on February 4, 2015
...or so Uncle Dave exclaims every so often before, during or after several songs, punctuated with laughing cuckolds and old timey tales of humor and wisdom. A time machine to 1920-30s country music beginnings, and a fun ride it is, filled with homespun humor and catchy banjo pickin' tunes, early classics of "mountain" music before it became designated as country.
I had heard or read more about Uncle Dave Macon, the country music icon, than actually ever hearing any of his music, so I decided to give this 4 disc box set from JSP a chance. What a bargain here! 100 songs (mostly 1920s) with really good sound clarity. Some I recognized as classics of the genre, most I had never heard of before. This a truly a must for fans of early mountain recordings and of Uncle Dave himself. Very pleased with this purchase, play it over and over. A great slice of life and music of significant historical importance...And by the way, Dave's a hoot!