Various Artists

Bluegrass Masters

  • AllMusic Rating
    9
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

The title doesn't lie -- this disc has 21 tracks by three of the best acts in the field (Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and Jim & Jesse McReynolds), recorded live at the 1965 and 1966 Newport Folk Festivals. The sound and performances are good, and each act presents some familiar favorites -- the McReynolds offer "Dueling Banjos" and "Sugarfoot Rag," Monroe does "Shady Grove" and "Cotton-Eyed Joe," and Flatt & Scruggs play "Orange Blossom Special," "Foggy Mountain Chimes," and "The Ballad of Jed Clampett." A youthful Peter Rowan, then a guitarist with Monroe, does a duet vocal with the bandleader on "Walls of Time."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
00:19 Amazon
2 04:41 Amazon
3 01:34 Amazon
4 05:11 Amazon
5 01:57 Amazon
6 02:46 Amazon
7 02:36 Amazon
8
00:07 Amazon
9 01:57 Amazon
10 02:44 Amazon
11 02:29 Amazon
12 01:48 Amazon
13 02:39 Amazon
14 02:13 Amazon
15 03:10 Amazon
16 01:35 Amazon
17
00:09 Amazon
18 02:00 Amazon
19 02:21 Amazon
20
02:19 Amazon
21 02:51 Amazon
22 03:16 Amazon
23 02:06 Amazon
24 02:58 Amazon
blue highlight denotes track pick