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Classic Bluegrass  From Smithsonian Folkways CD

Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways CD

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It all began in 1956 with the release of the historic Folkways album American Banjo: Three-Finger and Scruggs Style (SF-40037, $16.00), the first-ever full-length bluegrass LP, now available on CD. 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.


     101     White House Blues     Earl Taylor and the Stoney Mountain Boys     2:01    
     102     Our Last Goodbye     The Johnson Mountain Boys     2:35    
     103     When He Reached Down His Hand For Me     Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys     2:48    
     104     Tiny Broken Heart     Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard     3:05    
     105     New Camptown Races     Red Allen, Frank Wakefield, and the Kentuckians     2:34    
     106     Suzanne     Harley Allen-Mike Lilly Band     2:40    
     107     I Heard My Mother Call My Name in Prayer     The Nashville Grass     3:10    
     108     Teardrops in My Eyes     The Friendly City boys     2:29    
     109     Cumberland Gap     Snuffy Jenkins     1:33    
     110     Live and Let Live     Red Allen and the Kentuckians     2:47    
     111     The World is Waiting for the Sunrise     Roger Sprung and Doc Watson     2:40    
     112     Hello City Limits     Hugh Moore     2:22    
     113     Legend of the Brown Mountain Light     The Country Gentleman     2:36    
     114     Lonesome Road Blues     Roni Stoneman     1:14    
     115     The Train that Carried My Girl from Town     Doc Watson     2:19    
     116     The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake     The New Lost City Ramblers     3:31    
     117     Litlle Birdie     The Stanley Brothers     2:40    
     118     Rabbit in a Log     The Stanley Brothers     2:24    
     119     Grey Eagle     David and Billie Ray Johnson     2:50    
     120     Wayfaring Stranger     Cullen Gaylean and the Virginia Mountain Boys     5:10    
     121     Billy in the Lowground     The Lonesome Strangers     1:03    
     122     The Rebel Girl     Hazel Dickens     3:00    
     123     Train     Smiley Hobbs     2:22    
     124     'Neath that Cold Grey Tomb of Stone     The Lilly Brothers and Don Stover     3:06    
     125     Get up John     Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys     2:36    

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