1-CD with 16-page booklet, 18 tracks. Playing time 45:06 minutes.
For years, bluegrass and traditional music fans have been telling us that we should do something on Carl Story. Weagree, and here it is. We’re starting with the sides that are the absolute hardest to find… and those who’ve heard themagree that they’re the best!
Carl Story, who is known as the Father of Bluegrass Gospel, had the most distinctive and thrilling soaring high tenor in allbluegrass music. He started recording for Mercury in 1947, but switched to Columbia between 1953 and 1955, and it’sthose hard-to-find Columbia recordings that we’ve packaged complete here.Carl Story’s group, the RamblingMountaineers, also included vocalist and mandolinist Red Rector, who is featured here. Carl Story’s repertoire for Columbiaincluded songs by the best songwriters of the day, including the Louvin Brothers (Love And Wealth) and Moon Mullican(Lonesome Hearted Blues) as well as soon-to-be-standards like My Lord Keeps A Record. By the end of his tenureat Columbia, Carl Story was shading toward rockabilly with numbers like You’ve Been Tom Cattin’ Around, but it’s for thehard country gospel that Carl Story will be remembered, and the very best is here. Reissued complete for the very firsttime on CD.