Return of ‘The Dead Sea Scrolls’ of Record Collecting

On October 16th, Yazoo Records will release a collection of early country and blues recordings, with the illustrious 2-CD set, ‘The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of’.

This  is a follow up to Yazoo’s lauded 2006 recording, ‘The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of’, which was likened to the ‘holy grail’ for collectors of early blues and country music. Set in an oversized DVD digipack and featuring a caricature cover by award-winning illustrator Drew Friedman, ‘The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of ‘ highlights 46 tracks culled from the 1920s.

The music captured in the set features performances from bluesmen like Charley Patton, Bukka White and Ishman Bracey, cajun fiddler Dennis McGee, country fiddler Eck Robertson, ‘The Dixie Dewdrop’ banjo player Dave Macon, North Carolinian banjo legend Charlie Poole and numerous others.

Audiophiles will take note of the stellar sound quality presented in the tracks as many re-mastered selections have an incredibly modern sound to them.

‘The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of’ includes an extensive 54-page booklet with rare photographs and notes that chronicle the history of collecting 78 records from the beginning in the 1920s through the 1960s.

Dubbed ‘The Dead Sea Scrolls’ of record collecting the booklet marks the first time that this early history has been annotated so thoroughly with first time revelations from pioneer collectors themselves.

Here the track listing

1. Alex Hood & His Railroad Boys “L And N Rag”

2. Hambone Willie Newbern “Roll And Tumble Blues”
3. Appalachia Vagabond (Hayes Shepherd) “Hard For To Love”
4. Washington (Bukka) White “The Panama Limited”
5. Earl Johnson & His Dixie Entertainers “John Henry Blues”
6. Geeshie Wiley “Last Kind Words Blues”
7. Carter Brothers & Son “Old Jaw Bone”
8. B. F. Shelton “Oh Molly Dear”
9. Charley Patton “High Water Everywhere – Part 1”
10. Ernest Stoneman & Kahle Brewer “Lonesome Road Blues”
11. Ishman Bracey “Woman Woman Blues”
12. Fiddlin Powers & Family “Old Molly Hair”
13. Ashley’s Melody Men “Bath House Blues”
14. Dennis McGee & Sady Courville “Mon Chéri Bébé Créole”
15. Willie Walker “Dupree Blues”
16. Packie Dolan & His Boys “Irish Girl / Blue Breeches”
17. Cartwright Brothers “Texas Ranger”
18. L.O. Birkhead & A. E. Ward “Robinson County”
19. Robert Wilkins “That’s No Way To Get Along”
20. Lewis Brothers “Bull At The Wagon”
21. Karola Stocha & S. Bachleda “Koscieliska”
22. Fruit Jar Guzzlers “Stack-O-Lee”
23. Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar Drinkers “Sail Away Ladies”

1. Mississippi Possum Hunters “The Last Shot Got Him”
2. George Edgin’s Corn Dodgers “My Ozark Mountain Home”
3. Henry Thomas “Charmin Betsey”
4. Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers “Milwaukee Blues”
5. Eck Robertson & Family “Texas Wagoner”
6. Joe Evans & Arthur McClain “Two White Horses”
7. Leo Soileau & Mayeus LaFleur “Basile Waltz”
8. Lottie Kimbrough “Rolling Log Blues”
9. Luke Hignight “Fort Smith Breakdown”
10. Carver Boys “Tim Brook”
11. Blind Willie Johnson “Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed”
12. Furry Lewis “Billy Lyons And Stack O’Lee”
13. J. P. Nester & Norman Edmonds “Train On The Island”
14. Tommy Johnson “Lonesome Home Blues”
15. Orkiestra Majkuta “Wściekla Polka”
16. Lulu Jackson “Little Rosewood Casket”
17. E. Mullaney & P. Stack “Maid In A Cherry Tree”
18. Elder Golden P. Harris “I’ll Lead A Christian Life”
19. Fiddling Sam Long “Seneca Square Dance”
20. Blind Blake “Sun To Sun Blues”
21. Blue Ridge Mountain Singers “The Letter That Never Came”
22. Charley Patton “Some These Days I’ll Be Gone”
23. Allison’s Sacred Harp Singers “I’m A Long Time Traveling Away From Home”


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