COUNTRY GENTLEMEN 'Early Rebel Recordings' (4-CD box set)

COUNTRY GENTLEMEN 'Early Rebel Recordings' (4-CD box set)

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REBEL-4002 THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN "The Early Rebel Recordings" Where does one begin in trying to sum up the career of even the early Country Gentlemen? More and more their profound influence in providing a link between the traditional and the contemporary in Bluegrass can be appreciated as time goes by. But this 110-song collection provides a lot more than just an affirmation of their influence: it provides a ton of good music, and a chance to study the early careers of Charlie Waller, John Duffey, Eddie Adcock, Tom Gray, Bill Emerson, Doyle Lawson, Jimmy Gaudreau and others. Gary Reid’s excellent & extensive notes on the sessions show the curious forces (traditional and contemporary) pulling against each other in the group (mainly in regard to choice of material) that somehow still resulted in many classic performances. The set covers about 8 albums worth of material, from their first long play, BRINGING MARY HOME through their classic AWARD-WINNING COUNTRY GENTLEMEN LP in 1971. There’s an almost endless list of memorable songs, like MATTERHORN, TWO LITTLE BOYS, TEACH YOUR CHILDREN, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, LESS OF ME, REDWOOD HILL, MANY A MILE, FOX ON THE RUN, NEW FREEDOM BELL, THESE MEN OF GOD, LITTLE BESSIE, etc. Includes a number of previously unissued cuts. A wonderful, impressive collection.

Track Listing:

    Disc 1:
  • CHRISTMAS TIME BACK HOME
  • HEAVENWARD BOUND
  • I AM WEARY (LET ME REST)
  • SAD AND LONESOME DAY
  • THE BLUEBIRDS ARE SINGING
  • THE WHITE ROSE
  • THE GENTLEMAN IS BLUE
  • PHILADELPHIA LAWYER
  • SPANISH TWO-STEP
  • BRINGING MARY HOME
  • THE CONVICT ANDTHE ROSE (PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED)
  • BANKS OF THE OHIO
  • DOWN WHERE THE RIVER BENDS
  • BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC
  • THIS WORLD'S NO PLACE TO LIVE
  • UNCLE JOE (PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED)
  • NORTHBOUND
  • LET THE LIGHT SHINE DOWN
  • GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
  • COLD WIND A BLOWING
  • JINGLE BELLS
  • SILENT NIGHT
  • WE THREE KINGS
  • BLUE BELL
  • IT'S ALL OVER NOW, BABY BLUE
  • MATTERHORN
  • DARK AS A DUNGEON
  • BIG BRUCE

  • Disc 2:
  • WHEN THEY RING THOSE GOLDEN BELLS
  • BUFFALO GIRLS
  • A BEAUTIFUL LIFE
  • I'M WORKING ON A ROAD
  • A BORDER AFFAIR
  • JOHNNY REB
  • MANY A MILE
  • AMELIA EARHART'S LAST FLIGHT
  • LORD, I'M COMING HOME
  • THE TRAVELER
  • SILVER BELL (PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED)
  • THEME FROM EXODUS
  • LOVE AND WEALTH (PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED)
  • HE WAS A FRIEND OF MINE
  • DAYBREAK IN DIXIE
  • SOME OLD DAY
  • RAGGY MOUNTAIN SHAKEDOWN
  • BANANA BOAT SONG
  • GOING TO THE RACES
  • WAITING FOR THE BOYS TO COME HOME
  • DARLING LITTLE JOE
  • EL DEDO
  • BLUE RIDGE CABIN HOME
  • TAKE ME IN A LIFEBOAT
  • THE SENTENCE
  • WHERE I'M BOUND

  • Disc 3:
  • TO THE RESCUE
  • RODGER YOUNG
  • GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME
  • ALONG THE WAY
  • LET'S
  • RAMBLING BOY
  • GENTLEMEN'S CONCERTO
  • TAKE ME BACK TO THE VALLEY
  • FARE-THEE-WELL CISCO
  • PREACHING, PRAYING, SINGING
  • MRS. ROBINSON
  • TWO LITTLE BOYS
  • DOIN' MY TIME
  • RANK STRANGERS TO ME
  • HEAVEN (PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED)
  • GONE HOME
  • RANK STRANGERS TO ME
  • I'M USING MY BIBLE FOR A ROADMAP
  • OVER THE HILLS TO THE POORHOUSE
  • LITTLE WHITE CHURCH
  • HEAVEN
  • BILL BAILEY
  • HE WILL SET YOUR FIELDS ON FIRE
  • ARE YOU WASHED IN THE BLOOD
  • ONE WIDE RIVER
  • ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE
  • BORN AGAIN
  • I'LL BREAK OUT AGAIN

  • Disc 4:
  • LESS OF ME
  • I AM A PILGRIM
  • WEAPON OF PRAYER
  • IF I WERE FREE
  • TEACH YOUR CHILDREN
  • FOX ON THE RUN
  • JOHNNY AND JACK MEDLEY
  • I'D RATHER LIVE BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
  • THESE MEN OF GOD
  • COWBOYS AND INDIANS
  • SEA OF HEARTBREAK
  • ORANGE BLOSSOM MANDOLIN
  • YESTERDAY
  • THE GIRL BEHIND THE BAR
  • THE SON OF HICKORY HOLLER'S TRAMP
  • COUNTRY ROADS
  • REDWOOD HILL
  • SECRET OF THE WATERFALL
  • WALKIN' DOWN THE LINE
  • BREAKIN' IT DOWN
  • NEW FREEDOM BELL
  • THE OLD PINE TREE
  • THE LEGEND OF THE REBEL SOLDIER
  • C. G. EXPRESS
  • LITTLE BESSIE
  • THE FIELDS HAVE TURNED BROWN
  • GET IN LINE BUDDY