Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:41
2 Blue Moon of Kentucky
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:02
3 I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow
The Stanley Brothers 2:57
4 Last Train to San Fernando
Johnny Duncan & His Bluegrass Boys 2:28
5 I'm Gone, Long Gone
Reno and Smiley 2:20
6 Poor Ellen Smith
Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks 2:40
7 She's Just a Cute Thing
Jimmy Martin & The Osborne Brothers 1:56
8 Are You Walking and A-Talking for the Lord
Wilma Lee, Stoney Cooper and The Clinch Mountain Clan 2:07
9 Going Like Wildfire
Mac Wiseman 2:32
10 Pain in My Heart
The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers 2:43
11 I Cried Again
Jim Eanes & The Shenandoah Valley Boys 3:07
12 Tennessee Boy
Frank Hunter & His Black Mountain Boys 3:17
13 I'm Gonna Leave You
Sonny Osborne 2:41
14 Y'all Come
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:11
15 Get in Line Brother
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:17
16 Beautifull Brown Eyes
Bailey Brothers & The Happy Valley Boys 2:44
17 Too Late to Cry
The Stanley Brothers 3:00
18 He Will Set Your Fields on Fire
Carl Story & His Rambling Mountaineers 2:24
19 Higher in My Prayer
Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks 2:28
20 Something Got Hold of Me
Bailes Brothers 2:45
21 Tennessee Cut-Up Breakdown
Reno and Smiley 1:41
22 Garden in the Sky
The Blue Sky Boys 2:46
23 Dreaming of a Little Cabin
Mac Wiseman 2:55
24 Are You Missing Me?
Jim & Jesse & The Virginia Boys 2:25
25 Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Brown's Ferry Four 2:58
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Orange Blossom Special
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:33
2 Cotton-Eyed Joe
The Stanley Brothers 1:14
3 Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:38
4 When I Safely Reach That Other Shore
Tommy Magness and his Tennessee Buddies ft. Reno and Smiley 2:33
5 Sunny Side of the Mountain
Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper 3:04
6 Tomorrow May Be Different
Jim Eanes & The Shenandoah Valley Boys 2:39
7 Lonesome Pine Breakdown
The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers 2:30
8 Radio Boogie
L.C. Smith and Ralph Mayo with The Southern Mountain Boys 2:25
9 Crazy Finger Blues
Reno and Smiley 2:44
10 The Tramp on the Street
Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks 2:48
11 Don't Get Above Your Raisin'
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:43
12 The Fields Have Turned Brown
The Stanley Brothers 2:33
13 Molly and Tenbrooks (The Race Horse Song)
Bill Monroe and The Bluegrass Boys 2:46
14 Going Back to Old Kentucky
Hobo Jack Adkins 2:06
15 Twenty One Years
The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers 2:20
16 'Tis Sweet to Be Remembered
Mac Wiseman 2:56
17 Florida Blues
Jim Eanes & The Shenandoah Valley Boys 2:22
18 Little Birdie
Wade Mainer and his Trio 2:49
19 I Like the Old Time Way
Shannon Grayson and The Golden Valley Boys 2:58
20 Doin' My Time
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs 2:49
21 This Little Glass of Wine
The Stanley Brothers 3:06
22 Happy Valley Special
Bailey Brothers 2:21
23 Lonesome, Sad and Blue
The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers 2:25
24 Long Time, No See
Frank Hunter & His Black Mountain Boys 2:29
25 Blue Yodel No. 1 ('T' for Texas)
Jim Eanes & The Shenandoah Valley Boys 2:19

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States (1949-12-11) (track 1)
Bluefield, West Virginia, United States (1950-03) (track 10)
fiddle:
Les Woodie (1949-11-20) (track 17)
Benny Sims (American fiddler) (1949-12-11) (track 1)
Ray Morgan (US bluegrass fiddler) (1950-03) (track 10)
Bobby Hicks (American bluegrass fiddler) (1956-05-13) (track 2)
Joe Stuart (US bluegrass musician) (1956-05-13) (track 2)
mandolin:
Darrell "Pee Wee" Lambert (1949-11-20) (track 17)
Curly Seckler (1949-12-11) (track 1)
Bill Monroe (1956-05-13) (track 2)
guitar:
Carter Stanley (1949-11-20) (track 17)
Lester Flatt (1949-12-11) (track 1)
Bob Osborne (1950-03) (track 10)
Yates Green (US bluegrass guitarist) (1956-05-13) (track 2)
banjo:
Ralph Stanley (1949-11-20) (track 17)
Earl Scruggs (1949-12-11) (track 1)
Larry Richardson (Banjo player) (1950-03) (track 10)
Rudy Lyle (1956-05-13) (track 2)
double bass:
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1949-11-20) (track 17)
double bass [bass]:
Ezra Cline (US bluegrass bassist) (1950-03) (track 10)
Chick Stripling or Bessie Lee Mauldin (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1956-05-13) (track 2)
double bass [string bass]:
Howard Watts (bluegrass bassist, aka Cedric Rainwater) (1949-12-11) (track 1)
composer:
Earl Scruggs (track 1)
Bill Monroe (1946) (track 2)
lead vocals:
Carter Stanley (1949-11-20) (track 17)
Bob Osborne (1950-03) (track 10)
Larry Richardson (Banjo player) (1950-03) (track 10)
Bill Monroe (1956-05-13) (track 2)
tenor vocals:
Bob Osborne (1950-03) (track 10)
vocals:
Ralph Stanley (1949-11-20) (track 17)
Darrell "Pee Wee" Lambert (1949-11-20) (track 17)
writer:
Bobby Osborne (track 10)
Larry Richardson (Banjo player) (track 10)
Carter Stanley (track 17)
Ralph Stanley (track 17)
publisher:
recorded at:
New River Ranch in Rising Sun, Maryland, United States (1956-05-13) (track 2)
later translated versions:
Saiskos pluvan? (track 1)
live recording of:
Blue Moon of Kentucky (1956-05-13) (track 2)
recording of:
Too Late to Cry (1949-11-20) (track 17)
Foggy Mountain Breakdown (1949-12-11) (track 1)
Pain in My Heart (1950-03) (track 10)

