FRC 102 - Band In Transition: Camp Creek Boys to Smokey Valley Boys (Ray Alden collection)

by Band in Transition: Camp Creek Boys to Smokey Valley Boys

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This CD concentrates on the band rather than the individual and addresses what happened to the sound of one of old time music’s great modern bands when certain members left and others joined. Benton Flippen joined North Carolina’s Camp Creek Boys in the late 1960s and shortly after formed his own band, the Smokey Valley Boys, circa 1971. Although Paul Sutphin endowed both bands with his strong vocal lead, the new banjo and mandolin players, along with Benton’s leadership on fiddle, changed the sound. Finally, the last six tracks hint at what the Camp Creeks Boys would have sounded like if Tommy Jarrell had joined the band.

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released October 16, 2015

Tracks 1-6: Camp Creek Boys: Benton Flippen (fiddle), Kyle
Creed (banjo), Paul Sutphin (vocals) and Ronald
Collins (guitars), Verlin Clifton (mandolin). Recorded
by Ray Alden at the 1970 Galax Fiddler’s Convention.

Tracks 7-22: Smokey Valley Boys: Benton Flippen (fiddle),
Gilmer Woodruff (banjo), Paul Sutphin (vocals) and
Larry Flippen (guitars), Hoyle Jones (mandolin &
vocals). Recorded at Tommy Jarrell’s New Year’s Eve
Party 1971 by Ray Alden.

Tracks 23-28: Tommy Jarrell with Kyle Creed (banjo), Paul
Sutphin, Mac Snow, Norris Jarrell, Benton Flippen
(guitars), Earnest East (Fiddle). Recorded at Tommy
Jarrell’s New Year’s Eve Party 1971 by Ray Alden.

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