Foggy Mountain Breakdown: The Essential Bluegrass Album

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Taking its template from the old Appalachian string bands, bluegrass grew up in the late '40s and early '50s with the help of electric amplification, which allowed individual players to step out of the ensemble and deliver lead lines that were still audible. This double-disc, 56-track set brings together the early pioneers of the modern bluegrass sound and includes timeless sides from Bill Monroe ("Blue Moon of Kentucky"), the Stanley Brothers ("Man of Constant Sorrow"), the Louvin Brothers ("Knoxville Girl"), Flatt & Scruggs ("Foggy Mountain Breakdown"), and others, making it a fine introduction to the first flowering of commercial ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Taking its template from the old Appalachian string bands, bluegrass grew up in the late '40s and early '50s with the help of electric amplification, which allowed individual players to step out of the ensemble and deliver lead lines that were still audible. This double-disc, 56-track set brings together the early pioneers of the modern bluegrass sound and includes timeless sides from Bill Monroe ("Blue Moon of Kentucky"), the Stanley Brothers ("Man of Constant Sorrow"), the Louvin Brothers ("Knoxville Girl"), Flatt & Scruggs ("Foggy Mountain Breakdown"), and others, making it a fine introduction to the first flowering of commercial bluegrass music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/19/2011
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 698458751928
  • Catalog Number: 1205689
  • Sales rank: 107,927

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blue Grass Special - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (2:30)
  2. 2 Blue Moon of Kentucky - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (3:01)
  3. 3 Bluegrass Ramble - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (2:13)
  4. 4 Brand New Shoes - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (2:12)
  5. 5 Country Waltz - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (2:24)
  6. 6 Angel Band - The Stanley Brothers (2:17)
  7. 7 Death is Only a Dream - The Stanley Brothers (2:20)
  8. 8 Man of Constant Sorrow - The Stanley Brothers (2:58)
  9. 9 Little Glass of Wine - The Stanley Brothers (3:05)
  10. 10 Alabama - The Louvin Brothers (2:43)
  11. 11 Knoxville Girl - The Louvin Brothers (3:48)
  12. 12 Cash On the Barrelhead - The Louvin Brothers (2:40)
  13. 13 Don't Laugh - The Louvin Brothers (2:31)
  14. 14 Baby Blue Eyes - Earl Scruggs (2:58)
  15. 15 Back To the Cross - Earl Scruggs (2:54)
  16. 16 Bouquet In Heaven - Earl Scruggs (2:50)
  17. 17 Cabin In Caroline - Earl Scruggs (2:37)
  18. 18 Cora is Gone - Earl Scruggs (2:23)
  19. 19 There's Another Baby Waiting For Me Down the Line - Reno & Smiley (2:29)
  20. 20 I'm Gone, Long Gone - Reno & Smiley (2:19)
  21. 21 I'm the Talk of the Town - Reno & Smiley (2:43)
  22. 22 Air Mail Special - Jim & Jesse (2:06)
  23. 23 Are You Lost In Sin - Jim & Jesse (2:24)
  24. 24 Are You Missing Me - Jim & Jesse (2:24)
  25. 25 Are You Afraid To Die - Carl Story & the Rambling Mountaineers (2:44)
  26. 26 The Circle Was Broken - Carl Story & the Rambling Mountaineers (2:50)
  27. 27 Echoes From the Burning Bush - Carl Story & the Rambling Mountaineers (2:38)
  28. 28 He Will Set Your Fields On Fire - Carl Story & the Rambling Mountaineers (2:24)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Christian Life - The Louvin Brothers (2:19)
  2. 2 Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die - The Louvin Brothers (2:36)
  3. 3 Hoping That You Are Hoping - The Louvin Brothers (2:35)
  4. 4 Have I Stayed Away Too Long - The Louvin Brothers (2:29)
  5. 5 In the Pines - The Louvin Brothers (3:14)
  6. 6 Little Maggie - The Stanley Brothers (2:18)
  7. 7 Nobody's Love is Like Mine - The Stanley Brothers (2:28)
  8. 8 Our Darling's Gone - The Stanley Brothers (2:12)
  9. 9 The Rambler's Blues - The Stanley Brothers (2:46)
  10. 10 Cry, Cry Darlin' - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (2:23)
  11. 11 I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (2:50)
  12. 12 I'm Sittin' On Top of the World - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (2:19)
  13. 13 A Lonesome Road (To Travel) - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (2:40)
  14. 14 Mule Skinner Blues - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (2:44)
  15. 15 Pike Country Breakdown - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (2:41)
  16. 16 The Old Cross Road is Waiting - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (2:41)
  17. 17 Orange Blossom Special - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (2:32)
  18. 18 Y'all Come - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (2:17)
  19. 19 Dim Lights, Thick Smoke - Earl Scruggs (2:54)
  20. 20 Doing My Time - Earl Scruggs (2:49)
  21. 21 Farewell Blues - Earl Scruggs (2:29)
  22. 22 Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Earl Scruggs (2:41)
  23. 23 Family Reunion - Carl Story & the Rambling Mountaineers (2:48)
  24. 24 Gone Home - Carl Story & the Rambling Mountaineers (2:42)
  25. 25 I Will Always Be Waiting For You - Jim & Jesse (2:15)
  26. 26 I'll Wash Your Love From My Heart - Jim & Jesse (2:26)
  27. 27 Tennessee Cut Up Break Down - Reno & Smiley (1:42)
  28. 28 Hear Jerususlem Moan - Reno & Smiley (2:26)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Hank Williams Composer
Rose Lee Composer
Traditional Composer
Garth Cartwright Liner Notes
Manners Composer
Scruggs Composer
VK Assi Cover Art
Carlisle Composer
Van Ness Composer
Maphis Composer
Louvin Composer
Ballew Composer
McReynolds Composer
McCleod Composer
Leon Rappolo Composer
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