boys are at it again. Here's
the latest product of The Flood's finding its way to the studio,
a disc full of surprises. Among
the "firsts" on this CD are:
Two "guest artist" performances by The Chick Singer,
Michelle Walker, the lily of Cross Lanes.
The debut of a Joe Dobbs original. "Vandalia Waltz"
is a beautiful instrumental tribute to The Mountain State.
A "live" recording, this time from The Flood's big show
last summer at Snowshoe Resort atop West Virginia's Snowshoe Mountain.
Bassist Doug Chaffin doubling on lead guitar and on mandolin.
Banjoist Chuck Romine doubling on tenor guitar.
Long-time Flood follower Dave "Bub" Ball sitting in
on several tracks on bass.
Dave Peyton's addition of washboard to the growing list of instruments
Recorded in a single day-long session in November 2003 in Charleston,
West Virginia, the tracks were engineered and mixed by producer
CD is now on the shelves and available for shipping. You can order
your copy for $14.95 plus shipping and handling,
using a major credit card and the PayPal online payment system.
Just click the Add to Cart below.
to Get This CD
U.S. Mail. Send
us a check, money order or cash in the amount of $16.80
(that is, $14.95 for the disc, plus $1.85 postage and
You also can buy the CD in person from a number of fine West
Virginia retailers. The album is carried by our friends at
the Huntington Museum of Art's
gift shop, at Fret
'n' Fiddle in St. Albans and at Tamarack
Sample Before You Buy?
have about three minutes of audio from the "I'd Rather be
Flooded" disc for your listening pleasure. Click any of the
first six titles below to hear a 30-second sample of that track.
Coney Island Washboard Roundelay
Bye Bye, Blues
Closer Walk With Three
Lawd, Ain't the Gravy Good?
Blind Boy Blues
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Beale Street Blues
Can't Get That Stuff No More
7. Trouble in Mind
Tear It Down
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
are some other CDs by members and friends of The Flood that you
might be interested in. Just click the picture of an album cover
below for details.
1937 Flood Plays Up a Storm. Here's the second release
from the original old boy band. The album -- featuring everything
from "Summertime" to "Any Way She Done It,"
from "Birth of Blues" to "Moonshine in Those West
Virginia Hills" -- is now available for shipping.
1937 Flood: The Band Not the Natural Disaster. This is the
famous debut album of The 1937 Flood, released in 2002. It features
"San Francisco Bay Blues," "West Virginia, My Home,"
"Jug Band Music," "Sunny Side of the Street"
and the Flood. Fiddler extraordinaire Joe Dobbs serves up
a wonderful collection of old favorites, from "Star Dust"
and "Georgia on My Mind" to "Mack the Knife"
and "Autumn Leaves," all with the help of The 1937 Flood.
Fiddles and Favorites. Two of West Virginia's finest fiddle
players -- Joe Dobbs and Buddy Griffin -- team up for a wonderful
collection of new, old and traditional songs. Highlighted by exceptional
twin fiddle arrangements.
Dobbs Plays Old Time Fiddle Tunes. Here Joe serves up a nice
selection of reels, hornpipes and other traditional fiddle tunes,
backed on hammered/mountain dulcimers by Mary Faith Rhoads and
guitar/banjo work provided by Dennis Dobbs. Originally recorded
in Wayne County, W.Va., in 1979.