VARIOUS 'Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways' SF-40092-CD

VARIOUS 'Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways' SF-40092-CD

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Nicely compiled and annoted by Lee Michael Demsey and Jeff Place (with a 32-page booklet of notes), this is a 25-track anthology that presents songs & tunes from old Folkways albums. Folkways founder, the legendary MO ASCH, was one of the first to recognize the worth of Bluegrass music and let a number of collectors bring him material of various quality for issue on Asch's label beginning in 1956. Some of the best of this work is included on this new survey, with recordings by Earl Taylor, Stanley Brothers, Smiley Hobbs, Red Allen, Curly Seckler, The Country Gentlemen, Doc Watson , The Lilly Brothers, Ronnie Stoneman, Cullen Galyean and Bill Monroe among others.

Track List:

1 Earl Taylor And The Stoney Mountain Boys Whitehouse Blues 1:58
2 The Johnson Mountain Boys Our Last Goodbye 2:32
3 Bill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys* When He Reached Down His Hand For Me 2:44
4 Hazel Dickens And Alice Gerrard Tiny Broken Heart 3:01
5 Red Allen (2), Frank Wakefield , And The Kentuckians New Camptown Races 2:31
6 Harley Allen-Mike Lilly Band Suzanne 2:37
7 The Nashville Grass I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer 3:07
8 The Friendly City Playboys Teardrops In My Eyes 2:26
9 Snuffy Jenkins Cumberland Gap 1:31
10 Red Allen (2) And The Kentuckians Live And Let Live 2:44
11 Roger Sprung And Doc Watson The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise 2:37
12 Hugh Moore Hello City Limits 2:19
13 The Country Gentlemen (Legend Of The) Brown Mountain Light 2:32
14 Roni Stoneman Lonesome Road Blues 1:10
15 Doc Watson The Train That Carried My Girl From Town 2:16
16 The New Lost City Ramblers The Little Girl And The Dreadful Snake 3:29
17 The Stanley Brothers Little Birdie 2:37
18 The Stanley Brothers Rabbit In A Log 2:20
19 David* And Billie Ray Johnson Grey Eagle 2:47
20 Cullen Galyean And The Virginia Mountain Boys Wayfaring Stranger 5:07
21 The Lonesome Strangers (3) Billy In The Lowground 1:00
22 Hazel Dickens The Rebel Girl 2:57
23 Smiley Hobbs Train 45 2:19
24 The Lilly Brothers* And Don Stover 'Neath That Cold Gray Tomb Of Stone 3:03
25 Bill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys* Get Up John 2:36

Artists:

  • EARL TAYLOR & STONEY MOUNTAIN BOYS
  • JOHNSON MOUNTAIN BOYS
  • BILL MONROE
  • HAZEL DICKENS
  • ALICE GERRARD
  • RED ALLEN, FRANK WAKEFIELD, & THE KENTUCKIANS
  • HARLEY ALLEN-MIKE LILLY BAND
  • NASHVILLE GRASS
  • FRIENDLY CITY PLAYBOYS
  • SNUFFY JENKINS
  • ROGER SPRUNG
  • DOC WATSON
  • HUGH MOORE
  • COUNTRY GENTLEMEN
  • RONI STONEMAN
  • NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS
  • STANLEY BROTHERS
  • DAVID & BILLIE RAY JOHNSON
  • CULLEN GAYLEAN & VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN BOYS
  • LONESOME STRANGERS
  • SMILEY HOBBS
  • LILLY BROTHERS & DON STOVER

Track Listing:

  • WHITE HOUSE BLUES- EARL TAYLOR & STONEY MOUNTAIN BOYS
  • OUR LAST GOODBYE- JOHNSON MOUNTAIN BOYS
  • WHEN HE REACHED DOWN HIS HAND FOR ME- BILL MONROE
  • TINY BROKEN HEART- HAZEL DICKENS & ALICE GERRARD
  • NEW CAMPTOWN RACES- RED ALLEN, FRANK WAKEFIELD, & THE KENTUCKIANS
  • SUZANNE- HARLEY ALLEN-MIKE LILLY BAND
  • I HEARD MY MOTHER CALL MY NAME IN PRAYER- NASHVILLE GRASS
  • TEARDROPS IN MY EYES- FRIENDLY CITY PLAYBOYS
  • CUMBERLAND GAP- SNUFFY JENKINS
  • LIVE & LET LIVE- RED ALLEN & THE KENTUCKIANS
  • WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE- ROGER SPRUNG & DOC WATSON
  • HELLO CITY LIMITS- HUGH MOORE
  • BROWN MOUNTAIN LIGHT- COUNTRY GENTLEMEN
  • LONESOME ROAD BLUES- RONI STONEMAN
  • TRAIN THAT CARRIED MY GIRL FROM TOWN- DOC WATSON
  • LITTLE GIRL & DREADFUL SNAKE- NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS
  • LITTLE BIRDIE- STANLEY BROTHERS
  • RABBIT IN A LOG- STANLEY BROTHERS
  • GREY EAGLE- DAVID & BILLIE RAY JOHNSON
  • WAYFARING STRANGER- CULLEN GAYLEAN & VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN BOYS
  • BILLY IN THE LOWGROUND- LONESOME STRANGERS
  • REBEL GIRL- HAZEL DICKENS
  • TRAIN 45- SMILEY HOBBS
  • 'NEATH THAT COLD GREY TOMB OF STONE- LILLY BROTHERS & DON STOVER
  • GET UP JOHN- BILL MONROE