Monday, October 25, 2010

Uncle Dave Macon (Vetco LP 105)

Uncle Dave Macon

Volume II

Vetco LP 105

Side One (Rite 32767)

Travelin' Down The Road
New Ford Car
Whoop 'em Up Cindy
Tossing The Baby So High
Jordan is a Hard Road to Travel
Station Will Be Changed After Awhile

Side Two (Rite 32768)

The Bum Hotel
Comin' Round The Mountain
Run, Nigger, Run
He Won the Heart of Sarah Jane
Honest Confession is Good For the Soul

Songs recorded between 1925 and 1938. Volume 1 is Vetco LP 101 (Dixie Dewdrop) and Volume 3 is Vetco LP 108 (From Heaven To Earth).

Uncle Dave Macon (October 7, 1870–March 22, 1952), born David Harrison Macon—also known as "The Dixie Dewdrop"—was an American banjo player, singer, songwriter, and comedian. Known for his chin whiskers, plug hat, gold teeth, and gates-ajar collar, he gained regional fame as a vaudeville performer in the early 1920s before going on to become the first star of the Grand Ole Opry in the latter half of the decade.

Macon's music is considered the ultimate bridge between 19th-century American folk and vaudeville music and the phonograph and radio-based music of the early 20th-century. Music historian Charles Wolfe wrote, "If people call yodelling Jimmie Rodgers 'the father of country music,' then Uncle Dave must certainly be 'the grandfather of country music'." Macon's polished stage presence and lively personality have made him one of the most enduring figures of early country music.

From Wikipedia.

A good source of discographical information can be found here :


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