Cumberland Trio : Lost And Found-The 1964 New York Sessions

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In May, 1964 Chet Atkins & RCA Nashville sent The Cumberland Trio to New York City for a week of recording, appearances & interviews. These 12 songs were recorded at historic Gotham Studios over a four day period and represent the CT's best work of the '60's Folk Era. The album was never released because of the Beatles & the British invasion wiping out the Folk Era boom almost overnight when they hit the US on their first tour in the fall of 1964. For 49 years it appeared that the tape of the session was lost. But in this the Trio's 50th year it was dramatically discovered & then brilliantly restored & digitally remastered by Andy Laird of Spare Time Music, Carlsbad, CA. Folk historian Nick Noble has called this album 'One of the very best of the Folk Era- bar none.' The Cumberland Trio- Lost & Found- The 1964 New York Sessions Startling Discovery After 49 Years Of Futile Search The Cumberland Trio is now in it's 50th year of existence. Recently an old reel-to-reel tape copy of it's May, 1964 New York City recording sessions at storied Gotham Studios was discovered after a 49 year search. This album was digitally remastered to CD and represents the Trio's best studio work of the 1960's Folk Era. Credit must go to Bradley Reeves, Executive Director of the Tennessee Motion Picture & Sound Archives, Knoxville, TN for the discovery of the tape and to Andy Laird of Spare Time Music, Carlsbad, CA for brilliantly restoring and digitally remastering the tape to CD. This is the story of the last leg of the Trio's brief but magical 1960's Folk Era musical journey. After releasing digitally remastered CD's of their 1964 RCA sessions in 2000 and live reunion concerts in 2001 and 2004, their 50 year music circle is now complete with the release of this landmark album. This chapter of the story of The Cumberland Trio begins one year after it's formation. From Music City to the Big Apple In April, 1964 The Cumberland Trio recorded 15 songs in one day at RCA Nashville's famed Studio B, produced by the legendary Chet Atkins. Recording live in studio there were no overdubs or retakes which really surprised and pleased the # 1 record producer in Music City. In less than a year of existence the Trio had moved from the unknown 'outhouse' to the proverbial 'penthouse' of folk music. They won first prize in the National Collegiate Folk Festival in Jacksonville, FL over 14 other talented collegiate folk acts from all over the nation. A month later they made their national television debut on ABC-TV's prime time Saturday night series, Hootenanny, receiving a standing ovation following their rousing performance of Ride Up. Over 11 million people watched the show, which also featured the national television debuts of Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys and Doc Watson. The morning after the Nashville session Atkins and RCA offered the students from the University of Tennessee a standard one album contract. He told the Trio and it's manager Bob Newsome that RCA would send them to New York City to record the same songs at Gotham Studios fearing that if the album were to be released from Nashville it would be viewed as country music. So armed with confidence and an RCA contract, on a Sunday in late May the Trio drove a station wagon from their home base in Knoxville to the Big Apple! None of the boys had ever visited New York. So with instruments in hand the one week journey to the big city began. Four Days at Gotham The Trio came into Gotham Studios having honed their skills even more since recording at RCA, altering some of the arrangements, polishing vocal dynamics and adding 12 string guitar to several songs. They arrived late on a Sunday evening and had to appear at the studio ready to record on Monday morning. Upon arrival at Gotham to their surprise the producer assigned to the project was a 26 year old rock 'n' roller, Larry Finnegan, who was aloof, cocky, abrupt and demanding unlike the friendly, father-like Atkins. The engineer was also very condescending and that was a culture shock to the young guys from Tennessee. Nevertheless they managed t

 
 Tracks
 
Ride Up
Rambler Gambler
John Henry
Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya
Old Blue
I Wish I Were a Babe
The Hallandale Jail
A Lion Named Sam
South Australia
Song for a Drifter
Make Me a Pallet
Babylon