Classic Bluegrass from Smithsonian Folkways
 : Classic Bluegrass from Smithsonian Folkways

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Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
Brand: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
EAN: 0093074009222
Feature: Shrink-wrapped
Item Dimensions: 3963023504
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Smithsonian Folkways
Model: SFW40092
MPN: 093074009222
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: April 23, 2002
Publisher: Smithsonian Folkways
Release Date: April 23, 2002
Running Time: 62 minutes
Studio: Smithsonian Folkways

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Disc 1:
  1. White House Blues - Earl Taylor and the Stoney Mountain Boys
  2. Our Last Goodbye - Johnson Mountain Boys
  3. When He Reached Down His Hand for Me - Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys
  4. Tiny Broken Heart - Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard
  5. New Camptown Races - Red Allen, Frank Wakefield, and the Kentuckians
  6. Suzanne - Harley Allen-Mike Lilly Band
  7. I Heard My Mother Call My Name in Prayer - Nashville Grass
  8. Teardrops in My Eyes - Friendly City Playboys
  9. Cumberland Gap - Snuffy Jenkins
  10. Live and Let Live - Red Allen and the Kentuckians
  11. The World is Waiting for the Sunrise - Roger Sprung and Doc Watson
  12. Hello City Limits - Hugh Moore
  13. (Legend of the) Brown Mountain Light - Country Gentlemen
  14. Lonesome Road Blues - Roni Stoneman
  15. The Train That Carried My Girl from Town - Doc Watson
  16. The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake - New Lost City Ramblers
  17. Little Birdie - Stanley Brothers
  18. Rabbit in a Log - Stanley Brothers
  19. Grey Eagle - David and Billie Ray Johnson
  20. Wayfaring Stranger - Cullen Gaylean and the Virginia Mountain Boys
  21. Billy in the Lowground - Lonesome Strangers
  22. The Rebel Girl - Hazel Dickens
  23. Train 45 - Smiley Hobbs
  24. 'Neath That Cold Grey Tomb of Stone - Lilly Brothers and Don Stover
  25. Get Up John - Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys
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Product Description:
It all began in 1956 with the release of the historic Folkways album American Banjo: Three-Finger and Scruggs Style (SFW 40037), the first-ever full-length bluegrass LP. From that point on, Folkways Records was synonymous with great bluegrass music. Folkways founder Moses Asch released scores of bluegrass albums, and this collection comprises the cream of the crop from these recordings, including works from giants of the genre such as Red Allen & Frank Wakefield, Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, the Stanley Brothers, and The Country Gentlemen. It serves as an outstanding introduction to the wealth of great bluegrass Smithsonian Folkways has to offer. Extensive notes, photos, 62 minutes. Compiled and annotated by Lee Michael Demsey and Jeff Place.
Originally known as a folk music label, Folkways, founded by Moses Asch in 1948 and now owned by the Smithsonian Institution, also released a number of fine bluegrass records over the years as folk revivalists became hip to the mountain style. This superb 25-track, 65-minute collection represents the best of the label's bluegrass offerings. Some of the musicians--Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, Doc Watson--are household names. Others are members of the genre's second generation: Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, Red Allen and Frank Wakefield, and the Country Gentlemen. Still others, including three-finger-style banjo pioneer Snuffy Jenkins and Nashville Grass singer Curly Seckler, are ripe for rediscovery. Most of the music on Classic Bluegrass is as traditional as it gets, but not all of it. If you think drums are relatively new to bluegrass, listen to the surprisingly jazzy "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise," recorded by Watson and banjoist Roger Sprung in 1963 for a years-ahead-of-its-time Folkways album titled Progressive Bluegrass and Other Instrumentals: Vol. 1. This set is full of such delights. --David Hill

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