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Mississippi String Bands 2
Various Artists
Mississippi String Bands 2
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Classical
 
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This volume of traditional fiddle music features even more classic recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. While black musicians are not featured on this CD (or on volume 1), their influence is hard to miss. With the exceptio...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Mississippi String Bands 2
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: County Records
Original Release Date: 7/28/1998
Re-Release Date: 8/18/1998
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Classical
Styles: Classic Country, Traditional Folk, Instruments, Strings
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 009001351425

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This volume of traditional fiddle music features even more classic recordings from the 1920s and 1930s. While black musicians are not featured on this CD (or on volume 1), their influence is hard to miss. With the exception of the four tracks by the Leake County Revelers (who had a lighter, more delicate sound), the music here is characterized by a heavy, throbbing rhythm, full of bluesy slurs, that is often haunting and melancholic. Included are five cuts by Freeny's Barn Dance Band, including their masterpiece, "Sullivan's Hollow," which features beautiful unison fiddling set against a hypnotic rhythm. Also featured are four tracks from 1935 by the Nations Brothers, including the superb "Magnolia One-Step" (mistakenly called "Magnolia Two-Step" on the CD). As in the first volume, the remastering here by Richard Nevins is remarkable and the accompanying booklet is tops--in short, this is an absolute must-have CD for anyone interested in traditional country music or fiddling. --Terry Zwigoff
 

CD Reviews

The definitive MS fiddle collections
bacfire | Collins, MS | 02/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"These collections have brought Mississippi fiddle music into the Old-Time mainstream. There are plenty of unique tunes and some excellent performances here. There are also some familiar tunes under names not seen elsewhere (ex. Charleston #1 = Done Gone). I don't hear the hum mentioned by another reviewer. The audio quality is excellent considering the sources."