American gothic : bluegrass songs of death and sorrow

Various artists

Label:CMH CD 8421
Release Date:2003-02-25
Format:CD
Country:United States
Barcode:027297842120
BG Unlimited:2003-04
   Amazon ASIN: B000089CJK

Song Information:

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1. He will open the gateBass Mountain Boys 3:00
2. O deathHeartbreak Valley Boys 3:46
3. I'm a stranger hereMac Wiseman & the Osborne Brothers 2:41
Recording Date:1979-04-25
Place:Hilltop Studios, Nashville, TN
Instruments:Mac Wiseman-rhythm g; Sonny Osborne-bj; Bobby Osborne-m; Ray Edenton-rhythm g; Jimmy Brock-bs; Robby Osborne-drums; [Blaine Sprouse-f]
Vocals:M. Wiseman-V; B. Osborne-V; S. Osborne-V
4. With body & soulBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 3:27
Composer:Virginia Stauffer
5. I hear a sweet voice callingThe Osborne Brothers 3:35
Recording Date:1978
Composer:B. Monroe
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
6. Rank strangersCarl Story 2:47
Recording Date:1976
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:C. Story-V; M. McKellar-V; L. Beasley-V; J. Dalton-V
7. Little BlossomMac Wiseman 3:09
8. Young CharlotteGrandpa Jones 5:38
9. Will the circle be unbrokenLester Flatt & the Nashville Grass 3:26
10. The white doveThe Osborne Brothers 3:54
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
11. The ballad of the Lawson FamilyMac Wiseman 2:34
12. Barbara AllenTommy Faile 5:07
13. Grave in the valleyJim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys 3:17
14. Bringing Mary homeMac Wiseman 3:36
Recording Date:1976
Place:Arthur Smith Studio, Charlotte, NC
Instruments:Mac Wiseman-g; Clay Smith-rhythm g; Billy Edwards-bj; Arthur Smith-f/m/db/g; Clarence "Tater" Tate-f; John Palmer-sb; David Brakefield-drums
Vocals:M. Wiseman-L
15. The little girl and the dreadful snakeHeartbreak Valley Boys 3:01
16. The Wexford girlBenny Martin 4:25
17. Family reunionCarl Story 2:40
Recording Date:1976
Place:Arthur Smith Studios, Charlotte, N.C.
Instruments:Carl Story-g; Mike McKellar-g; Mitchell Moser-bs; Larry Beasley-bj; Jeff Dalton-m; Clay Smith-bs; Arthur Smith-f; Red Rector-m; Ray Adkins-bs
18. Poor Ellen SmithMac Wiseman 2:51
19. Lonesome dayThe Osborne Brothers 2:40
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
20. Take me in chainsBass Mountain Boys 2:03
21. Darlin' CoreyBluegrass Cardinals 3:15
22. Angel bandCarl Story 3:42
Recording Date:1976
Place:Arthur Smith Studios, Charlotte, N.C.
Instruments:Carl Story-g; Mike McKellar-g; Mitchell Moser-bs; Larry Beasley-bj; Jeff Dalton-m; Clay Smith-bs; Arthur Smith-f; Red Rector-m; Ray Adkins-bs
23. Keep on the sunny sideMac Wiseman & the Osborne Brothers 3:31
Recording Date:1979-01-30
Place:Hilltop Studios, Nashville, TN
Instruments:Mac Wiseman-rhythm g; Sonny Osborne-bj; Bobby Osborne-m; Wynn Osborne-bj; Ray Edenton-g; Josh Graves-db; Jerry Douglas-db; Jimmy Brock-bs; Robby Osborne-drums; [Blaine Sprouse-f; Buddy Spicher-f; Benny Birchfield-high strung g]
Vocals:M. Wiseman-V; B. Osborne-V; S. Osborne-V; B. Birchfield-V