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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:12/2018
Label:Trade Root Music, Llc 

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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)