Classic Bluegrass Collection

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This box set features three discs of well-known bluegrass recordings from Bill Monroe, Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Del McCoury, Rhonda Vincent, Vince Gill, and Patty Loveless; selections from the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack; and more.
All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Although most people think of bluegrass as an old form of Southern mountain music, it's actually a fairly recent creation, gaining its shape at the same time as rock & roll in the late '40s and early '50s and making use of the same technology (portable microphones and electric amplification) as rock & roll did to catch on and spread. The new ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
This box set features three discs of well-known bluegrass recordings from Bill Monroe, Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Del McCoury, Rhonda Vincent, Vince Gill, and Patty Loveless; selections from the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack; and more.
All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Although most people think of bluegrass as an old form of Southern mountain music, it's actually a fairly recent creation, gaining its shape at the same time as rock & roll in the late '40s and early '50s and making use of the same technology (portable microphones and electric amplification) as rock & roll did to catch on and spread. The new technology allowed individual instruments to step forward out of the earlier massed string band approach and also allowed singers to fine-tune and emotionally nuance their vocals without resorting to shouting, which led to more involved and developed vocal harmonies. The big bang for this new genre came with Bill Monroe's classic late-'40s lineup of his Blue Grass Boys (Monroe had actually formed the band nearly a decade earlier in 1939), which included Chubby Wise on fiddle, Lester Flatt on guitar, and the amazing Earl Scruggs on banjo (Scruggs' rolling, rapid, and efficient fingering style would redefine the sound of the five-string banjo for the modern world), and Time Life has wisely opted to open this three-disc, 60-track survey of bluegrass history with that ensemble's 1948 recording of "It's Mighty Dark to Travel." The variety and scope here are impressive, with several other Monroe tracks on display, including a rushed, hell-bent version of "Molly & Tenbrooks" and the classic waltz "Blue Moon of Kentucky," along with solid sides from the Stanley Brothers, the Stonemans, the Kentucky Colonels, the Dillards, and many more. Among the highlights are Moore & Napier's "Barbara Allen," which illustrates how bluegrass appropriated the old mountain ballads for its own needs; the Stonemans' "Cripple Creek," which shows that bluegrass doesn't just speed up the old material it embraces (the Stonemans slow the normal blistering pace of this banjo standard by half); Emmylou Harris' gorgeous, countrified turn on "The Wayfaring Stranger"; and Ralph Stanley's weathered vocals on the rugged and rushing "Little Maggie" and his signature, "O Death," which closes out this set. Bluegrass has broadened its base and moved into new and progressive territory as the 21st century rolls through its first decade, and little of those new byways are explored here, but as a backdrop for the 60-year rise of bluegrass to date, this concise anthology does a great job of setting up and revealing the foundation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2007
  • Label: Time Life Records
  • UPC: 610583202229
  • Catalog Number: 19493

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It's Mighty Dark to Travel - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (2:53)
  2. 2 Electricity (2:23)
  3. 3 How Mountain Girls Can Love - Clinch Mountain Boys (2:08)
  4. 4 Me and the Juke Box - Bayou Boys (1:56)
  5. 5 I Wouldn't Change You If I Could - Jim Eanes & His Shenandoah Valley Boys (2:22)
  6. 6 Windy Mountain (2:25)
  7. 7 Cabin on the Hill - Foggy Mountain Boys (2:31)
  8. 8 Kentucky (2:40)
  9. 9 Barbara Allen - Moore & Napier (4:13)
  10. 10 Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die - The Tennessee Cut-Ups (2:28)
  11. 11 I Am a Pilgrim (2:42)
  12. 12 Rank Stranger - Clinch Mountain Boys (3:09)
  13. 13 Nine Pound Hammer - Virginia Boys (2:07)
  14. 14 Orange Blossom Special (2:35)
  15. 15 The Ballad of Jed Clampett - Foggy Mountain Boys (2:03)
  16. 16 Dooley (2:04)
  17. 17 Better Times A-Coming - Virginia Boys (2:29)
  18. 18 Uncle Pen - Ricky Skaggs (2:26)
  19. 19 The Boys Are Back in Town (2:34)
  20. 20 Will the Circle Be Unbroken (4:51)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Molly & Tenbrooks - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (2:24)
  2. 2 Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Foggy Mountain Boys (2:43)
  3. 3 Ruby, Are You Mad (3:00)
  4. 4 I've Found a Hiding Place - Carl Story & the Rambling Mountaineers (2:54)
  5. 5 'Tis Sweet to Be Remembered (2:57)
  6. 6 Angel Band - Clinch Mountain Boys (2:19)
  7. 7 You Don't Know My Mind (2:55)
  8. 8 Blue Moon of Kentucky - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (2:09)
  9. 9 Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms - Foggy Mountain Boys (2:39)
  10. 10 Howdy, Neighbor, Howdy - The Tennessee Cut-Ups (2:01)
  11. 11 I Wonder How the Old Folks Are at Home (2:53)
  12. 12 New Muleskinner Blues - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (2:31)
  13. 13 Sunny Side of the Mountain (2:34)
  14. 14 Cripple Creek (2:35)
  15. 15 Dueling Banjos (3:17)
  16. 16 Rocky Top (2:37)
  17. 17 High Lonesome Sound - Vince Gill (3:07)
  18. 18 Wayfaring Stranger - Emmylou Harris (3:28)
  19. 19 I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow (4:17)
  20. 20 I'll Fly Away - Gillian Welch (3:59)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Little Birdie - Red Allen & The Kentuckians (2:37)
  2. 2 Long Journey Home (2:16)
  3. 3 Girl at the Crossroads Bar (2:47)
  4. 4 Little Maggie - Clinch Mountain Boys (2:46)
  5. 5 Sparkling Brown Eyes (3:07)
  6. 6 Fox on the Run - The Country Gentlemen (2:36)
  7. 7 (I Know You) Rider - The Seldom Scene (5:25)
  8. 8 Rain and Snow - Del McCoury (3:31)
  9. 9 Old Home Place - J.D. Crowe & the New South (2:49)
  10. 10 Two Highways - Union Station (3:36)
  11. 11 Blue Ridge Cabin Home (3:13)
  12. 12 Duncan and Brady (He's Been on the Job Too Long) (3:17)
  13. 13 Shady Grove - Kentucky Thunder (3:44)
  14. 14 Bluegrass Express (3:04)
  15. 15 High on a Mountain - Del McCoury & The Dixie Pals (2:52)
  16. 16 John Deere Tractor (4:30)
  17. 17 The Legend of the Rebel Soldier - The Country Gentlemen (2:58)
  18. 18 I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby - Jerry Douglas (3:12)
  19. 19 The Little Mountain Church (2:46)
  20. 20 O Death - Clinch Mountain Boys (2:58)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Cousin Emmy Composer
E.J. Harris Arranger
Gary B. Reid Essay
A. Smith Composer
Traditional Composer
Mike Jason Executive Producer
Olivia Kim Editorial Research
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