COUNTRY GENTLEMEN '25 Years'

COUNTRY GENTLEMEN '25 Years'

  • $13.50


This album, which was originally issued on a 2-LP set in 1986 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Country Gentlemen’s first show, still remains probably the best overall collection of this band’s early work. The highly influential group, which featured Charlie Waller at all times, also included John Duffey, Eddie Adcock, Bill Emerson, Doyle Lawson, Jimmy Gaudreau, Ricky Skaggs, Tom Gray and others over the years, and set the standard for contemporary Bluegrass with its use of material from various sources and its innovative arrangements, all woven into a sound that was still tradition-based. This 24-song record is one of the great bargains in Bluegrass: a classic compilation which includes such songs as TWO LITTLE BOYS, MATTERHORN, LITTLE BESSIE, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, REDWOOD HILL, WHERE I’M BOUND, 500 MILES, TEACH YOUR CHILDREN, COPPER KETTLE, HELEN, LESS OF ME and THIS MORNING AT NINE.

Artists:

  • CHARLIE WALLER
  • JIMMY GAUDREAU
  • EDDIE ADCOCK
  • JOHN DUFFEY
  • BILL EMERSON
  • ED FERRIS
  • TOM GRAY
  • KENNY HADDOCK
  • BILL YATES
  • PETER KUYKENDALL
  • DOYLE LAWSON
  • ED McGLOTHLIN
  • KENT DOWELL
  • RICK ALLRED
  • BILL HOLDEN
  • MIKE AULDRIDGE
  • RONNIE BUCKE
  • SPIDER GILLIAM
  • JAMES BAILEY
  • BOBBI WOODS

Track Listing:

  • MATTERHORN
  • I AM WEARY, LET ME REST
  • TWO LITTLE BOYS
  • THIS WORLD'S NO PLACE TO LIVE
  • GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
  • 500 MILES
  • AUNT DINAH'S QUILTING PARTY
  • COPPER KETTLE
  • HELEN
  • LITTLE BESSIE
  • MANY A MILE
  • COME ALL YE TENDERHEARTED
  • TEACH YOUR CHILDREN
  • WHERE I'M BOUND
  • REDWOOD HILL
  • LETTER TO TOM
  • LESS OF ME
  • DEVIL'S LITTLE ANGEL
  • THE LIKES OF YOU
  • THIS MORNING AT NINE
  • DIXIELAND FOR ME
  • THE FIELDS HAVE TURNED BROWN
  • OVER THE HILLS TO THE POORHOUSE
  • COME AND SIT BY THE RIVER