* NEW CDs! *
Because you demanded it... we're issuing several limited-run archival CD
comps - FIRST SONGS, GOSPEL CROSS and A PACKAGE WITH BOTH CDs - in response
to requests for primeval Tarbox material. All songs were recorded, in
several band configurations, before The Ramblers released their Rounder
albums. We're making only 50 copies of each CD, and 50 copies of a two-CD
set with both discs.
You can order CDs through Michael Tarbox's
Blog.Payment through Paypal, which
has debit and credit card options. CDs are $8,
plus $3.50 shipping. Two-CD sets are $15, plus $5 shipping. US and Canada
orders only; please e-mail if you'd like to order from Europe.
*FIRST SONGS: * Prewar blues and jug band music - it's where we come from.
These are small band recordings: trios and quartets with electric, National
Steel and acoustic guitar, drums, string bass, one-string bass, washboard
and harmonica. Fresh, raw sounds, the way you like them, recorded in
glorious direct-to-tape lo fidelity. Songs: *Rollin' and Tumblin', So Glad
You're Mine, Twist Your Stuff, Down South Blues, Step It Up and Go, Oh Death
* and *Something There*. $8, plus $3.50 shipping.
*GOSPEL CROSS: * For a very short time The Tarbox Ramblers was a biggish
group of 9 members - mandolin, 2 guitars, a choir of 3 siren backup singers,
drums, string bass and fiddle - with a focus on old blues and gospel. Lots
of gospel. It didn't last long - it was unwieldy, and took more rehearsal
than we had time for - but we got some great recordings out of it. You'll
hear the enthusiasm of musicians realizing they were onto a good thing and
having a ball. Tracks are: *12 Gates To The City, St. James Infirmary, KC
Moan, No Night There* and *King's Highway*. $8, plus $3.50 shipping.
*DOUBLE CD (BOTH FIRST SONGS AND GOSPEL CROSS): * The double CD package
includes both First Songs and Gospel Cross. Primitive sounds to soothe your
savage soul, gospel because you're gonna walk in the light. $15, plus $5