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Bluegrass for Beginners
     

Bluegrass for Beginners

 
The cover of Bluegrass for Beginners cleverly resembles a spiral notebook, as though the listener were taking a college course in mountain music. Luckily, the cost for taking this intro class is fairly reasonable, and the material is much more interesting than the average textbook. As might be expected, there are a number of bluegrass standards here, the type

Overview

The cover of Bluegrass for Beginners cleverly resembles a spiral notebook, as though the listener were taking a college course in mountain music. Luckily, the cost for taking this intro class is fairly reasonable, and the material is much more interesting than the average textbook. As might be expected, there are a number of bluegrass standards here, the type of songs a listener needs to be familiar with before traipsing off to the local bluegrass festival. The collection shoves off with Wynn Osborne's version of "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," and the Osborne Brothers themselves perform their classic, "Rocky Top." There's a top-notch take on Bill Monroe's "Little Georgia Rose" by the Seldom Scene, and Don Reno delivers a spunky, live version of "Dueling Banjoes." There's also a fine rendition of John Prine's classic "Paradise" by Jim & Jesse, and the daddy of bluegrass himself, Bill Monroe, shows up for a fine take on "Body and Soul." Since a lot of the bluegrass essentials are fairly short by modern standards, the folks at CMH managed to fit 20 songs/instrumentals on Bluegrass for Beginners. While the neophyte will be glad that a test doesn't accompany this beginner's guide, chances are that he or she will memorize the material nonetheless from repeat listens.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/2003
Label:
Cmh Records
UPC:
0027297521926
catalogNumber:
5219

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Performance Credits

Bluegrass Cardinals   Track Performer
Lester Flatt   Track Performer
Josh Graves   Track Performer
Nashville Grass   Track Performer
Osborne Brothers   Track Performer
Seldom Scene   Track Performer
Ricky Skaggs   Track Performer
Marty Stuart   Track Performer
Mac Wiseman   Track Performer
Joe Maphis   Track Performer
Benny Martin   Track Performer
Merle Travis   Track Performer
Jesse McReynolds   Track Performer
Bill Harrell   Track Performer
Don Reno   Track Performer
Jimmy Martin   Track Performer
Jim McReynolds   Track Performer
Wynn Osborne   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bill Monroe   Composer
Earl Scruggs   Composer
Mac Wiseman   Composer
Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
John Prine   Composer
Eric Weissberg   Composer
Col. Jim Silvers   Song Selection
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith   Composer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Roy Carter   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Ervin T. Rouse   Composer
Guy Smith   Composer
M. Christian   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Virginia Stauffer   Composer
George Vaughn   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Tim Clifford   Liner Notes
F. Rose   Composer

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