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Steel Guitar Rag
Jimmie Tarlton
Steel Guitar Rag
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Pop
 
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This riveting bottleneck guitarist is yet another old-time musician rescued from obscurity by the 1960s folk revival. On these 1965 recordings--his first in more than 30 years--Tarlton displays an eclectic mix of hillbilly...  more »

      
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All Artists: Jimmie Tarlton
Title: Steel Guitar Rag
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hightone
Release Date: 10/13/1998
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Pop
Styles: Classic Country, Traditional Blues, Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 012928250320

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This riveting bottleneck guitarist is yet another old-time musician rescued from obscurity by the 1960s folk revival. On these 1965 recordings--his first in more than 30 years--Tarlton displays an eclectic mix of hillbilly folk, Hawaiian ballads, and African American blues. As remarkable as his distinctive bottleneck work is, his moaning, groaning, weary vocal delivery is equally as telling. After all, Tarlton had rambled far and wide--from New York to Texas to California and back to his native South Carolina--before making his first commercial records in 1927. He had jammed with folks such as Jimmie Rodgers, the Delmore Brothers, the Skillet Lickers, and even a young Hank Williams. In this context, his blend of styles, his diverse repertoire, his unique interpretations of traditional songs, and his heartfelt delivery all make perfect sense. --Marc Greilsamer

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One of the Greatest Musicians Who Ever Lived
D. B Pepper | Plainview, NY United States | 12/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Jimmie Tarlton was one of the greatest musicians to have ever graced this earth. Although he was elderly when he made these recordings, they are excellent examples of his work, and demonstrate to us that old age did not remove any of his musical abilities. Originally part of a duo with the mediocre Tom Darby, with whom he cut some of the greatest records ever made, Jimmie Tarlton came up with his own style of music: he sang in a rather European-sounding tenor and falsetto, while playing Old-Timey music and Negro Blues on his guitar within the framework of Hawaiian guitar playing! There was, nor will there ever be, anyone quite like Jimmie Tarlton, whose songs like "John Henry," "Brown Eyes," "Put-Together Blues," "I'll Never Get Drunk Anymore," "Pretty Little Girl," and "Lowe Bonnie" really shine on this disc! Also, take a look at my reviews of other Tarlton cd's."