CD Bluegrass Early Cuts 1931-1953: Classic Recordings Remastered [Box Set] [Box] (CD 1057173),
back to browsing

Bluegrass Early Cuts 1931-1953: Classic Recordings Remastered [Box Set] [Box]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Orange Blossom Special - Jerry & Sky
    2. Old Grey Goose, The - Red Belcher/The Kentucky Ridgerunners
    3. Kentucky Is Only a Dream - Red Belcher/The Kentucky Ridgerunners
    4. Holston Valley Breakdown - Red Belcher/The Kentucky Ridgerunners
    5. Somebody Touched Me - John Reedy & His Stone Mountain Boys
    6. Jesse James - Toby Stroud & The Blue Mountain Boys
    7. Tragic Romance - Toby Stroud & The Blue Mountain Boys
    8. Lint Head Stomp - Phebel Wright
    9. Jesse James - Whitey/Hogan
    10. Radio Boogie - L.C. Smith/Ralph Mayo & The Southern Mountain Boys
    11. Bluebonnet Lane - Colwell Brothers
    12. Mother, Sweet Mother - Rebe & Rabe
    13. Helen - Rebe & Rabe
    14. Home Sweet Home - Hack Johnson & His Tennesseans
    15. Let Me Rest (At the End of My Journey) - Shenandoah Valley Trio
    16. This World Can't Stand Long - Stoney Cooper/Wilma Lee
    17. Wicked Path of Sin - Stoney Cooper/Wilma Lee
    18. Halleujah, We Shall Rise - Sauceman Brothers
    19. They Sleep Together Now at Rest - The Lilly Brothers
    20. What Are They Doing in Heaven Today - The Lilly Brothers
    21. Pain in My Heart - Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
    22. Lonesome, Sad and Blue - Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
    23. Don't Forge Me - Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
    24. Will I Meet Mother in Heaven? - Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
    0. DISC 2:
    1. You Broke Your Promise - Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
    2. I'm Left Alone - Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
    3. Nobody Cares (Not Even You) - Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
    4. Twenty One Years - Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
    5. Lonesome Pine Breakdown - Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
    6. New Campdown Races - Marvin Cobb/Frank Wakefield & The Chain Mountain Boys
    7. You're the One (I See in My Dreams) - Buster Turner
    8. Leave Well Enough Alone - Buster Turner
    9. Long Time, No See - Frank Hunter & His Black Mountain Boys
    10. Weary Hobo - Pee Wee Lambert & Curley Parker With Their Pine Mountain Boys
    11. Just a Memory - Pee Wee Lambert & Curley Parker With Their Pine Mountain Boys
    12. Going Back to Old Kentucky - Hobo Jack Adkins
    13. Rattlesnake Daddy - The Bailey Brothers/Happy Valley Boys
    14. I'm on My Way to the Old Home - Sonny Osborne
    15. I've Never Been So Lonesome - Ted Lundy
    16. Roll on Blues - Connie & Babe
    17. How Will the Flowers Bloom - Connie & Babe
    18. Last Love Letter, The - Connie & Babe
    19. Lonely Waltz, The - Connie & Babe
    20. Better Late Than Never - Buster Pack & His Lonesome Pine Boys
    21. Bright Crystal Sea, The - Cecil Surratt & His West Virginia Ramblers
    22. Where Will You Spend Eternity - Cecil Surratt & His West Virginia Ramblers
    23. He Saved My Soul - Hamm Brothers
    24. You Have Left Me Memories - Hobo Jack Adkins
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Florida Blues - Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
    2. Blue Yodel #1 - Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
    3. Missing in Action - Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
    4. Curtains of Sorrow - Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
    5. Little Brown Hand - Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
    6. Down Among the Budded Roses - Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
    7. Tomorrow May Be Different - Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
    8. Come Back My Little Pal - Roy Hall & his Blue Ridge Entertainers
    9. Wabash Cannon Ball - Roy Hall & his Blue Ridge Entertainers
    10. Lonesome Dove - Roy Hall & his Blue Ridge Entertainers
    11. Where the Roses Neverfade - Roy Hall & his Blue Ridge Entertainers
    12. Natural Bridge Blues - Roy Hall & his Blue Ridge Entertainers
    13. Best of Friends Must Part Sometime, The - Roy Hall & his Blue Ridge Entertainers
    14. Polecat Blues - Roy Hall & his Blue Ridge Entertainers
    15. I Wonder Where You Are Tonight - Roy Hall & his Blue Ridge Entertainers
    16. Don't le T Your Sweet Love Die - Roy Hall & his Blue Ridge Entertainers
    17. Can You Forgive - Roy Hall & his Blue Ridge Entertainers
    18. Loving You Too Well - Roy Hall & his Blue Ridge Entertainers
    19. 'Neath the Bridge at the Foot of the Hill - Roy Hall & his Blue Ridge Entertainers
    20. Little Sweetheart Com and Kiss Me - Roy Hall & his Blue Ridge Entertainers
    21. Little Mohee - The Hall Brothers
    22. Wrong Road, The - The Hall Brothers
    23. Orange Blossom Special - The Rouse Brothers
    24. Let Me Be Your Salty Dog - Morris Brothers
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Married Life Blues - Byron Parker & His Mountaineers
    2. Up Jumped the Devil - Byron Parker & His Mountaineers
    3. We Shall Rise - Byron Parker & His Mountaineers
    4. C & N W Railroad - Byron Parker & His Mountaineers
    5. Carroll County Blues - Byron Parker & His Mountaineers
    6. Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar - Byron Parker & His Mountaineers
    7. Concord Rag - J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
    8. Don't Get Trouble in Your Mind - J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
    9. Drunkard's Hiccoughs - J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
    10. Blue Ridge Mountain Blue - J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
    11. Johnson's Old Grey Mule - J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
    12. Maple on the Hill - J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
    13. Seven on the Hill - J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
    14. Short Life & It's Trouble - Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers
    15. Wild Bill Jones - Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers
    16. Lonely Tombs - Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers
    17. Poor Drunkard's Dreams - Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers
    18. I Won't Be Worried - Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers
    19. Ramshackle Shack - Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers
    20. Old Reuben - Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers
    21. Don't Levae Me Alone - Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers
    22. You May Forsake Me - Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers
    23. Rambling Boy - Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers
    24. I'l Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms - Buster Carter/Preston Young
    Read More...
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 7731

