Raymond Fairchild & the Maggie Valley Boys

King of the Smoky Mountain Banjo Players

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This 24-track set from the vaults of Rural Rhythm rounds up a fiery batch of bluegrass jams recorded between 1963 and 1967. On this spirited set, the Cherokee, North Carolina-bred banjo player is backed by the Maggie Valley Boys, who skillfully tear through standards like "Foggy Mountain Top," "Shady Grove," "John Henry," and "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:10
2 1:58
3 1:33
4 2:01
5 1:36
6 2:14
7 1:35
8 1:48
9 1:47
10 1:58
11 2:07
12 1:29
13 1:39
14 1:51
15 2:11
16 1:59
17 1:46
18 2:11
19 1:24
20 1:22
21 1:10
22 1:19
23 1:11
24 1:44
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