Sunday, December 27, 2009

Greatest Country & Western Instrumentals

Let's face it, without instruments, country music is just a bunch of people bitching and moaning about life's troubles. So let's take a listen to it bare-bones.

This is a budget comp issued by Diplomat records sometime in the 60s. It reads on the back cover "Fine Records Need Not Be Expensive". True.

1. Boogie On Guitar - Eddie Eddings
2. Steel Guitar Stomp - Herbie Remington
3. Salty Dog Rag - Moon Mullican
4. I Want My Mama - Lonnie Glosson
5. Bluegrass Special - Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
6. Orange Blossom Fiddle - Chubby Wise
7. Cincinnati Rag - Hardrock Gunter
8. Flat Top Pickin' - Cowboy Copas
9. Lone Star Swing - Bill Boyd
10. Rubber Dolly - Ken Clark



Kegan said...

This is great :) I love some good bluegrass.

Speaking of that, could you kindly email me at sprages2828(at)yahoo(dot)com when you get a chance? We follow one of the same blogs, and I just had a question about it.

Thank you very much, these 45s and albums are really something.


KL from NYC said...

Thanks. Synthetic Plastics/NJ often dubbed name-brand stuff from disks, so these might be old transcriptions or tracks from old records.
Keep an eye out for their Diplomat series from a guitar duo (something like Dan & Dale) -- there were a whole bunch issued, but they're really scarce. You might have better luck finding them where you are.

Eddie Eddings said...

That's my dad on "Boogie On Guitar". There is a YouTube video of the audio.

and the entire album is available on CD