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Thread #43672 Message #927464
Posted By: Stewie
06-Apr-03 - 06:41 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Ballad of Frankie Silver
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: BALLAD OF FRANKIE SILVER
The earliest old-time recording of it, by Byrd Moore & His Hot Shots in Oct 1929 and issued in May 1930, has been reissued on CD on Clarence 'Tom' Ashley 'Greenback Dollar' County CO-CD-3520.
The Hot Shots were Clarence Ashley and Clarence Greene. As mentioned above, Ashley and Foster recorded it later - Sept 1933, issued June 1934. Byrd Moore and Clarence Greene recorded 'Frankie Silvers' Confession' for Gennett in Feb 1930, but this was unissued. [Discographical info from Meade et alia 'Country Music Sources'].