25 November 2011

Classic albums recognised

Good news on the Bluegrass Today website for all who want their knowledge of classic bluegrass albums to be either confirmed or extended. First, Richard F Thompson reports that Foggy Mountain jamboree, the 1957 Columbia album by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, will be inducted into the Grammy Hall of FameĀ®. Richard's report includes a description of the album's contents, a link to where you can sample it on iTunes, and - for an extra treat - a video from one of the band's TV appearances (with Hylo Brown playing bass).

Secondly, bluegrass DJ and record retailer Daniel Mullins begins a new weekly series to let newcomers to bluegrass know of the great milestone albums of the past that are still accessible. The series begins with Tony Rice's 1983 solo album on Sugar Hill, Church Street blues. Read Daniel's reasons for beginning with this album here. We look forward to the rest of this series.

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