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Thursday, 7 March 2013


I'm not quire convinced that this one should be here, personally I don't consider it to be Hillbilly, Country, or Western Swing, although it does have a nice guitar / steel guitar. ARHOOLIE included "Are You From Dixie" on a Western Swing compilation many many years ago. To be honest I think both sides of the disc owe more to vaudeville than anything else, especially the vocal. Obviously it was a popular disc, as both sides were reissued some ten years later!

ROBINS NEST is a Monarch (Delta) pressing from 1962


  1. The Recorded In Hollywood are from 1953 so The Robins Nest (4st OP) is a latter issue.

  2. Hard call on style. If this was a pre-War recording it would not be too far off from what some western swing bands recorded. By 1953 vaudeville was on the wane. The steel guitar, an instrument not exclusive to western music, is the only thing though that makes it relatively safe to call it country. Thanks for putting both side up.