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Country Songs Old & New
Country Gentlemen
Country Songs Old & New
Genres: Country, Pop
 
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Here are the classic Country Gents in their first album-length release, produced by Mike Seeger in Washington D.C. studio toward the end of 1959, as their music was solidifying into the sound that would bring them enduring...  more »

      
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All Artists: Country Gentlemen
Title: Country Songs Old & New
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Release Date: 2/14/1992
Genres: Country, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Classic Country
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093074000427, 093074000410, 093074000441

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Here are the classic Country Gents in their first album-length release, produced by Mike Seeger in Washington D.C. studio toward the end of 1959, as their music was solidifying into the sound that would bring them enduring fame for the next several decades. Seeger had already introduced bluegrass to Folkways records via two albums of informally recorded music which had sold well enough to persuade Moses Asch that more was in order. And made to that order were these young savvy urban musicians who were just beginning to blend several elements of popular music into the traditional bluegrass mix in a sucessful effort to develop their own style.

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The Genuine Article
10/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the way music should be..Clear, beautiful, and real. These guys were keeping it real, and sing beautifully. The vocal arrangements and strings and the songs work together to create something unimaginably terrific. This is a great study of American bluegrass."