Bluegrass: Independent Label Sides 1951-1954

Bluegrass: Independent Label Sides 1951-1954

     
 

This four-disc, 100-track box set goes beneath the surface of the bluegrass explosion of the 1950s. These rare sides, recorded for small, independent labels between 1951 and 1954, run the gamut from raw, energetic bursts of kinetic brilliance to sonic retreads of the major label efforts of bluegrass greats like Bill Monroe and …  See more details below

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This four-disc, 100-track box set goes beneath the surface of the bluegrass explosion of the 1950s. These rare sides, recorded for small, independent labels between 1951 and 1954, run the gamut from raw, energetic bursts of kinetic brilliance to sonic retreads of the major label efforts of bluegrass greats like Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley. Included are sides from Drusilla Adams' Blue Ridge Records, Dee Stone's Mutual Records, the Cincinnati-based Kentucky Records and its subsidiary, Gateway Records, the vanity label Folk Star, and a whole host of indie imprints who only dabbled in bluegrass on occasion like Henlee, Excello, Excellent, BRC, Colonial, Security, Silverbell, Marlboro, Martin and BGS. The end result is a mixed bag of material, fascinating in its reach, but probably of only passing interest to most casual listeners. Those passionate about bluegrass, though, and willing to dive into the deep waters beyond the genre's name stars, will find a lot to love here.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/2008
Label:
Jsp Records
UPC:
0788065771027
catalogNumber:
77110
Rank:
203182

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Just Let Me Fall
  2. I'm Lonesome
  3. Highway 220  -  Dee Stone & His Virginia Mountain Boys
  4. Countin' the Days  -  Dee Stone & His Virginia Mountain Boys
  5. Long Journey Home  -  Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
  6. Returned from Missing in Action  -  Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
  7. You're Still the Rose of My Heart  -  Church Brothers & Their Blue Ridge Ramblers
  8. Three Nights in a Bar Room  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  9. Blue Ridge Mountain Blues  -  Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers
  10. Pilot Mountain Rag  -  Dee Stone & His Virginia Mountain Boys
  11. No Room in Your Life for Me Now  -  Dee Stone & His Virginia Mountain Boys
  12. I Won't Write Another Letter to You Darling  -  I.W. & Harold & The Carolina Neighbors
  13. So Lonely for Mother and Dad  -  Jimmy Janney
  14. There'll Be No Wedding Bells for Me  -  Joe Franklin & His Mimosa Boys
  15. The Burglar Man  -  Bill Clifton & The Dixie Mountain Boys
  16. A Flower Blooming in the Wildwood  -  Bill Clifton & The Dixie Mountain Boys
  17. All the Good Times Are Past and Gone  -  Bill Clifton & The Dixie Mountain Boys
  18. Wake Up Susan  -  Bill Clifton & The Dixie Mountain Boys
  19. Don't That Moon Look Lonesome  - Betty Harper
  20. I'm Lonesome Tonight  - Betty Harper
  21. An Angel with Blue Eyes  -  Church Brothers & Their Blue Ridge Ramblers
  22. When Jesus Calls You Home  -  Church Brothers & Their Blue Ridge Ramblers
  23. A Sweeter Love Than Yours I'll Never Know  -  Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
  24. Drunkard's Highway  -  Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys
  25. Way Down in Ole' Caroline  -  Church Brothers & Their Blue Ridge Ramblers

Disc 2

  1. Preaching & Praying  - Red Allen
  2. Paul & Silas  - Red Allen
  3. Boat of Love  - Red Allen
  4. Bouquet in Heaven  - Red Allen
  5. Mansions for Me  - Red Allen
  6. White Dove  - Red Allen
  7. Down in the Willow Garden  - Red Allen
  8. Ho, Honey, Ho  - Red Allen
  9. Sing, Sing, Sing  -  Virginia Trio
  10. Let Me Travel Alone  -  Virginia Trio
  11. I'll Fly Away  -  Virginia Trio
  12. God Put a Rainbow in the Cloud  -  Virginia Trio
  13. Are You Missing Me  -  Jim & Jesse
  14. I'll Wash Your Love from My Heart  -  Jim & Jesse
  15. What Would the Profit Be?  - Ray Anderson
  16. When the Saints Go Marching In  - Ray Anderson
  17. River of Death  -  Enos Johnson
  18. I'll Meet You in Church Sunday Morning  -  Enos Johnson
  19. I'm on the Way to the Old Home  -  Enos Johnson
  20. Sugar Coated Love  -  Enos Johnson
  21. I'll Stay Around
  22. Letter from My Darling
  23. Where the Soul Never Dies  -  Renfro Family
  24. Power in the Blood  -  Renfro Family
  25. Black Mountain Rag

