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Rough Neck Blues

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Audio CD, December 27, 2012
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Editorial Reviews

Pig in a Pen (2:01)
Rough Neck Blues (2:45)
Oh Take Me Back (3:25)
Shake That Thing (3:13)
Garten Mother’s Lullabye (2:51)
Black-Eyed Suzie (3:03)
The Farmer’s Curst Wife (3:14)
Next Week Sometime (3:21)
Sportin’ Life Blues (5:30)
Skippin’ and a-Flyin’ (2:35)
Total running time, 32 minutes

“Rough Neck Blues” owes something (three songs, to be exact) to the Allen Brothers, a music act from Chattanooga in the 1930s. The title track, the droll “Next Week Sometime,” and “Skippin and a-Flyin’ ” all originate with this comic vaudeville act.

“Oh Take Me Back” originates with the Carter Family. “Shake That Thing,” learned from the recordings of Papa Charlie Jackson, also originates in the vaudeville era. “Garten Mother’s Lullabye,” a sweet and melodic waltz, is one of the earliest known Celtic lullabyes. “Black-Eyed Suzie” is early country fare. “The Farmer’s Curst Wife” is a Child ballad in which the Devil comes to take one of the farmer’s family away.

“Sportin’ Life Blues” is learned from Brownie McGhee.

Dean Rathje: voices, guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro, bass.

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Pig in a Pen
  2. Rough Neck Blues
  3. Oh Take Me Back
  4. Shake That Thing
  5. Garten Mother's Lullabye
  6. Black–Eyed Suzie
  7. The Farmer's Curst Wife
  8. Next Week Sometime
  9. Sportin' Life Blues
  10. Skippin' and a–Flyin'

Product details

  • Audio CD (December 27, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: December 12, 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: New Leaf Music
  • Run Time: 32 minutes
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