The Country Gentlemen Sing And Play Folk Songs And Bluegrass

The Country Gentlemen

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Format: CD

Cat No: SFW40022

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Release Date:  01 May 1991

Label:  Smithsonian Folkways

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  093074002223

Genres:  Country  Bluegrass  

  • Description

    Originally released in 1961, Folk Songs and Bluegrass was the first album by the band known retrospectively as “The Classic� Country Gentlemen: Charlie Waller (guitar), John Duffey (mandolin), Eddie Adcock (banjo), and Tom Gray (bass). Together they created a unique sound, expanding musical horizons and attracting new audiences. They rightfully earned the band their reputation as the originators of progressive bluegrass.This album bears many of the hallmarks of their distinctive sound, such as a cutting-edge repertoire bolstered by a variety of instrumental and vocal techniques. For example, listen to Gray’s dynamic bass on “Little Bessie� and the group’s striking trio harmonies on “Remembrance of You.�These sixteen classic performances were digitally remastered and reissued in 1991, accompanied by song texts and new notes by folklorist Neil V. Rosenberg.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Train 45
      • 2. Little Bessie
      • 3. The Fields Have Turned Brown
      • 4. They're At Rest Together
      • 5. Strutting On The Strings
      • 6. Rememberance Of You
      • 7. Red Rocking Chair
      • 8. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
      • 9. Handsome Molly
      • 10. Victim To The Tomb
      • 11. Behind These Prison Walls Of Love
      • 12. Wear A Red Rose
      • 13. I'm Coming Back (But I Don't Know When)
      • 14. Southbound
      • 15. Come All Ye Tenderhearted
      • 16. Standing In The Need Of Prayer