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I woke up and remember having to go into my room to get some clothes or something out of my chest of drawers. I was very quiet, as I could hear Rev snoring and didn't want to wake him. Well, I got whatever it was and I was headed toward the door when I heard in a commanding voice,"Don't move or you're dead!". I turned around to see Rev with a .38 revolver in his hand pointed in my general direction, but sort of moving around so as to cover a wider target area. I remember screaming something to the effect of, "No--don't shoot." Rev replied, "One wrong move and you're dead." Well, then I started talking a mile a minute..."Rev, it's me, it's Barry, don't shoot Rev...I was only getting something from my chest of drawers..." Finally, Rev said, "Is that you, Barry?" The incident was soon over, and I had escaped with me life. I guess, from his perspective, it must have been kind of weird to be alone, blind, on the road 3,000 miles from home and rooming with a bunch of lunatic young musicians many years his junior. But to this day, the picture of Reverend Gary Davis that sticks in my mind the most is early in the morning, half-awake and blind as a bat, with a .38 in his hand pointed in my general direction. It was one of the most frightening moments of my life - Barry Melton

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Offline Baron 1888

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The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
« on: October 04, 2012, 01:18:36 PM »
The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
Yazoo Records To Release Follow Up To Critically-Acclaimed Collection Of Early Country And Blues Recordings.

Available October 16.

LISTEN to 8 tracks http://soundcloud.com/1888media/sets/yazoo-records-the-return-of-the-stuff-that-dreams-are-made-of

46-Track Collection Culled From The 1920s Contains Rare Tracks From Charley Patton, Bukka White, Ishman Bracey, Dave Macon, Eck Robertson and Charlie Poole

54-Page Booklet Chronicles The History of Collecting Old 78 Records From The 1920s Through The 1960s


New York, NY: On October 16, 2012, Yazoo Records (a division of Shanachie Entertainment), will release the ultimate collection of early country and blues recordings, with the illustrious 2-CD set, The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of.

This Dead Sea Scroll of record collecting will delight both the connoisseur and neophyte who are sure to relish this goldmine of rare and lost treasures presented in one remarkable undertaking. The highly anticipated, rare and impeccably packaged collection is a follow up to Yazoo’s lauded 2006 recording, The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of, which was likened to the ‘holy grail’ for record collectors by everyone from Rolling Stone to NPR.

Set in a beautifully packaged oversized DVD digipack and adorned by a wildly eye-catching caricature cover (pictured below) by award-winning illustrator Drew Friedman, The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of highlights 46 tracks culled from the 1920s. The music captured in the set features astounding performances from iconic Delta bluesmen like Charley Patton, Bukka White and Ishman Bracey, cajun fiddler Dennis McGee, country fiddler Eck Robertson, ‘The Dixie Dewdrop’ banjo player Dave Macon, North Carolinian banjo legend Charlie Poole and numerous others. Audiophiles will take notice of the stellar sound quality presented in the tracks as many re-mastered selections have an incredibly modern sound to them.

The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of includes an extensive 54-page booklet with rare photographs and notes that chronicle the history of collecting old 78 records from beginning in the 1920s through the 1960s. The Dead Sea Scrolls of record collecting detailed in these pages mark the first time that this early history has been annotated so thoroughly with first time revelations from pioneer collectors themselves.

The release of The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of is a major event for record collectors, enthusiasts and fans interested in the roots of blues and country music.

The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
Various Artists


CD1
1. Alex Hood & His Railroad Boys “L And N Rag”
2. Hambone Willie Newbern “Roll And Tumble Blues”
3. Appalachia Vagabond (Hayes Shepherd) “Hard For To Love”
4. Washington (Bukka) White “The Panama Limited”
5. Earl Johnson & His Dixie Entertainers “John Henry Blues”
6. Geeshie Wiley “Last Kind Words Blues”
7. Carter Brothers & Son “Old Jaw Bone”
8. B. F. Shelton “Oh Molly Dear”
9. Charley Patton “High Water Everywhere – Part 1”
10. Ernest Stoneman & Kahle Brewer “Lonesome Road Blues”
11. Ishman Bracey “Woman Woman Blues”
12. Fiddlin Powers & Family “Old Molly Hair”
13. Ashley’s Melody Men “Bath House Blues”
14. Dennis McGee & Sady Courville “Mon Chéri Bébé Créole”
15. Willie Walker “Dupree Blues”
16. Packie Dolan & His Boys “Irish Girl / Blue Breeches”
17. Cartwright Brothers “Texas Ranger”
18. L.O. Birkhead & A. E. Ward “Robinson County”
19. Robert Wilkins “That’s No Way To Get Along”
20. Lewis Brothers “Bull At The Wagon”
21. Karola Stocha & S. Bachleda “Koscieliska”
22. Fruit Jar Guzzlers “Stack-O-Lee”
23. Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar Drinkers “Sail Away Ladies”

