The very best of bluegrass

Various artists

Label:Not Now NOT3CD 050
Release Date:2011
Format:CD
Country:United Kingdom
Barcode:5060143490507
   Discogs.com ID: 15274721
   Amazon ASIN: B004CSV9QA

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A-1. Foggy mountain breakdownLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 2:40
Recording Date:1949-12-11
Composer:Earl Scruggs; Peer, BMI
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'-sb
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-2. I'm a man of constant sorrowThe Stanley Brothers 2:58
Recording Date:1950-11-03
Composer:C. Stanley; Peer, BMI
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:4312
Instruments:Carter Stanley-g; Ralph Stanley-bj; Pee Wee Lambert-m; Les Woodie-f; Ernie Newton-sb
Vocals:R. Stanley-L
A-3. Blue moon of KentuckyBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:00
Recording Date:1954-09-04
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:3364 / 86763
Instruments:William Smith 'Bill' Monroe-m; Edd Mayfield-g; Charlie Cline-f; Red Taylor-f; Gordon H. Terry-f; Ernest 'Ernie' Newton-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
A-4. Garden in the skyBlue Sky Boys 2:45
A-5. Tennessee Cut-Up breakdownDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 1:40
Recording Date:1952-01-15
Composer:Don Reno
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3347
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Chuck Haney-m; Gopher Addis-f; Jay Haney-bs
Vocals:(Instrumental)
A-6. Lonesome, sad and blueThe Lonesome Pine Fiddlers 2:24
Recording Date:1950-03
Composer:Bob Osborne-Larry Richardson
Place:WHIS Radio Station, Bluefield, WV
Master:233
Instruments:Robert Van 'Bobby' Osborne-g; Larry Richardson-bj; Ray Morgan-f; Ezra Cline-sb
Vocals:B. Osborne-V; L. Richardson-V
A-7. Will the circle be unbrokenBrown's Ferry Four 2:56
A-8. Are you missing me?Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys 2:24
Recording Date:1952-06-13
Composer:Ira & Charles Louvin
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:10144-4
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
A-9. Cripple CreekSonny Terry & Brownie McGhee 4:45
A-10. You can't to wrong and get byThe Delmore Brothers 2:42
A-11. Sunny side of the mountainWilma Lee & Stoney Cooper 3:04
Recording Date:1951-07-13
Composer:H. McAuliffe-B. Gregory
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:46493-1 / NASH 1269
Instruments:Wilma Lee Cooper-g; Stoney Cooper-f; Burkett Howard 'Buck' Graves-db; Joe Stuart-m; Albert Ray 'Ab' Cole-sb; Benjamin 'Tex' Logan-f
Vocals:S. Cooper-L
A-12. Higher in my prayerMolly O'Day & the Cumberland Mountain Folks 2:27
A-13. Tomorrow may be differentJim Eanes & the Shenandoah Valley Boys 2:38
Recording Date:1952-06-19
Composer:Jim Eanes
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
A-14. Going back to old KentuckyHobo Jack (Adkins) 2:05
A-15. Molly and TenbrooksBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:45
Recording Date:1947-10-28
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:WBBM Radio Station, Chicago, IL
Master:4887-2
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
A-16. Crazy finger bluesDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:43
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)
A-17. Goin' to the barn dance tonightCarson Robison & His Pleasant Valley Boys 2:45
A-18. Ida RedBlue Sky Boys 1:20
A-19. Old salty dog bluesLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 2:26
Recording Date:1950-10-20
Composer:W. Morris-Z. Morris; BMI
Place:WDAE Radio Station, Tampa, FL
Master:7065
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; John Ray 'Curly' Seckler-m; Benny Sims-f; Jody Rainwater-sb
Vocals:B. Sims-L; C. Seckler-T; E. Scruggs-B
A-20. Keep on the sunny sideThe Carter Family 2:49
Recording Date:1928-05-09
Composer:A. P. Carter
Instruments:Mother Maybelle Carter-g; Sara Carter-ah/g
Vocals:A. P. Carter-V; M. Carter-V; S. Carter-V
A-21. Little birdieWade Mainer & Zeke Morris 2:47
A-22. I cried againJim Eanes & the Shenandoah Valley Boys 3:06
A-23. Come walk with meWilma Lee & Stoney Cooper 2:24
Recording Date:1958-03-18
Composer:Burkett Graves
Place:Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:179-3
Instruments:Wilma Lee Cooper-g; Stoney Cooper-f; Johnny Clark-bj; Benny Edward Martin-f; Jimmy Crawford-sg; Pee Wee Kirshaw-db
