50 years of bluegrass hits

Various artists

Label:CMH CS 1777
Release Date:1992
Format:A
Country:United States
Barcode:027297177741

Song Information:

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A-1. The midnight trainJim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys
A-2. Kentucky waltzThe Osborne Brothers 2:38
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
A-3. Foggy mountain breakdownJoe Maphis
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-4. Tramp on the streetBetty J. Robinson & the Nashville Grass
A-5. Love letters in the sandMac Wiseman
A-6. Salty dog bluesBenny Martin & Josh Graves
A-7. Just a little talk with JesusBluegrass Cardinals
A-8. Uncle PenRose Lee Maphis
A-9. Shackles and chainsMac Wiseman & the Osborne Brothers 2:49
Recording Date:1979-04-25
Composer:J. Davis
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
A-10. Charlotte breakdownDon Reno & the Tennessee Cut-Ups 1:45
Recording Date:1976
Composer:Don Reno; Lois, 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
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-11. Dark as a dungeonMerle Travis
A-12. Are you missing meJim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys
A-13. I saw the lightCarl Story & His Rambling Mountaineer Quartet 2:22
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
A-14. Sunny side of the mountainThe Osborne Brothers 2:20
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
A-15. Sweeter than the flowersRose Lee Maphis
A-16. Muleskinner bluesThe Stonemans
A-17. I know you're married (but I love you still)Don Reno, Bill Harrell & the Tennessee Cut-Ups 2:10
Recording Date:1976
Composer:Reno-Magaha; Lois, 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
Vocals:B. Harrell-L; D. Reno-T
A-18. Memories of MaybelleJoe Maphis
A-19. Life's railway to HeavenDonna Stoneman & the Stonemans
A-20. Dueling fiddlesBenny Martin & Johnny Gimble
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-21. ParadiseJim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys
A-22. I wonder where you are tonightBluegrass Cardinals
A-23. ReubenThe Osborne Brothers 2:38
Recording Date:1976-07-21
Place:Arthur Smith Studios, Charlotte, NC
Instruments:Sonny Osborne-bj; Bobby Osborne-m/f; Robby Osborne-bs; Dale Sledd-g; Clay Smith-rhythm g; Dave Brakefield-drums
A-24. Maple on the hillJoe & Rose Lee Maphis
A-25. What would you give in exchange for your soulLester Flatt & the Nashville Grass
B-1. Night train to MemphisJoe Maphis
B-2. 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-3. Earl's breakdownJosh Graves
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-4. Bringin' in the Georgia mailCurly Seckler & the Nashville Grass
B-5. Devil's dreamJoe Maphis & Fiddlin' Red Herron
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-6. Blue Ridge Mountain bluesPatty Stoneman
B-7. Angels rock me to sleepBluegrass Cardinals
B-8. Don't let your sweet love dieMac Wiseman & the Osborne Brothers 3:38
Recording Date:1979-03-15
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; Benny Birchfield-high strung g]
Vocals:M. Wiseman-V; B. Osborne-V
B-9. Blue moon of KentuckyRose Lee Maphis
B-10. Dear old DixieWynn Osborne & his Bluegrass Playboys
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-11. Peach pickin' time in GeorgiaMerle Travis
B-12. The ballad of Jed ClampettLester Flatt & the Nashville Grass
B-13. Rank strangers to meThe Osborne Brothers 2:59
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
B-14. Johnny B. GoodeJim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys
B-15. The banks of the OhioThe Grandpa Jones Family
B-16. Dim lights, thick smoke (and loud, loud music)Benny Martin & Bobby Osborne
B-17. Remington rideDon Reno & Arthur Smith 2:26
Recording Date:1976
Composer:H. Penny-Herb Remington; Lois, 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
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-18. Bringing Mary homeMac Wiseman 3:33
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
B-19. Shout and shineCarl Story & His Rambling Mountaineer Quartet 1:54
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
B-20. Wabash CannonballBenny Martin
B-21. Me and ol' MerleJoe Maphis
B-22. Gosh, I miss you all the timeJim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys
B-23. CheyenneThe Pinnacle Boys
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-24. Little old log cabin in the laneThe Stonemans
