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V/A - Live Tall Trees Bluegrass Festival 1976

(King Bluegrass Records KB-558) 1976


Live Tall Trees Bluegrass Festival
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Side One Side Two Side One Side Two
Bluegrass Unlimited Advert Nov 1975 Bluegrass Unlimited Advert May 1976 Bluegrass Unlimited Advert Jun 1976

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Recorded live at the first annual 'Tall Trees Bluegrass Festival' 16-18th July 1976 at Modoc, Indiana. This double LP set seems to be the first (recorded) appearance with Troy 'Renfro' Profitt on lead guitar.

The performances aren't outstanding, but the recording quality is decent and it's still nice to hear Larry Sparks and Ralph sing Another Night and the other cuts. Danny Marshall, who played lead guitar on 'Old Home Place' in Feb. 1976 is back with The Marshall Family, with whom Ralph assists with Amazing Grace.

The Baptism Of Jesse Taylor was also recorded by Ralph on his 1975 Let Me Rest On A Peaceful Mountain LP.

The promoter Herman Smith organised multiple festivals in different states. From the Bluegrass Unlimted adverts, other acts featured at this festival (but not on the LP) included: Bill Monroe, Mac Wiseman, Seldom Heard and Gospel Ramblers.

Track:
Title:
Side One:
(15:57)
1
Old Time Pickin'
- Ralph Stanley

R. Stanley
2
Another Night
- Larry Sparks & Ralph Stanley

Jack Adkins
3
Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
- Larry Sparks

P.D.
4
Things I Used To Do I Don't Do Anymore
- The Marshall Family

Ike Turner
5
The Baptism Of Jessie Taylor
- The Marshall Family

D. Frazier
Side Two:
(16:29)
1
Amazing Grace
- The Marshall Family & Ralph Stanley

John Newton
2
My Blue Ridge Mountain Home
- The Hillsiders

Certain / Stacey
3
Little Glass Of Wine
- Ralph Stanley

C. Stanley
4
Dueling Banjos
- The Bannister Twins

Arthur Smith
5
Hit Parade Of Love
- The Moore Brothers

Jimmy Martin / Wade Jueul Birchfield
Side Three:
(13:26)
1
Old Joe Clark
- The Moore Brothers

P.D.
2
Blues Stay Away From Me
- Larry Sparks

Alton Delmore / Rabon Delmore / Henry Glover / Wayne Rayney
3
My Little Georgia Rose
- The Moore Brothers

Bill Monroe
4
Midnight Special
- Joe Jenkins and The Bluegrass Pickers

Huddie Ledbetter
5
Mother's Not Dead She's Only A Sleeping
- Tri-County Travelers

Bill Monroe
Side Four:
(13:40)
1
Banjo Signal
- The Bluegrass Blackjacks

Don Reno / Red Smiley
2
Carter's Blues
- Larry Sparks

Larry Sparks
3
A Face In The Crowd
- Larry Sparks

Henry H. Smith / Dean St. Clair
4
I'll Fly Away
- Ralph Stanley

Albert E. Brumley
5
Little Girl In Tennessee
- The Moore Brothers

Lester Flatt

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