Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Black Twig Pickers



By Praguefrank

SESSIONS
2000 Ironto, VA/ Roanoke, VA – Black Twig Pickers (Isak Howell [vcl/gt], Mike Gangloff [fretless banjo], Ralph Berrier Jr. [fiddle] + Dan Crafword [spoons])
001 SPIKE DRIVER'S BLUES VHF 61
002 SAIL AWAY LADIES VHF 61
003 POOR BOY LONG WAYS FROM HOME VHF 61
004 ISAK'S BLUES NO. 1 VHF 61
005 GET ALONG HOME CINDY VHF 61
006 COLD, FROSTY MORNING VHF 61
007 REUBEN'S BLUES VHF 61
008 LONESOME CLINCH MOUNTAIN VHF 61
009 EBENEEZER VHF 61
010 TWO WHITE HORSES IN A LINE VHF 61
011 RAMBLING HOBO VHF 61
012 ANGELINA BAKER VHF 61
013 ISAK'S BLUES NO. 2 VHF 61
014 FAIR AND TENDER LADIES VHF 61
015 LITTLE SADIE VHF 61          
016 GREAT VALLEY MINE VHF 61
017 TRAIN ON THE ISLAND VHF 61 
2001 unknown – Black Twig Pickers
Unknown tracks for Big Banjo Blues album
2002 poss. Ironto, VA - Black Twig Pickers (Isak Howell [vcl/gt],  Mike Gangloff [vcl/dobro/ gut-string baritone banjo], Ralph Berrier Jr. [vcl/fiddle])
033 JOHN BROWN'S DREAM VHF 73
034 IRONTO SPECIAL VHF 73
035 FLOYD ALLEN VHF 73
036 31 WEEK BLUES VHF 73
037 LIGHTNING STRIKE VHF 73
038 PALLET ON THE FLOOR VHF 73
039 CINDY VHF 73
040 WAITING ON MY RIDER BACK FROM TOWN VHF 73
041 HAVE YOU BEEN TO ALABAMA VHF 73
042 LOST INDIAN VHF 73
043 OH DEATH VHF 73
044 THIS WAR IS KILLING TIME VHF 73
2002 poss. Ironto, VA - Black Twig Pickers (Isak Howell [vcl/gt],  Mike Gangloff [vcl/banjo/gt], Mike Gayheart [vcl/bass],  Ralph Berrier Jr. [vcl/fiddle])
045 FIRE IN THE STOVE VHF 86 
046 IN THE PINES VHF 86 
047 LOST UP THE HOLLER BLUES VHF 86
048 SLEMP'S FAREWELL VHF 86 
049 RIVER'S FLOODED AND ROBIN'S DROWNED VHF 86 
050 RAFE CALLS THE UNDERTAKER VHF 86
051 TELL IT TO THE BOSMAN VHF 86 
052 BLOOD RED CLAY COAL BLACK SAND VHF 86 
053 ORIGINAL NATURAL BRIDGE BLUES VHF 86
054 BENT MOUNTAIN DRAG VHF 86
055 BANJO INSTRUMENTAL VHF 86 
056 WEARY BONES WALTZ VHF 86
057 TWILIGHT ON THE RADFORD ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT VHF 86
058 STAIRWAY TO HELL'S HOLLER VHF 86
059 untitled bonus track VHF 86  - 04
2007 poss. Ironto, VA - Black Twig Pickers (Isak Howell [vcl/gt/harp],  Mike Gangloff [vcl/banjo/dobro/fiddle], Nathan Bowles [vcl/ washboard/ percussion])
060 CROSSING THE JAMES VHF 108
061 RATTLETRAP VHF 108
062 CHERRY RIVER LINE VHF 108
063 LAST KIND WORD BLUES VHF 108
064 GLORY IN THE MEETING HOUSE VHF 108
065 AT THE HEAD OF EVERY CREEK VHF 108
066 STAY ALL NIGHT VHF 108
067 BOATSMAN VHF 108
068 PAINT BANK VHF 108
