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Bluegrass: Independent Label Sides 1951-1954 [Box]


  • 0. DISC 1: BLUE RIDGE RECORDINGS:
    1. Just Let Me Fall - Happy Smith/Larry Richardson
    2. I'm Lonesome - Happy Smith
    3. Highway 220 - Dee Stone & His Virginia Mountain Boys/Virginia Mountain Boys/Dee Stone
    4. Countin' the Days - Dee Stone & His Virginia Mountain Boys/Virginia Mountain Boys/Dee Stone
    5. Long Journey Home - Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
    6. Returned from Missing in Action - Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
    7. You're Still the Rose of My Heart - Church Brothers & Their Blue Ridge Ramblers
    8. Three Nights in a Bar Room - Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers
    9. Blue Ridge Mountain Blues - Wade Mainer & the Sons of the Mountaineers
    10. Pilot Mountain Rag - Dee Stone & His Virginia Mountain Boys/Virginia Mountain Boys/Dee Stone
    11. No Room in Your Life for Me Now - Dee Stone & His Virginia Mountain Boys/Virginia Mountain Boys/Dee Stone
    12. I Won't Write Another Letter to You Darling - I.W. & Harold & The Carolina Neighbors
    13. So Lonely for Mother and Dad - The Stoney Mountain Boys/Jimmy Janney
    14. There'll Be No Wedding Bells for Me - Joe Franklin & His Mimosa Boys
    15. Burglar Man, The - Bill Clifton & The Dixie Mountain Boys
    16. Flower Blooming in the Wildwood, A - Bill Clifton & The Dixie Mountain Boys
    17. All the Good Times Are Past and Gone - Bill Clifton & The Dixie Mountain Boys
    18. Wake Up Susan - Bill Clifton & The Dixie Mountain Boys
    19. Don't That Moon Look Lonesome - Betty Harper/The Black Mountain Boys/Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys/Betty M. Harper
    20. I'm Lonesome Tonight - Betty Harper/The Black Mountain Boys/Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys/Betty M. Harper
    21. Angel with Blue Eyes, An - Church Brothers & Their Blue Ridge Ramblers
    22. When Jesus Calls You Home - Church Brothers & Their Blue Ridge Ramblers
    23. Sweeter Love Than Yours I'll Never Know, A - Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
    24. Drunkard's Highway - Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
    25. Way Down in Ole' Caroline - Church Brothers & Their Blue Ridge Ramblers
    0. DISC 2: KENTUCKY LABEL RECORDINGS:
    1. Preaching & Praying - Red Allen
    2. Paul & Silas - Red Allen
    3. Boat of Love - Red Allen
    4. Bouquet in Heaven - Red Allen
    5. Mansions for Me - Red Allen
    6. White Dove - Red Allen
    7. Down in the Willow Garden - Red Allen
    8. Ho, Honey, Ho - Red Allen
    9. Sing, Sing, Sing - Virginia Trio/Jim & Jesse
    10. Let Me Travel Alone - Virginia Trio/Jim & Jesse
    11. I'll Fly Away - Virginia Trio/Jim & Jesse
    12. God Put a Rainbow in the Cloud - Virginia Trio/Jim & Jesse
    13. Are You Missing Me - Jim & Jesse
    14. I'll Wash Your Love from My Heart - Jim & Jesse
    15. What Would the Profit Be? - Ray Anderson
    16. When the Saints Go Marching In - Ray Anderson
    17. River of Death - Enos Johnson/Sonny Osborne
    18. I'll Meet You in Church Sunday Morning - Enos Johnson/Sonny Osborne
    19. I'm on the Way to the Old Home - Enos Johnson/Sonny Osborne
    20. Sugar Coated Love - Enos Johnson/Sonny Osborne
    21. I'll Stay Around - Sonny Osborne
    22. Letter from My Darling - Sonny Osborne
    23. Where the Soul Never Dies - Renfro Family
    24. Power in the Blood - Renfro Family
    25. Black Mountain Rag - Billy Thomas
    0. DISC 3: FOLK STAR, MUTUAL, TWIN CITY:
    1. Black Mountain Rag - Glenn Neaves/The Grayson County Boys/Glenn Eaves/Glen Neaves
    2. Old Swinging Bridge - The Grayson County Boys/Glenn Eaves/Glen Neaves
    3. When We Say Goodbye - Scotty & Tar Heel Ruby
    4. Square Dance Rag - Dee Stone/Ted Prillaman's Virginia Ramblers/Virginia Ramblers/Dee Stone/Ted B Prillaman
    5. Answer to Little Pal - Dee Stone/Ted Prillaman's Virginia Ramblers/Virginia Ramblers/Dee Stone/Ted B Prillaman
    6. Mountain Swing - Dee Stone/Ted Prillaman's Virginia Ramblers/The Melody Hillbillies/Dee Stone
    7. Is There Any Harm to Dream - Dee Stone/Ted Prillaman's Virginia Ramblers/The Melody Hillbillies/Dee Stone
    8. Fiddler's Dream - Dee Stone/Ted Prillaman's Virginia Ramblers/The Melody Hillbillies/Dee Stone
    9. Tell Me Truly Little Darling - Brammer Brothers & The Virginia Partners
    10. Virginia Waltz - Brammer Brothers & The Virginia Partners
    11. Mother Won't Grow Old So Soon - Bowes Brothers
    12. Stop Knocking on My Door - Bowes Brothers
    13. Church of God, The - The Rocky Mountain Boys
    14. You'll Always Be My Blue-Eyed Darling - Fred Murphy & The Blue Rover Boys
    15. I Want to Be Ready - Fred Murphy & The Blue Rover Boys
    16. I'm Lost Without You - The Melody Hillbillies/Dee Stone
    17. Heads You Win Tails I Lose - The Melody Hillbillies/Dee Stone
    18. Holston Valley Breakdown - The Holston Valley Ramblers/Ronnie Knittel
    19. I Can Thank My Lucky Stars - The Holston Valley Ramblers/Ronnie Knittel
    20. Somebody Touched Me - John & His Stone Mountain Boys Reedy
    21. White Cross Marks the Grave, A - Carl Sauceman & His Green Valley Boys
    22. I'll Be an Angel Too - Carl Sauceman & His Green Valley Boys
    23. Too Many Blues - Johnny & Jack
    24. All Night Long - Turner Brothers
    25. Piney Woods - The Massey Family
    0. DISC 4: COLONIAL, MUTUAL, EXCELLENT, BLUE RIDGE LABELS:
    1. 8th of January - Jiggs Hibler/Henry Hudson
    2. Cripple Creek - Jiggs Hibler/Henry Hudson
    3. Culloeka - Rainbow Valley Boys
    4. Broken Hearts Mean Nothing to You - Rainbow Valley Boys
    5. Come Along to Glory - Hughie & June
    6. Reunion Day in Heaven - Hughie & June
    7. Single Girl, Married Girl - Dave Woolum/Noah Crase
    8. I Ain't Gonna Let Her Do It Anymore - Dave Woolum/Noah Crase
    9. Maple on the Hill - Dave Woolum
    10. Rolling Stone - Dave Woolum
    11. Thirty Pieces of Silver - Wilburn Curtis
    12. Home Sweet Home - Hank Johnson & His Tennesseeans
    13. How About You Friend - Hank Johnson & His Tennesseeans
    14. Gone Home - Hank Johnson & His Tennesseeans
    15. Swanee River - Hank Johnson & His Tennesseeans
    16. Crazy Banjo Medley - Hank Johnson & His Tennesseeans
    17. Allen's Dream - Allen Shelton
    18. Old Kentucky Home - Allen Shelton
    19. Orange Blossom Special - North Carolina Ridge Runners
    20. You Were Only Teasing Me - Alex Campbell
    21. Bloom Has Left the Rose, The - Bill Reid/Mary Reid/Bill & Mary Reid
    22. Little Girl Go Tell Your Mama - Bill Garay/John Garay
    23. Come Back Little Pal - Bill Garay/John Garay
    24. Revelation 1:18 - Ernest Martin
    25. Sugar Coated Love - Ernest Martin
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 77110

