Folk Songs & Bluegrass (CD)

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Format: CD 
Label: Smithsonian Folkways 
Year: 1991 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 


1 Train 45 
2 Little Bessie 
3 The Fields Have Turned Brown 
4 They're At Rest Together 
5 Strutting On The Strings 
6 Remembrance 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 
14 Southbound 
15 Come All Ye Tender Hearted 
16 Standing In The Need Of Prayer 

Originally released in 1961. 


Eddie Adcock - banjo, vocals 
John Duffey - mandolin, vocals 
Tom Gray - bass, vocals 
Charlie Waller - guitar, vocals 

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. 

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