VARIOUS 'Best Of The 5-String Banjo'

VARIOUS 'Best Of The 5-String Banjo'

  • $13.50


Many “Best-of” collections are far from that, and with all the superb banjo recordings available today we feel sorry for those fans new to Bluegrass who might take a chance on this 15-tune collection. There’s nothing memorable here despite the presence of some legendary names like Don Reno, Lester Flatt, Eddie Adcock and Carl Story, and that’s a shame because the CMH label has much better material to offer from its extensive catalog. There are three or four good cuts here, mainly Wynn Osborne’s FLINT HILL SPECIAL, Lester Flatt’s DIXIE FLYER (Kenny Ingram?) and nice cuts by Carl Story and the Pinnacle Boys. Several Don Reno tunes are ruined by heavy percussion. BUCK CREEK, SKYLINE DRIVE, LA GRANGE, PENN. POLKA, I’VE GOT A WOMAN, etc.

Artists:

  • DON RENO
  • DAVID WEST
  • NASHVILLE SUPERPICKERS
  • EDDIE ADCOCK
  • ARTHUR SMITH
  • LA FOXFIRE BAND
  • WYNN OSBORNE
  • PINNACLE BOYS
  • CARL STORY
  • LESTER FLATT & NASHVILLE GRASS

Track Listing:

  • SKYLINE DRIVE- DON RENO
  • GOING DOWN THE ROAD FEELING BAD- DAVID WEST
  • FOGGY MOUNTAIN ROCK- DON RENO
  • PAPERBACK WRITER- NASHVILLE SUPERPICKERS
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON BREAKDOWN- EDDIE ADCOCK
  • PENNSYLVANIA POLKA- DON RENO & ARTHUR SMITH
  • LA GRANGE- LA FOXFIRE BAND
  • FLINT HILL SPECIAL- WYNN OSBORNE
  • MARYVILLE BREAKDOWN- PINNACLE BOYS
  • BUCK CREEK- CARL STORY
  • DOWN THAT LONESOME HIGHWAY- DON RENO
  • FORTUNATE SON- DAVID WEST
  • DIXIE FLYER- LESTER FLATT & NASHVILLE GRASS
  • I'VE GOT A WOMAN- WYNN OSBORNE
  • FEUDIN' BANJOS- DON RENO