Bluegrass - High Lonesome

BLUEGRASS INTRODUCTION

In the l940s and l950s, as mainstream country music embraced more sophisticated arrangements and electric instruments, a branch of it rebelled and began to develop new styles with the classic acoustic instruments like the banjo, the fiddle, and the mandolin. By the early l950s people were starting to call this music Bluegrass, in deference to the band that defined it, Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys. One critic called it "folk music in overdrive," as it emphasized breathtaking tempos, dazzling instrumental virtuosity, jazz-like solos, and sky-high vocal harmonies.

The great founders of Bluesgrass,

the bands of Bill Monroe and of Flatt and Scruggs, are well represented in the Bear Family catalogue, as are the other first generation pioneers like The Osborne Brothers, Jim and Jesse, Hylo Brown, and Jimmy Martin. Here are the recordings that defined modern bluegrass. They’re required listening for anyone interested in the genre.

Related to bluegrass is another series of Bear Family sets, these devoted to old-time country and gospel music--the music that was the foundation for bluegrass. Here are classic singers like Molly O'Day, Rose Maddox, Sara and Maybelle Carter, and Grandpa Jones, in performances that helped keep country in touch with its folk roots.

 CHARLES WOLFE

BLUEGRASS INTRODUCTION In the l940s and l950s, as mainstream country music embraced more sophisticated arrangements and electric instruments, a branch of it rebelled and began to develop new... read more »
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Bluegrass - High Lonesome

BLUEGRASS INTRODUCTION

In the l940s and l950s, as mainstream country music embraced more sophisticated arrangements and electric instruments, a branch of it rebelled and began to develop new styles with the classic acoustic instruments like the banjo, the fiddle, and the mandolin. By the early l950s people were starting to call this music Bluegrass, in deference to the band that defined it, Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys. One critic called it "folk music in overdrive," as it emphasized breathtaking tempos, dazzling instrumental virtuosity, jazz-like solos, and sky-high vocal harmonies.

The great founders of Bluesgrass,

the bands of Bill Monroe and of Flatt and Scruggs, are well represented in the Bear Family catalogue, as are the other first generation pioneers like The Osborne Brothers, Jim and Jesse, Hylo Brown, and Jimmy Martin. Here are the recordings that defined modern bluegrass. They’re required listening for anyone interested in the genre.

Related to bluegrass is another series of Bear Family sets, these devoted to old-time country and gospel music--the music that was the foundation for bluegrass. Here are classic singers like Molly O'Day, Rose Maddox, Sara and Maybelle Carter, and Grandpa Jones, in performances that helped keep country in touch with its folk roots.

 CHARLES WOLFE

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And The Shenandoah Valley Boys
Jim Eanes: And The Shenandoah Valley Boys Art-Nr.: BCD15934

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1-CD with 20-page booklet, 31 tracks. Playing time approx. 78 mns. Jim Eanes is remembered today as a classic bluegrass singer and songwriter who made many excellent recordings and wrote many fine songs. His bluegrass recordings have...
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Early Rebel Recordings 1962-71   4-CD
COUNTRY GENTLEMEN: Early Rebel Recordings 1962-71 4-CD Art-Nr.: CDREB4002

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LP-sized box contains a beautiful 24 page booklet and 110 songs from their first seven albums, with 8 previously unreleased bonus tracks
$71.13
Bottomlands
SHADY MIX: Bottomlands Art-Nr.: BCD16280

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1-CD with 12-page booklet, 12 tracks. Playing time approx. 44 mns. 'Bottomlands' is the newest release from the german/american acoustic country band Shady Mix . Shady Mix found its bluegrass beginnings in 1989 on the front porch of an...
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An Ocean From Home
Wil Maring: An Ocean From Home Art-Nr.: BCD16233

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Wil Maring grew up in Makanda, Illinois, as the oldest of six children in a musical family. Through her father, an ethnomusicology professor, Wil came into contact with a wide variety of traditional ethnic music. At an early age she...
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The Vanguard Years   4-CD
WATSON, Doc: The Vanguard Years 4-CD Art-Nr.: CDVAN155/58

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Spanning Doc's career from 1963-71. Including 17 unreleased songs and a 28 page booklet.
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Trouble Free
Rhonda Vincent: Trouble Free Art-Nr.: CD24630

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1968-1974 (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)
OSBORNE BROTHERS: 1968-1974 (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Art-Nr.: BCD15748

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4-CD box (LP-size) with 24-page book, 109 tracks. Playing time approx. 285 mns. After Rocky Top , the Osbornes became the most successful act in bluegrass, and tried hard to bridge the gap to mainstream country music. The 115 songs in...
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1964-1969, plus! (6-CD Deluxe Box Set)
Flatt & Scruggs: 1964-1969, plus! (6-CD Deluxe Box Set) Art-Nr.: BCD15879

