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Tooth & Nail

by Camptown Shakers

Early Minstrel, Stroke style banjo with fiddle and percussion, Civil War, American Roots
Genre: Folk: Minstrel
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1. Jordon Is a Hard Road to Travel
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2. Camptown Shakers
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3. Pegand Awl
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4. Glendy Burk
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5. Chinquapin Hunting
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6. Buffalo Gals
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7. Twill Nebber Do to Gib It Up So
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8. Waterbound
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9. Ring De Banjo/ Oh Susanna
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10. Flatwoods
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11. Gwine Back to Dixie
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12. Rickett's Hornpipe
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13. Keemo Kimo/ Brigg's Corn Shucking Jig
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14. Tobacco Hill
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15. If You Only Had a Moustache
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Album Notes
The Camptown Shakers recreate the music that was wildly popular during the Civil War era playing instruments and styles that are truly accurate to the period. Their repertoire includes songs form the minstrel stage including the works of Stephen Foster, Dan Emmett, and the other songwriters of the time: as well as fiddle tunes, reels, breakdowns, and jigs documented to antebellum times. The Shakers lineup includes Dave Culgan on gut-strung fretless banjos, Renny Allgyer on fiddle, King Bennett on tambourine and rhythm bones, and the eminent Rich Bauer on jawbone. The band has been performing at reenactments, and other historic and concert venues for many years and is featured in the soundtrack for Historic Fort Delaware's newly released documentary. The film's title "Waterbound" was inspired from one of the songs on the Shaker's latest recording "Tooth & Nail".


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Can't get enough of these guys
hear great old gut string fretless banjo, fiddle, bones "The Camptown Shakers"
These guys are great...remind me of the early rounders

Dave Hare

Great CD and Waterbound is fun to hear.
This is a great CD to play again and again. I liked the old time sound of the instruments. There is a nice mix of tunes on the album worth hearing; some familar and some not, but all done well. I particularly liked "Waterbound" maybe because I've been to Pea Pach Island, or maybe just because its a fun tune.

John Keller

A tough, gritty performance that helps bring the 19th century alive
Tooth & Nail is a wonderful, historically accurate performance that helps bring the listener back to the 19th century. The vocals are well done, but not too fine that they sound over-produced like other Civil War-era bands. The instrumentals are raw-edged and driving, and give the recording an authentic campfire feel.

Bob Clayton

Another good minstrel recording, authentic and fun
This is the third Camptown Shakers CD I have bought, and all of them have featured good, authentic Minstrel playing, with all the rough edges, rhtyhmic drive, and leather-lung vocals you expect from this style.

Not all the numbers on this CD are as interesting as those on the other recordings, and a few of the tunes are, to my mind, from later than the Minstrel Era (or, at least, later in the Minstrel Era) when the early enthusiastic style was at its most vigorous.

Nonetheless, it's a really interesting and enjoyable.

Bob Clayton

john gin

GREAT REAL OLD TYME Music...You would swear you were transported back in time!
I am a player myself and this album is what it's all about.
So true to the sound of an era!
You will not be disappointed.
Wonderful old style fretless gut string banjo and fiddle!