24 Old-Timey Favorites

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All Music Guide - Greg Adams
Released to capitalize on the success of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, 24 Old-Timey Favorites begins appropriately enough with a rendition of "I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow" by Don Reno and Bill Harrell with The Tennessee Cut-Ups. The program encompasses bluegrass, fiddle tunes and old-timey country, with an emphasis on traditional songs and standards. Nearly all of these tracks were recorded in the mid-'60s, which makes this a good choice for fans of the popular film soundtrack that inspired it. 24 Old-Timey Favorites, with its modern recording quality, will be more palatable to those with a casual interest than the comparatively primitive early recordings that ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Adams
Released to capitalize on the success of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, 24 Old-Timey Favorites begins appropriately enough with a rendition of "I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow" by Don Reno and Bill Harrell with The Tennessee Cut-Ups. The program encompasses bluegrass, fiddle tunes and old-timey country, with an emphasis on traditional songs and standards. Nearly all of these tracks were recorded in the mid-'60s, which makes this a good choice for fans of the popular film soundtrack that inspired it. 24 Old-Timey Favorites, with its modern recording quality, will be more palatable to those with a casual interest than the comparatively primitive early recordings that originated the "old-timey" sound. This collection also serves as a sampler of the Rural Rhythm label, since many of the cuts -- including those of Mac Wiseman, Hylo Brown, Red Smiley, and Lee Moore -- are drawn from the label's releases devoted solely to those artists.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2001
  • Label: Rural Rhythm
  • UPC: 732351027121
  • Catalog Number: 271

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow - Don Reno & Bill Harrell & The Tennessee Cut-Ups (2:12)
  2. 2 Prayer Bells of Heaven - Red Smiley & the Bluegrass Cut-Ups (2:35)
  3. 3 Poor Boy Blues (2:11)
  4. 4 Keep on the Sunny Side - Don Reno & Bill Harrell & The Tennessee Cut-Ups (1:56)
  5. 5 False Hearted Lover - Earl Taylor & Jim McCall (2:02)
  6. 6 When Our Lord Shall Come Again - Red Smiley & the Bluegrass Cut-Ups (1:35)
  7. 7 Just a Rose Will Do (1:59)
  8. 8 Lost Indian - J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers (1:39)
  9. 9 Prisoner's Dream - Bluegrass Cut-Ups (2:11)
  10. 10 I Like to Hear Them Preach It - Jim Greer & The Mac-O-Chee Valley Folks (1:43)
  11. 11 Lonesome Road Blues - Earl Taylor & Jim McCall (2:18)
  12. 12 Streamlined Cannon Ball (1:41)
  13. 13 Nine Pound Hammer - Don Reno & Bill Harrell & The Tennessee Cut-Ups (1:45)
  14. 14 This Train (1:45)
  15. 15 Man in the Woodpile - J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers (1:40)
  16. 16 The Old Gospel Ship - Red Smiley & the Bluegrass Cut-Ups (1:24)
  17. 17 Wreck of the Old 97 - Mac Wiseman (1:54)
  18. 18 Walking in Jerusalem (1:26)
  19. 19 Golden Slippers (2:50)
  20. 20 Worried Man Blues - Earl Taylor & Jim McCall (1:55)
  21. 21 Take Me in Your Lifeboat - Bluegrass Cut-Ups (2:02)
  22. 22 Corina Corina - Mac Wiseman (1:32)
  23. 23 Jacob's Ladder (1:54)
  24. 24 Jim-Boy's Breakdown - J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers (1:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hylo Brown Track Performer
J.E. Mainer Track Performer
Red Smiley Track Performer
Bill Harrell Track Performer
Don Reno Track Performer
Raymond Fairchild Track Performer
Lee Moore Track Performer
Jim McCall Track Performer
Tater Tate Track Performer
The Stoney Mountain Boys Track Performer
Technical Credits
Big Bill Broonzy Composer
Bill Monroe Composer
Roy Acuff Composer
Merle Travis Composer
A.P. Carter Composer
Buck Graves Composer
Paul Kennerley Composer
Carter Stanley Composer
M. Christian Composer
Barry R. Willis Liner Notes
Gary Garett Composer
Steve Hoffman Remastering
Traditional Composer
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