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Personnel: Glen Neaves (vocals, guitar, fiddle); Haskell "Hack" Johnson, Ronnie Knittel (vocals, guitar); Larry Roll (vocals); Roy Russell (tenor, fiddle); John Summers (baritone, mandolin); Bill Patton, Jim McReynolds (guitar); Baskell Rose, Noah Crase, Allen Shelton (banjo); Jesse McReynolds (mandolin); John T. McGhee, Nelson Young (fiddle).
    Liner Note Author: Pat Harrison.
    Recording information: Cincinnati, OH (??/1951-02/1954); Mt. Airy Radio Station (??/1951-02/1954); WPTF, Raleigh, NC (??/1951-02/1954).
    BLUEGRASS: INDEPENDENT LABELS SIDES 1951-1954 is a cause for celebration in circles that like their bluegrass a little less pure and a little more rough and tumble. Collecting 100 sides across four discs, this set focuses on the outskirts of Bill Monroe's bluegrass revolution in post-World War II rural America in the same way that the NUGGETS series focuses on the effect the Beatles had on the '60s suburban American garage. While historically dismissed by ivory-tower roots historians for their lack of polish and their poor recording quality, these rare recordings kick up dust clouds with frenetic solos, rough high harmonies, breakneck paces, and a barnstorming spirit. There are some famous names--such as Jim & Jesse, Red Allen, and Sonny Osborne--but by and large, these players were scrappy lifers on cottage industry labels such as Blue Ridge, Kentucky, Folk Star, and Mutual (among others.) For completists and fans of rowdy roots, BLUEGRASS: INDEPENDENT LABELS SIDES 1951-1954 is a must-own.

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