Big Bluegrass Special

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Big Bluegrass Special
Glen Campbell Big Bluegrass Special album cover.jpg
Studio album by Glen Campbell and The Green River Boys
Released November 1962
Recorded Capitol Recording Studio,
Hollywood, CA
Genre Country
Length 32:57
Label Capitol
Producer Nick Venet
Glen Campbell chronology
Big Bluegrass Special
(1962)
Too Late to Worry - Too Blue to Cry
(1963)Too Late to Worry - Too Blue to Cry1963
Professional ratings
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

Big Bluegrass Special is the debut album by American singer-guitarist Glen Campbell and the Green River Boys, released in 1962 by Capitol Records.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
  1. "Truck Driving Man" (Terry Fell) – 2:00
  2. "There's More Pretty Girls Than One" (Alton Delmore, Arthur Smith) – 2:55
  3. "Weary Lonesome Blues" (Alton Delmore) – 2:15
  4. "No Vacancy" (Merle Travis, Cliffie Stone) – 2:20
  5. "Rainin' on the Mountain" (Alton Delmore) – 2:22
  6. "Kentucky Means Paradise" (Merle Travis) – 2:35
Side 2
  1. "Brown's Ferry Blues" (Alton Delmore) – 2:33
  2. "Lonesome Jailhouse Blues" (Alton Delmore, Rabon Delmore) – 1:32
  3. "One Hundred Miles Away from Home" (Jerry Capehart, Glen Campbell, Nick Venet) – 3:10
  4. "This Old White Mule of Mine" (Bob Nolan) – 2:00
  5. "Poor Boy Lookin' for A Home" (Melvin Schmidt) – 2:10
  6. "Long Black Limousine" (Vern Stovall, Bobby George) – 3:00

Personnel[edit]

The Green River Boys
  • Carl Tanberg – bass
  • Dale Fitzsimmons – banjo
  • James Burton – acoustic guitar
  • David Frost – drums
Production
  • Nick Venet – producer
  • Karen Cronin - art direction, design
  • Jerry White – cover photography
  • John Johnson – producer (re-issue)
  • Glenn Meadows – remastering at Masterfonics, Nashville, TN

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (United States)
Big Bluegrass Special did not chart.

Singles - Billboard (United States)

Year Single Hot Country Singles Hot 100 Easy Listening
1962 "Kentucky Means Paradise" 20 114 -

Release history[edit]

The 1996 CD reissue of Big Bluegrass Special included the bonus tracks "Divorce Me C.O.D" and "Dark As A Dungeon".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Bluegrass Special". Allmusic. Retrieved October 31, 2012.