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  1. The Bluegrass Compact Disc
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  2. The Bluegrass Compact Disc

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    Customer Ratings (7 reviews)
    Price R445.00

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I wanted to follow up about the compilation contents.
If you buy "The Bluegrass Compact Disc" and "The Bluegrass Compact Disc, Vol.2" you will have the first FOUR volumes originally released on vinyl with only FIVE tracks missing in total (about %10). Not bad for much less than half the cost.

The missing tracks are:
(Volume 1: 02. We Can't Be Darlings Anymore),(Volume 2: 02. We May Meet Again Someday,05. Back to the Cross),(Volume 3: 11. Wall Around Your Heart),(Volume 4: 09. I Might Take You Back Again)
This and the volume 2 CD in the series draw from the four LPs released in the early 1980s under the name "The Bluegrass Album", etc. The LPs and this CD represent a monumental accomplishment, in several respects. The repertoire on this CD ranges from Bill Monroe's classical instrumental "Cheyenne" to Jim Croce's originally non-bluegrass "Age", and there isn't a weak tune here. Everything is squarely in the bluegrass tradition established by Monroe and Scruggs, yet, more than fifty years after the phrase "bluegrass music" came into being, and more than twenty after these cuts were recorded, every one is fresh-sounding and stimulating. And while there's no shortage of star instrumentalists here (Tony Rice, J.D. Crowe, and Jerry Douglas are certainly among the all-time greats), this is definitely a team effort; the ensemble playing is tight, and the harmonies are wonderful.
This CD and the others in the series serve equally well as a... Read more
In the 1980s, just when everybody was starting to roll their eyes, throw up their hands, and declare that the too-perfect, newgrass scene had lost touch with its roots, guitarist Tony Rice organized this crackerjack ensemble, mysteriously known as the Bluegrass Album Band, and cranked out album after album of the good stuff. Banjo plunker J.D. Crowe, dobro whiz Jerry Douglas, fiddler Bobby Hicks, gospel bandleader doyle Lawson and bassist Todd Phillips were his cohorts, and their four albums rank as some of the best truegrass recordings of the decade, steeped in the lore of the elders. Gospel tunes with extraordinary vocal harmonies comingle with dazzling, lively picking, evoking Bill Monroe and all his followers, and showing quite clearly that the modern bluegrass crowd still has the goods. This CD reissue only samples from the BAB volumes 1-4; I strongly urge you to track down the original LPs, since a lot of great material has been left by the wayside... Also, it's lamentable... Read more
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