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BUZZ BUSBY 'Going Home' STAR-0123-CD

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Finally, thanks to the persistence & patience of researcher Gary Reid, the I.M.G. label (owners of King & Starday) has found and released the most notable recordings by the late Buzz Busby, an important and almost legendary singer and mandolinist from Louisiana who made his name in Bluegrass circles in the Washington, D.C. area in the 1950s. Though he made a few other records for Cozy, Rebel and other labels, his best work appeared on Starday 45rpm singles that were cut from 1957 to 1959 with the help of some fine musicians like Bill Emerson, Bill Harrell and the great Scotty Stoneman on fiddle. The music they made could be called some of the most achingly lonesome Bluegrass ever cut, heard best on the cuts with Stoneman, like LOST, GOING HOME, LONESOME ROAD, WHERE WILL THIS END, LONESOME WIND and ME & THE JUKE BOX. Among the 19 tracks are 5 that were previously unissued in any form. With notes by Reid, this is a great and long needed tribute to a great artist who burned out before Bluegrass music became a passable way of making a living.TALKING BANJO, RENO BOUND, BUZZ'S RAMBLE, TRAGIC HIGHWAY, I DON'T MIND, etc.