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6-CD box (LP-size) with 28-page book, 169 tracks. Playing time approx. 420 mns. Here's the conclusion of our complete Flatt & Scruggs retrospective. It takes us through the period of their greatest success in the 1960s, leading to the...
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The Mummble Ducks - Maxi CD
MUMMBLE DUCKS: The Mummble Ducks - Maxi CD Art-Nr.: CDMDEP001

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​(1993/Rodeo) 4 tracks
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1956-1968 (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)
OSBORNE BROTHERS: 1956-1968 (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Art-Nr.: BCD15598

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The bluegrass world has never recovered from the Osborne Brothers band that walked on-stage in 1956'; wrote one commentator. Sonny and Bobby Osborne changed the rules. They came out of a rich tradition and had played with many bluegrass...
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Blue Grass 1970-1979 (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)
Bill Monroe: Blue Grass 1970-1979 (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Art-Nr.: BCD15606

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4-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 31-page book, 99 tracks. Playing time approx. 277 mns. Later the elder statesman of bluegrass, Bill Monroe 's stature was universally recognized by the '70s. He was still making fine music, and attracting...
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& Clinch Mountain Boys, 1953-58 & 1959   (2-CD)
Stanley Brothers: & Clinch Mountain Boys, 1953-58 & 1959 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15681

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2-CD with 32-page booklet, 49 tracks. Playing time approx. 120 mns. Carter and Ralph Stanley were Bill Monroe's first rivals in the 1940s. By the 1950s, their version of bluegrass was honed to razor-sharp perfection, and their 46...
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Bluegrass And More (5-CD Deluxe Box Set)
JIM & JESSE: Bluegrass And More (5-CD Deluxe Box Set) Art-Nr.: BCD15716

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5-CD box (LP-size) with 32-page book, 136 tracks. Playing time approx. 341 mns. During the '60s, younger musicians began experimenting with bluegrass. Among the first to stretch the boundaries were Jim & Jesse . From 1960 to 1969 they...
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Jim & Jesse 1952-1955 (CD)
JIM & JESSE: Jim & Jesse 1952-1955 (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15635

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1-CD with 16-page booklet, 20 tracks. Playing time approx. 51 mns. Jim & Jesse McReynolds start here. These 20 recordings for Capitol mark the beginning on record of one of the most consistently innovative partnerships in bluegrass...
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The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys 1949-1952 (CD)
Stanley Brothers: The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys... Art-Nr.: BCD15564

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1-CD with 20-page booklet, 24 tracks. Playing time approx. 6 mns. These are cornerstone recordings by the greatest bluegrass brother act--as essential as our volume of the Stanleys' Mercury sides. Here's the classic haunting Stanley...
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Cumberland Mountain Folks (2-CD)
Molly O'day: Cumberland Mountain Folks (2-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15565

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2-CD with 44-page booklet, 36 tracks. Playing time approx. 105 mns. They called her 'the female Roy Acuff' for the way she sang pure mountain music in a full-throated style. Her backings featured all traditional instruments, like the...
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Blue Grass 1959-1969 (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)
Bill Monroe: Blue Grass 1959-1969 (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Art-Nr.: BCD15529

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4-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 28-page book, 120 tracks. Playing time approx. 305 mns. ...continues the story of BCD15423. This was the period when Bluegrass had moved to the festival circuit, but it didn't matter to Bill Monroe . He...
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Blue Grass 1950-1958 (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)
Bill Monroe: Blue Grass 1950-1958 (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Art-Nr.: BCD15423

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4-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 48-page book, 109 tracks. Playing time approx. 282 mns. Bluegrass is Bill Monroe 's baby, and many of his finest recordings are in this stellar collection. In 1950 he signed with Decca, and began by cutting...
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1948-1959 (4-CD Deluxe Box Set)
Flatt & Scruggs: 1948-1959 (4-CD Deluxe Box Set) Art-Nr.: BCD15472

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4-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 15-page book, 112 tracks. Playing time approx. 294 mns. The 5-star reviews for this set showed that Flatt & Scruggs are far from forgotten since they split up in 1969. Here we have their complete Mercury...
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Busy Bee Cafe (1982)
Marty Stuart: Busy Bee Cafe (1982) Art-Nr.: CDSH3726

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(SUGAR HILL) 11 tracks (32:47) legendary record back in stock! Pickin' & singin' by: Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Doc & Merle Watson, Carl Jackson, Jerry Douglas a.o.
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Songs Of The Famous Carter Family
Flatt & Scruggs: Songs Of The Famous Carter Family Art-Nr.: CDCK08464

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(2008/COLUMBIA) 12 tracks, original recordings
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Who Will Calm The Storm
Various: Who Will Calm The Storm Art-Nr.: CDSCR26

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CD Compilation on SCR RECORDS by Various Artists - Who Will Calm The Storm
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