Jake Speed | The Cincinnati Legends of Jeremiah Schmidt

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Bob Dylan Mississippi John Hurt Woody Guthrie

Album Links
Jake Speed GreatIndieMusic GroupieTunes Nexhit PassAlong Tradebit MusicIsHere PayPlay Apple iTunes

More Artists From
United States - Ohio

Other Genres You Will Love
Country: Bluegrass Blues: Country Blues Moods: Type: Acoustic
Sell your music everywhere
There are no items in your wishlist.

The Cincinnati Legends of Jeremiah Schmidt

by Jake Speed

Original American folk, country blues, and bluegrass with traditional-based melodies and arrangements.
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
clip
1. Captain Mary
2:15 $0.99
clip
2. Huzzah for the Red Stockings
5:40 $0.99
clip
3. Peanut Jim
2:36 $0.99
clip
4. Flood of '37
4:58 $0.99
clip
5. The Ghost of Henry Thomas Hunt
3:59 $0.99
clip
6. Cruel, Cruel World
3:15 $0.99
clip
7. Maggie, Don't You Weep
3:52 $0.99
clip
8. Runnin' & Roamin'
3:16 $0.99
clip
9. Christian Moerlein Saved the Day
3:18 $0.99
clip
10. Run Jacob Run
2:59 $0.99
clip
11. Railroad Penny
4:59 $0.99
clip
12. Anderson Ferry
2:27 $0.99
clip
13. Witch in the Mill Creek
5:50 $0.99
clip
14. The Great Moselle
3:57 $0.99
clip
15. Uncle Tom's Blues
3:48 $0.99
clip
16. Jeremiah's Farewell
3:39 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Jake Speed's second album, The Cincinnati Legends of Jeremiah Schmidt, marks the completion of a collaboration that's been in the works for over 50 years...even though Speed himself is only 25 years old! This collection of songs is based on the handwritten stories of a long-dead Cincinnati native named Jeremiah Schmidt. Schmidt's legends, which highlight such Cincinnati tales as the ghost of the subway, the tragedy of the 1937 flood, and the heroism of brewer Christian Moerlein, were found by Speed in a Stratford Street apartment in the winter of 2000. For three years, Speed studied Schmidt's stories, finally crafting the original legends into 16 songs. Though separated by over six decades, Schmidt and Speed have essentially co-written the songs found in this collection. They are Cincinnati's legends and Schmidt's stories; Speed merely functions as the instrument through which these stories finally get to sing.

The album is funded by the City of Cincinnati.

Read more...

Reviews


to write a review

Tony Aiken

The Cincinnati Legends of Jeremiah Schmidt
This is a fun CD.
I found myself Googling to find out if Christian Moerlein was a real person and if he was around for the 1884 flood.
Jake, your note was a nice touch.
Read more...

Dr. Anne's dad

A lot of fun
My tastes in music are eclectic, but do not usually reach into bluegrass; nonetheless, I am very appreciative of my son-in-law for introducing me to this CD. Though I live near Cincinnati, the crisp vocals, fun lyrics and lively pickin' would make this a favorite even if I lived in Philadelphia.
Read more...

M K

Fun to listen to! I am an instant fan.
This CD was great. The songs have clever lyrics and catchy tunes. Home town pride is inevitable after listening to these songs- but compared to the other albums, this one was my least favorite.
Read more...

Markus In Sweden

There's a witch in Cincinnati and now it's in Europe too
I'm hardly not into the American country sound but hey this record man, this will be the ONE to represent that sound in my CD shelf.

When me and my European friends will discuss American Country sound I'll be glad to pick this one up. The lyrics are great. It's a great record for Ohio and Cincinnati and mirror somehow the life livin there. I RECOMMEND a buy.
Read more...

Lisa Gesenhues

Catchy tunes for when I can't see the band live.
I liked the catchy, historic tunes about my favorite city. Huzzah for the Red Stockings, Maggie Don't You Weep, and Cruel, Cruel World are note-perfect, and one of my favorites is Runnin' and Roamin'. Chris adds great harmony. Thank you Jake Speed and the Freddies!
Read more...

David Fryman

Enjoyed Cincinnati Theme
Being from the Greater Cincinnati area I thouroughly enjoyed these songs with historical local links.
Read more...

Frank Ellman


Great cd
I have Queen City Rag and The Cincinnati Legends of Jeremiah Schmidt, enjoy them both
I'm from Latonia, Ky and it's great that I can find this
local artist, keep up the good work Jake Speed and CD Baby
for putting the locals outhere.
Thanks
Frank Ellman
Read more...

Nick

Boot Stompin' Fun!
gets better and better, well written catchy songs. i'm eagerly awaiting jake's next album!
Read more...

Clara Young

The Cincinnati Legends of Jeremiah Schmidt
This album is so good I have purchased it to give as gifts. Captures the feel of Cincinnati!
Read more...

Bart

John Hurt would be proud...
Very solid CD if you're into the ragtime/fingerpicking/country blues like that of ol' Mississippi John Hurt. Lyrically, this is very strong material, and I think it almost overshadows the great fingerpicking you'll hear.
Read more...
1 2