All In The Family
Heavy Petal Hillbillies
With a legacy that spans 3 centuries (!) The Stonemans are both puzzling and compelling. Founded around 1920s Hillbilly recording star ‘Pop’ Stoneman, by the mid-1960s the group comprised Pop and 5 of his 13 children. With a dizzying sound that melded old-timey traditions, sunshine pop and breakneck bluegrass jams, The Stonemans hit the country charts often but are now strangely forgotten.
Mini-skirts and mandolins mutate through quasi-psychedelic visions of space (The Five Little Johnson Girls), insurance fraud (Christopher Robin) and suburban delirium (West Canterbury Subdivision Blues), while instrumentals like “Bluegrass Ramble” cut and sear.
For the very first time all of their chart hits and many astounding LP cuts are presented on CD, remastered from the original master tapes and presented with exclusive liner notes and a treasure trove of fabulous photos.
The Stonemans - Heavy Petal Hillbillies.
*Remastered from the original MGM mastertapes 2011.
*34 track CD. All original recordings. First Official release on CD ever!
*20 page full colour booklet with exclusive liner notes and rare photos.
*All their 1960s Chart Hits!
1. Cripple Creek
2. Tupelo County Jail
3. West Canterbury Subdivision Blues
4. The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
5. Mule Skinner Blues
6. Got Leavin’ On Her Mind
8. Remember The Poor Tramp Has To Live
9. Shady Grove
10. Back To Nashville, Tennessee
11. Bottle Of Wine
12. The Five Little Johnson Girls
13. Goin’ Back To Bowling Green
14. Ride, Ride, Ride
15. Katie Klein
16. The Three Cent Opera
17. Dirty Old Egg Suckin’ Dog
18. Christopher Robin
19. He’s My Friend
20. A Message From Home
21. My Dirty, Lowdown, Rotten, Cotton Pickin’ Little Darlin’
22. Blue Ridge Mountain Blues
23. Spell Of The Freight Train
24. You’re Gonna Be Sorry
25. Rolling In My Sweet Baby’s Arms
26. The Love I Left Behind
27. The Baby-O
28. Bluegrass Ramble
29. Baby Is Gone
30. Tell It To My Heart Sometime
31. Wrinkled, Crinkled, Wadded Dollar Bill
32. Ruby, Put Your Black Shoes On
33. Travelin’ Man
34. God Is Alive And Well
Original MGM Recordings Produced by Jack Clement
Recorded at the Jack Clement Recording Studio and Bradley’s Barn
Director of Engineering: Val Valentin
Van Stoneman: guitar and lead/harmony vocal, Donna Stoneman: mandolin and harmony vocal, Roni Stoneman: banjo and lead/harmony vocal, Jimmy Stoneman: bass and harmony vocal, Ernest Stoneman: autoharp, jew’s harp and lead vocal, Scott Stoneman: bowed banjo, Jerry Monday: harmonica, dobro, harmony vocal and drums.
(P) Originally Recorded 1965-1968. All Rights Reserved By Universal Music (Australia) Pty. Ltd.
Executive in charge of CD reissue: David Thrussell
Layout and design: David K. Landis for Shake It Loose Graphics
Remastered 2011 by Warren Barnett at Mountain Moss Mastering