Pioneers of Country Music Trading Cards


PIONEER’S of COUNTRY MUSIC, boxed trading card set by ROBERT CRUMB. These are back in print for the first time in over twenty years. From Denis Kitchen Publishing. ISBN # 0-9710080-5-1 Price: $10.95

Forty legendary and obscure country music pioneers painted by R. Crumb with biographies on the reverse by music historian Richard Nevins. (These are similar to Crumb’s Heroes of the Blues and Early Jazz Greats boxed sets.) Featured are such well known acts as Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family (A.P., Maybelle and Sara), along with long neglected groups whose sprightly names alone evoke foot stomping and tub thumping: Gid Tanner & the Skillet Lickers, The Happy Hayseeds, Ernest Stoneman & his Blue Ridge Corn Shuckers, and Al Hopkins and his Buckle Busters.

Other featured performers: Andy Palmer of Jimmie Johnson’s String Band; Eck Robertson & Family; Da Costa Woltz’s Southern Broadcasters; Fiddlin’ John Carson & his Virginia Reelers; Earl Johnson and his Dixie Entertainers; Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts Trio; Ted Gossett’s String Band; Harry “Mac” McClintock; Dr. Humphrey Bate & His Possum Hunters; Uncle Dave Macon and his Fruit Jar Drinkers; Burnett & Rutherford; Mumford Bean and his Itawambians; The Shelor Family; W. T. Narmour & S.W. Smith; Ray Brothers; The Tennessee Ramblers; Shepherd Brothers; Taylor-Griggs Louisiana Melody Makers; Jimmie & George Carter of Carters Brothers & Son; Hoyt Ming and his Pep Steppers; Paul Miles and his Red Fox Chasers; Roane County Ramblers; Frank Blevins & his Tar Heel Rattlers; Charlie Poole with the North Carolina Ramblers; Fiddlin’ Bob Larkin and his Music Makers; East Texas Serenaders; “Dock” Boggs; Fiddlin’ Powers & Family; Red Patterson’s Piedmont Log Rollers; Weems String Band; Leake County Revelers; Wilmer Watts and the Lonely Eagles; South Georgia Highballers; and the Crockett Kentucky Mountaineers.

All the colorful groups are lovingly drawn by the inimitable underground cartoonist and are printed on a heavy stock and packaged in a nifty full-colorbox, also designed by Crumb. 



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