Dickens, Hazel And Alice Gerrard / Sing Me Back Home: The Dc Tapes, 1965-1969
Album: Sing Me Back Home: The Dc Tapes, 1965-1969   Collection:Country
Artist:Dickens, Hazel And Alice Gerrard   Added:Dec 2018
Label:Trade Root Music, Llc  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-12-23 Pull Date: 2019-02-24 Charts: Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending: Feb 24 Feb 17 Feb 10 Feb 3 Jan 20 Jan 13 Jan 6 Dec 30
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 22, 2019: Traditions
Sing Me Back Home
4. Feb 08, 2019: Traditions
James Alley Blues, This Little Light Of Mine
2. Feb 18, 2019: Emergency Crew for PACC
Sing Me Back Home, No One To Welcome Me Home, Are Yyou All Alone, Little Darling Pal Of Mine
5. Jan 29, 2019: That's Not Bluegrass
Will You Miss Me
3. Feb 15, 2019: Traditions
Tell Me That You Love Me, Bye Bye Love
6. Jan 18, 2019: Traditions
This Little Light Of Mine

Album Review
Kim Walter
Reviewed 2018-12-18
Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, Sing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes, 1965-1969
Label: Free Dirt Records
Reviewed by: kim Walter, Dec 2018

In the unforgettable words of my mother, “Boy, this is really terrible.” However, I heartily disagree, because this sounds exactly like it should: a delightful array of songs from Alice’s private archive of songs recorded between 1965 - 1969, back when men were not only the main purveyors of bluegrass, they were the mainstay of the music business. These are songs created at home, with only two voices and a handful of instruments, and cover a vast amount of both popular music like The Carter Family, The Louvin Brothers, Jimmie Rodgers, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, as well as other classics that blur the line between old-timey music and bluegrass. My favorite thing about it is exactly what my mother hates: the lo fi / unprofessional quality. But, I like hearing them talking and coughing! It really just adds to the whole vintage appeal, ie music by and for REAL PEOPLE. Honestly, they are all great. Since most of the songs are very similar, I’m not reviewing it track by track, but here are some highlights:
: 1 is a fun version of a familiar tune,
3 is very nasal, 6 and 14 are slower bluesy numbers
, **5 is like dueling voices,
10 is very BLUEGRASS, but play ANYTHING!!

Track Listing
1. Bye Bye Love   10. Let Me Fall
2. Tell Me That You Love Me   11. Will You Miss Me
3. Seven Year Blues   12. No Telephone In Heaven
4. Cannonball Blues   13. I'll Wash Our Love From My Heart
5. This Little Light Of Mine   14. No Hard Times
6. James Alley Blues   15. Why Not Confess
7. Little Darling Pal Of Mine   16. Bound To Ride
8. Are Yyou All Alone   17. Sing Me Back Home
9. No One To Welcome Me Home   18. First Whippoorwill
  19. In The Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)