In the mid 1930s, Columbia Masterworks issued two multi-disc albums titled The Columbia History Of Music By Ear And Eye. One side of a disc in series II was supposed to feature selections from Frederick Handel’s Harpsichord Suite No. 8.
Due to a serendipitous mix-up by a Columbia technician, a test pressing of the old mountain song Cumberland Gap, recorded on February 16th, 1932, was placed on the disc instead of the performance shown on the label. The performance was by the Carolina Ramblers String band, with Steve Ledford on fiddle, along with some rare downstroke banjo by Daniel Nicholson, along with vocals and very Riley Pucket-sounding guitar runs by Audie Rogers. So, we now have an additional song by this fairly rare string band!