Concert Vault

Bluegrass Sampler

By: Concert Vault

30 songs / 1:45:30

  1. 1 Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys / Put My Rubber Doll Away 02:56
  2. 2 Vern and Ray / Prisoner's Song 02:53
  3. 3 The Del McCoury Band / White House Blues 02:38
  4. 4 Doc Watson Backstage Jam / Fire On The Mountain 03:57
  5. 5 Jenkins, Jarrell, & Cockerham String Band / Rockingham Cindy 02:45
  6. 6 Ralph Stanley / Pretty Polly / Wild Bill Jones 03:18
  7. 7 The New Lost City Ramblers / Crawdad Song 02:56
  8. 8 The White Brothers / Blue Moon Of Kentucky 03:13
  9. 9 Clarence Ashley & Doc Watson / Cumberland Gap 01:49
  10. 10 Roscoe Holcomb / Swanno Mountain 02:35
  11. 11 The Earl Scruggs Revue / Foggy Mountain Breakdown 02:18
  12. 12 Ricky Skaggs / Chicken Reel 03:27
  13. 13 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / Rocky Top 02:26
  14. 14 Tammy Wynette / Salty Dog / Banjo Solo / Hello Darlin' 04:42
  15. 15 Don McLean / Banjo Pickin' 03:53
  16. 16 Vassar Clements / Lonesome Fiddle Blues 02:40
  17. 17 The Byrds / Black Mountain Rag 01:14
  18. 18 Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band / Deep Elem Blues 07:19
  19. 19 Jonathan Edwards / I Just Want To Be Number One On Your Hit Parade Of Love 03:29
  20. 20 Manassas / Fallen Eagle 02:02
  21. 21 Outlaws / Knoxville Girl 03:24
  22. 22 New Grass Revival / When The Storm Is Over 02:49
  23. 23 Leftover Salmon / Valley Of The Full Moon 04:30
  24. 24 Railroad Earth / The Jupiter & the 119 07:57
  25. 25 Punch Brothers / Punch Bowl 03:40
  26. 26 Abigail Washburn / Shotgun Blues 03:58
  27. 27 Avett Brothers / Laundry Room 05:42
  28. 28 Trampled By Turtles / Darkness And The Light 02:58
  29. 29 Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys / Uncle Pen 02:43
  30. 30 Vassar Clements / Orange Blossom Special 05:19
Description
This playlist begins the same way that bluegrass did: with Bill Monroe. It was his band, the Blue Grass Boys, that gave the genre its name because of their seminal contributions to it. They defined the prototypical line-up of acoustic guitar, upright bass, mandolin, fiddle, and banjo; they also created the template for the bluegrass song structure with tight multi-part harmonies, fast tempos, and improvised solos (or breakdowns) of impressive musicianship. You'll find plenty of other examples of traditional bluegrass here as well from Del McCoury, Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley, the White Brothers and Ricky Skaggs, while Roscoe Holcomb's high and lonesome Appalachian folk music hints towards a time before bluegrass was genre-fied. Country-rock stars like Jerry Garcia, Stephen Stills and the Byrds have all paid homage to the influence of bluegrass, bringing the music to a wider audience while adding their own sensibilities to the music (the Byrds performance included here is from the Clarence White-era of the group). Bela Fleck and the New Grass Revival were proponents of progressive bluegrass, incorporating more complicated chord progressions and ideas from other genres into the music, a trend you can also hear in songs by Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth, Chris Thile's Punch Brothers and the Avett Brothers. All told, these 30 songs provide nearly two hours of the best bluegrass in the Wolfgang's Vault archives, from the high and lonesome to the down and dirty and all stops in between. Enjoy!
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This playlist begins the same way that bluegrass did: with Bill Monroe. It was his band, the Blue Grass Boys, that gave the genre its name because of their seminal contributions to it. They defined the prototypical line-up of acoustic guitar, upright bass, mandolin, fiddle, and banjo; they also created the template for the bluegrass song structure with tight multi-part harmonies, fast tempos, and improvised solos (or breakdowns) of impressive musicianship.

You'll find plenty of other examples of traditional bluegrass here as well from Del McCoury, Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley, the White Brothers and Ricky Skaggs, while Roscoe Holcomb's high and lonesome Appalachian folk music hints towards a time before bluegrass was genre-fied. Country-rock stars like Jerry Garcia, Stephen Stills and the Byrds have all paid homage to the influence of bluegrass, bringing the music to a wider audience while adding their own sensibilities to the music (the Byrds performance included here is from the Clarence White-era of the group). Bela Fleck and the New Grass Revival were proponents of progressive bluegrass, incorporating more complicated chord progressions and ideas from other genres into the music, a trend you can also hear in songs by Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth, Chris Thile's Punch Brothers and the Avett Brothers.

All told, these 30 songs provide nearly two hours of the best bluegrass in the Wolfgang's Vault archives, from the high and lonesome to the down and dirty and all stops in between. Enjoy!