Absolutely bluegrass : over eighty classic bluegrass tracks on three discs

Various artists

Label:101 Distribution ?
Release Date:2011-08-30
Format:CD
Country:United Kingdom
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1. Don't get above your raisingLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 2:43
Recording Date:1951-05-09
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:45914
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Everett Lilly-m; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Jody Rainwater-bs
Vocals:Lester Flatt-L
2. Man of constant sorrowThe Stanley Brothers 2:54
Recording Date:1950-11-03
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:4312
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Darrell 'Pee Wee' Lambert-m; Les Woodie-f; Ernie Newton-sb
Vocals:R. Stanley-L
3. Great speckled birdRoy Acuff
4. Orange Blossom SpecialThe Rouse Brothers
Vocals:(Instrumental)
5. Y'all comeBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:17
Recording Date:1954-01-08
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:3215 / 85698
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-g; Thomas Grady Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernie Newton-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-T; unidentified chorus
6. Are you from Dixie?Blue Sky Boys
7. Cotton eyed JoeFiddlin' John Carson
8. Foggy mountain breakdownLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 2:39
Recording Date:1949-12-11
Place:Cincinnati, OH
Master:2665
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; John Ray 'Curly' Seckler-m; Benny Sims-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)
9. Going back to the Blue Ridge MountainsThe Delmore Brothers
10. Air mail specialJim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys 2:43
Recording Date:1953-03-16
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:11251
Instruments:Jim McReynolds-g; Jesse McReynolds-m; Lloyd Bell-g; Owen Jenkins-bj; Tommy Jackson-f; Bob Moore-bs
Vocals:Jim McReynolds-V; Jesse McReynolds-V
11. Blue grass breakdownBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:18
Recording Date:1947-10-27
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4879-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:(Instrumental)
12. Little glass of wineThe Stanley Brothers 2:53
Recording Date:1949-03-01
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:40512
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Pee Wee Lambert-m; Bobby Sumner-f; Jay Hughes-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
13. Earl's breakdownLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 3:01
Recording Date:1951-10-24
Place:Possibly Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:47113
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Everett Lilly-m; Howdy Forrester-f; Jody Rainwater-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)
14. Pretty PollyThe Coon Creek Girls
15. Heart's hall of fameThe Bailey Brothers
16. Will the circle be unbroken?The Monroe Brothers 2:24
Recording Date:1936-10-12
Place:Southern Radio Corp., Charlotte, NC
Master:02544-1
Instruments:Charlie Monroe-g; Bill Monroe-m
Vocals:Charlie Monroe-L; Bill Monroe-T
17. Twin banjo specialJoe Maphis
Vocals:(Instrumental)
18. Story of the Knoxville girlBlue Sky Boys
19. Blue eyed darlingJimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys
20. I'm gone, long goneDon Reno & the Tennessee Cut-Ups 2:24
Recording Date:1952-01-15
Composer:Don Reno-Red Smiley
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3345
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Arthur Lee 'Red' Smiley-g; Chuck Haney-m; Gopher Addis-f; Jay Haney-bs
Vocals:Arthur Lee 'Red' Smiley-L; Don Reno-T
21. Sally GoodinErnest V. Stoneman & his Dixie Mountaineers
Vocals:(Instrumental)
22. Uncle PenBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:44
Recording Date:1950-10-15
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:2254 / 80071
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Merle 'Red' Taylor-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-LV/TC; J. Martin-LC; J. Price-B
23. Cannon ball bluesThe Carter Family
24. Don't let your deal go downCharlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers
25. When the train comes alongUncle Dave Macon
26. Foggy mountain specialLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 2:05
Recording Date:1954-05-19
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:51596
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Louis T. Innis-g; John Ray 'Curly' Seckler-m; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; English P. 'Jake/Cousin Jake' Tullock-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)
27. Save it! Save it!Jimmy Martin & the Osborne Brothers 2:01
Recording Date:1954-11-16
Composer:Rufus Shoffner
Place:RCA Victor Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:6007
Instruments:Jimmy Martin-g; Bob Osborne-m; Sonny Osborne-bj; Red Taylor-f; Cedric Rainwater-sb
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Osborne-T
28. I long to see the old folksThe Stanley Brothers 3:05
Recording Date:1953-11-25
Place:Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:7522
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Jim Williams-m; Ralph Mayo-f; John Shuffler-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