069 WALKING IN THE PARLOR VHF 108
070 CALLAHAN VHF 108
071 TRAIN 45 VHF 108
072 NEVER MISS YOUR MAMA VHF 108
073 TWIN SISTERS VHF 108
074 SALLY COMING THROUGH THE RYE VHF 108
075 OLD TIME FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN VHF 108
076 OLD JOE CLARK VHF 108
077 OLD JOE BONE VHF 108
078 FROSTY MORNING VHF 108
079 P.E.A. VINE BLUES VHF 108
080 CROSSING THE JAMES VHF 108
081 untitled VHF 108
082 untitled  VHF 108 -
February-November 2008 The Shred Shed, Ironto, VA – Jack Rose and Black Twig Pickers  (Jack Rose [steel/banjo], Isak Howell [gt/harmonica],  Mike Gangloff [vcl/gt/fiddle], Nathan Bowles [percussion])
083 LITTLE SADIE VHF 116 
084 SAIL AWAY LADIES/I SHALL NOT BE MOVED VHF 116 
085 HAND ME DOWN MY WALKING CANE VHF 116
086 SOFT STEEL PISTON Great Pop Supplement GPS 28/VHF 116 
087 SOME HAPPY DAY VHF 116 
088 RIDE OLD BUCK VHF 116 
089 REVOLT Great Pop Supplement GPS 28/VHF 116
090 KENSINGTON BLUES VHF 116 
091 SPEDIAL RIDER VHF 116
092 BRIGHT SUNNY SOUTH VHF 116 
093 GOODBYE BOOZE VHF 116 
Poss. From sessions above:
094 SHOOTING CREEK Great Pop Supplement GPS 49
095 RAPPAHANOCK RIVER RAG Great Pop Supplement GPS 49
2009 The Shed, Ironto, VA – Black Twig Pickers (Isak Howell [vcl/gt],  Mike Gangloff [vcl/banjo/fiddle], Nathan Bowles [vcl/banjo/snare drum/ washboard])
096 DON'T DRINK NOTHING BUT CORN Thrill Jockey 249
097 LAST PAYDAY AT COAL CREEK Thrill Jockey 249
098 DEAD MAN'S PIECE Thrill Jockey 249
099 SMOKER WEDDING MARCH Thrill Jockey 249 
100 LAY TEN DOLLARS DOWN Thrill Jockey 249 
101 DUCKS ON THE POND Thrill Jockey 249 
102 SARO O SARO Thrill Jockey 249
103 CRAIG STREET HOP Thrill Jockey 249 
104 FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN Thrill Jockey 249
105 OLD JACK GILLIE Thrill Jockey 249
106 BONAPARTE'S MARCH INTO RUSSIA Thrill Jockey 249
107 LOVE MY HONEY I DO Thrill Jockey 249 
108 PICKIN' OUT THE DEVIL'S EYES Thrill Jockey 249 
109 WALLS OF JERICHO Thrill Jockey 249
110 ROCKIN' IN A WEARY LAND Thrill Jockey 249
GPS 59 Where You Gonna Be (When The Good Lord Calls You Home) / Stepback Cindy - 10
30 May 2010 [most of tracks] The Shed, Ironton, VA – Black Twig Pickers with Charlie Parr (Charlie Parr [vcl/resonator gt], Isak Howell [vcl/gt/harp], Mike Gangloff [vcl/banjo/ fiddle/ jaw harp],  Nathan Bowles [vcl/banjo/washboard/ bones/ tambourine], Amy Shea [vcl/ tambourine/shaker])
111 GLORY IN THE MEETING HOUSE House of Mercury MR 024 
112 DEATH'S BLACK TRAIN House of Mercury MR 024 
113 THEY WHUPPED HIM UP THE HILL House of Mercury MR 024 
