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Early Bluegrass

by Rusty York & The Kentucky Mountian Boys

Early Bluegrass from the 1950's & 1960's; it doesn't get much better than this.
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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1. Little Rosewood Casket
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2. Pretty Polly
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3. Roving Gambler
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4. Girl In Sunny Tennessee
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5. Little Maggie
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6. East Virginia Blues
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7. Fallen Leaves
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8. Knoxville Girl
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9. Cindy
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10. Kentucky Mountian Chimes
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11. Short Life Of Trouble
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12. Over the Hill to the Poorhouse
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13. Doin' My Time
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14. Bring Back My Blue Eyed Boy To Me
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15. Cripple Creek
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16. Rambler's Call
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17. Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
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18. They're At Rest Together
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19. If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again
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20. Where Could I Go
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21. Drifiting Too Far From the Shore
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22. Where the Soul Never Dies
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23. Shake Hands with Mother Again
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24. Walking My Lord Up Calvary Hill
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25. Don't Do It & It Won't Be On Your Mind
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26. The Lock On Your Heart
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27. Dixie Strut
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28. Banjo Breakdown
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Album Notes
Rusty York & The Kentucky Mountain Boys

with Special Guests

Fiddle:
Billy Thomas
Rhythm Guitars:
Jimmie Skinner, Willard Hale & Chuck Seitz
Banjo:
Rusty York & Billy Thomas
Acoustic Lead Guitars:
Bill Lanham & Rusty York
Mandolin:
Curly Tuttle
Upright Bass:
Gordon Clemons, Herman Kress & Bill Lanham

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JERRY WILLIAMS

THIS CD IS WORTH MORE THAN I PAID,
Rusty York is a great musician. One of his friends Mel Grubbs a friend of mine turned me on to Rusty. I purchased 2 cd's one for me and one for Mel Grubbs.This is a must for any collectors collection, Jerry Williams
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Greg Hale

outstanding
Rusty York is one of the finest musicians on the planet.This is great stuff and will never be duplicated.
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Charlie James


Can't beat 50's & 60's Bluegrass. Brings back memories of WWVA. This CD should be in every bluegrasser's collection!
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Michael Werner

Rusty York & The Kentucky Mountian Boys
Real down home music. Doesn't get any better than this!
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Paul Kesler

5 Stars for Content; 3 Stars for Sound Quality
Yes, the material is fantastic, as the other reviewers have mentioned. In fact, I'd rank at least 50 percent of the tracks on this disc with the best of Bill Monroe, the Stanleys, Flatt & Scruggs, and Reno & Smiley in their prime. Rusty York was one of the premier bluegrass banjoists of the 1950s -- and that's putting him up there with Earl, Don, Ralph, and J.D.. If you doubt it, just listen to York's blistering "Dixie Strut" --- it'll blast you right over the Appalachians! Where the disc falters is in the sonics. There's very noticeable surface noise and background "shushing" of some sort which mystifies me, considering these recordings were made in the late Fifties in Cincinatti. Hard to believe that in this great city there wasn't a studio that couldn't have put out a pristine-sounding product; nor is it plausible that the original masters -- if they still exist -- should have deteriorated to this level. My hypothesis is that the record label ("Jewel") got hold of some bootleg versions (or second-generation tapes?) and made their conversions accordingly. Either that, or York & the Boys were stuck with a lousy recording studio in the first place. In any event, given the terrific quality of the material, my hope is that a first-rate label like Bear Family ultimately gets a license to release these tracks with better sonics. All bluegrass fans deserve it.
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Lester C. St. Andrie

The Kentucky Mountain Boys
Good songs and good music. Don't remember ever hearing him during my listening to Bluegrass music, but now know what I missed. I give him 5 stars for singing and the music
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