• Various Artists - Bluegrass Meets Banjo - 23 Original Bluegrass Classics

Not only did "Bonnie And Clyde" become one of the biggest films of 1967, and subsequently a Hollywood 'classic', it also exposed its vast audiences to the music of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs in the shape of "Foggy Mountain Breakdown". This memorable, banjo-driven tune, used for the recurring chase sequences in the film, had actually been first recorded by the duo back in 1949, not long after the pair had broken away from Bill Monroe's band. Its impact in the film was so great that it became a minor 'Pop' hit on both sides of the Atlantic, a rare example of the 'Bluegrass' branch of Country music to do so. Here then is presented a real taste of Bluegrass, 23 classic recordings by artists with genuine backgrounds from the regions of America where this unique genre of the Twentieth Century was shaped and honed to banjo-ringing perfection!

Track Listing

1. BILL MONROE - BLUE GRASS RAMBLE
2. FLATT & SCRUGGS - MY CABIN IN CAROLINE
3. FLATT & SCRUGGS - FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN
4. THE STANLEY BROTHERS - HEY! HEY! HEY!
5. BILL MONROE - LONESOME TRUCK DRIVER'S BLUES
6. FLATT & SCRUGGS - CORA IS GONE
7. JIM EANES - FLORIDA BLUES
8. WILMA LEE & STONEY COOPER - ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER
9. JOHNNIE & JACK - A SMILE ON MY LIPS (AND AN ACHE IN MY HEART)
10. FLATT & SCRUGGS - 'TIS SWEET TO BE REMEMBERED
11. FLATT & SCRUGGS - EARL'S BREAKDOWN
12. THE STANLEY BROTHERS - THE OLD HOME
13. JIM EANES - CURTAINS OF SORROW
14. BILL MONROE - BLUE GRASS STOMP
15. FLATT & SCRUGGS - DOWN THE ROAD
16. WILMA LEE & STONEY COOPER - SUNNY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN
17. THE STANLEY BROTHERS - PRETTY POLLY
18. FLATT & SCRUGGS - DON'T GET ABOVE YOUR RAISIN'
19. MAC WISEMAN - A BROKEN HEART TO MEND
20. CHARLIE MONROE - MY SAVIOUR'S TRAIN
21. JIM EANES - LITTLE BROWN HAND
22. THE STANLEY BROTHERS - THE LONESOME RIVER
23. BILL MONROE - MOLLY AND TENBROOKS (THE RACE HORSE SONG)

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date 01/06/2001
UPC Bar Code No 604988352924

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Various Artists - Bluegrass Meets Banjo - 23 Original Bluegrass Classics

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