PRICE:
$34.50
IN STOCK
ARTIST
TITLE
Never A Pal Like Mother
FORMAT
2CD/BOOK

LABEL
CATALOG #
DTD 019CD DTD 019CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/10/2011

Subtitled: Vintage Songs & Photographs of the One Who's Always True. The newest release from the Dust-to-Digital holiday series, Never A Pal Like Mother celebrates the maternal theme with a hardback book containing 65 antique photographs and 40 recordings from 1927-1956 on two CDs. Compiled from such esteemed collectors as Joe Bussard, the recordings include songs by Louvin Brothers, William McCoy, Washington Phillips, Carter Family and more. The songs on the first disc describe mother's activities on earth: kindness, discipline, teaching and love. The second disc's songs involve coping with a mother's death and the emptiness it creates. The book features 65 antique photographs from such noted collectors as Sarah Bryan and Jim Linderman. Included is a foreward by Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and an essay by Sarah Bryan. "We can feel our American past here: how we lived, how hard we worked, how we were a nation of travelers and wanderers, how we held fast to our faith, how great our losses were, how quickly death came, and how often our mothers were the rock and the lighthouse, the home inside our hearts. These songs could never be written in the age of jet travel, therapy, delayed adolescence, the internet, nor could they survive current popular ideas of human psychology. They are pristine and deeply wrought sonic images, unfiltered through modern expectations, and are all the more refreshing and thrilling for being so. Those of us who treasure American roots music are listening to the very center of its essence in this anthology: a nearly century-old collection of songs about the most important person in the entire lexicon." --Rosanne Cash, from the introduction. Never A Pal Like Mother is elegantly presented in a 96-page hardback book (5.75"x8.5") with 2 CDs in front and back sleeves on the inside covers.