Sunday, July 27, 2014

Curtis McPeake

*09-10-1927 Scotts Hill, TN, + 19-02-2021
By Praguefrank, Michel Ruppli, Thieu Van DeVorst
SESSIONS
ca late 1962 Nashville, TN - Bluegrass Hillbillies (Curtis Mcpeake, Billy Grammer, Ed Hyde, Ray Edenton, Tommy Hill, Junior Huskey)
B01 THE BALLAD OF JED CLAMPETT ABC ABCS-446
B02 BIG RED'S SPECIAL ABC ABCS-446
B03 NINE-POUND HAMMER ABC ABCS-446
B04 SHORTNIN' BREAD ABC ABCS-446
B05 SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES ABC ABCS-446
B06 TOM DOOLEY ABC ABCS-446
B07 HAND ME DOWN MY WALKIN' CANE ABC ABCS-446
B08 DRUNKARD'S HICCUPS ABC ABCS-446
B09 THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND ABC ABCS-446
B10 THE LONESOME MOHAWK ABC ABCS-446
B11 DARLIN' CORA ABC ABCS-446
B12 I AIN'T GOT NOBODY ABC ABCS-446
26 March 1968 Nashville, TN - Curtis McPeake (Producer: Tommy Hill)
001 N 50602 PRETTY BOY FLOYD  unissued
002 N 50603 DOUBLE S. DILLINGER  unissued
003 N 50604 LEGS DIAMOND  Blue Valley B-303
004 N 50605 BONNIE Blue Valley B-303
ca. February 1973 Nashville, TN – Curtis McPeake
005 1188? DUELING BANJOS Chart CH-5188
006 1189 SNAKE BIT CH-5188
Mid 1973 Gusto Recording Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN - Curtis McPeake (Producer: Tommy Hill)
007 GO-S-5564 CAHULAWASSEE RAPIDS Gusto  G 109
008 GO-S-5565 HOME, SWEET HOME G 109/PO 210 P 218
1973 Gusto Recording Studio, 3557 Dickerson Road, Nashville, TN - Curtis McPeake (Producer: Tommy Hill)
009 DUELING BANJOS Power Pak PO 210   
010 RED DRESS Power Pak PO 210 PO 218 
011 BLACK MOUNTAIN RAG Power Pak PO 210 PO 218 
012 OLD JOE CLARK Power Pak PO 210  PO 218
013 RUBY Power Pak PO 210 PO 218 
014 FIRE BALL Power Pak PO 210  PO 218
015 BRASSY BLUEGRASS Power Pak PO 210   
016 WORRIED MAN Power Pak PO 210   
017 DOODLIN' BANJOS, PT. 1 Power Pak PO 210   
018 SALLY GOODIN' Power Pak PO 210   
019 DOODLIN' BANJOS, PT. 2 Power Pak PO 210
25 February 1976 Hilltop Recording Studios, 902 Due West Ave., Nashville, TN – Curtis McPeake and Nashville Pickers (Curtis McPeake [banjo], Josh Graves [dobro], Benny Martin [fiddle] + Larry Morton [ac gt], Chuck Sanders [el bass], Terry Waddell [drums]) [*remixed June 2001 Ben Hall's Homeplace Studio, Nashville, TN]
020 FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN  BD Comm. MB 310/11
021 I'VE FOUND THE WAY  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
022 CRYIN' HOLY UNTO THE LORD  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
023 JOHN HARDY  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
024 LIMEHOUSE BLUES  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
025 WORRIED MAN BLUES  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
026 CRAWDAD SONG  BD Comm. MB 310/11
027 SALLY ANN  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
028 WRECK OF THE OLD "97"  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
029 GOODBY LIZA JANE  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
030 DEAR OLE DIXIE  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
031 THE BELLS OF ST. MARY  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
032 JOHN HENRY  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
033 BIG BALL IN TOWN  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
034 TOWANNA  BD Comm. MB 310/11   [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
035 CRIPPLE CREEK  BD Comm. MB 310/11 [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
036 SALLY GOODIN'  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
