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Old American Heart Throbs

Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals
Old American Heart Throbs

“In this world’s mighty gallery of pictures, are the scenes that are painted from life.”

So go the opening lines from “Pictures from Life’s Other Side,” written by Hank Williams and sung by Smokey Joe Miller. Smokey Joe, born the son of sharecroppers in Georgia in 1918, had a prestigious career as professional guitar player before becoming a music teacher and minister.

His Georgia pals, Lawrence Young and Newman Humphries, share the same rural Georgian roots and musical prowess, which underpinned their friendship since the 1930s. With guitar and mandolin, they sing and play the old songs that were part of their lives.

Featuring the musicians’ biographies, and song lyrics in the liner notes, this recording is one of five albums of heartfelt music Miller made for Folkways Records during the 1980s.

Track Listing

101
The Sweetest Gift A Mother's Smile Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals 2:58
102
The Homestead on the Farm Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals 2:20
103
Pictures From Life's Other Side Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals 4:47
104
Don't Let the Teardrops Bring You Home Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals 2:43
105
The Old Country Church Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals 3:36
106
What Would You Give in Exchange For Your Soul? Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals 3:36
107
Where the Soul Never Ends Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals 2:41
108
If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals 4:25
109
Mary of the Wild Moor Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals 3:58
201
I Told Them All About You Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals 2:25
202
Just an Old Chimney Stack Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals 2:22
203
The Old Country School House Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals 3:18
204
There's No One to Welcome Me Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals 3:30
205
That City Fair Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals 2:39
206
Somebody's Praying for You Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals 2:31
207
Mother, Queen of My Heart Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals 2:53
208
One More Valley Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals 2:40
209
Hold Fast to the Right Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals 3:13
210
The House Where We Were Wed Smokey Joe Miller and the Georgia Pals 2:44

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