Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics

Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics

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Like many Rhino compilations, this is geared more to the novice or the casual fan than the aficionado, but that's not a criticism. If someone wants a basic primer of the bluegrass sound past and present that manages to be accessible and avoid unduly clichéd track selection, this 18-song compilation fits the bill well. Most of the biggest names are here (See more details below

Overview

Like many Rhino compilations, this is geared more to the novice or the casual fan than the aficionado, but that's not a criticism. If someone wants a basic primer of the bluegrass sound past and present that manages to be accessible and avoid unduly clichéd track selection, this 18-song compilation fits the bill well. Most of the biggest names are here (Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, the Dillards, the Stanley Brothers, the Kentucky Colonels, J.D. Crowe, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss), as are some of the genre's top standards ("Blue Moon of Kentucky," "Orange Blossom Special," "Uncle Pen," "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"). The inclusion of Flatt & Scruggs' "The Ballad of Jed Clampett," Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell's "Dueling Banjos," and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" may rankle purists, but it clears the path to listeners who are only familiar with the idiom through these songs, and may find a lot more that they'll like on the less overexposed performances on this anthology.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/28/1995
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227187026
catalogNumber:
71870
Rank:
15643

Tracks

  1. Uncle Pen  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  2. Foggy Mountain Breakdown  -  Foggy Mountain Boys
  3. This Weary Heart You Stole Away (Wake Up, Sweetheart)  -  Clinch Mountain Boys
  4. Are You Missing Me?  -  Virginia Boys
  5. You Don't Know My Mind  - Jimmy Martin
  6. Rocky Top  -  Osborne Brothers
  7. Blue Moon of Kentucky  -  Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
  8. Orange Blossom Special  -  Stanley Brothers
  9. The Ballad of Jed Clampett  -  Lester...
  10. Dooley  -  Dillards
  11. Nine Pound Hammer  -  Kentucky Colonels
  12. Roving Gambler  -  Country Gentlemen
  13. Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms  - Del McCoury
  14. Dueling Banjos  - Eric Weissburg
  15. Will the Circle Be Unbroken  -  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  16. Old Home Place  -  New South
  17. Little Cabin Home on the Hill  - Ricky Skaggs
  18. Love You in Vain  -  Union Station

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eddie Adcock   Banjo,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Country Gentlemen   Track Performer
Doug Dillard   Banjo,Vocals
Rodney Dillard   Guitar,Vocals
Dillards   Track Performer
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Lester Flatt   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Kentucky Colonels   Track Performer
Alison Krauss   Fiddle,Vocals,Track Performer
Del McCoury   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Bill Monroe   Mandolin,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Osborne Brothers   Track Performer
Tony Rice   Guitar,Vocals
Earl Scruggs   Banjo,Track Performer
Ricky Skaggs   Mandolin,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal),Track Performer
Stanley Brothers   Track Performer
Ralph Stanley   Banjo,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Clarence White   Guitar
Roy Acuff   Vocals
Emmylou Harris   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Sonny James   Fiddle
Benny Martin   Fiddle
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band   Track Performer
Merle Travis   Guitar
Paul Warren   Fiddle
Doc Watson   Guitar,Background Vocals
Thompson   Background Vocals
Larry Murray   Background Vocals
Eric Weissberg   Banjo,Track Performer
Grady Martin   Guitar
Ray Martin   Background Vocals
John McEuen   Mandolin
Bill Emerson   Banjo,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jesse McReynolds   Mandolin,Vocals
Gordon Terry   Fiddle
Mother Maybelle Carter   Autoharp,Vocals
Johnny "Country" Mathis   Guitar
Bill Baker   Fiddle,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Joseph Allen   Bass
Roger Bush   Bass
Jerry Carrigan   Drums
Mike Carr   Background Vocals
Vassar Clements   Fiddle
Charlie Cline   Fiddle
Jim Cox   Bass
Fred Cross   Background Vocals
J.D. Crowe   Banjo,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal),Track Performer
Ray Edenton   Guitar
Jimmie Fadden   Harp
Foggy Mountain Boys   Track Performer
Jeff Hanna   Background Vocals
Buddy Harman   Drums
Mike Harman   Banjo,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Bobby Hicks   Fiddle
Jimmy Ibbotson   Background Vocals
Mitch Jayne   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Rudy Lyle   Banjo
Steve Mandell   Guitar,Track Performer
Jimmy Martin   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Edd Mayfield   Guitar
Alice McEuen   Background Vocals
Jim McReynolds   Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Bill Napier   Guitar
Ernie Newton   Bass
Bobby Osborne   Mandolin,Vocals
Sonny Osborne   Banjo,Vocals
John Pennell   Bass
Marc Pruett   Banjo
Dewey Renfro   Bass
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Randy Scruggs   Background Vocals
Steve Scruggs   Background Vocals
Curly Seckler   Guitar,Mandolin
George Shuffler   Bass
Bobby Slone   Bass
Art Stamper   Fiddle
Carter Stanley   Guitar,Vocals
Brent Truitt   Mandolin
Charlie Waller   Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Howard Watts   Bass
Dean Webb   Mandolin,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jeff White   Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Roland White   Mandolin
Wayne Yates   Mandolin,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jimmy Bond   Bass
John Duffey   Mandolin,Vocals
Roy Huskey   Bass
Jim Williams   Mandolin
Lawrence Blackwell   Bass
Chet Flippo   Background Vocals
Bob Moore   Bass
Joel Price   Bass,Baritone (Vocal)
Hal Rugg   Guitar,Steel Guitar
Gloria Belle   Background Vocals
Martha Flippo   Background Vocals
Pete "Oswald" Kirby   Dobro
Louise Scruggs   Background Vocals
Betty Travis   Background Vocals
Chubby Anthony   Fiddle
Billy Ray   Banjo
Dale Sledd   Guitar,Vocals
Paul Williams   Mandolin
Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys   Track Performer
Jake Tullock   Bass
Red Taylor   Fiddle
Palmer Williams   Mandolin
Clinch Mountain Boys   Track Performer
Virginia Boys   Track Performer
Hoke Jenkins   Banjo
New South   Track Performer
Victor Battista   Bass
Joe Allen   Bass

Technical Credits

Alison Krauss   Contributor
Ricky Skaggs   Producer
Roy Acuff   Composer
John Hartford   Composer
Joe Maphis   Composer
Mike Seeger   Producer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Eric Weissberg   Arranger
James Austin   Producer
Richard Bock   Producer
Chris Clarke   Remastering
J.D. Crowe   Producer
Jim Dickson   Producer
Frank Jones   Producer
Don Law   Producer
William McEuen   Producer
Ken Nelson   Producer
Barry Poss   Producer
Harry Silverstein   Producer
Chris Strachwitz   Producer
Bil VornDick   Producer
John Duffey   Arranger
Mark A. Humphrey   Liner Notes
Coco Shinomiya   Artwork
Patrick Milligan   Producer,Liner Notes,Annotation
M. Christian   Composer
Ed Pearl   Producer
Mark Humphrey   Liner Notes
Thomas Hart Benton   Paintings,Cover Painting
Traditional   Composer
Arthur Smith   Composer
Daniel Hersch   Remastering
P. Henning   Composer
Bouleaux Bryant   Composer

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