The Country Gentlemen The Early Rebel Recordings 1962-1971 (4-CD Box Set)

The Early Rebel Recordings 1962-1971 (4-CD Box
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  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1998
  • Label: Rebel Records

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • Buy for $0.991.Christmas Time Back Home
  • Buy for $0.992.Heavenward Bound
  • Buy for $0.993.I Am Weary (Let Me Rest)
  • Buy for $0.994.Sad and Lonesome Day
  • Buy for $0.995.The Bluebirds Are Singing
  • Buy for $0.996.The White Rose
  • Buy for $0.997.The Gentleman Is Blue
  • Buy for $0.998.Philadelphia Lawyer
  • Buy for $0.999.Spanish Two Step
  • Buy for $0.9910.Bringing Mary Home
  • Buy for $0.9911.Convict and the Rose, The - (previously unreleased)
  • Buy for $0.9912.Banks of the Ohio
  • Buy for $0.9913.Down Where the River Bends
  • Buy for $0.9914.Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Buy for $0.9915.This World Is No Place to Live
  • Buy for $0.9916.Uncle Joe - (previously unreleased)
  • Buy for $0.9917.Northbound
  • Buy for $0.9918.Let the Light Shine Down
  • Buy for $0.9919.Girl From the North Country
  • Buy for $0.9920.A Cold Wind A'Blowin
  • Buy for $0.9921.Jingle Bells
  • Buy for $0.9922.Silent Night
  • Buy for $0.9923.We Three Kings
  • Buy for $0.9924.Blue Bell
  • Buy for $0.9925.It's All Over Now Baby Blue
  • Buy for $0.9926.Matterhorn
  • Buy for $0.9927.Dark as a Dungeon
  • Buy for $0.9928.Big Bruce

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • Buy for $0.991.When They Ring Those Golden Bells
  • Buy for $0.992.Buffalo Girls
  • Buy for $0.993.A Beautiful Life
  • Buy for $0.994.I'm Working on a Road
  • Buy for $0.995.A Border Affair
  • Buy for $0.996.Johnny Reb
  • Buy for $0.997.Many a Mile
  • Buy for $0.998.Amelia Earhart's Last Flight
  • Buy for $0.999.Lord, I'm Coming Home
  • Buy for $0.9910.The Traveler
  • Buy for $0.9911.Silver Bell - (previously unreleased)
  • Buy for $0.9912.Theme From Exodus
  • Buy for $0.9913.Love and Wealth - (previously unreleased)
  • Buy for $0.9914.He Was a Friend of Mine
  • Buy for $0.9915.Daybreak in Dixie
  • Buy for $0.9916.Same Old Day
  • Buy for $0.9917.Raggy Mountain Shakedown
  • Buy for $0.9918.Banana Boat Song
  • Buy for $0.9919.Going to the Races
  • Buy for $0.9920.Waiting For the Boys to Come Home
  • Buy for $0.9921.Darling Little Joe
  • Buy for $0.9922.El Dedo
  • Buy for $0.9923.I'll Be There Mary Dear
  • Buy for $0.9924.Blue Ridge Cabin Home
  • Buy for $0.9925.Take Me in a Lifeboat
  • Buy for $0.9926.The Sentence
  • Buy for $0.9927.Where I'm Bound

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • Buy for $0.991.To the Rescue
  • Buy for $0.992.Rodger Young
  • Buy for $0.993.Green Green Grass of Home
  • Buy for $0.994.Along the Way
  • Buy for $0.995.Let's
  • Buy for $0.996.Rambling Boy
  • Buy for $0.997.Gentlemen's Concerto
  • Buy for $0.998.Take Me Back to the Valley
  • Buy for $0.999.Fare-Thee-Well Cisco
  • Buy for $0.9910.Preaching, Praying, Singing
  • Buy for $0.9911.Mrs. Robinson
  • Buy for $0.9912.Two Little Boys
  • Buy for $0.9913.Doin' My Time
  • Buy for $0.9914.Rank Strangers to Me
  • Buy for $0.9915.Heaven - (previously unreleased)
  • Buy for $0.9916.Gone Home
  • Buy for $0.9917.Rank Strangers to Me
  • Buy for $0.9918.I'm Using My Bible For a Roadmap
  • Buy for $0.9919.Over the Hills to the Poorhouse
  • Buy for $0.9920.Little White Church
  • Buy for $0.9921.Heaven
  • Buy for $0.9922.Bill Bailey
  • Buy for $0.9923.He Will Set Your Fields on Fire
  • Buy for $0.9924.Are You Washed in the Blood?
  • Buy for $0.9925.One Wide River
  • Buy for $0.9926.On the Sunny Side of Life
  • Buy for $0.9927.Born Again
  • Buy for $0.9928.I'll Break Out Again

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • Buy for $0.991.Less of Me
  • Buy for $0.992.I Am a Pilgrim
  • Buy for $0.993.Weapon of Prayer
  • Buy for $0.994.If I Were Free
  • Buy for $0.995.Teach Your Children
  • Buy for $0.996.Fox on the Run
  • Buy for $0.997.Johnny and Jack Medley
  • Buy for $0.998.I'd Rather Live by the Side of the Road
  • Buy for $0.999.These Men of God
  • Buy for $0.9910.Cowboys and Indians
  • Buy for $0.9911.Sea of Heartbreak
  • Buy for $0.9912.Orange Blossom Mandolin
  • Buy for $0.9913.Yesterday
  • Buy for $0.9914.The Girl Behind the Bar
  • Buy for $0.9915.The Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp
  • Buy for $0.9916.Country Roads
  • Buy for $0.9917.Redwood Hill
  • Buy for $0.9918.Secret of the Waterfall
  • Buy for $0.9919.Walkin' Down the Line
  • Buy for $0.9920.Breakin' It Down
  • Buy for $0.9921.New Freedom Bell
  • Buy for $0.9922.The Old Pine Tree
  • Buy for $0.9923.The Legend of the Rebel Soldier
  • Buy for $0.9924.C.G. Express
  • Buy for $0.9925.Little Bessie
  • Buy for $0.9926.Fields Have Turned Brown
  • Buy for $0.9927.Get in Line Buddy

Product Description:

This is an especially pleasing four-CD set, comprising most of the Country Gentlemen's recordings for the Rebel label over a period of nine years, when they used bluegrass music as a vehicle for innovation by way of country, folk, and rock. The influence of the Osborne Brothers can be heard throughout their early work (along with more mainstream country sources), but then they start cutting Dylan and Tom Paxton songs. The odd early individual tracks lead into the contents of the Bringing Mary Home album, which established their reputation nationally as a bluegrass act to be reckoned with. Disc One ends with the controversial "Big Bruce," a gay parody of Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John" that skirts a fine line between satire, burlesque, and slur. Disc Two features several previously unissued songs, and also shows the group growing artistically amid a flurry of concert activity -- a surprising number of songs from this period were cut on the fly at semi-pro and improvised studios, as the band fit recording in anywhere they could. Disc Three picks up in 1969 -- the group by this time was freely adapting popular as well as folk tunes, thus the presence of "Mrs. Robinson" amid the bluegrass standards. By Disc Four, the group was nearing a summit of popularity and creativity. The irony was that, even as they were achieving success, the group was nearing a decision to leave Rebel. This collection isn't quite ideal, since it is missing a key mid-'60s live recording; the booklet and annotation are very thorough, as is the session information, all of it pitched at the Bear Family level. ~ Bruce Eder

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  • UPC: 032511400222
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