CD2
1. Mississippi Possum Hunters “The Last Shot Got Him”
2. George Edgin’s Corn Dodgers “My Ozark Mountain Home”
3. Henry Thomas “Charmin Betsey”
4. Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers “Milwaukee Blues”
5. Eck Robertson & Family “Texas Wagoner”
6. Joe Evans & Arthur McClain “Two White Horses”
7. Leo Soileau & Mayeus LaFleur “Basile Waltz”
8. Lottie Kimbrough “Rolling Log Blues”
9. Luke Hignight “Fort Smith Breakdown”
10. Carver Boys “Tim Brook”
11. Blind Willie Johnson “Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed”
12. Furry Lewis “Billy Lyons And Stack O’Lee”
13. J. P. Nester & Norman Edmonds “Train On The Island”
14. Tommy Johnson “Lonesome Home Blues”
15. Orkiestra Majkuta “Wściekla Polka”
16. Lulu Jackson “Little Rosewood Casket”
17. E. Mullaney & P. Stack “Maid In A Cherry Tree”
18. Elder Golden P. Harris “I’ll Lead A Christian Life”
19. Fiddling Sam Long “Seneca Square Dance”
20. Blind Blake “Sun To Sun Blues”
21. Blue Ridge Mountain Singers “The Letter That Never Came”
22. Charley Patton “Some These Days I’ll Be Gone”
23. Allison’s Sacred Harp Singers “I’m A Long Time Traveling Away From Home”

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Return-Stuff-That-Dreams-Made/dp/B008PDAFS6
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Offline Stuart

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Re: The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 05:54:07 PM »
I received my copy yesterday (ordered it from John T's outfit: http://bluesimages.com/html/product_html/Yazoo-Special.html) and spent this afternoon listening and reading through the booklet. It's definitely a quality package and the remastering is top notch. The booklet is very interesting and provides some insight into the world of the collector. Thank goodness for these guys' obsessions--both the music and for the records themselves. Well worth the $20 or so I paid for it.

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Re: The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012, 06:17:05 PM »
Glad to hear the remastering quality is impressive again. Worth pointing out too that old-time/country material has perhaps not been as well served in the CD era as blues, so good to have some more quality reissues.

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Re: The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 08:14:17 AM »
Hi Andrew:

The mix of CB and old time/country is certainly well balanced, IMHO. There are a few ethnic sides as well. Packages like this always remind me that records are not just sound recordings of musical performances, but also records (in the other sense) of an important part of human culture and civilization, something to which we all belong and participate in.

Offline ArthurBlake

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Re: The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2012, 12:23:34 PM »
Oh man it is what dreams are made of especially if the Blind Blake, Patton and Willie Walker records are in great condition and I can really hear what patton is doing then it's a dream come true. very exciting
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Big fat mouth, I followed her home
She pulled a gun and broke my jaw
Didnt leave me hard on, I didnt get sore

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Re: The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2012, 04:11:56 PM »
It arrived this morning, just listening to Hambone Willie Newbern. NOw, I don't know much about this, but it sounds clear as day to me. I'm a bit old fashioned & tend to listen to albums in the programmed order, so I might have to wait until tomorrow for the Charley Patton numbers.

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Re: The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2012, 06:07:48 PM »
Indde a great set. They did a great job cleaning up the Blind Blake "Sun To Sun" track.

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Re: The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2012, 07:59:37 AM »
Just ordered it myself, looking forward to this. :)
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Re: The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 04:43:10 AM »
Will join in on the reviews, love the updated sound on these songs. This will be played a lot this spring. :)

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Re: The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2014, 06:20:26 AM »
I don't have this album, can anyone tell me about Blind Blake's Sun To Sun and the alternate Willie Walker tune, Dupree Blues ?
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Big fat mouth, I followed her home
She pulled a gun and broke my jaw
Didnt leave me hard on, I didnt get sore

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Re: The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2014, 10:28:43 AM »
Here's the Blind Blake Sun to Sun. The last missing Blake 78? The flip was Night and Day which makes it something of a concept album!
It's also on the 2009 Tefteller Calendar. I love the double time section!

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