The essential bluegrass collection : 64 legendary performances

Various artists

Label:CMH CD 1798
Release Date:2002-04-30
Format:CD
Country:United States
Barcode:027297179820
   Amazon ASIN: B0000658GI

Song Information:

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A-1. Georgia mules and country boysThe Osborne Brothers 2:39
Recording Date:1977
Place:Studio One, Nashville, TN
Instruments:Sonny Osborne-bj; Bobby Osborne-m; Dale Sledd-g; Robby Osborne-bs/drums; Ray Edenton-g; Hargus "Pig" Robbins-piano; Buddy Emmons-steel g; Willie Ackerman-drums; Bob Moore-bs
A-2. RememberingCrossroads 2:10
A-3. Muleskinner bluesBenny Martin 2:27
A-4. Who's gonna hold you when I'm goneBenny Martin 1:53
A-5. Orange Blossom SpecialJoe Maphis 2:25
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-6. Little MaggieJosh Graves 2:21
A-7. I'm rollin' onCarl Story & His Rambling Mountaineer Quartet 1:50
Recording Date:1977
Place:Arthur Smith Studio, Charlotte, NC
Instruments:Carl Story-g; other personnel not known
A-8. Goin' up Cripple CreekLester Flatt & the Nashville Grass 2:31
A-9. Buck CreekCarl Story & His Rambling Mountaineer Quartet 1:58
Recording Date:1976
Composer:L. Beasley; Silverhill Music, BMI
Place:Arthur Smith Studios, Charlotte, NC
Instruments:Carl Story-g; Mike McKellar-g; Larry Beasley-bj; Jeff Dalton-m; Mitchell Moser-sb; [Clay Smith-g; Red Rector-m; Arthur Smith-f; Ray Adkins-bs]
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-10. Wabash CannonballBenny Martin 3:21
A-11. Billy boyThe Jones Brothers & the Log Cabin Boys 1:41
A-12. Dixie FlyerLester Flatt & the Nashville Grass 2:00
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-13. Wreck of the Old 97Mac Wiseman & the Shenandoah Cutups 2:14
A-14. Long goneDon Reno, Bill Harrell & the Tennessee Cut-Ups 2:28
Recording Date:1976
Composer:D. Reno; Silverhill Music, BMI
Place:Arthur Smith Studios, Charlotte, NC
Instruments:Bill Harrell-g; Don Reno-bj; Dale Reno-m; Buck Ryan-f; Clay Smith-g; Arthur Smith-g/db; Ed Ferris-sb
A-15. Conversation with a muleArthur 'Guitar Boogie' Smith 2:15
A-16. Soldier's joyThe Stonemans 2:03
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-1. Cabin in CarolineThe Osborne Brothers 2:44
B-2. Black Mountain ragMerle Travis & Joe Maphis 1:49
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-3. Sittin' on top of the worldThe Pinnacle Boys 2:00
B-4. My baby's doin' alrightJoe Maphis 2:40
B-5. We don't care what mama won't allowLester Flatt & the Nashville Grass 3:24
B-6. I can hear the hallelujahs in the airBenny Martin 2:06
B-7. The old man in the parkBluegrass Cardinals 2:05
B-8. Over the waterfallGrandpa Jones 1:37
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-9. Jesse JamesThe Osborne Brothers 2:20
Recording Date:1978-11
Place:Hilltop Studios, Nashville, TN
Instruments:Sonny Osborne-bj; Bobby Osborne-m/f; Ray Edenton-g; Jimmy Brock-bs; Robby Osborne-drums
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-10. Brand new Carroll County bluesJosh Graves 2:27
B-11. Down the old plank roadGrandpa Jones 2:28
B-12. Follow me boogieArthur Smith & Don Reno 2:05
Recording Date:1979
Composer:A. Smith
Place:Arthur Smith Studios, Charlotte, NC
Instruments:Arthur Smith-lead g; Don Reno-bj; Clay Smith-rhythm g; David Floyd-bs; Paul Collier-drums
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-13. Dusty MillerPaul Warren 1:54
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-14. Mother MaybelleThe Osborne Brothers & Mac Wiseman 2:59
Recording Date:1979-05-08
