20 Original King Recordings

20 Original King Recordings

by J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers
     
 
Born in a one-room log cabin in North Carolina in 1898, J.E. Mainer was playing the banjo by the time he was nine-years old. By the time he formed the first version of his bluegrass band the Mountaineers, however, he had switched his main instrument to fiddle, and it is as a fiddler, songwriter, and bandleader that Mainer is treasured today by the bluegrass nation.

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Born in a one-room log cabin in North Carolina in 1898, J.E. Mainer was playing the banjo by the time he was nine-years old. By the time he formed the first version of his bluegrass band the Mountaineers, however, he had switched his main instrument to fiddle, and it is as a fiddler, songwriter, and bandleader that Mainer is treasured today by the bluegrass nation. Mainer & His Mountaineers recorded 24 songs for King Records in 1946, and then returned in 1961 to track an additional album and a couple of singles for the label. This budget 20-song set collects the best of those King sessions.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/15/2011
Label:
Gusto
UPC:
0792014220528
catalogNumber:
2205
Rank:
270773

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