29. In the hills of Roane CountyBlue Sky Boys
30. Alabama waltzBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:25
Recording Date:1950-02-03
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:2081 / 75814
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Vassar Clements-f; Joel Price-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
31. Foggy mountain chimesLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 2:18
Recording Date:1953-08-29
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:49893
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Louis T. Innis-g; John Ray 'Curly' Seckler-m; Benny Martin-f; Bob Moore-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)
32. Little birdieWade Mainer
33. Beautiful brown eyesThe Bailey Brothers
34. When I safely reach the other shoreTommy Magness & the Tennessee Buddies 2:34
Recording Date:1951-03-06
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:1034
Instruments:Arthur Lee 'Red' Smiley-g; Don Reno-bj; Claude J. 'Jackie' Phelp-sg; Tommy Magness-bs
Vocals:Arthur Lee 'Red' Smiley-L; Don Reno-T; J. Phelps-B; Remus Bell-BS
35. Crazy finger bluesDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:48
Recording Date:1952-01-15
Composer:Don Reno
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3348
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Chuck Haney-m; Gopher Addis-f; Jay Haney-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)
36. I'll wash your love from my heartJim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys 2:23
Recording Date:1952-06-13
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:10142-2
Instruments:Jim McReynolds-g; Jesse McReynolds-m; John Ray 'Curly' Seckler-g; Hoke Jenkins-bj; Sonny James-f; Bob Moore-bs
Vocals:Jim McReynolds-V; Jesse McReynolds-V
37. I'm going back to old KentuckyBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:56
Recording Date:1947-10-27
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4874-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
38. Harbour of loveThe Stanley Brothers 2:15
Recording Date:1954-08-29
Place:Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:7635
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Joe Meadows-f; Bill Lowe-m; Charlie Cline-g; Lightnin' Chance-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T; Joe Meadows-B
39. Lonely tombsJ. E. Mainer's Mountaineers
40. I'm lonesome and blueLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 2:50
Recording Date:1951-10-24
Place:Possibly Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:47114
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Howdy Forrester-f; Everett Lilly-f; Jody Rainwater-bs
Vocals:Lester Flatt-L
41. Doin' my timeJimmie Skinner
42. Can't live with 'emMattie, Martha & Minnie
43. Wiggle worm wiggleJim Eanes 2:31
Recording Date:1954-03-02
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:3266 / 86101
Instruments:Thomas Grady Martin-g; Loren Otis 'Jack' Shook-g; Hubert Davis-bj; Robert Lee 'Bob' Foster-sg; Robert Caldwell 'Bobby' Hicks-f; Ernest 'Ernie' Newton-sb; Owen Bradley-contractor
Vocals:J. Eanes-L
44. Can't you hear me calling?Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 3:48
Recording Date:1949-10-22
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:41835-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Malcolm 'Mac' Wiseman-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Jack Thompson-bs
Vocals:M. Wiseman-L; B. Monroe-T
45. Tomorrow may be differentJim Eanes & the Shenandoah Valley Boys 2:31
Recording Date:1952-06-19
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:2740 / 83003
Instruments:Jim Eanes-rg/leader; Autry Inman-g; Thomas Grady Martin-g; Robert Lee 'Bob' Foster-sg; Jerry Rivers-f; Ernest 'Ernie' Newton-sb; Owen Bradley-contractor
Vocals:J. Eanes-L
46. Our last goodbyeThe Stanley Brothers 2:39
Recording Date:1953-08-09
Composer:Carter Stanley
Place:Universal Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:7488
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Jim Williams-m; Art Stamper-f; George Shuffler-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
47. My lonely heartJimmy Martin & Bob Osborne & the Sunny Mountain Boys
48. It won't be longHodges Brothers
49. Banjo twistThe McCormick Brothers
Vocals:(Instrumental)
50. Don't this road look rough and rockyLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 3:08
Recording Date:1954-05-19
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:51595
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Louis T. Innis-g; John Ray 'Curly' Seckler-m; Paul Warren-f; English P. 'Jake/Cousin Jake' Tullock-bs
Vocals:Lester Flatt-L; John Ray 'Curly' Seckler-T; Earl Scruggs-B
51. Hawkins ragGid Tanner & the Skillet Lickers
Vocals:(Instrumental)
52. I'm the talk of the townDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:45
Recording Date:1953-01-30
Composer:Don Reno
Place:WBT Radio Station, Charlotte, NC
Master:3544
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Red Rector-m; Jimmy Lunsford-f; Tommy Faile-bs; Nelson Benton-d
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T
53. Blues stay away from meThe Delmore Brothers
54. Heavy traffic aheadBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:51
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4605-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