Place:Hilltop Studios, Nashville, TN
Instruments:Sonny Osborne-lead g; Bobby Osborne-m; Ray Edenton-rhythm g; Jimmy Brock-bs; Robby Osborne-drums; [Wynn Osborne-bj; Jerry Douglas-db]
Vocals:M. Wiseman-V; B. Osborne-V; S. Osborne-V
B-15. Freight trainMerle Travis & Joe Maphis 2:30
B-16. My, my, myJim Silvers 1:56
C-1. Don't let the Smoky Mountain smoke get in your eyeThe Osborne Brothers 2:21
Recording Date:1980
Place:Cumberland Sound Studio, Nashville, TN
Instruments:Bobby Osborne-m; Sonny Osborne-bj/m; Leon Rhodes-g; Ray Edenton-g; Hargus Robbins-piano; Buddy Spicher-violin/viola/cello; Hal Rugg-steel g; Jimmy D. Brock-bs; Bob Mater-drums; Robby Osborne-drums
Vocals:B. Osborne-V; S. Osborne-V; Paul Brewster-V
C-2. Cincinnati ragDon Reno 2:46
Recording Date:1979
Composer:M. Christian
Place:Arthur Smith Studios
Instruments:Don Reno-bj/g; Don Wayne Reno-2nd bj; Sonny Beverly-g/2nd f; Dale Reno-m; Buck Ryan-f; Arthur Smith-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-3. John HenryMerle Travis 3:07
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-4. Little home in West VirginiaJosh Graves 1:36
C-5. There ain't a cow in TexasMerle Travis 2:02
C-6. The girl I left behind meJim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys 2:55
C-7. Golden slippersBenny Martin 2:10
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-8. I'm gonna wear the pantsJoe & Rose Lee Maphis 2:45
C-9. Autoharp concertoGrandpa Jones 1:59
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-10. Don't come runningBluegrass Cardinals 2:22
C-11. Will the circle be unbrokenLester Flatt 3:28
C-12. Love's gonna get youEddie & Martha Adcock 2:12
C-13. Fort Worth hambone bluesJohnny Gimble 3:15
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-14. I'll be all smiles tonightBuddy Spicher 1:58
C-15. Pretty red wingBluegrass Cardinals 2:02
C-16. Swing low, sweet chariotJim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys 2:36
D-1. Colorado calling meJim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys 2:47
D-2. In the pinesMac Wiseman 4:33
D-3. Under the double eagleDonna Stoneman & the Stonemans 1:46
Vocals:(Instrumental)
D-4. Blue is the color of lonesomeBluegrass Cardinals 2:36
D-5. High level hornpipeBobby Osborne 2:17
Recording Date:1981
Place:Cumberland Sound Studio, Nashville, TN
Instruments:Bobby Osborne-m; Robby Osborne-g; Wynn Osborne-bj; Kenny Baker-f; Jimmy D. Brock-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)
D-6. Wish I'd stayed in the wagon yardGrandpa Jones 1:58
D-7. Down in Union CountyBuddy Spicher & Benny Martin 1:59
D-8. Palms of victoryBetty J. Robinson & the Nashville Grass 2:06
D-9. Lonesome dayThe Osborne Brothers 2:42
Recording Date:1978
Place:Hilltop Studios, Nashville, TN
Instruments:Ray Edenton-g; Benny Birchfield-high string g; Sonny Osborne-bj; Bobby Osborne-m; Kenny Baker-f; Blaine Sprouse-f; Bob Moore-sb; Robby Osborne-drums
D-10. Old Black Mountain Saturday nightJoe Maphis 2:59
D-11. Little rosewood casketJosh Graves 2:33
D-12. The Johnson BoysLester Flatt & the Nashville Grass 2:45
D-13. Arkansas travelerFiddlin' Red Herron 2:04
Vocals:(Instrumental)
D-14. Blue Ridge Mountain bluesThe Stonemans 2:02
D-15. Down yonderJohnny Gimble 1:56
Vocals:(Instrumental)
D-16. Skyline DriveDon Reno 3:11
Recording Date:1979
Composer:D. Reno
Place:Arthur Smith Studios
Instruments:Don Reno-bj/g; Don Wayne Reno-2nd bj; Sonny Beverly-g/2nd f; Dale Reno-m; Buck Ryan-f; Arthur Smith-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)