1967) recorded for Columbia Records in 1929, was featured on Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music in 1952, and toured the US in the 1960s. Jalopy's vinyl-only release was produced in 2016 by Peter K. Siegel, from tapes he personally recorded in 1963 at the Greenwich Village folk club Gerdes Folk City. All 14 tracks are being released for the first time. John Cohen, founding member of The New Lost City Ramblers, wrote the liner notes and provided never-before-seen photographs of Ashley in Greenwich Village. A 16-page illustrated booklet includes additional notes by Peter K. Siegel and Eli Smith. Live And In Person is Clarence Ashley's first and only live album. He is accompanied on the album by guitarist Tex Isley, a member of Charlie Monroe's Kentucky Partners." - Jalopy Records. Hear a clip of his classic Dark Holler.

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Pat Conte
American Songs with Fiddle and Banjo
Jalopy Records
LP
$12

First album on Jalopy Records, released by the venue of the same name that’s located a short walk away from 50 Miles’ home base.  Edition of 500 red vinyl copies with liner notes insert, sounds great, very nicely done. 

“The Jalopy Theatre and School of Music proudly presents Pat Conte in the release of American Songs with Fiddle and Banjo, the debut album of the brand new label, Jalopy Records. Pat Conte, a longtime musician and collector of world folk music (producer of The Secret Museum of Mankind series on Yazoo Records) has put together fourteen tunes, specifically arranged for the fiddle and banjo. The record spans old-time, primitive blues and archaic songs to celebrate the harmonious and traditional pairing of these instruments in American music. … Conte has performed with dozens of bands, most notably The Otis Brothers, Major Contay and the Canebrake Rattlers and The Empire State String Ticklers.” – Jalopy. Hear it on bandcamp.

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Various Artists
Lost Train Blues
Jalopy Records
LP
$14

Lost Train Blues features 22 selections from the vast holdings of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, 13 of them have never been issued before. The record includes work songs, ballads, blues, political and union songs, guitar, banjo & fiddle music, and Native American vocal music. These recordings were made between 1933 and 1950 and represent the birth of the folk music collections at the Library of Congress, now the largest repository of folk and enthographic holdings in the world. The record demonstrates the groundbreaking work of Alan Lomax and his father John Lomax, but also places them with the context of other important early field workers.

“The deluxe record includes liner notes by Alan Lomax archive curator Nathan Salsburg, as well as a 14 page booklet with photographs and original research about each song, artist and folklorist. The cover features an original lithograph by artist Jeff Tocci. Each selection has been retransferred from original discs and tapes at the Library of Congress and has been carefully remastered by sound engineer Don Fierro making for the best possible audio fidelity.” - Jalopy. Hear Camp Morris & Group's Captain Haney Blues & Buster Buzz Ezell's Roosevelt & Hitler.

Track listing:
Clyde Kingfish Smith - WPA Song
Jesse Wadley - Longest Train I Ever Saw (with John Wadley, Will Jones & Felix Davenport)
Dawson Henson - The Moonshiner
Wilson Stavin Chain Jones - Stavin' Chain
Jesse Morris - Unfortunate Dog or Stony Point
Carl Lathrop - Leather Breeches
Fred Perry & Glenn Carver - Lost Train Blues
James Blind Jim Howard - The Hard-Working Miner (Only a Miner)
Jesse Wadley - St. James Infirmary
Ruby & Oliver Hughes - Lamp Lighting Time in the Valley
Helen Luella & Juanita Hallmark - Cherokee Christian Hymn
Boys Chorus of the Santa Fe Indian School - My One-Eyed Ford
Camp Morris & Group - Captain Haney Blues
James Sneed, JF Duffey & Alvin Sanders - Southern Rag
Elmo & Bill Newcomer - Turkey in the Straw
Elmo Newcomer - Rye Whiskey
Hattie Ellis & Jack Ramsey - Desert Blues
Rowena Knight, Mary Anne Knight, Thelma Hawthorne, & Jerusha Hawthorne - Hard Times
Tillman Cadle - I Don't Want Your Millions Mister
JW Russell - Battle In The Horseshoe
Hammer Clarence Banks, Bob Bentley, Charlie Blake, & Harold Vosburg - Travelin' to that New Buryin' Ground
Buster Buzz Ezell - Roosevelt & Hitler