55. Roll down the lineAllen Brothers
56. Shine hallelujah shineBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:34
Recording Date:1947-10-28
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4888-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-g
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; Earl Scruggs-B; H. Watts-BS
57. Just becauseThe Lone Star Cowboys
58. Dim lights, thick smokeLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 2:56
Recording Date:1952-11-09
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:48539
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; John Ray 'Curly' Seckler-m; Jody Rainwater-bs
Vocals:Lester Flatt-L; John Ray 'Curly' Seckler-T; Earl Scruggs-B
59. Poison liesThe Stanley Brothers 2:36
Recording Date:1953-11-25
Composer:Carter Stanley
Place:Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:7520
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Jim Williams-m; Ralph Mayo-f; John Shuffler-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
60. The girl I left in sunny TennesseeWade Mainer
61. Little country preacherTommy Magness & the Tennessee Buddies 2:35
Recording Date:1951-03-06
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Instruments:Arthur Lee 'Red' Smiley-g; Don Reno-bj; Claude J. 'Jackie' Phelp-sg; Tommy Magness-bs
Vocals:Arthur Lee 'Red' Smiley-L; Don Reno-T; J. Phelps-B; Remus Bell-BS
62. There's another baby waiting for me down the lineDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:30
Recording Date:1952-01-15
Composer:Don Reno-Red Smiley
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3343
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Chuck Haney-m; Gopher Addis-f; Jay Haney-bs
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T
63. Ready to homeJimmie Skinner
64. It's mighty dark to travelBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:52
Recording Date:1947-10-27
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4875-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T
65. Dickson County breakdownThe Stanley Brothers 2:12
Recording Date:1953-11-25
Place:Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:7521
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Jim Williams-m; Ralph Mayo-f; John Shuffler-sb
Vocals:(Instrumental)
66. Get in line brotherLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 2:24
Recording Date:1951-10-24
Place:Possibly Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:47117
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Everett Lilly-m; Howdy Forrester-f; Jody Rainwater-bs
Vocals:Lester Flatt-L; Everett Lilly-T; Earl Scruggs-B; Jody Rainwater-BS
67. She's just a cute thingJimmy Martin & Bob Osborne & the Sunny Mountain Boys 2:44
Recording Date:1951-08-27
Place:King Recording Studio, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3237-1
Instruments:Jimmy Martin-g; Robert Van 'Bobby' Osborne-m; Charlie Cline-bj; Curly Ray Cline-f; Ralph 'Little Robert' Guenther-sb
Vocals:J. Martin-L; B. Osborne-T; C. Cline-B
68. The intoxicated ratThe Dixon Brothers
69. Sold down the riverBlue Sky Boys
70. Hang out the front door keyThe Shelton Brothers & Curly Fox
71. Be ready for tomorrow may never comeLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 2:42
Recording Date:1953-08-30
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:49902
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-g/bj; Louis T. Innis-g; John Ray 'Curly' Seckler-m; Benny Martin-f; Bob Moore-bs
Vocals:Lester Flatt-L; John Ray 'Curly' Seckler-T; Earl Scruggs-B; Benny Martin-BS
72. The wandering boyThe Stanley Brothers 2:30
Recording Date:1952-04-11
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:47813
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Art Wooten-f; George Shuffler-sb
Vocals:C. Stanley-L
73. Summertime is past and goneBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:55
Recording Date:1946-09-16
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4609-1
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Robert R. 'Chubby' Wise-f; Howard Staton Watts 'Cedric Rainwater'-sb
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; B. Monroe-T; H. Watts-BS
74. The Nashville bluesThe Delmore Brothers
75. AlabamaThe Bailey Brothers
76. If I should wander back to youLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 2:42
Recording Date:1952-11-09
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:48538
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; John Ray 'Curly' Seckler-m; Jody Rainwater-bs
Vocals:Lester Flatt-L
77. Are you waiting just for meThe Stanley Brothers 2:18
Recording Date:1952-06
Place:Radio Station WLSI, Pikeville, KY
Master:1446
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; James Lee "Jim" Williams-m; Art Stamper-f
Vocals:C. Stanley-L; R. Stanley-T
78. The meanest man in townThe Maddox Brothers & Rose
79. Alabamy stopThe Farr Brothers
80. Seven year bluesThe Louvin Brothers
81. Were you there?Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:53
Recording Date:1963-03-20
Place:Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:12437 / 113298
Instruments:Bill Monroe-m; Horace 'Benny' Williams-g; William Bradford 'Bill/Brad' Keith-bj; Kenneth Clayton 'Kenny' Baker-f; Bessie Lee Mauldin-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L