Vocals:S. Cooper-L; W. L. Cooper-T; Carol Lee Cooper-H
A-24. Beautiful brown eyesThe Bailey Brothers 2:43
A-25. The fields have turned brownThe Stanley Brothers 2:33
Recording Date:1949-11-20
Composer:C. Stanley; Peer, BMI
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:41941
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-HB
B-1. Orange Blossom SpecialBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:30
Recording Date:1941-10-02
Composer:Ervin Rouse
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:071074
Instruments:William Smith 'Bill' Monroe-m; Pete Pyle-g; Art Wooten-f; Bill Wesbrooks-sb
Vocals:A. Wooten-L; B. Monroe-T
B-2. Lonesome pine breakdownThe Lonesome Pine Fiddlers 2:31
Recording Date:1953-08-04
Composer:Curley Cline
Place:RCA Victor Studio, Chicago, IL
Master:0255
Instruments:Paul M. Williams-g; Charley Cline-bj; Albert Punturi-m; Curley Ray Cline-f; Ezra Cline-sb
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-3. Hard to loveHayes Shepherd
B-4. Poor Ellen SmithMolly O'Day & the Cumberland Mountain Folks
B-5. Happy Valley specialThe Bailey Brothers
B-6. Dreaming of a little cabinMac Wiseman 1:49
Recording Date:1952-01
Composer:Albert E. Brumley
Place:WHIN Radio Station Studio, Gallatin, TN
Master:5051
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
B-7. Rounder's bluesThe Delmore Brothers
B-8. Your love is like a flowerLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 2:36
Recording Date:1953-08-30
Composer:Flatt-Scruggs-Lilly; Peer
Place:Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:49901 / NASH 1723
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-g/bj; Louis T. Innis-g; John Ray 'Curly' Seckler-m; Benny Martin-f; Bob Moore-sb
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; C. Seckler-T
B-9. I'm gone, long goneDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:24
Recording Date:1952-01-15
Composer:Don Reno-Red Smiley
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3345
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g; Chuck Haney-m; Gopher Addis-f; Jay Haney-bs
Vocals:R. Smiley-L; D. Reno-T
B-10. Wildwood flowerThe Carter Family
B-11. Cotton-eyed JoeThe Stanley Brothers
B-12. He will set your fields on fireCarl Story 2:32
Recording Date:1950-04-18
Composer:H. M. Bellew-Mrs. L.L. Brackett
Place:Unknown
Master:7014-2
Instruments:Carl Story-g; William E. 'Red' Rector-m; Claude Boone-sb
Vocals:C. Boone-L; David 'Cotton' Galyon-T; R. Rector-B; C. Story-BS
B-13. Wabash CannonballRoy Acuff
B-14. Big midnight specialWilma Lee & Stoney Cooper 2:42
Recording Date:1958-03-18
Composer:Arr. Wilma Lee Cooper; Acuff-Rose Pub., BMI
Place:Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:181-3
Instruments:Wilma Lee Cooper-g; Stoney Cooper-f; Johnny Clark-bj; Benny Edward Martin-f; Jimmy Crawford-sg; Pee Wee Kirshaw-db
Vocals:W. L. Cooper-L; Carole Lee Cooper-T; S. Cooper-B
B-15. Florida bluesJim Eanes & the Shenandoah Valley Boys 2:21
Recording Date:1951
Composer:Arthur Smith
Place:Radio Station WPAQ, Mt. Airy, NC
Master:1450
Instruments:Jim Eanes-rg; Hubert Davis-bj; Roy Russell-f; Neely Gilfellen-g; Pee Wee Davis-f; Benny Jarrell-sb
Vocals:(Instrumental)
B-16. Why should it end this way?Blue Sky Boys
B-17. I'm free from the chain gang nowJimmie Rodgers
B-18. Twenty one yearsThe Lonesome Pine Fiddlers 2:21
Recording Date:1952-05-14
Composer:Bob Miller
Place:Brown Radio Productions, Nashville, TN
Master:6244
Instruments:Paul M. Williams-g; Ray E. Goins-bj; Charles E. Parker-m; Curley Ray Cline-f; Ezra Cline-sb
Vocals:P. Williams-LV/TC; R. Goins-LC
B-19. Radio boogieL. C. Smith & Ralph Mayo & the Southern Mountain Boys
B-20. Little BessieThe Alabama Barnstormers
B-21. Tis sweet to be rememberedMac Wiseman
B-22. Footprints in the snowBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:41
Recording Date:1952-07-18
Composer:Rupert Jones
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:2782 / 83131
Instruments:William Smith 'Bill' Monroe-m; James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-g; Sonny Roland Osborne-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernest 'Ernie' Newton-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
B-23. Wake up sweetheartThe Stanley Brothers
B-24. Roll in my sweet baby's armsLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 2:37
Recording Date:1950-10-20
