Masterworks of American Bluegrass

Masterworks of American Bluegrass

CD

Overview

Masterworks of American Bluegrass offers a competent overview of some of the artists working in bluegrass, as well as some of those who helped to mark its journey over the years. There aren't many of the acknowledged hits from the established names, but considering just how many bluegrass collections focus on those "hit" songs, it's nice to hear deeper cuts -- or at least less-familiar recordings -- from, among others, Mac Wiseman, the Osborne Brothers, the Stoneman Family, and Don Reno. The songs from artists like Marty Stuart and Billy Troy tend to have a sharper edge with less of the laid-back country cool of their predecessors. Occasionally, as with the Cache Valley Drifters and their cover of Paul Simon's "Boy in the Bubble," things drift a bit toward the surreal, but if anything, it just demonstrates the vibrancy and adaptability of bluegrass itself. This isn't necessarily the best place to start listening to bluegrass, but it's a fine collection and well worth a listen.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/26/2002
Label: Cmh Records
UPC: 0027297862920
catalogNumber: 8629

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cache Valley Drifters   Track Performer
Lester Flatt   Track Performer
Josh Graves   Track Performer
Nashville Grass   Track Performer
Osborne Brothers   Track Performer
Marty Stuart   Track Performer
Mac Wiseman   Track Performer
Johnny Gimble   Track Performer
Pinnacle Boys   Track Performer
Col. Jim Silvers   Track Performer
Don Reno   Track Performer
Betty Jean Robinson   Track Performer
Bobby Smith   Track Performer
Billy Troy   Track Performer
Tommy Faile   Track Performer
Rollin' in the Hay   Track Performer
Wynn Osborne   Track Performer
Grandpa Jones & Ramona   Track Performer
Stonemans   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Wiley Morris   Composer
Zeke Morris   Composer
M. Christian   Arranger,Composer
L. Wolfe Gilbert   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Myke Smith   Cover Art
Callie Chung   Graphic Design
Dan Cuddy   Composer
Dave Ramirez   Composer
Steve Hunking   Composer
Peter Walsh   Composer

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