Original stars of bluegrass

Various artists

Label:CMH CD 1788
Release Date:1997
Format:CD
Country:United States
Barcode:027297178823
   Amazon ASIN: B00000J6C4

Song Information:

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A-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
A-2. Autoharp concertoAlissa Jones
A-3. Midnight trainJim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys
A-4. Bile 'em cabbage downHeights of Grass
A-5. Wreck of the old 97Mac Wiseman
A-6. White heatMerle Travis
A-7. Ballad of Jed ClampettLester Flatt & the Nashville Grass
A-8. Flint Hill specialWynn Osborne
A-9. With body & soulBill Monroe
A-10. Dixie in my eyeEddie Adcock Band
A-11. Spanish riverThe Masters
A-12. Salty dog bluesBenny Martin & Josh Graves
A-13. I'm rollin onCarl Story & His Rambling Mountaineer Quartet 1:45
Recording Date:1977
Place:Arthur Smith Studio, Charlotte, NC
Instruments:Carl Story-g; other personnel not known
A-14. CheyenneThe Pinnacle Boys
A-15. Darlin' CoreyBluegrass Cardinals
A-16. Grandfather's clockGrandpa Jones
A-17. Midnight flyerThe Osborne Brothers & Mac Wiseman 2:00
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
B-1. Dueling banjosJoe Maphis & Zen Crook
B-2. I wonder how the old folks are at homeMac Wiseman & the Osborne Brothers 2:51
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
B-3. Roll in my sweet baby's armsLester Flatt & the Nashville Grass
B-4. Down the old plank roadGrandpa Jones
B-5. Wabash CannonballBenny Martin
B-6. John HenryMerle Travis
B-7. Just a little talk with JesusBluegrass Cardinals
B-8. Cluck ol' henRamona Jones
B-9. 12th Street ragDon Reno & Arthur Smith 2:10
Recording Date:1979
Composer:A. Razaf-E. L. Bowman
Place:Arthur Smith Studios, Charlotte, NC
Instruments:Arthur Smith-lead g; Don Reno-bj; Clay Smith-rhythm g; David Floyd-bs; Paul Collier-drums
B-10. Swing low, sweet chariotJim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys
B-11. Jimmy Brown, the newsboyMac Wiseman
B-12. Black and white ragJohnny Gimble
B-13. Palms of victoryBetty J. Robinson & the Nashville Grass
B-14. Black mountain ragEddie Adcock
B-15. Ruby, don't take your love to townThe Stonemans
B-16. Foggy Mountain breakdownWynn Osborne
C-1. Orange Blossom SpecialDonna Stoneman & the Stonemans
C-2. 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
C-3. Lee Highway bluesChubby Anthony
C-4. Jesse JamesGrandpa Jones
C-5. Fire on the stringsJoe Maphis
C-6. Great speckled birdJim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys
C-7. Golden VanityArthur 'Guitar Boogie' Smith
C-8. Skyline DriveDon Reno & the Tennessee Cut-Ups 3:07
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
C-9. Cripple CreekLester Flatt & the Nashville Grass
C-10. Somebody touched meCarl Story & His Rambling Mountaineer Quartet 1:51
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
C-11. Whiskey before breakfastRamona Jones
C-12. I'm on my way to the old homeBill Monroe
C-13. Dark as a dungeonMerle Travis
C-14. Mother MaybelleJohnny Cash
C-15. Hornpipe medleyBuddy Spicher
C-16. The bluebirds are singing for meThe Osborne Brothers & Mac Wiseman 2:45
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
C-17. Randy Lynn ragWynn Osborne