Composer:Charlie Monroe
Place:WDAE Radio Station, Tampa, FL
Master:7062
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; John Ray 'Curly' Seckler-m; Jody Rainwater-m/bs; Benny Sims-f/bs;
Vocals:L. Flatt-LV/TC; C. Seckler-LC/TV; E. Scruggs-B; B. Sims-BS
B-25. When the saints go marching inFiddlin' John Carson
C-1. You are my sunshineThe Rice Brothers
C-2. Doin' my timeLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 2:47
Recording Date:1950-10-20
Composer:Skinner; Acuff-Rose
Place:WDAE Radio Station, Tampa, FL
Master:7057
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; John Ray 'Curly' Seckler-m; Benny Sims-f; Jody Rainwater-sb
Vocals:L. Flatt-L
C-3. Brown's Ferry bluesThe Delmore Brothers
C-4. Abbeville breakdownThe Alley Boys of Abbeville
C-5. Pick a bale o' cottonSonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
C-6. Y'all comeBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:17
Recording Date:1954-01-08
Composer:Arlie Duff
Place:possibly Bradley Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:3215 / 85698
Instruments:William Smith 'Bill' Monroe-m; James Henry 'Jimmy' Martin-g; Thomas Grady Martin-g; Rudy Lyle-bj; Charlie Cline-f; Ernest 'Ernie' Newton-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-T; unidentified chorus
C-7. She's just a cute thingJimmy Martin & Bob Osborne & the Sunny Mountain Boys 2:44
Recording Date:1951-08-27
Composer:J. Martin-B. Osborne; Lois, BMI
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
C-8. Something got a hold on meBailes Brothers
C-9. This little glass of wineThe Stanley Brothers 2:53
Recording Date:1949-03-01
Composer:C. Stanley
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
C-10. Hear Jerusalem mournDon Reno, Red Smiley & the Tennessee Cutups 2:28
Recording Date:1952-01-15
Composer:Don Reno
Place:King Studios, Cincinnati, OH
Master:3340
Instruments:Don Reno-bj; Red Smiley-g
Vocals:D. Reno-LV/TC; R. Smiley-BSC; Jay Haney-BC; Chuck Haney-LC
C-11. Worried man bluesThe Carter Family
C-12. Blue yodel no. 1 (T for Texas)Jim Eanes & the Shenandoah Valley Boys 2:19
Recording Date:1951
Composer:Jimmie Rodgers
Place:Radio Station WPAQ, Mt. Airy, NC
Master:1351
Instruments:Jim Eanes-rg; Hubert Davis-bj; Roy Russell-f; Neely Gilfellen-g; Pee Wee Davis-f; Benny Jarrell-sb
Vocals:J. Eanes-L; N. Gilfellen-T; R. Russell-B; J. Johnson-B
C-13. Goin' like a wildfireMac Wiseman 2:29
Recording Date:1952-11
Composer:George Krise
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:7032 / 8740
Instruments:Malcolm B. 'Mac' Wiseman-g; Rollin 'Oscar' Sullivan-m; Ed Amos-bj; Ernest 'Ernie' Newton-sb; Thomas Lee 'Tommy' Jackson-f
Vocals:M. Wiseman-L
C-14. Uncle PenBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:44
Recording Date:1950-10-15
Composer:Bill Monroe
Place:Castle Studio, Tulane Hotel, Nashville, TN
Master:2254 / 80071
Instruments:William Smith '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
C-15. Great speckle birdRoy Acuff
C-16. Row us over the tideBlue Sky Boys
C-17. Wake up sweetheartThe Stanley Brothers
C-18. Pain in my heartThe Lonesome Pine Fiddlers 2:43
Recording Date:1950-03
Composer:Bob Osborne-Larry Richardson
Place:WHIS Radio Station, Bluefield, WV
Master:232
Instruments:Robert Van 'Bobby' Osborne-g; Larry Richardson-bj; Ray Morgan-f; Ezra Cline-sb
Vocals:B. Osborne-V; L. Richardson-V
C-19. John HenryWoody Guthrie & Cisco Houston
C-20. Long time, no seeFrank Hunter & his Black Mountain Boys
C-21. Diggin' my potatoesSonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
C-22. Get in line brotherLester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys 2:24
Recording Date:1951-10-24
Composer:L. Flatt; Peer
Place:Possibly Castle Studio, Nashville, TN
Master:47117 / NASH 1309?
Instruments:Lester Flatt-g; Earl Scruggs-bj; Everett Lilly-m; Howdy Forrester-f; Jody Rainwater-sb
Vocals:L. Flatt-L; E. Lilly-T; E. Scruggs-B; J. Rainwater-BS
C-23. The tramp on the streetMolly O'Day & the Cumberland Mountain Folks
C-24. Mule skinner's bluesBill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys 2:37
Recording Date:1940-10-07
Composer:Rodgers
Place:Kimball Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Master:054518-1
Instruments:William Smith 'Bill' Monroe-g; Clyde Moody-m; Tommy Magness-f; Bill Wesbrooks-sb
Vocals:B. Monroe-L
C-25. Little old sod shanty on my claimMarc Williams