The songs on this CD date from the period before World War 2, when women in the American South started to claim country music for themselves. On these rare recordings you hear the female pioneers of the genre, who were establishing themselves in a man’s world.
They were „flowers in the wildwood.“ These are womens voices, full of the sweetness of love itself and also the twang and cackle of dust storms, thunder and lightning, the burning sun. These are sisters, daughters, mothers, wicked witches, innocent maids, Jezebels. They sing of hope and fear, of lovers adored and hated, of happiness lost and found. These songs make your heart swell and crack and with each crack you rise just a little closer to heaven.