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New from Dust-to-Digital - Joe Bussard Presents The Year of Jubilo

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Joe Bussard Presents The Year of Jubilo - 78 RPM Recordings of Songs from the Civil WarAtlanta, GA - Joe Bussard, a lifelong lover of old-time music, is famous for his passion for finding and preserving old 78 RPM discs, his hospitality to visitors who want to hear them, and his generosity in making them available for reissue so that they can be enjoyed by succeeding generations. Joe is released his latest collection, The Year of Jubilo - 78 RPM Recordings of Songs from the Civil War, on October 16 on the Dust-to-Digital label.

Since we met him almost 20 years ago, Joe has contributed records from his collection to over a dozen Dust-to-Digital titles. In 2005, we issued recordings that he made in the Fonotone Records box set and released a documentary about his life titled Desperate Man Blues. We have underwritten his radio show Country Classics in Atlanta since 2004 and have made it available as a free podcast for the last eight years.

Legendary Collector, Joe Bussard Compiles New Album of Rare, Historical Recordings!

To say that we are fans of Joe and his contribution to saving so many rare recordings would be an understatement. When Joe and his daughter Susannah contacted us last year with the idea to produce a compilation of Civil War tunes it was an easy decision for us to make. The tracks selected for this album were hand-picked by Joe and are his favorite renditions of songs from the Civil War era. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Bussard’s got s**t that God don’t have. It is one of the great glory holds, probably the finest in the world. He was canvassing earlier than most, and he’s been at it longer, and he took everything: He recognized stuff that he really didn’t even like at the time, but he recognized it as being good, and he kept it.
  – collector and musician Tom Hoskins, an authority on pre-World War II Delta blues, for the Washington City Paper

“The recordings heard in this collection all come from the shelves of Joe Bussard of Frederick, Maryland. A lifelong lover of old-time music (and early blues and jazz besides), Joe is famous among record buffs for his single-minded passion for finding and preserving old discs, his hospitality to visitors who want to hear them, and his generosity in making them available for reissue so that they can be enjoyed by succeeding generations. But thanks to his homemade radio programs, which he continues to make and which can be heard on several stations, and to the hugely entertaining documentary Desperate Man Blues (Dust-to-Digital DTD-05V), Joe has become known far beyond the tight little community of collectors, and is recognized all over the world as a true American one-off, a man for whom the music of the past lives again every time he puts on a record.” – Tony Russell, from The Year of Jubilo liner notes.

Tracklist

  1. Ernest Stoneman – "Pass Around the Bottle"
  2. Blue Ridge Mountain Singers – "Lorena"
  3. Grant Brothers & Their Music – "Johnson Boy"
  4. Red Mountain Trio – "Dixie"
  5. Buell Kazee – "The Faded Coat of Blue"
  6. G. B. Grayson & Henry Whitter – "He Is Coming to Us Dead"
  7. Ernest Stoneman – "Sweet Bunch of Violets"
  8. Ward & Winfield – "In Those Cruel Slavery Days"
  9. Chubby Parker & His Little Old-Time Banjo – "The Year of Jubilo"
  10. Da Costa Woltz’s Southern Broadcasters – "John Brown’s Dream"
  11. Capt. M. J. Bonner (The Texas Fiddler) – "Dusty Miller / Ma Ferguson"
  12. Cherry Lane Express – "Rebels Hornpipe"
  13. Henry C. Gilliland and A. C. (Eck) Robertson – "Turkey in the Straw"
  14. The Foreman Family – "The Poor Old Slave"
  15. Asa Martin & James Roberts – "Darling Nellie Gray"
  16. Henry C. Gilliland and A. C. (Eck) Robertson – "Arkansaw Traveler"
  17. McGee Brothers & Todd – "Old Master’s Runaway"
  18. Da Costa Woltz’s Southern Broadcasters – "Richmond Cotillion"
  19. Fiddlin’ John Carson & His Virginia Reelers – "Dixie Division"

To find out more about this outstanding collection, click HERE.

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