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Bill Monroe & Doc Watson - Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980 (Off The Record, Vol. 2) (1993)

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Bill Monroe & Doc Watson - Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980 (Off The Record, Vol. 2) (1993)

Bill Monroe & Doc Watson - Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980 (Off The Record, Vol. 2) (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 182 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Label: Smithsonian Folkways | # SF CD 40064 | Time: 00:45:05
Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Old-Timey, Country Blues, Appalachian, Gospel

Any time two greats who admire each other and are musically compatible team together, the results are usually mutually beneficial. That was true for Bill Monroe and Doc Watson, whose spirited union on this 17-song disc is a sampler of American musical styles. They ripped through bluegrass, folk, blues, spirituals, mountain tunes, work songs, reels and breakdowns. Monroe's mandolin and Watson's guitar playing were masterful, wondrous and performed without any trace of self-indulgence. Their vocals were also delivered with ease, fluidity and conviction, the product of two performers completely at ease with themselves and only interested in spotlighting the material.

Charlie Poole - Charlie Poole with The North Carolina Ramblers and The Highlanders (2005) 4CD Set

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Charlie Poole - Charlie Poole with The North Carolina Ramblers and The Highlanders (2005) 4CD Set

Charlie Poole - With The North Carolina Ramblers and The Highlanders (2005) 4CD Set
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 595 Mb | Scans included
Label: JSP | # JSP7734 | Time: 04:52:35
North American Folk, Appalachian, String Bands, Oldies, Country

Charlie Poole wasn't a particularly brilliant banjo player (although his later three-finger-style picking would set the table for the advent of bluegrass banjo a couple of decades after his death), and he wasn't the world's greatest vocalist either, but he had a certain devil-may-care charisma that made him a superstar in the string band era of the 1920s. Poole's greatest talent – aside from an ability to go on long drinking sprees and to manage to be at the center of things even in his absence – was in his song adaptations, which drew from sources outside the standard Appalachian fiddle tunes and reels, including pop, ragtime, and blues. This extensive 96-track, four-disc box set from Britain's JSP Records collects the lion's share of his recordings on Columbia, Poole's label from 1925 until his death in 1931 at the age of 39. Also included are a handful of cuts Poole made under the table for Paramount (where his North Carolina Ramblers were called the Highlanders) and Brunswick (which saw the band disguised as the Allegheny Highlanders).

The Carter Family - Wildwood Flower (2008) 2CDs

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The Carter Family - Wildwood Flower (2008) 2CDs

The Carter Family - Wildwood Flower (2008) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 379 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 347 Mb | Scans included | 02:29:34
Traditional Country, Appalachian, Folk, Oldies | Label: Not Now Music | # NOT2CD280

The Carter Family were pioneers of Country music but their influence was far reaching and impacted future performers of other genres such as folk, pop/rock and even Southern gospel. This 2CD set celebrates their early material (1927-1941) and includes Keep On The Sunnyside', 'Wabash Cannonball', 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' title track 'Wildwood Flower' plus many more classic tracks.

VA - Man Of Constant Sorrow And Other Timeless Mountain Ballads (2002)

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VA - Man Of Constant Sorrow And Other Timeless Mountain Ballads (2002)

VA - Man Of Constant Sorrow And Other Timeless Mountain Ballads (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb
Label: Yazoo Records | # 3001 | Time: 01:01:18 | Scans included
North American Traditions, Appalachian, Traditional Country, Folk

A collection of classic mountain ballads recorded in the 1920's and 30's by come of the all-time great traditional American performers. Features the earliest recording (1929) of haunting ballad, Man of Constant Sorrow.