B-25. Unclouded dayBetty J. Robinson & the Nashville Grass
C-1. Rocky TopThe Osborne Brothers 2:36
Recording Date:1977
Composer:Boudleaux Bryant-Felice Bryant
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
C-2. Blue eyes crying in the rainRose Lee Maphis
C-3. Feudin' banjosDon Reno 2:00
Recording Date:1980
Composer:A. Smith; Combine Music Corp., BMI
Instruments:Don Reno-bj/g; Buck Ryan-f; Steve Wilson-db; Don Wayne Reno-bs/bj; Bonny Beverly-g/f; Dale Reno-m
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-4. Jimmie Brown, the newsboyMac Wiseman
C-5. Low and lonelyBluegrass Cardinals
C-6. Peacock ragLester Flatt & the Nashville Grass
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-7. I'm using my Bible for a roadmapDon Reno, Bill Harrell & the Tennessee Cut-Ups 2:09
Recording Date:1976
Composer:Reno-Shroeder; Lonat, 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
Vocals:B. Harrell-L; D. Reno-T
C-8. Nine pound hammerJoe Maphis
C-9. Border rideJim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-10. The white doveThe Osborne Brothers 2:48
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
C-11. She was always chewing gumGrandpa Jones
C-12. Little footprints in the snowBenny Martin
C-13. Will the circle be unbrokenRose Lee Maphis
C-14. Midnight flyerThe Osborne Brothers & Mac Wiseman 1:58
Recording Date:1979-04-25
Place:Hilltop Studios, Nashville, TN
Instruments:Sonny Osborne-bj; Bobby Osborne-m; Ray Edenton-rhythm g; Jimmy Brock-bs; Robby Osborne-drums; [Blaine Sprouse-f]
Vocals:M. Wiseman-L; B. Osborne-V; S. Osborne-V
C-15. Thinking tonight of my blue eyesThe Stonemans
C-16. Diesel on my tailJim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys
C-17. Pins and needles (in my heart)Mac Wiseman & the Osborne Brothers 2:50
Recording Date:1979-03-15
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; Benny Birchfield-high strung g]
Vocals:M. Wiseman-V; B. Osborne-V; S. Osborne-V
C-18. Bluegrass concertoSonny Osborne 4:27
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; [Buddy Spicher-violin/viola/cello/m]
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-19. Father's table graceLester Flatt
C-20. Under the double eagleDonna Stoneman & the Stonemans
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-21. In the pinesMac Wiseman
C-22. I'll go stepping tooBenny Martin & Bobby Osborne
C-23. Cripple CreekThe Stonemans
C-24. Lonesome road bluesMerle Travis & Joe Maphis
Vocals:(Instrumental)
C-25. Somebody touched meCarl Story 1:50
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
D-1. Whitehouse bluesMerle Travis & Joe Maphis
D-2. Little MaggieJosh Graves
D-3. The girl in the blue velvet bandMac Wiseman 2:36
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
D-4. Roll in my sweet baby's armsLester Flatt
D-5. Bluegrass melodiesThe Pinnacle Boys
Vocals:(Instrumental)
D-6. Fair and tender ladiesThe Grandpa Jones Family
D-7. I'll fly awayThe Osborne Brothers
Vocals:(Instrumental)
D-8. My cabin in CarolineThe 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
D-9. It wasn't God who made honky tonk angelsRose Lee Maphis
D-10. Little Rock getawayDon Reno & Arthur Smith 1:59
Recording Date:1976
Composer:Joe Sullivan
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
Vocals:(Instrumental)
D-11. Great speckled birdJim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys
D-12. Dark hollowMac Wiseman
D-13. Farewell bluesWynn Osborne
Vocals:(Instrumental)
D-14. House of the Rising SunMac Wiseman
D-15. Limehouse bluesDon Reno 2:09
Recording Date:1976
Composer:D. Furber-P. Braham
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
Vocals:(Instrumental)
D-16. Tenbrooks and MollyJoe & Rose Lee Maphis
D-17. Don't that road look rough and rockyThe Osborne Brothers 3:28
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-18. Black Mountain ragJoe Maphis
Vocals:(Instrumental)
D-19. Family reunionCarl Story 2:37
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
D-20. Orange Blossom SpecialJoe & Rose Lee Maphis
Vocals:(Instrumental)
D-21. Cabin on the hillLester Flatt
D-22. I wonder how the old folks are at homeMac Wiseman & the Osborne Brothers 2:48
Recording Date:1979-04-19
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; Buddy Spicher-f]
Vocals:M. Wiseman-V; B. Osborne-V
D-23. Little rosewood casketJosh Graves
D-24. Truck stops and pretty girlsJim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys
D-25. Sweet hour of prayerBluegrass Cardinals