High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass [Bonus Tracks]

High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass [Bonus Tracks]

     
 

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This companion album to the fine bluegrass documentary of the same name is a stirring collection of music. The presence of stalwart pioneers like Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley sees to that, as does the inclusion of innovators like the Osborne Brothers and the Seldom Scene. To attempt to sketch the

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This companion album to the fine bluegrass documentary of the same name is a stirring collection of music. The presence of stalwart pioneers like Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley sees to that, as does the inclusion of innovators like the Osborne Brothers and the Seldom Scene. To attempt to sketch the story of bluegrass music is a daunting (and impossible) task, but this collection takes a good crack at it with well-chosen tracks and interjected comments by the artists. Fittingly, the collection starts with the father of the genre, Monroe, and his "Body and Soul." The track epitomizes the "high lonesome" sound with Monroe's mournful, almost barking cries and the glorious twin fiddles. Monroe and Stanley are covered well -- with recordings from the '50s (Ralph Stanley with the Stanley Brothers), '60s, '70s, and '80s -- without forgetting important folks like Mac Wiseman and Jimmy Martin. Particularly amazing is Ralph Stanley's gospel number "Gloryland," done here a cappella with Ricky Skaggs and Keith Whitley. It is at once spiritual, gorgeous, and chilling. [The 2003 reissue includes three bonus tracks from Wiseman, Martin, and Stanley.]

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2003
Label:
Cmh Records
UPC:
0027297841222
catalogNumber:
8412
Rank:
122247

Tracks

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Bill Monroe   Composer,Contributor
Osborne Brothers   Contributor
Stanley Brothers   Contributor
Ralph Stanley   Composer
Mac Wiseman   Contributor
John Prine   Composer
Mose Allison   Composer
Keith Allison   Composer
Phil Rosenthal   Composer
Jesse McReynolds   Contributor
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Byron Gregory   Composer
Mark Lindsay   Composer
Jimmy Martin   Contributor
Bessie Lee Mauldin   Composer
Jim McReynolds   Contributor
Carter Stanley   Composer
Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys   Contributor
M. Christian   Arranger,Composer
Harry McAuliffe   Composer
Heinz Roemheld   Composer
Virginia Stauffer   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Ruby Rakes   Composer
Rachel Liebling   Liner Notes
Rachel Liebling   Producer

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