114 OLD ARK'S A-MOVIN' House of Mercury MR 024
115 JESUS ON THE MAINLINE House of Mercury MR 024  
116 I WISH I WAS IN HEAVEN SITTING DOWN House of Mercury MR 024 
117 THIS WORLD IS NOT MY HOME House of Mercury MR 024 
118 WHERE YOU GONNA BE (WHEN THE GOOD LORD CALLS YOU HOME) GPS 59 /House of Mercury MR 024 
119 WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE House of Mercury MR 024 
120 THERE AIN'T NO GRAVE GONNA HOLD MY BODY DOWN House of Mercury MR 024
121 PURE RELIGION House of Mercury MR 024 
122 I'M GOING HOME House of Mercury MR 024 
123 LIGHT FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE House of Mercury MR 024
124 STEPBACK CINDY Great Pop Supplement GPS 59
Prob. From sessions above:
125 FORKY DEER Thrill Jockey 268
126 WARMING BY THE DEVIL'S FIRE Thrill Jockey 268
127 FALLS OF RICHMOND Thrill Jockey 268
128 HORSESHOE Thrill Jockey 268
129 BARNSWALLOW Thrill Jockey 268
130 WEDNESDAY NIGHT WALTZ Thrill Jockey 268
131 DEATH OF JERRY DAMRON Thrill Jockey 268  
January 2012 Tupelo, Floyd County, VA – Black Twig Pickers (Isak Howell [vcl/gt],  Mike Gangloff [vcl/ banjo/ fiddle], Nathan Bowles [vcl/ banjo/ washboard], Sally Anne Morgan [vcl/fiddle], Joseph Derjarnette [vcl])
132 BLIND MAN’S LAMENT Thrill Jockey 309
133 ROUGH CARPENTERS Thrill Jockey 309  
134 LITTLE ROSE Thrill Jockey 309
135 BANKS OF THE ARKANSAS Thrill Jockey 309
136 ELKHORN RIDGE Thrill Jockey 309
137 THE POPLAR POLE Thrill Jockey 309
138 WHERE THE WHIPPOORWILLS ARE WHISPERING GOODNIGHT Thrill Jockey 309
139 YOU PLAY THE HIGH CARD AND I’LL PLAY THE ACE Thrill Jockey 309
140 OLD CHRISTMAS MORNING Thrill Jockey 309  
141 ROLL ON JOHN Thrill Jockey 309
142 JACK OF DIAMONDS Thrill Jockey 309
143 CHARLESTON GIRLS Thrill Jockey 309
144 SIFT THE MEAL AND SAVE THE BRAN Thrill Jockey 309
145 I CAN’T STAY HERE BY MYSELF  Thrill Jockey 309
13 January 2012 Black Dirt Studio, Westtown, NY – Black Twig Pickers ((Isak Howell [vcl/gt],  Mike Gangloff [vcl/ banjo/ fiddle], Nathan Bowles [vcl/ banjo/ washboard])
146 YELLOW CAT Thrill Jockey 307
147 YOU’LL NEVER MISS YOUR MAMA 307
Poss. From session above:
148 MERRY MOUNTAIN HOEDOWN Thrill Jockey 12.50
149 BRUSHY FORK OF JOHN’S CREEK Thrill Jockey 12.50
2013 Black Dirt Studio, Westtown, NY – Black Twig Pickers and  Steve Gunn (Steve Gunn [gt], Isak Howell [gt/harp], Nathan Bowles [vcl/banjo], Sally Anne Morgan [fiddle], Mike Gangloff [vcl/fiddle])
150 LONESOME VALLEY Thrill Jockey 355      
151 SWEET LITTLE JULIE Thrill Jockey 355


