Forked Deer (Ed Haley album)

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Forked Deer (or Forked Deer: Volume 1) is the second commercially released album by Ed Haley. The album is the first volume in a two-album, four CD set released by Rounder Records in 1997.

Background[edit]

The home recordings of Ed Haley, from 1946 and 1947, were first released by Rounder on "Parkersburg Landing" in 1976. However, the release was not received well by Haley's family, as they felt the recordings used were not an accurate representation of his performing style. John Hartford, after having discovered the album, made it his personal task to find and preserve the history and music of Ed Haley. In addition to co-authoring a manuscript for a biography on Haley, Hartford sought to transfer all of the remaining discs to tape, with about 100 recordings recovered from a supposed collection of over 300.

After promotion by Hartford, the four CD set was released in 1997 containing 72 tracks in total, with 66 tunes performed by Haley on fiddle, occasionally accompanied by his former wife Martha Ella on accordion and mandolin.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. Soundbite - 1:00
  2. Forked Deer - 2:48
  3. Ida Red - 2:47
  4. Indian Ate The Woodchuck - 2:50
  5. Brushy Run - 2:44
  6. Indian Nation - 2:46
  7. Humphrey's Jig - 2:57
  8. Green Mountain Polka - 2:56
  9. Sourwood Mountain - 2:51
  10. Man Of Constant Sorrow - 3:07
  11. Love Somebody - 2:46
  12. Dora Dean - 2:12
  13. Soundbite - 0:59
  14. Bluegrass Meadows - 2:19
  15. Cacklin' Hen - 2:44
  16. Flop Eared Mule - 3:08
  17. Salt River - 2:58
  18. Brownlow's Dream - 2:46

Disc two[edit]

  1. Soundbite - 1:21
  2. Indian Squaw - 2:50
  3. Dunbar - 2:48
  4. Lost Indian - 2:59
  5. Jenny Lind - 2:51
  6. Chicken Reel - 2:48
  7. Cherry River Rag - 2:53
  8. Cripple Creek - 2:44
  9. Done Gone - 2:49
  10. Soundbite - 0:50
  11. Yellow Barber - 2:50
  12. Stacker Lee - 2:53
  13. Brushy Fork Of John's Creek - 2:59
  14. Red Apple Rag - 2:59
  15. Wake Up Susan - 3:03
  16. Three Forks Of Sandy - 2:49
  17. No Corn On Tygart - 3:08
  18. Stonewall Jackson - 3:03

Personnel[edit]

  • Ed Haley - fiddle
  • Martha Ella Haley - accordion, mandolin

Production[edit]

  • Producer: John Hartford
  • Liner Notes: John Hartford
  • Mastered By: Bob Carlin, David Glasser
  • Art Direction: John Hartford, Luanne Price Howard
  • Liner Notes: John Hartford
  • Producer [Audio]: Bob Carlin
  • Recorded By: Ralph Haley
  • Transferred By [Disc Transfer]: Bob Carlin, Mike Casey