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VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Bluegrass - That High Lonesome Sound'

Price: $18.00 (excluding tax)
SKU: JASM-3608/9-2CD
Weight: 0.40 LBS


Product Description

This 2-CD import from England came as a real surprise to us and should delight those looking for some prime examples of early Bluegrass  (with a few standard classics thrown in for good measure).  The 48-track compilation was put together by a British collector, Al Turner, who obviously knows the music and had access to a bunch of odd-label rarities that most fans of the music (including us) will never have seen or heard.  While the quality of the music varies, it’s all worth hearing. (The sound quality also varies, but that is understandable considering the sources and the fact that it makes use of both old 78s and 45rpm discs from the 1950s and 60s).  No need to comment on the cuts by the major artists like Sonny Osborne (from the Kentucky label), Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Reno & Smiley, Jim & Jesse and The Stanley Brothers (from Mercury)—these make up only 18% of the songs, and we can’t imagine anyone who won’t enjoy hearing these classics again. A second tier of entries includes odd-label numbers by artists that we all know and love, like Bill Clifton and Jim Eanes (Starday), Carl Sauceman (Republic), The Lilly Brothers (Event) and the Church Brothers (Blue Ridge), etc.  What will really excite the “old mossy” collectors and fans are obscure  recordings of artists like Hobo Jack (Lucky label), The Wright Brothers, The Red Heads on BMC (Red Allen & Frank Wakefield), the Rouse Brothers’ Orange Blossom Special (on DeLuxe), Red Belcher (Cozy), The  Rainbow Valley Boys (Excello),Curly Dan & Jim Maynard (on Clix),  Delmer Sexton (Blue Jay), Dave Woolum & Noah Crase (Excellent), Nelson Young (Madison), Bill Perry (on Blue Grass label), Lucky Chapman (with John Duffey),  and the Huntsinger Brothers with Jim Shumate on the Faith label, in what may be the original cut of OLD COUNTRY BAPTIZING.  There are numerous other neat tracks that the customer can look forward to discovering.  MY WEST VA. ROSE, I WILL NOT BE DENIED, CRUEL JEALOUS HEART, I FEEL SO LONESOME, CHOO CHOO COMING, DON’T BLAME ME, etc.


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TRACK LISTING -- DISC 1::
  • UNCLE PEN - Sonny Osborne
  • ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL - Rouse Brothers
  • SOMEDAY SWEETHEART YOU'LL BE CRYING - The Barrier Brothers and Their Ozark Mountain Boys
  • BLUE GRASS - Lucky Chapman
  • JESUS IN YOUR HEART - The Country Cutups
  • CHOO CHOO COMING - Flat Mountain Boys
  • HONKY TONK BLUES - Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
  • THE LOVE I ONCE KNEW - Delmer Sexton Rone County Boys
  • THE WAY YOU LIED TO ME - Paul & Roy (The Tennessee River Boys)
  • TOIL, TEARS & TROUBLE - Connie & Joe (The Backwoods Boys)
  • COME AWAY FOREVER - Bill Perry and Page Ross with the Blue Melody Boys
  • CRIPPLE CREEK - Sonny Osborne
  • GOD LOVES HIS CHILDREN - Buddy Allen & Trio with His Drifting Vagabonds
  • DARLING BROWN EYES - Church Brothers and Their Blue Ridge Ramblers
  • LONESOME HIGHWAY - Ernest Stacey - Harlin Kazy & The Southern Mtn. Boys
  • YOUR OLD STANDBY - Jim Eanes and the Shenandoah Valley Boys
  • I AIN'T GONNA LET OLD SATAN TURN ME DOWN - Red Belcher and the Kentucky Ridge Runners
  • NOBODY'S LOVE LIKE MINE - Stanley Brothers and Clinch Mountain Boys
  • WILD CHORD BREAKDOWN - Barrier Brothers
  • I FEEL SO LONESOME - Hobo Jack and His Kentucky Pals
  • NO LOVE BUT YOURS - Nelson Young
  • BROKEN HEARTED MEANS NOTHING TO YOU - Rainbow Valley Boys
  • YOU'LL ALWAYS BE UNTRUE - The Red Heads
  • GREEN MOUNTAIN HOP - Don Reno, Red Smiley and the Tennessee Cutups
DISC 2::
  • SKIP HOP AND WOBBLE - Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys
  • I'LL BE AN ANGEL TOO - Carl Sauceman with the Green Valley Boys
  • WHAT CAN I DO - Harlin and Stanley & the Wright Brothers
  • BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY - Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys
  • BLUE WAVES - Sonny Osborne
  • ANOTHER OLD DOG IN THE RACE - Country Pardners
  • OLD COUNTRY BAPTIZING (DOWN AT THE CREEK) - Huntsinger Brothers with Jim Shumate
  • DIM LIGHTS, THICK SMOKE (AND LOUD LOUD MUSIC) - Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys
  • MY WEST VIRGINIA ROSE - Bill and Ed & The Mountain Music Boys
  • TRAGIC ROMANCE - Lilly Brothers and Don Stover
  • MT. VERNON RAG - Ray Lunsford
  • CRUEL JEALOUS HEART - Billie and Gordon Hamrick with Red Farrell
  • SING SING SING - Jim and Jesse McReynolds
  • ARE YOU FEELING BLUE - McCormick Brothers
  • I DON'T WORRY ABOUT YOU ANYMORE - Rogers Brothers and Tennessee Partners
  • DON'T BLAME ME - Dave Woolum with Noah Crase
  • WHITE OAK MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN - Leon Jackson, Johnny Bryant and the White Oak Mountain Boys
  • NEW RIVER TRAIN - Claude Stewart and the Tennesse Ramblers
  • TAKE BACK THE HEART - Bill Clifton - Dixie Mountain Boys
  • PLEASURE KISSES - The Country Pardners
  • I WILL NOT BE DENIED - Delmer Sexton & The Rone County Boys
  • ROCK & ROLL FEVER AIN'T GOT ME - Jim Harless and the Lonesome Valley Boys
  • YOU'LL BE THE ONE TO CRY - Curly Dan & Jim Maynard with Danville Mountain Trio
  • LOST CREEK BREAKDOWN - Rogers Brothers and Tennessee Partners

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