Various Artists

30 Bluegrass Favorites: Vintage Collection

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This excellent collection of classic traditional bluegrass from the Rural Rhythm archives features 30 tracks from a variety of acts dating back to the mid-'50s. From legends like fiddler Vassar Clements to pioneers of that high and lonesome vocal sound like Hylo Brown and Red Smiley, the performances here are vibrant and spirited. More obscure acts like Jim Greer & the Mac-O-Chee Valley Folks or classic sidemen like Clarence "Tater" Tate are also featured in a number of powerful and hard to find recordings from bluegrass' heyday.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
1:34
2
1:25
3
1:16
4
2:16
5
2:35
6
1:02
7
2:04
8
1:56
9
2:13
10
1:41
11
1:58
12
1:41
13
2:11
14
3:30
15
3:01
16
1:41
17
1:55
18
2:05
19
2:21
20
1:29
21
1:43
22
1:33
23
1:12
24
2:00
25
3:00
26
1:40
27
1:57
28
1:33
29
2:27
30
0:54
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