037 UNDER THE DOUBLE EAGLE  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
038 SAIL AWAY LADY  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
039 CAHULAWASSEE RAPIDS  BD Comm. MB 310/11
040 SALTY DOG BLUES  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
041 LEGS DIAMOND  BD Comm. MB 310/11
042 HEADIN' SOUTH  BD Comm. MB 310/11   [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
043 SHUCKIN' CORN  BD Comm. MB 310/11
044 EARL'S BREAKDOWN  BD Comm. MB 310/11
045 MAPLE ON THE HILL  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
046 KATIE HILL  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
047 SHORTENIN' BREAD  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
048 CUMBERLAND GAP  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
049 I'LL FLY AWAY  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
050 FIREBALL MAIL  BD Comm. MB 310/11   [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
051 LAST THING ON MY MIND  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
052 OLE SLEW FOOT  BD Comm. MB 310/11
053 BALLAD OF JED CLAMPETT  BD Comm. MB 310/11
054 FAREWELL BLUES  BD Comm. MB 310/11   [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
055 GIT ALONG HOME CINDY  BD Comm. MB 310/11
056 COMIN' FROM THE BALL  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
057 BUGLE CALL RAG  BD Comm. MB 310/11
058 FLINT HILL SPECIAL  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
059 BONNIE  BD Comm. MB 310/11
060 GATHERIN' FLOWERS FROM THE HILLSIDE  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
061 NINE POUND HAMMER  BD Comm. MB 310/11  [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
062 BLACK MOUNTAIN BANJO  BD Comm. MB 310/11
063 MAGGIE BLUES  BD Comm. MB 310/11   [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
064 LONESOME ROAD BLUES  BD Comm. MB 310/11   [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
065 GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK  BD Comm. MB 310/11   [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
066 HOME SWEET HOME  BD Comm. MB 310/11
067 FROGGY WENT A-COURTIN‘ [remix:*] Lake 1-0005
1991 unknown – Curtis Mcpeake and Natchez Express
068 THAT HOME FAR AWAY  Lake 1-0004
069 WHAT A WONDERFUL LIFE  Lake 1-0004
070 WHERE THE SOUL NEVER DIES  Lake 1-0004
071 LORD, I'M COMING HOME  Lake 1-0004
072 THE MODEL CHURCH  Lake 1-0004
073 I HAVE FOUND THE WAY  Lake 1-0004
074 THE WAYFARING STRANGER  Lake 1-0004
075 I'LL LIVE ON  Lake 1-0004
076 WEARY PILGRIM  Lake 1-0004
077 PORTALS OF HEAVEN  Lake 1-0004
078 I'LL FLY AWAY  Lake 1-0004
2000 Mainframe Recording Studio, Nashville, TN – Curtis McPeake (Curtis McPeake [banjo], Charlie Cushman [gt], Dave Harvey [mandolin], Dennis Crouch [bass], Aubrey Haynie [fiddle])
079 FIRE IN THE FURNACE Swift River Music SRM-CD-105 
080 LEAP FROG Swift River Music SRM-CD-105 
081 LONG WAY HOME Swift River Music SRM-CD-105
082 DON'T LET YOUR DEAL GO DOWN Swift River Music SRM-CD-105
083 GATHERING FLOWERS Swift River Music SRM-CD-105 
084 COTTON-EYED JOE Swift River Music SRM-CD-105 
085 HOP SCOTCH Swift River Music SRM-CD-105 
086 DRUNKARD'S HICCUPS Swift River Music SRM-CD-105  
087 SAIL AWAY LADY Swift River Music SRM-CD-105 
088 WHEN I REACH THAT CITY Swift River Music SRM-CD-105  
089 SALLY D. GOODIN Swift River Music SRM-CD-105 
090 WRECK OF THE OLD '97 Swift River Music SRM-CD-105
091 I'M GOING BACK TO OLD KENTUCKY Swift River Music SRM-CD-105

