Bluegrass Power Picks – Tragic Love Songs (Broken Hearts & Jealous Lovers) contains original recordings of 20 CLASSICS through the years performed by many Bluegrass Legends...It’s some of the best bluegrass classics available and a good place to start for a new Bluegrass fan and has all the important songs for the most seasoned Bluegrass Lover, too. The theme of this collection is Love Stories Gone Bad straight from the Hills and Mountains of the Smokies. It is widely known in Bluegrass music that there are a “large amount” of murder songs in classic Bluegrass music and this collection includes many of those tragic love songs. These songs have been passed down over the decades and now they are contained on this 20 song collection to be remembered and shared with future generations.
During the time that Uncle Jim O’Neal ran Rural Rhythm back in the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s, he recorded several hundred albums, and captured a unique cross-section of tradition-based American music.
The oldest of these songs crossed the ocean in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but all of them have endured, and they’re rendered here in performances that will endure. This is a vital part of the music that America gave to the world
On this 15 song collection, we hear the traditional side of bluegrass played by some of its finest legends and pioneers in bluegrass such as Red Smiley, Reno & Harrell, Hylo Brown, Earl Taylor, J.E. Mainer, Jim Greer, Frosty Mountain Boys and more culled from the treasure trove of over 4,000 recorded masters produced over the past 60 years by Rural Rhythm Records.
Each song was remastered from the original master tapes by Steve Hoffman, (a leading mastering engineer in the High End Audio market). The end results are some of the best sounding authentic and historic Classic Bluegrass Music available today!
BLUEGRASS POWER PICKS - TRAGIC LOVE SONGS (Broken Hearts & Jealous Lovers)
1. Frankie And Johnnie - Hylo Brown And The Blue Ridge Mountain Boys (Focus Songs)
2. Poor Ellen Smith - Reno And Harrell With The Tennessee Cut-Ups
3. Banks Of The Ohio - Red Smiley And The Bluegrass Cut-Ups
4. Pretty Polly – Earl Taylor & Jim Mccall With The Stoney Mountain Boys
5. Katie Dear - J.E. Mainer And The Mountaineers
6. The Martins & The Coys – Hylo Brown & The Blue Ridge Mountain Boys
7. Philadelphia Lawyer - Red Smiley And The Bluegrass Cut-Ups
8. Worried Man Blues - Reno And Harrell With The Tennessee Cut-Ups
9. Little Maggie - Frosty Mountan Boys With Raymond Fairchild
10. I Killed Poor Liza Forster - J.E. Mainer And The Mountaineers
11. In The Pines - Red Smiley & The Bluegrass Cut-Ups
12. Stack-O-Lee - Hylo Brown & The Timberliners
13. Gathering Flowers From This Hillside - Earl Taylor And Jim Mccall With The Stoney Mountain Boys
14. Knoxville Girl - Log Cabin Boys
15. Little Glass Of Wine - Red Smiley & The Bluegrass Cut-Ups
16. Columbus Stockade Blues - Red White And The Dixie Bluegrass Boys
17. Ruby – Jack Casey
18. Down In The Willow Garden – Hylo Brown & The Timberliners
19. Cindy – Earnie & Mack With The Stoney Mountain Boys
20. Little Henry Lee – Earl Taylor & Jim Mccall With The Stoney Mountain Boys