Disc 3

  1. Black Mountain Rag  - Glenn Neaves
  2. Old Swinging Bridge  - Glenn Eaves
  3. When We Say Goodbye  -  Scotty & Tar Heel Ruby
  4. Square Dance Rag  -  Ted Prillaman's Virginia Ramblers
  5. Answer to Little Pal  -  Ted Prillaman's Virginia Ramblers
  6. Mountain Swing  -  Ted Prillaman's Virginia Ramblers
  7. Is There Any Harm to Dream  -  Ted Prillaman's Virginia Ramblers
  8. Fiddler's Dream  -  Ted Prillaman's Virginia Ramblers
  9. Tell Me Truly Little Darling  -  Brammer Brothers & The Virginia Partners
  10. Virginia Waltz  -  Brammer Brothers & The Virginia Partners
  11. Mother Won't Grow Old So Soon  -  Bowes Brothers
  12. Stop Knocking on My Door  -  Bowes Brothers
  13. The Church of God  -  Rocky Mountain Boys
  14. You'll Always Be My Blue-Eyed Darling  -  Fred Murphy & The Blue Rover Boys
  15. I Want to Be Ready  -  Fred Murphy & The Blue Rover Boys
  16. I'm Lost Without You  -  Dee Stone & His Melody Hillbillies
  17. Heads You Win Tails I Lose  -  Dee Stone & His Melody Hillbillies
  18. Holston Valley Breakdown  -  Holston Valley Ramblers
  19. I Can Thank My Lucky Stars  -  Holston Valley Ramblers
  20. Somebody Touched Me  -  John & His Stone Mountain Boys Reedy
  21. A White Cross Marks the Grave  -  Carl Sauceman & His Green Valley Boys
  22. I'll Be an Angel Too  -  Carl Sauceman & His Green Valley Boys
  23. Too Many Blues  -  Johnnie & Jack
  24. All Night Long  -  Turner Brothers
  25. Piney Woods  -  Massey Family

Disc 4

  1. 8th of January  - Henry Hudson
  2. Cripple Creek  - Henry Hudson
  3. Culloeka
  4. Broken Hearts Mean Nothing to You
  5. Come Along to Glory  -  Hughie & June
  6. Reunion Day in Heaven  -  Hughie & June
  7. Single Girl, Married Girl  - Dave Woolum
  8. I Ain't Gonna Let Her Do It Anymore  - Dave Woolum
  9. Maple on the Hill  - Dave Woolum
  10. Rolling Stone  - Dave Woolum
  11. Thirty Pieces of Silver  -  Wilburn Curtis
  12. Home Sweet Home  -  Hank Johnson & His Tennesseeans
  13. How About You Friend  -  Hank Johnson & His Tennesseeans
  14. Gone Home  -  Hank Johnson & His Tennesseeans
  15. Swanee River  -  Hank Johnson & His Tennesseeans
  16. Crazy Banjo Medley  -  Hank Johnson & His Tennesseeans
  17. Allen's Dream
  18. Old Kentucky Home
  19. Orange Blossom Special  -  North Carolina Ridge Runners
  20. You Were Only Teasing Me  - Alex Campbell
  21. The Bloom Has Left the Rose  -  Bill & Mary Reid
  22. Little Girl Go Tell Your Mama  -  John Garay
  23. Come Back Little Pal  -  John Garay
  24. Revelation 1:18
  25. Sugar Coated Love

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