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Aural Traditions

by Chris Vallillo

American roots music, authentically performed on vintage instruments, spanning the century prior to music's radio debut in the 30's. Striking vocals, bottleneck slide, guitar, mandolin & hammer dulcimer faithfully bring the legacy of this music to life.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. Life's Railway To Heaven
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4:14 album only
2. Traveling Blues
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3:51 album only
3. Bayou Sarah
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5:01 album only
4. Shady Grove
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4:09 album only
5. Midnight On The Water
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3:03 album only
6. Darlin' Pal Of Mine
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3:38 album only
7. When Katie Comes Down By The Gate
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8. Sittin On Top Of The World
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9. Keep On The Sunnyside Of Life
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3:57 album only
10. Ragtime Annie
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11. Glendy Burke
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12. The Sinking Of The Titanic
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13. Golden Slippers
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14. I'll Fly Away
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CHRIS VALLILLO

Aural Traditions

Gin Ridge GR -1007

The late 1800's and the early 1900's were a time of growth and prosperity for the Midwest. An explosion of innovation brought new people, ideas and sounds together like never before. With the introduction of radio, musical styles merged and grew replacing the old with astounding speed. Chris Vallillo's latest recording AURAL TRADITIONS, captures that time presenting a slice of the musical pie that entertained, enlivenend and strengthened the people of the rural Midwest between the 1860's and the 1930's.

The songs range from well known numbers like the Carter Family's classics Life's Railway To Heaven and eep On The Sunnyside Of Life, Jimmy Rogers's Traveling Blues, Albert E. Brumely's I'll Fly Away to obscure gems such as When Katie Comes Down By The Gate (learned from Lawrence Royer, a 96 year old man from rural Bader, IL whose mother had been taught the song in the local one room schoolhouse in 1884).

Steeped in the roots styles of music that were such a big part of the heritage of the region, Vallillo performed on a variety of vintage instruments, a 1936 "Angelus" wood bodied dobro, a 1940's Gibson Southern Jumbo guitar, a mid 30's Kalamzoo Mandolin,and an 1880's era hammer dulcimer bringing this music to life with a authentic accuracy.

AURAL TRADITIONS is a enchanting collection of music, showcasing Vallillo's outstanding ability on acoustic and bottleneck slide guitars and vocals.


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Mitch Caffarini


the cd has about all my favorite songs

Saralyn

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This CD rox!! i had mr vallillo in fifth grade in 2003-2004!! he is awesome!! i was in Ms. Chritensens class!!