Charlie Poole | You Ain't Talkin' to Me | CD Set

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Charlie Poole, groundbreaking banjoist/songwriter, is known as the –Robert Johnson of country music." With his banjo-fiddle-guitar trio, The North Carolina Ramblers, Poole wrote and recorded country music's first mega-hit single (–Don't Let Your Deal Go Down") and many other classic songs that gave birth to the music of both Bill Monroe and Hank Williams. This three-disc set chronicles the stompin' sides made for Columbia by Poole between 1925 and 1931. In addition, the package also includes performances by the early roots music players and singers who either influenced Charlie Poole or were influenced by him.

Track List:
Disc: 1

  1. Shootin' Creek
  2. Baltimore Fire
  3. Leaving Home
  4. There'll Come a Time
  5. White House Blues
  6. The Highwayman
  7. Hungry Hash House
  8. The Letter That Never Came
  9. Take a Drink on Me
  10. Husband and Wife Were Angry One Night
  11. Ramblin' Blues
  12. Took My Gal A-Walkin'
  13. Old and Only in the Way
  14. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down Blues
  15. Bill Mason
  16. A Kiss Waltz (The North Carolina Ramblers led by Posey Rorer)
  17. Flop Eared Mule (The Highlanders)
  18. A Trip to New York, Pt. 1 (Allegheny Highlanders)
  19. Sweet Sixteen
  20. Write a Letter to My Mother
  21. If the River Was Whiskey
  22. Mother's Last Farewell Kiss
  23. Milwaukee Blues
  24. Where the Whippoorwill Is Whispering Good-Night

Disc: 2

  1. The Girl I Left in Sunny Tennessee
  2. Sunny Tennessee (Floyd County Ramblers)
  3. Bulldog Down in Sunny Tennessee (Dock Walsh)
  4. Moving Day (Arthur Collins)
  5. It's Movin' Day
  6. Home Sweet, Home (Frank Jenkins)
  7. I'm the Man That Rode the Mule 'Round the World
  8. Man That Rode the Mule Around the World (Uncle Dave Macon and Sid Harkreader)
  9. Lynchburg Town (The Highlanders)
  10. Going Down to Lynchburg Town/Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (Blue Ridge Highballers)
  11. Some One (Branch and Coleman)
  12. Monkey on a String (Cal Stewart)
  13. Monkey on a String
  14. Can I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight Mister
  15. May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight, Mister (The Red Fox Chasers)
  16. Married Life Blues (Byron Parker and His Mountaineers)
  17. The Infanta March (Fred Van Eps)
  18. Sunset March
  19. I'll Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms (Carter and Young)
  20. Goodbye Eliza Jane (Peerless Quartet)
  21. Good-Bye Sweet Liza Jane
  22. Good-Bye Booze
  23. Goodbye Booze (Gid Tanner and Fate Norris)
  24. You Ain't Talking to Me (Eddie Morton)
  25. You Ain't Talkin' to Me

Disc: 3

  1. If I Lose, I Don't Care
  2. The Battleship of Maine (Red Patterson's Piedmont Log Rollers)
  3. Budded Rose
  4. Standing by a Window (Clay Everheart and the North Carolina Cooper Boys)
  5. Uncle Dave's Beloved Solo (Uncle Dave Macon)
  6. Come Take a Trip in My Airship (Billy Murray)
  7. I Once Loved a Sailor
  8. Dixie Medley (Sam Moore and Carl Freed)
  9. My Wife, She Has Gone and Left Me (Kelly Harrell _ Virginia String Band)
  10. My Wife Went Away and Left Me
  11. Baby Rose (Billy Murray)
  12. Just Keep Waiting Till the Good Time Comes
  13. Shuffle Feet, Shuffle (Henry Whitter, Fisher Hendley, and Marshall Small)
  14. Coon From Tennessee
  15. Coon From Tennessee (Georgia Crackers)
  16. On the Banks of the Kaney (Big Chief Henry's Indian String Band)
  17. Dixie Medley (Fred Van Eps)
  18. Southern Medley
  19. The Man That Wrote Home Sweet Home Never Was a Married Man (Charlie Parker and Mack Woolbright)
  20. Sweet Sunny South
  21. Take Me Back to the Sweet Sunny South (DaCosta Woltz's Southern Broadcasters)
  22. Oh! Didn't He Ramble (Arthur Collins)
  23. He Rambled