For a modern recording of old-time music that is hardly played in the copycat manner, one can't do much better than this. It is a relaxed recording of a group of musical veterans getting together to have fun playing, without much regard to genre boundaries or folklorist dogma. Some of the music is kind of an acoustic version of western swing, some of it is right-on old-time, and the tracks featuring Snuffy Jenkins on washboard suggest both jug band music and the madcap percussion lunacy of Spike Jones. Studio sound really makes one feel as if this entire gang was sitting in one's living room, which would probably be lots of fun. Pappy Sherrill provides many highlights with his superior fiddling. Perhaps the ultimate delight for most listeners will be discovering the hilarious vocal style of Greasy Medlin, a veteran of vaudeville from the days of the medicine tents.
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AllMusic Review by Eugene Chadbourne