Classic Sides 1937-1941

J.E. Mainer

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Classic Sides 1937-1941 Review

by Steve Leggett

Brothers J.E. and Wade Mainer and their various bands and configurations formed a kind of bridge between the Appalachian string bands of the 1920s and the high-powered bluegrass bands that emerged after World War II. This 100-track box set from JSP is the second box the label has issued charting the early years of this oftentimes dueling and quarreling pair in their various guises, sometimes together, sometimes not, and, more often than not, working with guitarist Zeke Morris as the Mountaineers, the Dixie Reelers, or the Morris Brothers. This installment covers the years 1937 to 1941 and features tracks cut as the Mountaineers and the Smilin’ Rangers, among others, with the usual associates, including J.E. Mainer, Wade Mainer, Zeke Morris, and ace fiddler Steve Ledford.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:12 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:06 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:44 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:17 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:48 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 03:24 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 03:22 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:39 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:08 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:46 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 03:25 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:59 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:57 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:23 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:38 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:44 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:27 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:35 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:48 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:34 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:27 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & His Little Smilin' Rangers 02:36 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & His Little Smilin' Rangers 02:24 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & His Little Smilin' Rangers 02:28 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & His Little Smilin' Rangers 02:49 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & His Little Smilin' Rangers 02:43 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & His Little Smilin' Rangers 02:39 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & His Little Smilin' Rangers 03:13 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & His Little Smilin' Rangers 02:59 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:50 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:55 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:33 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:33 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:38 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:36 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:43 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:50 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:49 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 03:33 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:14 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:26 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:10 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:25 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:38 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:40 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:22 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:19 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:16 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:09 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:14 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:35 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:46 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 03:04 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:54 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:09 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:04 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:47 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:45 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:13 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:13 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:37 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:48 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:23 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 03:11 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:33 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:35 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 03:09 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:33 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:40 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:21 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:45 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 03:03 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:45 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 03:09 SpotifyAmazon
2
J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:54 SpotifyAmazon
3
J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:50 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers 03:11 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Steve Ledford & the Mountaineers 02:32 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Steve Ledford & the Mountaineers 02:39 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Steve Ledford & the Mountaineers 02:20 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Steve Ledford & the Mountaineers 02:31 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: The Happy-Go-Lucky Boys / Jay Hugh Hall / Steve Ledford / Clyde Moody 02:46 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: The Happy-Go-Lucky Boys / Jay Hugh Hall / Steve Ledford / Clyde Moody 02:43 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: The Happy-Go-Lucky Boys / Jay Hugh Hall / Steve Ledford / Clyde Moody 02:52 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: The Happy-Go-Lucky Boys / Jay Hugh Hall / Steve Ledford / Clyde Moody 03:18 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: The Happy-Go-Lucky Boys / Jay Hugh Hall / Steve Ledford / Clyde Moody 02:50 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: The Happy-Go-Lucky Boys / Jay Hugh Hall / Steve Ledford / Clyde Moody 02:38 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: Zeke Morris / J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:17 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: The Morris Brothers / Wiley Morris / Zeke Morris 02:26 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: The Morris Brothers / Wiley Morris / Zeke Morris 02:52 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: The Morris Brothers / Wiley Morris / Zeke Morris 02:56 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: The Morris Brothers / Wiley Morris / Zeke Morris 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: The Morris Brothers / Wiley Morris / Zeke Morris 02:39 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: The Morris Brothers / Wiley Morris / Zeke Morris 02:37 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:49 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:40 SpotifyAmazon
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J.E. Mainer feat: J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers 02:33 SpotifyAmazon
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