ALBUMS

VHF 61 North Folk Flyer: Spike Driver's Blues; Sail Away Ladies; Poor Boy Long Ways From Home; Isak's Blues No. 1; Get Along Home Cindy; Cold, Frosty Morning; Reuben's Blues; Lonesome Clinch Mountain; Ebeneezer; Two White Horses in a Line; Rambling Hobo; Angelina Baker; Isak's Blues No. 2; Fair and Tender Ladies; Little Sadie; Great Valley Mine; Train on the Island – 12-06-01
Klang ?  Big Banjo Blues: (tracks unknown) - 02
VHF 73 Soon One Morning: John Brown's Dream; Ironto Special; Floyd Allen; 31 Week Blues; Lightning Strike; Pallet on the Floor; Cindy; Waiting on My Rider Back From Town; Have You Been to Alabama; Lost Indian; Oh Death; This War Is Killing Time- 04-03-03
VHF 86 Midnight Has Come And Gone: Fire In The Stove;  In The Pines;  Lost Up The Holler Blues; Slemp's Farewell;  River's Flooded And Robin's Drowned;  Rafe Calls The Undertaker; Tell It To The Bosman;  Blood Red Clay Coal Black Sand;  Original Natural Bridge Blues; Bent Mountain Drag; Banjo Instrumental;  Weary Bones Waltz; Twilight On The Radford Army Ammunition Plant; Stairway To Hell's Holler; Bonus Track - 04
VHF 108 Hobo Handshake: Crossing the James; Rattletrap; Cherry River Line; Last Kind Word Blues; Glory In The Meeting House; At the Head of Every Creek; Stay All Night; Boatsman; Paint Bank; Walking in the Parlor; Callahan; Train 45;Never Miss Your Mama; Twin Sisters; Sally Coming Through the Rye; Old Time Fire on the Mountain; Old Joe Clark; Old Joe Bone; Frosty Morning; P.E.a. Vine Blues; Crossing the James; (Hidden Track); (Hidden Track) - 08
VHF 116 Jack Rose And The Black Twig Pickers: Little Sadie; Sail Away Ladies/I Shall Not Be Moved;  Hand Me Down My Walking Cane; Soft Steel Piston;  Some Happy Day;  Ride Old Buck;  Revolt; Kensington Blues;  Spedial Rider; Bright Sunny South;  Goodbye Booze – 14-07-09 with Jack Rose
Thrill Jockey 249 Ironto Special: Don't Drink Nothing But Corn; Last Payday At Coal Creek; Dead Man's Piece; Smoker Wedding March; Lay Ten Dollars Down; Ducks on the Pond; Saro O Saro; Craig Street Hop; Fire On The Mountain; Old Jack Gillie; Bonaparte's March Into Russia; Love My Honey I Do; Pickin' Out the Devil's Eyes; Walls of Jericho; Rockin' In a Weary Land; (CD-ROM Track) – 21-09-10
House Of Mercy Recordings MR 024 Glory In The Meeting House: Glory In The Meeting House; Death's Black Train; They Whupped Him Up The Hill; Old Ark's A-Movin'; Jesus On The Mainline; I Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down; This World Is Not My Home; Where You Gonna Be (When The Good Lord Calls You Home); What A Friend We Have; There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down; Pure Religion; I'm Going Home; Light From The Lighthouse – 10 With Charlie Parr
Thrill Jockey 268 Even To Win Is To Fail / Eastmont Syrup: [Glenn Jones:] Anchor Chain Blues; The Great Pacific Northwest; On The Massachusetts / Virginia Border; Even To Win Is To Fail; Tinka Marie; [Black Twig Pickers With Charlie Parr:] Forky Deer; Warming By The Devil's Fire; Falls Of Richmond; Horseshoe; Barnswallow; Wednesday Night Waltz; Death Of Jerry Damron – 04-11 (vinyl LP)      
Thrill Jockey 309 Rough Carpenters:  Blind Man’s Lament;  Rough Carpenters;  Little Rose;  Banks Of The Arkansas;  Elkhorn Ridge; The Poplar Pole;  Where The Whippoorwills Are Whispering Goodnight; You Play The High Card And I’ll Play The Ace; Old Christmas Morning;  Roll On John; Jack Of Diamonds; Charleston Girls; Sift The Meal And Save The Bran;  I Can’t Stay Here By Myself – 19-02-13




SINGLES
Great Pop Supplement
GPS 28 Revolt / Soft Steen Piston - 08 Jack Rose and The Black Twigs
GPS 49 Shooting Creek / Rappahanock River Rag – 09 Jack Rose and The Black Twigs
GPS 59 Where You Gonna Be (When The Good Lord Calls You Home) / Stepback Cindy - 10
Thrill Jockey
THRILL 306 Yellow Cat / You’ll Never Miss Your Mama – 21-04-12
12.50 Whompyjawed: Merry Mountain Hoedown / Brushy Fork Of John’s Creek – 24-07-12
THRILL 355 Lonesome Valley / Sweet Little Julie – 15-10-13 w. Steve Gunn

