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Very Best Of Bluegrass [Box set]

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Product details

  • Audio CD (6 Dec 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Not Now Music
  • ASIN: B004CSV9QA
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 106,838 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Foggy Mountain BreakdownLester Flatt and Earl Scruggs 2:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I'm A Man Of Constant SorrowThe Stanley Brothers 2:57£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Blue Moon Of KentuckyBill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys 2:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Garden In The SkyThe Blue Sky Boys 2:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Tennessee Cut Up BreakdownReno & Smiley 1:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Lonesome, Sad And BlueThe Lonesome Pine Fiddlers 2:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Will The Circle Unbroken?Brown's Ferry Four 2:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Are You Missing Me?Jim & Jesse 2:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Cripple CreekSonny Terry And Brownie McGhee 4:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. You Can't Do Wrong And Get ByDelmore Brothers 2:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Sunny Side Of The MountainWilma Lee & Stoney Cooper 3:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Higher In My PrayerMolly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Boys 2:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Tomorrow May Be DifferentJim Eanes & The Shenandoah Valley Boys 2:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Going Back To Old KentuckyHobo Jack Adkins 2:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Molly And TenbrooksBill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys 2:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Crazy Finger BluesReno & Smiley 2:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Goin' To The Barn Dance TonightCarson Robinson & His Pioneers 2:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Ida RedThe Blue Sky Boys 1:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Old Salty Dog BluesLester Flatt and Earl Scruggs 2:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Keep On The SunnysideThe Carter Family 2:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Little BirdieWarde Mainer And His Trio 2:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. I Cried AgainJim Eanes & The Shenandoah Valley Boys 3:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Come Walk With MeWilma Lee & Stoney Cooper 2:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Beautiful Brown EyesThe Bailes Brothers 2:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen25. The Fields Have Turned BrownThe Stanley Brothers 2:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Orange Blossom SpecialBill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys 2:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Lonesome Pine BreakdownThe Lonesome Pine Fiddlers 2:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Hard To LoveHayes Shepherd 3:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Poor Ellen SmithMolly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Boys 2:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Happy Valley SpecialThe Bailes Brothers 2:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Dreaming Of A Little CabinMac Wiseman 2:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Rounder's BluesDelmore Brothers 2:54£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Your Love Is Like A FlowerLester Flatt and Earl Scruggs 2:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen34. I'm Gone, Long GoneReno & Smiley 2:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Wildwood FlowerThe Carter Family 3:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Cotton Eyed JoeThe Stanley Brothers 1:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen37. He Will Set Your Fields On FireCarl Story & His Rambling Mountaineers 2:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Wabash CannonballRoy Acuff 2:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen39. Big Midnight SpecialWilma Lee & Stoney Cooper 2:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Florida BluesJim Eanes & The Shenandoah Valley Boys 2:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Why Should It End This Way?The Blue Sky Boys 2:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen42. I'm Free From The Chain Gang NowJimmie Rogers 3:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen43. Twenty One YearsThe Lonesome Pine Fiddlers 2:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen44. Radio BoogieL.C.Smith, Ralph Mayo & The Southern Mountain Boys 2:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen45. Little BessieThe Alabama Barnstormers 3:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen46. 'Tis Sweet To Be RememberedMac Wiseman 2:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen47. Footprints In The SnowBill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys 2:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen48. Wake Up SweetheartThe Stanley Brothers 2:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen49. Roll In My Sweet Baby's ArmsLester Flatt and Earl Scruggs 2:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen50. When The Saints Go Marching InFiddlin' John Carson and Moonshine Kate 3:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen51. You Are My SunshineThe Rice Brothers Gang 2:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen52. Doin' My TimeLester Flatt and Earl Scruggs 2:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen53. Brown's Ferry BluesDelmore Brothers 2:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen54. Abbeville BreakdownThe Alley Boys Of Abbeville 2:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen55. Pick A Bale Of CottonSonny Terry And Brownie McGhee 2:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen56. Y'All ComeBill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys 2:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen57. She's Just A Cute ThingJimmy Martin and the Osborne Brothers 1:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen58. Something's Got A Hold On MeThe Bailes Brothers 2:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen59. This Little Glass Of WineThe Stanley Brothers 3:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen60. Hear Jerusalem MournReno & Smiley 2:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen61. Worried Man BluesThe Carter Family 2:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen62. Blue Yodel No.1 ('t For Texas)Jim Eanes & The Shenandoah Valley Boys 2:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen63. Going Like A WildfireMac Wiseman 2:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen64. Uncle PenBill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys 2:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen65. Great Speckle BirdRoy Acuff 2:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen66. Row Us Over The TideThe Blue Sky Boys 3:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen67. Wake Up SweetheartThe Stanley Brothers 2:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen68. Pain In My HeartThe Lonesome Pine Fiddlers 2:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen69. John HenryWoody Guthrie And Cisco Houston 2:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen70. Long Time, No SeeFrank Hunter And His Black Mountain Boys 2:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen71. Diggin' My PotatoesSonny Terry And Brownie McGhee 2:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen72. Get In Line BrotherLester Flatt and Earl Scruggs 2:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen73. The Tramp On The StreetMolly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Boys 2:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen74. Mule Skinner's BluesBill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys 2:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen75. Little Old Sod Shanty On My ClaimMarc Williams 3:09£0.79  Buy MP3 


Product Description

"The Very Best Of Bluegrass" is a an essential collection for any fan of the genre. All 75 tracks have been digitally remastered for optimum listening with contributions from all the essential big-name artists from Bill Monroe to Lester Flatt and The Blue Sky Boys.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage bluegrass at a great price 20 Feb 2011
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Bluegrass is an upbeat musical style that makes much use of acoustic stringed instruments, particularly banjos. Providing you enjoy the basic sound of traditional bluegrass music, the music here is great, featuring tracks by Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, Reno and Smiley, the Stanley brothers, Mac Wiseman, the Blue Sky Boys, Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper, Molly O'Day and others.

Here you will find bluegrass classics such as Blue moon of Kentucky, Foggy mountain breakdown, Roll in my sweet baby's arms and Uncle Pen, together with bluegrass versions of other famous songs such as Will the circle be unbroken, Orange blossom special, Wabash cannonball, Cotton eye Joe, When the saints go marching in and You are my sunshine. Plenty of other tracks are featured, some better known than others but all worth a listen.

The brief liner notes are inaccurate, seeming to confuse the history of country and bluegrass music. Of course there is room for confusion, since bluegrass evolved from country just as country evolved from folk music. However, the most blatant error is the comment that country music was first highlighted by Billboard magazine as a separate genre in the fifties; The Billboard country music charts actually started in 1944. Well, it is a budget collection so I wasn't expecting much from the liner notes, but they could have been better.

With 75 tracks at a bargain price, I'm not going to mark this down just for the sloppy notes. It provides a great selection of vintage bluegrass music, all of it recorded more than fifty years ago.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Early Bluegrass. 7 July 2012
By Spider
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Good Compilation of bluegrass music.75 Tracks on 3cd's at a good price.Featuring all the well known bands and singers of bluegrass.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I was looking for 2 Nov 2013
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
forget any quality of sound here, which due to the age of the recordings does not exist, just enjoy the tunes
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Lot of Music Going on Here! 7 May 2013
By Raz
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Not too bad! This is a good sampler, letting you know what is going on out there ... pointing you in the right direction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love this item why you may ask because it is ... 21 Sep 2014
By md
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love this item why you may ask because it is part of the best and history of bluegrass music i would recommend wholeheartedly
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