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    This four-disc box set from JSP Records collects tracks from the earliest years of bluegrass music, and in a rather curious sequencing decision, runs them backwards from the first disc, which includes the latest selections from the 1950s, to the fourth, which is made up of what are essentially high-octane string band tracks from the early '30s. Arranged this way, it neither functions effectively as a history or as an overview of early bluegrass, but that may well be secondary, since it does put about 90 hard to find 78s in one place, which no doubt will be its main attraction to bluegrass scholars and collectors. It is particularly interesting to hear the selections from Byron Parker & His Mountaineers, which all feature DeWitt "Snuffy" Jenkins on five-string banjo. Jenkins' three-finger picking style clearly prefigures the later work of banjo great Earl Scruggs, whose lightning three-finger runs have become the standard -- if not the very backbone -- of modern bluegrass. Also of interest here is the first version of "Orange Blossom Special," recorded by the Rouse Brothers in New York City in 1939. The song was actually written by the fiddler Ervin Rouse, and this simple early rendition is quite striking, particularly when you stop and ponder how many thousands of times the song has been recorded and performed since. Serious fans of bluegrass will find this box set useful and instructive, but casual listeners will no doubt find it to be about three discs too long. ~ Steve Leggett

0 Stars 0 average rating
In Stock -- Item Ships for FREE
Our price $26.69
Add to wishlist

What viewers like you said...

Have you listened to this album? Be the first to write a review

Also suggested for you...

  • buy now for

    $7.86

    CD
  • buy now for

    $8.63

    CD
  • buy now for

    $11.19

    CD
  • buy now for

    $10.70

    CD