August 2017 Mainframe Recording Studio, Nashville, TN – Curtis McPeake and Andy May (Curtis McPeake [baritone vcl/banjo], Andy May [ld vcl/gt], Tim Dishman [tnr vcl/bass], Aubrey Haynie [fiddle]. Producer: Andy May)
092 THE GOOD THINGS (OUTWEIGH THE BAD) SRM 120CD  
093 MY HOME’S ACROSS THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS SRM 120CD  
094 SALLEY GARDENS SRM 120CD  
095 REUBEN’S TRAIN SRM 120CD
096 HOME IN THE ROCK SRM 120CD  
097 SWEET SUNNY SOUTH SRM 120CD  
098 GRAMPA’S MULE SRM 120CD
099 STEEL DRIVIN’ MAN SRM 120CD  
100 THE UNCLOUDED DAY SRM 120CD  
101 LEATHER BRITCHES SRM 120CD  

ALBUMS

ABC Paramount  ABC/ABCS-446 Pickin' N Grinnin': The Ballad Of Jed Clampett; Big Red's Special; Nine-Pound Hammer; Shortnin' Bread; Silver Threads And Golden Needles; Tom Dooley; Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane; Drunkard's Hiccups; This Land Is Your Land; The Lonesome Mohawk; Darlin' Cora; I Ain't Got Nobody – 63 The Bluegrass Hillbillies (Curtis McPeake, Billy Grammer, Ed Hyde,  Ray Edenton, Tommy Hill, Junior Huskey)
Power Pak PO-210 Dueling Banjos and Other Bluegrass Favorites:  Dueling Banjos;  Red Dress;  Black Mountain Rag;  Old Joe Clark;  Ruby;  Fire Ball;  Home Sweet Home;  Brassy Bluegrass;  Worried Man;  Doodlin' Banjos, Pt. 1;  Sally Goodin';  Doodlin' Banjos, Pt. 2 - 73   (reissued in 1987 on Gusto GTCD-1040, in 2008 on GT7-0812-2 )
Power Pak PO-218 Bluegrass Special: If You Feel The Way I Do (Red Allen); Orange Blossom Special (Benny Martin); Fireball (Curtis Mcpeake); Me And My Fiddle (Benny Martin); Old Joe Clark; Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (Benny Martin); Red Dress (Curtis Mcpeake); I Beg To You (Red Allen); Black Mountain Rag (Curtis Mcpeake); Ice Cold Love (Benny Martin); Ruby (Curtis Mcpeake); Home Sweet Home (Curtis Mcpeake) - 73
BD Communications MB-310/311 Cross Country Banjo: Foggy Mountain Breakdown; I've Found The Way; Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord; John Hardy; Limehouse Blues; Worried Man Blues; Crawdad Song; Sally Ann; Wreck Of The Old "97"; Goodby Liza Jane; Dear Ole Dixie; The Bells Of St. Mary; John Henry; Big Ball In Town; Towanna; Cripple Creek; Sally Goodin'; Under The Double Eagle; Sail Away Lady; Cahulawassee Rapids; Salty Dog Blues; Legs Diamond; Headin' South; Shuckin' Corn; Earl's Breakdown; Maple On The Hill; Katie Hill; Shortenin' Bread; Cumberland Gap; I'll Fly Away; Fireball Mail; Last Thing On My Mind; Ole Slew Foot; Ballad Of Jed Clampett; Farewell Blues; Git Along Home Cindy; Comin' From The Ball; Bugle Call Rag; Flint Hill Special; Bonnie; Gatherin' Flowers From The Hillside; Nine Pound Hammer; Black Mountain Banjo; Maggie Blues; Lonesome Road Blues; Grandfather's Clock; Home Sweet Home – 76 (double)                              
Lake 1-0004 Have Found The Way: That Home Far Away; What A Wonderful Life; Where The Soul Never Dies; Lord, I'm Coming Home; The Model Church; I Have Found The Way; The Wayfaring Stranger; I'll Live On; Weary Pilgrim; Portals Of Heaven; I'll Fly Away – ca. 91  w. Natchez Express
Swift River Music SRM-CD-105 The Vief From McPeake: Fire In The Furnace; Leap Frog; Long Way Home; Don't Let Your Deal Go Down; Gathering Flowers; Cotton-Eyed Joe; Hop Scotch; Drunkard's Hiccups; Sail Away Lady; When I Reach That City; Sally D. Goodin; Wreck Of The Old '97; I'm Going Back To Old Kentucky – 00
Lake l-0005  Vintage 1976: Cripple Creek / Sally Goodin / Sail Away Ladies / Under The Double Eagle; Katie Hill / Shortnin' Bread / Cumberland Gap; Maple On The Hill; John Henry / Big Ball In Town; I've Found The Way / Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord; Salty Dog Blues; Froggy Went A-Courtin' / Sally Ann; Lonesome Road Blues / Grandfather's Clock; Gathering Flowers / Nine Pound Hammer; Dear Ole Dixie / Bells Of St. Mary; Last Thing On My Mind; I'll Fly Away / Fireball Mail; Farewell Blues; Maggie Blues / John Hardy; Cindy's Coming From The Ball; Lime House Blues / Worried Man Blues; Wreck Of The Old "97" / Goodbye Liza Jane; Headin' South; Towanna; Flint Hill Special - 02

Swift River Music SRM 120CD The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad): The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad); My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains; Salley Gardens; Reuben’s Train; Home in the Rock; Sweet Sunny South; Grampa’s Mule; Steel Drivin’ Man; The Unclouded Day; Leather Britches – 16-03-18 with Andy May


SINGLES
Blue Valley  (1968)            
B 303 Legs Diamond / Bonnie - 68
Chart (1973)                
CH-5188 Snake Bit / Dueling Banjos – ca. 02-73
Gusto (1973)  as by Curtis McPeak
GO-109 Cahulawassee Rapids / Home, Sweet Home – 73