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20 Best of Bluegrass

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
While American forms aren't usually their strong suit, ARC Records have made a few decent inroads with Cajun and zydeco music. Here, they take on bluegrass. Some of the bigger names are present, with Béla Fleck opening up the album and Don Reno nearby, David Grisman toward the end, and Lester Flatt in the middle. In between is a huge number of other artists, both well known and unknown. The album moves through all of the major ends of the genre, with fiddlers, banjo players, and mandolin players all taking turns. High-speed breakdowns, long and soulful ballads, and dances between the extremes are all performed along the way. With the diversity of performances here, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
While American forms aren't usually their strong suit, ARC Records have made a few decent inroads with Cajun and zydeco music. Here, they take on bluegrass. Some of the bigger names are present, with Béla Fleck opening up the album and Don Reno nearby, David Grisman toward the end, and Lester Flatt in the middle. In between is a huge number of other artists, both well known and unknown. The album moves through all of the major ends of the genre, with fiddlers, banjo players, and mandolin players all taking turns. High-speed breakdowns, long and soulful ballads, and dances between the extremes are all performed along the way. With the diversity of performances here, highlights will depend on the tastes of the listener. Fans at any point of the spectrum will have something to hear here, whether fast, slow, virtuosic, or even sloppy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/2004
  • Label: Arc Music
  • UPC: 743037186926
  • Catalog Number: 1869
  • Sales rank: 366,817

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Up and Around the Bend - Béla Fleck (3:37)
  2. 2 Shelf Full of Dust - Phoenix (3:57)
  3. 3 Tramp on the Street - Betty Jean Robinson (3:47)
  4. 4 Charlotte Breakdown - Don Reno (1:48)
  5. 5 Truck Stops and Pretty Girls - Jim McReynolds (3:00)
  6. 6 Ice Covered Birches - Art Stevenson & High Water (3:39)
  7. 7 I Hope You Have Learned - Tony Rice (2:36)
  8. 8 Jimmie Brown the Newsboy - Mac Wiseman (2:03)
  9. 9 Orange Blossom Special - Joe & Rose Lee Maphis (2:24)
  10. 10 Cabin on the Hill - Lester Flatt (2:52)
  11. 11 Low and Lonely - The Bluegrass Cardinals (2:36)
  12. 12 Carolyn at the Broken Wheel Inn - Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time (3:50)
  13. 13 Muleskinner Blues - The Stonemans (3:44)
  14. 14 A Few Old Memories - James King (4:03)
  15. 15 Wild Bill Cheatham - Ronnie Reno (3:54)
  16. 16 Heavy Traffic Ahead - Bill Evans (2:51)
  17. 17 'Til the End of the World Rolls 'Round - David Grisman (3:00)
  18. 18 My Cabin in Caroline - Osborne Brothers (2:43)
  19. 19 Boogie Grass Band - Ronnie Reno (2:55)
  20. 20 Dueling Fiddles - Johnny Gimble & Benny Martin (3:15)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Lester Flatt Composer
Bill Monroe Composer
Earl Scruggs Composer
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
Hazel Dickens Composer
Jesse McReynolds Composer
Don Reno Composer
James Baker Composer
A.P. Carter Composer
Béla Fleck Composer
Bob McDill Composer
Jim McReynolds Composer
Ronnie Reno Composer
Ervin T. Rouse Composer
Jim Rushing Composer
Diz Heller Liner Notes, Mastering
Jesse Reuben Wilson Cover Design
Bolivar Lee Shook Composer
Newton Thomas Composer
Bill Carrigan Composer
Hazel Cole Composer
A. Smith Composer
David Coffey Composer
Ute Entwistle Liner Notes
G.M. Cole Composer
Floyd Jenkins Composer
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