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BARRIER BROTHERS 'Bluegrass Classics'

Price: $6.00 (excluding tax)
SKU: BACM-398-CD
Weight: 0.33 LBS


Product Description

This import from the British Archive label makes available all of the songs & tunes on  two early LPs that came out on the Phillips label—a subsidiary of Mercury.  Those who were following the music in those days (the early 1960s) will recall just how little Bluegrass was to be found on any of the major labels, with the exception of the “giants” of the genre, (Flatt & Scruggs, Reno & Smiley, Jimmy Martin, Mac Wiseman and the Stanley Brothers).  So those of us who were hungry for the music were excited to find LPs such as these coming out.  The Barriers, who made their base in the mid-west, were very competent musicians who were typical of many bands of the time who tried to make a living with Bluegrass without much success—they were able to perform regularly over various radio stations, but unable to command a living wage with personal appearances.  Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of this record:  On the plus side there are a generous 28 cuts, and the great Benny Martin played fiddle on some of the tracks here.   On the negative side, The Barriers were mostly doing covers of Flatt & Scruggs pieces, the records included drums, and the sound quality is generally poor (or “funky” if one chooses not to be negative).  Many older Bluegrass fans will have a soft spot for this group, and it is instructive to hear what was going on in the music back then.                


Other Details

TRACK LISTING:
  • BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
  • GOTTA TRAVEL ON
  • POLKA ON A BANJO
  • CRYING MY HEART OUT OVER YOU
  • MY LITTLE GEORGIA ROSE
  • SALTY DOG BLUES
  • EARL'S BREAKDOWN
  • CABIN IN THE HILLS
  • FLINT HILL SPECIAL
  • STONE WALL AROUND YOUR HEART
  • BEFORE I MET YOU
  • BREAKING IN A BRAND NEW PAIR OF SHOES
  • SMOKE ALONG THE TRACK
  • SOMEDAY WE'LL MEET AGAIN SWEETHEART
  • I'LL GO STEPPIN' TOO
  • DON'T THIS ROAD LOOK ROUGH AND ROCKY
  • JIMMY BROWN THE NEWSBOY
  • SHUCKIN' THE CORN
  • BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN HOME
  • LITTLE CABIN ON THE HILL
  • AIN'T GONNA WORK TOMORROW
  • WHIPPOORWILL
  • DESTROYED
  • DEAR OLD DIXIE
  • WILL I BE THAT LUCKY MAN
  • SOMEDAY SWEETHEART YOU'LL BE CRYING
  • PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME HERE ALONE
  • WILD CHORD BREAKDOWN
ARTISTS:
  • GENE DYKES
  • HERMAN BARRIER
  • RAY BARRIER
  • ERNIE BARRIER
  • CLYDE CARR

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