VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Bluegrass Breakdown'

VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Bluegrass Breakdown'

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The Vanguard label went back into its vaults and discovered tapes of the 1963-65 Newport Festival, which were some of the first Folk festivals to include Bluegrass and authentic country/old-time music in their programs. While all the artists who appear on this disc have been much better represented elsewhere, this is still an interesting and enjoyable album with a wide array of talent and a generous amount of music (75 minutes worth). Two key groups are featured: Bill Monroe (with Peter Rowan and triple fiddles (Tex Logan, Byron Berline and Gene Lowinger) 5 cuts, and the Stanley Brothers (4 pieces). There are also segments by the Greenbriar Boys and The Dillards, both at the peak of their popularity, and rare appearances by Clayton McMichen and Fiddling Arthur Smith, each of whom plays two fiddle tunes. Lue and Byron Berline and the New York City Ramblers also play 4 tunes each. It is probably the Stanleys who come off best, due in large part to Carter Stanley’s relaxed banter. Sound quality is average for a live recording.

Artists:

  • LUE BERLINE
  • BRYON BERLINE
  • JIM ROONEY
  • BILL KEITH
  • RALPH STANLEY
  • CARTER STANLEY
  • GEORGE SHUFFLER
  • FIDDLING ARTHUR SMITH
  • JOHN HERALD
  • BOB YELLIN
  • FRANK WAKEFIELD
  • DOUGLAS DILLARD
  • RODNEY DILLARD
  • DEAN WEBB
  • MITCH JAYNE
  • CLAYTON McMICHEN
  • DAVID GRISMAN
  • JIM FIELDS
  • WINNIE WINSTON
  • GENE LOWINGER
  • FRED WEISS
  • BILL MONROE
  • PETER ROWAN
  • DON LINEBERGER
  • TEX LOGAN
  • JAMES MONROE

Track Listing:

  • NEW BROOM
  • OLD LOGAN
  • CRAZY CREEK
  • DUSTY MILLER
  • HOW MOUNTAIN GIRLS CAN LOVE
  • A MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW
  • BIG TILDY
  • ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL
  • LEATHER BRITCHES
  • BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM
  • LEVEE BREAKIN' BLUES
  • AT THE END OF A LONG LONELY DAY
  • OLD JOE CLARK
  • GROUND HOG
  • BANJO IN THE HOLLOW
  • POLLY VAUGHN
  • DUELING BANJOS
  • ALABAMA JUBILEE
  • SOURWOOD MOUNTAIN
  • YOU BETTER GET RIGHT LITTLE DARLIN'
  • I'M COMING BACK BUT I DON'T KNOW WHEN
  • CEDAR HILL
  • TELL IT TO ME
  • MULESKINNER BLUES
  • BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY
  • WALLS OF TIME
  • SOMEBODY TOUCHED ME
  • BLUEGRASS BREAKDOWN