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Edison Recordings 1928
Ernest Stoneman
Edison Recordings 1928
Genres: Country, Pop
 
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All Artists: Ernest Stoneman
Title: Edison Recordings 1928
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: County Records
Original Release Date: 7/24/1996
Re-Release Date: 5/7/1996
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Country, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 009001351029

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From a Country Music Family Comes a Monster of a Record
Shannon Burns | Oakwood, IL | 12/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If all of you whom read this have never read the book by Ivan M. Tribe, "The Stonemans", I suggest you do. It tells of the family, the hardships, and how Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman recorded the first million selling country music song "The Sinking of the Titanic." Though some argue Vernon Dalhart was the first to record a million selling song for country music, with his "Prisoner's Song", the Stonemans are the real deal. They recorded and still record only "old timey" or "mountain music" as it was early known. What is not argued is the fact that Pop lead off the Bristol Recordings session. He was instrumental in getting the Carters to be at the session also. He and his family are what country music is supposed to be---and how it should be. They have been for 350 years, no typo that is 350. Unlike some black hatted fool, and his whining street beat imitation quasi EmmOnThem sound alike tramp whom could not carry any of the Stonemans' instruments to the stage for them or a tune for that matter.If you are reading this you probably don't listen to her or him either, so run out and order this recording from Amazon.com. You will never tire from hearing what real music is supposed to be, and why it is essential to keep real country or "Old Timey" music playing. BUY IT!!!!!!!"
Traditional music, Stoneman-style
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 01/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While listening to Ernest Stoneman's old-timey music, one can easily imagine the year is 1828 instead of a century later. Stoneman's performances are a door into the American past, and the voices of his ancestors resonate powerfully within him.

His material includes an instrumental ("Watchman Ring That Bell") and four gospel tunes. Other tracks have rather bleak subject matter. "The Prisoner's Lament" is obvious. "The Unlucky Road To Washington" deals with the assassination of President William McKinley. In "It's Sinful To Flirt" a woman laments a self-drowned suitor, while "Down On The Banks Of The Ohio" may be the darkest example here. The singer stabs the woman he loves and then watches her drown, all because she spurns him.

These one-of-a-kind EDISON test pressings are in remarkably superb condition; sound clarity is excellent, while their value as historic aural documents of the past is immeasureable. Album includes notes on both Stoneman and the individual songs.

TOTAL RUNNING TIME -- 74:22"
Old time music at its best
J. Julian | London UK | 01/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I purchased this CD it did not reall y know much about the artist or his work.In a nutshell it is out standing.This is geat music very well played that still holds up well today and will be enjoyed by all serious music fans.The quality of the recordings is good and its is to be hoped that more Ernest Stoneman recoordings will become available on CD.Very good and not to be missed."