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Blue Trail of Sorrow: 16 Top Bluegrass Gems

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
A previously unreleased 1959 track by the Stanley Brothers, the keening love plea "Meet Me in the Moonlight," is the telling track on this outstanding collection. Recorded more than 40 years ago, the song sounds right on time, even when wedged into a tune stack of more recent vintage. Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Tim O'Brien, the Freight Hoppers, the Cox Family, John Hartford, and other Rounder artists represented here have kept the faith with the Stanleys' vision while infusing their bluegrass with ever-so-nuanced quotes from pop and traditional rock 'n' roll. Other artists' styles say the Stanleys had it right all along: James King's brisk account of mad love, "Crazy...
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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
A previously unreleased 1959 track by the Stanley Brothers, the keening love plea "Meet Me in the Moonlight," is the telling track on this outstanding collection. Recorded more than 40 years ago, the song sounds right on time, even when wedged into a tune stack of more recent vintage. Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Tim O'Brien, the Freight Hoppers, the Cox Family, John Hartford, and other Rounder artists represented here have kept the faith with the Stanleys' vision while infusing their bluegrass with ever-so-nuanced quotes from pop and traditional rock 'n' roll. Other artists' styles say the Stanleys had it right all along: James King's brisk account of mad love, "Crazy Heart," is a quintessential, classically constructed bluegrass barn-burner; at the other end of the spectrum, Hazel Dickens's austere, searing memoir, "Hills of Home," is as chilling an account of time's inexorable toll on the human spirit as anything in the Stanleys' canon, and it brooks no intrusion from outside sources. Blue Trail of Sorrow is all bluegrass. Some entries are a bit bluer than others, but the varied shadings are a testament to the style's complexity.
All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Rounder's excellent Blue Trail of Sorrow: 16 Top Bluegrass Gems compilation collects 16 woeful tracks from some of contemporary bluegrass and folk's finest practitioners, including Rhonda Vincent ("You Don't Love God If You Don't Love Your Neighbor"), Dry Branch Fire Squad ("When I Went Down in the Valley to Pray"), Alison Krauss & Union Station ("Blue Trail of Sorrow"), and Hazel Dickens ("Hills of Home").
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/2/2001
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661050020
  • Catalog Number: 610500
  • Sales rank: 177,293

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'll Remember You Love in My Prayers - Dan Tyminski (3:03)
  2. 2 You Don't Love God If You Don't Love Your Neighbor (2:58)
  3. 3 Man of Constant Sorrow - Tim O'Brien (4:09)
  4. 4 Cruel Willie - Red Roberts (3:15)
  5. 5 Bringing in the Georgia Mail - Norman Blake (2:28)
  6. 6 Owl Feather (3:20)
  7. 7 Cotton Eyed Joe (3:36)
  8. 8 Time Is Winding Up - Carol Elizabeth Jones (4:18)
  9. 9 Blue Trail of Sorrow - Dan Tyminski (3:40)
  10. 10 Wild Bill Jones (3:08)
  11. 11 Meet Me in the Moonlight (2:35)
  12. 12 When I Went Down in the Valley to Pray (1:24)
  13. 13 Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven - The Cox Family (2:49)
  14. 14 A Conversation With Death - Lloyd Chandler (4:10)
  15. 15 Crazy Heart - Jason King (2:31)
  16. 16 Hills of Home - Hazel Dickens (4:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Norman Blake Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Jerry Douglas Dobro
Dry Branch Fire Squad Track Performer
Tony Furtado Banjo
Alison Krauss Fiddle, Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
The Stanley Brothers Track Performer
Ralph Stanley Banjo, Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Rhonda Vincent Vocals
John Hartford Fiddle, Vocals
Hazel Dickens Vocals
Rod Stewart Fiddle
James King Vocals
Tut Taylor Dobro
Glen Duncan Vocal Harmony
Bob Carlin Banjo, Vocals
Blaine Sprouse Fiddle
Mike Compton Mandolin, Vocals
Connie & Babe Track Performer
Tom Adams Banjo
The Cox Family Track Performer
Barry Bales Acoustic Bass
Christine Balfa Guitar
Ron Block Banjo, Guitar
Kathy Chiavola Vocal Harmony
Dudley Connell Guitar, Tenor (Vocal)
Evelyn Cox Vocals
Nick Forster Guitar
Tommy Goldsmith Guitar
Ginny Hawker Vocals
Carol Elizabeth Jones Tenor (Vocal)
Charles Leet Bass (Vocal), Vocals
Mary Jo Leet Baritone (Vocal)
Kenny Malone Drums
Jim Miller Guitar, Vocals
Jim Mills Guitar
Bill Napier Mandolin
Tim O'Brien Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals
Larry Perkins Banjo
Dirk Powell Fiddle
Mark Schatz Bass
Tim Smith Fiddle
Carter Stanley Guitar, Vocals
Adam Steffey Mandolin
Suzanne Thomas Tenor (Vocal)
Ron Thomason Vocals
Sally Truitt Bass
Dan Tyminski Guitar, Vocals
Marshall Wilborn Bass
Roy Huskey Jr. Bass
Ray Deaton Bass (Vocal), Vocals
Darrin Vincent Bass, Vocal Harmony
John Herrmann Banjo
Chubby Anthony Fiddle
Alison Krauss & Union Station Track Performer
The Freight Hoppers Track Performer
Jason King Track Performer
Connie Gately Guitar
Fred Gately Bass
Al Elliot Bass
Bryan Sutton Rhythm Guitar
Union Station Track Performer
Frank Lee Banjo, Vocals
Ron Stewart Fiddle
Cary Fridley Guitar, Vocals
Hanne Jorgensen Bass
Chris Sharp Guitar, Vocals
Victor Battista Bass
Lloyd Chandler Vocals, Track Performer
Dave Bass Fiddle
Technical Credits
The Carter Family Composer
Jim Fox Liner Notes
Ginny Hawker Arranger
Carol Elizabeth Jones Arranger
Toby Mountain Mastering
Fred Rose Composer
Ron Thomason Arranger
Jon Hartley Fox Liner Notes
Connie Gately Arranger
Public Domain Composer
Maurice Murray Composer
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