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By the Muddy Angelina

by Steve Hartz

This is a digital book and audio CD package which combines old time flavored music played on vintage instruments with stories, photos, and a few "lost sounds" in an endeavor to capture the spirit of a lost culture in the East Texas pineywoods.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. Crockett's Farewell/Trammel's Trace
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2. The Yellow Rose of Texas (feat. Brian Tarrant)
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3. McKee's Gap
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4. Goin' to the West (feat. Sheryl Hartz & Miki Lynn)
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5. Shawnee Bottoms
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6. Bed of Primroses (feat. Lana Henry & Brian Tarrant)
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7. Gone to Texas
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8. Little Silver Lockett (feat. Brian Tarrant)
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9. The Grand Neches Belle
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10. The Jefferson Hornpipe
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11. Speckled Top Shoes (feat. Lana Henry & Brian Tarrant)
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12. Indian Ate a Woodchuck/McGovern's Bear
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13. The Farmer's Curst Wife/Darby's Horn (feat. Stafford Harris)
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14. Ghost of the Old Canebrakes (feat. Miki Lynn)
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15. The Fate of Jim Buchannan
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16. The Nacogdoches Waltz
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17. The Galveston Storm/Wanderin' Child (feat. Lana Henry & Brian Tarrant)
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18. By the Muddy Angelina
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19. Dr. Obahdiah Bluefield's Medicine Show Reel
1:57 $0.99
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20. I'm an Old Backwoodsman
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21. The Bevilport Waltz/Dancin' On a Steamboat/Indian Creek
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Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes

Each of the 21 musical selections on the CD corresponds to a chapter in the digital book, which is full of interesting stories and photographs pertaining to East Texas history and folklore from the 1830's to the 1930's. This recording effort features the use of unique intruments such as mandocello, mandobass, banjo, viola, concertina, bouzouki, fiddle, guitar, and more. In addition, the listener can enjoy a sound sequence of the Neches Belle steamboat whistle, as well as a few other unique East Texas sounds which are incorporated into the recordings.

Reviews
"By the Muddy Angelina is a marvelous journey into the history and traditions of East Texas, capturing the spirit of the hearty settlers who gave the region its distinctive cultural spirit." (Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine, June 2002)

"...anyone interested in the oldtime music will find joy in this little book, because, first, it features an engaging essay on Steve's interest in the music, and then discussions of various songs, all written or arranged by Steve, that narrate the history of East Texas." (Dr. Archie P. McDonald, Executive Director and Editor, East Texas Historical Association)

"With earthy lyrics and toe-tapping rhythms, By the Muddy Angelina is a collection of songs, folk history, and personal interviews compiled in a CD/book package that explores the music and spirit of East Texas pioneers.....Through history, folklore, and photography, the accompanying book brings more than 20 old songs to life as we begin to understand the dedication and sacrifice of these early pioneers. Author Steve Hartz's inspiration for this book was drawn from early storytellers, balladeers, and fiddlers as he sought to walk in their world and tell a few of their stories through music." (Melissa Flynn, Cowboys and Indians Magazine, June 2003 Issue)

"Since so many of the traditional words and music, passed down orally, have been lost or nearly lost, Hartz has been inspired to write music in the noncommercial, old-time style. He has a perfect touch."(Sarah Greene, The Gilmer Mirror, November 20, 2002)

"Steve Hartz's blend of stories and music, coupled with skillfully produced illustration make this a truly unique presentation, something so different as to stand alone as a genre. It succeeds in capturing a lost culture."(Hudson Old, East Texas Journal, May 2003)

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Cowboys and Indians Magazine

June, 2003 Issue
"With earthy lyrics and toe-tapping rhythms, By the Muddy Angelina is a collection of songs, folk history, and personal interviews compiled in a CD/book package that explores the music and spirit of East Texas pioneers.....Through history, folklore, and photography, the accompanying book brings more than 20 old songs to life as we begin to understand the dedication and sacrifice of these early pioneers. Author Steve Hartz's inspiration for this book was drawn from early storytellers, balladeers, and fiddlers as he sought to walk in their world and tell a few of their stories through music." (Melissa Flynn, Cowboys and Indians Magazine, June 2003 Issue)
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Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine

June, 2002
"By the Muddy Angelina is a marvelous journey into the history and traditions of East Texas, capturing the spirit of the hearty settlers who gave the region its distinctive cultural spirit." (Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine, June 2002)
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