Bluegrass at Carnegie Hall

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Bluegrass at Carnegie Hall
Studio album by Country Gentlemen
Released 1962, reissued 1988
Recorded 1962
Genre Bluegrass
Progressive bluegrass
Label Starday (1962)
Hollywood (1988)
Producer Country Gentlemen
Country Gentlemen chronology
Folk Songs & Bluegrass
'Bluegrass at Carnegie Hall
On the Road

Bluegrass at Carnegie Hall is an album of studio recordings by the progressive bluegrass band Country Gentlemen, released in 1962 on the Starday label and reissued in 1988.[1] The only thing about this album that has anything to do with Carnegie Hall is the cover photo on the original Starday LP, showing the group on stage (not the photo on the right). Nevertheless, there are a lot of classic tunes on the album from the group's Starday era. As for the actual Carnegie Hall concert, there are six cuts on the Smithsonian Folkways CD "The Country Gentlemen: On the Road"(SFW40133), which include the fine dobro playing of Kenny Haddock.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Thom Owens of Allmusic gave the album four and half stars out of five, and described it as "a collection of excellent studio recordings... that rank among their finest early recordings."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Know I've Lost You" – 3:03
  2. "Nobody's Business" (Idol, Reed) – 2:10
  3. "Down Where the Still Waters Flow" – 3:53
  4. "Country Concert" – 2:23
  5. "A Letter to Tom" (Duffey) – 3:00
  6. "Two Little Boys" (trad.) – 3:12
  7. "These Men of Gold" – 2:18
  8. "Red Rockin' Chair" – 2:06
  9. "I'll Never Marry" – 2:52
  10. "Willie Roy, the Crippled Boy" – 3:58
  11. "Sunrise" (Rypdal) – 3:15
  12. "Silence of Tears" – 2:41
  13. "New Freedom Bell" (Osborne) – 2:29
  14. "The Church Back Home" – 2:30