CD 2

recorded in:
Tampa, Florida, United States (1950-10-20) (tracks 3, 20)
Mount Airy, North Carolina, United States (1951) (tracks 6, 17, 25)
fiddle:
Robert "Bobby" Sumner (1949-03-01) (track 21)
Les Woodie (1949-11-20) (track 12)
Benny Sims (American fiddler) (1950-10-20) (tracks 3, 20)
Chubby Wise (1951-05-09) (track 11)
“Curly” Ray Cline (Fiddler) (1952-05-14) (track 15)
“Curly” Ray Cline (Fiddler) (1953-08-04) (track 7)
mandolin:
Darrell "Pee Wee" Lambert (1949-03-01) (track 21)
Darrell "Pee Wee" Lambert (1949-11-20) (track 12)
Jody Rainwater (American bluegrass bassist) (1950-10-20) (track 20)
Curly Seckler (1950-10-20) (tracks 3, 20)
Everett Lilly (1951-05-09) (track 11)
Charles Parker (US bluegrass mandolinist) (1952-05-14) (track 15)
Albert Punturi (US bluegrass mandolinist) (1953-08-04) (track 7)
guitar:
Carter Stanley (1949-03-01) (track 21)
Carter Stanley (1949-11-20) (track 12)
Lester Flatt (1950-10-20) (tracks 3, 20)
Jim Eanes (1951) (tracks 6, 17, 25)
Lester Flatt (1951-05-09) (track 11)
Paul Williams (US bluegrass/gospel mandolin player, tenor vocalist) (1952-05-14) (track 15)
Paul Williams (US bluegrass/gospel mandolin player, tenor vocalist) (1953-08-04) (track 7)
banjo:
Ralph Stanley (1949-03-01) (track 21)
Ralph Stanley (1949-11-20) (track 12)
Earl Scruggs (1950-10-20) (tracks 3, 20)
Hubert Davis (US bluegrass banjoist) (1951) (tracks 6, 17, 25)
Earl Scruggs (1951-05-09) (track 11)
Ray Goins (1952-05-14) (track 15)
Charlie Cline (1953-08-04) (track 7)
double bass:
James "Jay" Hughes (1949-03-01) (track 21)
Ernie Newton (contrabassist) (1949-11-20) (track 12)
double bass [bass]:
Ezra Cline (US bluegrass bassist) (1952-05-14) (track 15)
Ezra Cline (US bluegrass bassist) (1953-08-04) (track 7)
double bass [string bass]:
Jody Rainwater (American bluegrass bassist) (1950-10-20) (tracks 3, 20)
Jody Rainwater (American bluegrass bassist) (1951-05-09) (track 11)
composer:
Bob Gregory (track 5)
Harry C. McAuliffe (track 5)
Arthur Smith (track 17)
Jimmie Rodgers (country music pioneer, died in 1933) (track 25)
Jimmie Skinner (track 20)
lead vocals:
Carter Stanley (1949-03-01) (track 21)
Carter Stanley (1949-11-20) (track 12)
Ray Goins (1952-05-14) (track 15)
Paul Williams (US bluegrass/gospel mandolin player, tenor vocalist) (1952-05-14) (track 15)
lyricist:
Jimmie Rodgers (country music pioneer, died in 1933) (track 25)
Jimmie Skinner (track 20)
producer:
Stephen H. Sholes (tracks 7, 15)
tenor vocals:
Paul Williams (US bluegrass/gospel mandolin player, tenor vocalist) (1952-05-14) (track 15)
vocals:
Darrell "Pee Wee" Lambert (1949-03-01) (track 21)
Ralph Stanley (1949-03-01) (track 21)
Ralph Stanley (1949-11-20) (track 12)
Darrell "Pee Wee" Lambert (1949-11-20) (track 12)
Earl Scruggs (1950-10-20) (track 3)
Curly Seckler (1950-10-20) (track 3)
Lester Flatt (1950-10-20) (tracks 3, 20)
Jim Eanes (1951) (tracks 6, 17, 25)
Lester Flatt (1951-05-09) (track 11)
writer:
Carter Stanley (tracks 12, 21)
Ralph Stanley (tracks 12, 21)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 3)
recorded at:
Castle Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1951-05-09) (track 11)
RCA Victor Studio (Chicago, 1935-1969) in Chicago, Illinois, United States (1953-08-04) (track 7)
part of:
cover recording of:
Doing My Time (1950-10-20) (track 20)
Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms (1950-10-20) (track 3)
recording of:
Little Glass of Wine (1949-03-01) (track 21)
The Fields Have Turned Brown (1949-11-20) (track 12)
Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas) (1951) (track 25)
Florida Blues (1951) (track 17)

Release

ASIN: UK: B001C3ANDI [info]