Ronni Rae Rivers



*Sydney, AUS
By Vaclav Zpatecka, Praguefrank

SESSIONS
2003 poss. Sydney, AUS - Ronni Rae Rivers (Producer: Ronni Rae Rivers, Mark Donohoe)
001 HAVEN'T THINGS CHANGED Rhoche RRR 001  RRR 004?
002 HAPPY NEW YEAR Rhoche RRR 001 RRR 002 RRR 004?
003 KICKIN' THIS HEART AROUND Rhoche RRR 001  RRR 004?
004 MAYBE I'M RIGHT Rhoche RRR 001  RRR 004?
005 GOOD GUYS FINISH LAST Rhoche RRR 001  RRR 004?
006 YOU WIN...YOU LOSE Rhoche RRR 001  RRR 004?
007 LONG LONG TIME Rhoche RRR 001  
2000s [live] unknown, AUS – Ronnie Rae Rivers
00701 LONG LONG TIME  RRR 004?
2004 unknown, AUS - Ronni Rae Rivers
008 NOTICE ME Rhoche RRR 002
009 JANINE (CASE OF THE STARS) Rhoche RRR 002
010 JUST WHEN I NEED YOU MUST Rhoche RRR 002 RRR 004?
011 NOW YOU'RE GONE Rhoche RRR 002
012 TIMMY Rhoche RRR 002
013 TROUBLE AT THE DOOR Rhoche RRR 002 RRR 004?
014 HE'S MINE Rhoche RRR 002
015 IF PROMISES WERE GOLD Rhoche RRR 002
016 BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE Rhoche RRR 002
017 RODEO ROMEO Rhoche RRR 002  [edit:] RRR 004?
018 IT'S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE Rhoche RRR 002
2008 unknown, AUS - Ronni Rae Rivers
019 WHOLE HEART TO GIVE Rhoche RRR 003
020 RUNNING ON FUMES Rhoche RRR 003
021 BURNED TOO BRIGHT Rhoche RRR 003
022 FIRE IN YOUR EYES Rhoche RRR 003
023 LOOK IT UP Rhoche RRR 003
024 ('TIL THE) COWBOYS COME HOME Rhoche RRR 003
025 CAN YOU LET SOMEBODY ELSE BE STRONG Rhoche RRR 003
026 I WOULD WANT TO Rhoche RRR 003
027 I THINK OF YOU Rhoche RRR 003
028 BROKEN Rhoche RRR 003
029 WAITING ON LONELY Rhoche RRR 003
030 THINGS I WANT Rhoche RRR 003
031 STRANDED Rhoche RRR 003
2009 [live] The Opera House, Sydney, AUS – Ronni Rae Rivers (+Randall Waller)
03101 SIMPLY THE BEST
2013 [sessions for Rodeo Road]  unknown, AUS - Ronni Rae Rivers
03102 AFTER THE RODEO

ALBUMS

Rhoche [AUS] RRR 001 Bridging The Gap:  Haven't Things Changed;  Happy New Year; Kickin' This Heart Around;  Maybe I'm Right;  Good Guys Finish Last;  You Win...You Lose;  Long Long Time - 03
Rhoche [AUS] RRR 002 Notice Me:  Notice Me; Janine (Case Of The Stars); Just When I Need You Must; Now You're Gone; Timmy; Trouble At The Door; He's Mine; If Promises Were Gold; Been Through This Before; Rodeo Romeo; It's Only Make Believe; Happy New Year - 05
Rhoche [AUS] RRR 003 Whole Heart To Give: Whole Heart To Give; Running On Fumes; Burned Too Bright; Fire In Your Eyes; Look It Up; ('Til The) Cowboys Come Home; Can You Let Somebody Else Be Strong; I Would Want To; I Think Of You; Broken; Waiting On Lonely; Things I Want; Stranded – 08
Rhoche [AUS] RRR 004? Just When I Need You Most: Just When I Needed You Most;  Rodeo Romeo (unreleased edit);  Trouble At The Door;  Haven't Things Changed;  Happy New Year;  Kickin' This Heart Around;  Maybe I'm Right;  Good Guys Finish Last;  You Win ...You Lose;  Long Long Time (acoustic live performance) - ?