The Smithsonian collection of classic country music

Various artists

Label:Smithsonian Institution R025 P8 15640
Release Date:1981
Country:United States
BG Unlimited:1981-10 ID: 11469223

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M-1. Mule skinner bluesBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:37
Recording Date:1940-10-07
Composer:Jimmie Rodgers-George Vaughn
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Instruments:Bill Monroe-g; Clyde Moody-m; Tommy Magness-f; Bill Westbrook-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
M-2. It's mighty dark to travelBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:52
Recording Date:1947-10-27
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Instruments:William Smith 'Bill' Monroe-m; Lester Raymond Flatt-g; Earl Eugene Scruggs-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
M-3. Earl's breakdownLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 3:01
Recording Date:1951-10-24
Composer:Scruggs; Peer
Place:Possibly Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:47113 / NASH 1305?
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Everett Lilly-m; Howdy Forrester-f; Jody Rainwater-sb
M-4. The lonesome riverThe Stanley Brothers 2:40
Recording Date:1950-11-03
Composer:Carter Stanley; Peer, BMI
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Pee Wee Lambert-m; Les Woodie-f; Ernie Newton-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; P. W. Lambert-B
M-5. Dreaming of a little cabinMac Wiseman 1:49
Recording Date:1952-01
Composer:Albert E. Brumley
Place:WHIN Radio Station Studio, Gallatin, TN
Instruments:Malcolm B. 'Mac' Wiseman-g; Rollin 'Oscar' Sullivan-m; David 'Stringbean' Akeman-bj; Ernest 'Ernie' Newton-sb; Thomas Lee 'Tommy' Jackson-f
Vocals:M. Wiseman-L
M-6. Are you missing me?Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys 2:20
Recording Date:1952-06-13
Composer:Ira & Charles Louvin
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Instruments:Jim McReynolds-g; Jesse McReynolds-m; John Ray 'Curly' Seckler-g; Hoke Jenkins-bj; Sonny James-f; Bob Moore-bs
Vocals:Jesse McReynolds-L; Jim McReynolds-T
M-7. Rocky TopThe Osborne Brothers 2:37
Recording Date:1967-11-16
Composer:Boudleaux Bryant-Felice Bryant
Place:Bradley's Barn, Mt. Juliet, TN
Master:14849 / 119604
Instruments:Sonny Osborne-bj; Bobby Osborne-m; Dale F. Sledd-g; Raymond Q. 'Ray' Edenton-g; Thomas Grady Martin-g; Harald 'Hal' Rugg-steel g; Ronnie Blackwell-bs; Jerry K. Carrigan-drums; Hargus 'Pig' Robbins-piano
Vocals:B. Osborne-L; S. Osborne-H; D. Sledd-H
M-8. Mary dearBill Clifton & the Dixie Mountain Boys 2:50
Recording Date:1957-04
Place:RCA Studios, Nashville, Tenn.
Master:2571 / YW-14968
Instruments:Bill Clifton-g; Johnny Clark-bj; Johnnie Johnson-g; Tommy Jackson-f; Gordon Terry-f; Junior Huskey-sb
Vocals:B. Clifton-L; J. Clark-T
M-9. I'm using my Bible for a road mapDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups
Composer:Don Reno
Instruments:Red Smiley-g; Don Reno-b; Gopher Addis-f
Vocals:D. Reno-V; R. Smiley-V
N-1. John HenryThe Lilly Brothers
Instruments:Mitchell "Bea" Lilly-g; Everett Lilly-m; Don Stover-bj
Vocals:E. Lilly-V
N-2. I'll be all smiles tonightHylo Brown 3:21
Recording Date:1958-08-10
Place:Bradley Film & Recording, Nashville, TN
Instruments:Frank 'Hylo' Brown-g; Jim Smoak-bj; William E. 'Red' Rector-m; Clarence 'Tater' Tate-f; 'Flap Jack' Phillips-sb
Vocals:F. Brown-L; R. Rector-LC; C. Tate-BC
N-3. Sunny side of the mountainJimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys 2:34
Recording Date:1964-08-13
Composer:Harry McAuliffe-Bobby Gregory
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:13043 / 115166
Instruments:James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-g; Thomas Grady Martin-g; Mike Miller-bj; Vernon Derrick-m; Junior Huskey-bs; Buddy Harmon-drums
Vocals:J. Martin-L
N-4. Jerusalem RidgeBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:36
Recording Date:1975-03-10
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley's Barn, Mt. Juliet, TN
Master:17640 / MC 3951
Instruments:William Smith 'Bill' Monroe-m; Joe Stuart-g; Robert W. 'Bob' Black-bj; Kenneth Clayton 'Kenny' Baker-f; Stephen Randall 'Randy' Davis-sb
N-5. Black Mountain ragDoc Watson
Instruments:Doc Watson-g; John Herald-g
N-6. The legend of the rebel soldierCharlie Moore & his Dixie Partners 2:35
Recording Date:1975
Composer:C. Moore
Place:Old Homestead Studios, Brighton, MI
Instruments:Charlie Moore-g; Billy Constable-g; Ben Green-bj; Larry Jefferson-m; Johnny Dacus-f; Virgil Shouse-sb
Vocals:C. Moore-L
N-7. Four strong windsCliff Waldron & the New Shades of Grass
Composer:Ian Tyson
Instruments:Cliff Waldron-g; Ben Eldridge-bj; Bill Poffinger-f; Mike Auldridge-reso g; Ed Ferris-sb
Vocals:C. Waldron-V; Dave Auldridge-V
N-8. Two little boysThe Country Gentlemen
Composer:Edward Madden-Theodore Morse
Instruments:Charlie Waller-g; Eddie Adcock-bj; John Duffey-m/reso g; Tom Gray-sb
Vocals:C. Waller-L; J. Duffey-T
N-9. Bottom of the glassThe Seldom Scene
Composer:Paul Craft
Instruments:John Starling-g; Paul Craft-g; Ben Eldridge-bj; John Duffey-m; Mike Auldridge-reso g; Tom Gray-sb
Vocals:J. Duffey-V; J. Starling-V; Linda Ronstadt-V