Yazoo Records To Release Follow Up To Critically Acclaimed Collection Of Early Country And Blues Recordings


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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 September 25, 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 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


  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”
  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”

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