More Bona Fide Bluegrass and Mountain Music

More Bona Fide Bluegrass and Mountain Music

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This single-CD compilation is the companion volume to the BMG Heritage release Bona Fide Bluegrass & Mountain Music (2002) -- and both focus on the high and lonesome sound of traditional Americana from the 20th century. The enormous success of Joel Coen's O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) spawned not only a well-received soundtrack, but also collections

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This single-CD compilation is the companion volume to the BMG Heritage release Bona Fide Bluegrass & Mountain Music (2002) -- and both focus on the high and lonesome sound of traditional Americana from the 20th century. The enormous success of Joel Coen's O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) spawned not only a well-received soundtrack, but also collections such as this. More Bona Fide Bluegrass and Mountain Music (2002), which includes one-and-a-half dozen sides which, despite spanning over half a century, are undeniably united by common acoustic-based motifs and organic musical themes. RCA Victor was one of the first companies to fully embrace and take advantage of the field and on-location recordings. In particular, the label's artist and repertory (A&R) man, Ralph Peer, has been credited for uncovering performers as far afield as Hoyt Ming ("Indian War Whoop (Country-Dance)") to Piedmont fiddle legend Arthur Smith ("Freight Train Moan") during various talent scouting excursions throughout the South-eastern United States. In addition to Peer's various discoveries, this set includes original recordings of tunes which have remained in the traditional folk genre for decades. One specific case in point is the revelation "You Are My Sunshine." Although the track later became a signature song for two-term Louisiana Governor Jimmy Davis, the original -- which is included here -- features the Pine Ridge Boys' 1939 recording. No bluegrass collection could be considered complete without copious contributions from Lester Flatt, who is highlighted in several different musical scenarios. Here, he is featured both as a solo artist on "Head Over Heels In Love," as well as with Bill Monroe, as the pair present "My Little Cabin Home On The Hill" and "Will You Be Loving Another Man." More recent inclusions, from the early '70s, pair Flatt with Mac Wiseman for seminal readings of "Over The Hills To The Poorhouse" and "The Bluebirds Singing For Me." While far from complete or definitive, this collection is certainly a worthy find for fans of authentic American folk/bluegrass and mountain music.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/08/2002
Label:
Bmg Marketing
UPC:
0744659900228
catalogNumber:
99002

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lester Flatt   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Josh Graves   Dobro
Marty Stuart   Mandolin
Mac Wiseman   Rhythm Guitar
John Hartford   Guitar,Vocals
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle
Howard Johnson   Rhythm Guitar
James Burton   Guitar
Vic Jordan   Banjo
Charlie Monroe   Guitar,Vocals
Jim Buchanan   Fiddle
Jerry Carrigan   Guitar,Drums
Curley Ray Cline   Fiddle,Vocals
Ray Edenton   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Michael Lang   Piano
Ira Louvin   Mandolin,Vocals
Jimmy Martin   Guitar
Bobby Osborne   Mandolin,Drums,Vocals
Sonny Osborne   Banjo,Vocal Harmony
Earl Palmer   Drums
Ray Pohlman   Bass
Leon Rhodes   Acoustic Guitar
Jimmy Riddle   Harmonica
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Michel Rubini   Piano
Harold Rugg   Electric Dobro
Marvin Taylor   Guitar,Vocals
Howard Watts   Bass
Roland White   Mandolin
Chick Hurt   Banjo,Vocals
Dale Sellars   Electric Guitar
Johnny Montgomery   Bass
Hal Rugg   Dobro,Steel Guitar
Merle "Red" Taylor   Fiddle
James Carson   Mandolin
James Martin   Violin
Tex Atchison   Fiddle,Vocals
Ezra Cline   Bass
Alton Delmore   Guitar
Howdy Forrester   Fiddle
Melvin Goins   Guitar,Vocals
Ray Goins   Banjo,Vocals
Dewey McPeak   Banjo
Dale Sledd   Rhythm Guitar
Paul Williams   Guitar
Charles Parker   Mandolin
Paul Brewster   Rhythm Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Jimmy D. Brock   Electric Bass
Howard Forrester   Fiddle
Johnny Lee Johnson   Bass
Hoyt "Floyd" Ming   Fiddle
Charles Nixon   Dobro
Jack "Happy Jack" Taylor   Bass,Vocals
Arthur Smith Trio   Fiddle
Victoria Jordan   Banjo
Rozelle Ming   Guitar,Foot Stomping

Technical Credits

Lester Flatt   Composer
Bill Monroe   Composer
Jimmie Davis   Composer
Jack Clement   Producer
Roy Dea   Producer
Barry Feldman   Producer
Bob Ferguson   Producer
Ethel Gabriel   Producer
Charles Randolph Grean   Producer
Billy Haynes   Producer
Felton Jarvis   Producer
Charles Mitchell   Composer
Eli Oberstein   Producer
Sonny Osborne   Producer
Steve Sholes   Producer
Rich Kienzle   Producer,Liner Notes
Frank Walker   Producer
Ralph Peer   Producer
Rob Santos   Producer
Hoyt "Floyd" Ming   Composer
Dan Hornsby   Producer
F. Rose   Composer

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More Bona Fide Bluegrass and Mountain Music 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great buy for anyone who loves bluegrass! I haved listened to it so much I know the songs by heart.