Various Artists

As Good As It Gets: Bluegrass

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For the most part, the Disky label's As Good as It Gets series lives up to its title, dividing early influential musical genres (gospel, country-blues, hillbilly, swing, etc.) into budget-priced two-disc samplers. As Good as It Gets: Bluegrass includes 52 classic performances by the Louvin Brothers, the Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Rose Maddox, the Green River Boys, and Hylo Brown. While collectors will more than likely already have this material, As Good As It Gets is a perfect place for curious listeners to begin.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:40
2 2:42
3 2:06
4 2:32
5 1:42
6 2:22
7 2:11
8 3:06
9 2:49
10 2:18
11 3:02
12 2:38
13 2:23
14 2:36
15 1:51
16 2:37
17
1:59
18 3:11
19 2:14
20 2:00
21 2:43
22 2:12
23
2:08
24 2:52
25 2:24
26 2:54

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:13
2 2:44
3 2:37
4 2:14
5
2:32
6 2:04
7 2:46
8
2:34
9 2:42
10 3:13
11
2:18
12 2:36
13 2:40
14 2:22
15 2:21
16 2:18
17
2:23
18
2:09
19 3:22
20 2:57
21 2:23
22 2:25
23
2:51
24 2:20
25 2:53
26 2:22
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