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Format: CD
Sku: 60608511
UPC: 060768460027
UPC 14: 00060768460027
Release Date: 8/5/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Steel Rails - Alison Krauss ~ Various Artists
2. Highway 40 Blues - Ricky Skaggs ~ Various Artists
3. Big Rock Candy Mountain, The - Harry McLintock ~ Various Artists
4. Roses In The Snow - Emmylou Harris ~ Various Artists
5. Orange Blossom Special - Bill Monroe ~ Various Artists
6. Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel No. 8) - Dolly Parton ~ Various Artists
7. Know You Rider - Hot Tuna (live) ~ Various Artists
8. That's When I'll Stop Loving You - The Rice Brothers ~ Various Artists
9. Wabash Cannonball - The Carter Family (single version) ~ Various Artists
10. Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Lester Flatt ~ Various Artists
11. Oh Death - Dr. Ralph Stanley/The Clinch Mountain Boys ~ Various Artists
12. Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Compilation producers: Bas Hartong, Mike Jason.
Muze PNote While no mere 12-track compilation could claim to cover more than a fraction of the "Best of Bluegrass," as relatively brief anthologies of the genre go, this has several things to recommend it. Most importantly, the quality's very good. But also, particularly since it's the kind of sampler apt to be picked up by people who really aren't too familiar with the genre, it serves as a good introductory portal to the music. For one thing, it has a bunch of big names -- Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Hot Tuna, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band -- who might not be primarily associated with bluegrass music by the general popular-music audience. For another, it mixes in some of the leading exponents of the purer side of the bluegrass or old-timey music genre, including Bill Monroe, the Carter Family, Lester Flatt, and Ralph Stanley. And it mixes tracks from various eras, giving listeners at least some idea of the depth of bluegrass history. A good number of classic songs are here, such as the Carter Family's "Wabash Cannonball," Flatt's "Foggy Mountain Breakdown," Stanley's "Oh Death," Monroe's "Orange Blossom Special," and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Will the Circle Be Unbroken." So's "Mule Skinner Blues," done here by Parton, many of whose fans would never suspect she could let loose on a traditionally based tune such as this with such natural ease. If you want to nitpick, it might be a little debatable as to how purely bluegrass some of the songs are -- many would classify "Know You Rider" (done here by Hot Tuna), for instance, more readily as a folk or blues tune. The performances are all strong and traditionally based, however, which is ultimately what matters most. ~ Richie Unterberger

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/05/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 84600
Music Label Name Label : Sanctuary (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00060768460027

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