Early Dawg

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Early Dawg
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Live album by David Grisman
Released 1964
Recorded 1964
Genre Progressive bluegrass, jazz
Label Sugar Hill
Producer David Grisman
David Grisman chronology
The Even Dozen Jug Band
Early Dawg
Earth Opera
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Early Dawg is the debut solo studio album by American mandolinist David Grisman. With Del McCoury on guitar and vocals, Jerry McCoury on bass, Bill Keith on banjo plus other well-known musicians, Grisman offers a mix of traditional songs, compositions by Bill Monroe and his own contributions, mainly of bluegrass and progressive bluegrass style. [2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by David Grisman except where indicated

  1. "Fanny Hill"
  2. "Sugar Hill Ramble"
  3. "Little Maggie" (Traditional)
  4. "Blue Grass Twist" (Bill Monroe)
  5. "Shenandoah Breakdown" (Bill Monroe)
  6. "Opus 57"
  7. "The Prisoner's Song" (Guy Massey)
  8. "John Henry" (Traditional)
  9. "Rawhide" (Bill Monroe)
  10. "Little Sadie" (Traditional)
  11. "Dark Hollow" (Bill Browning)
  12. "Dear Old Dixie" (Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs)
  13. "Opus 38"
  14. "I Wonder Where You Are Tonight" (Johnny Bond)
  15. "Caravan" (Duke Ellington)
  16. "Black Mountain Rag" (Traditional)


  • David Grisman – mandolin, baritone vocal (14)
  • Del McCoury – guitar, vocals
  • Artie Rose – guitar (2, 6, 10, 13, 15)
  • Bill Keith – banjo (2, 6, 10, 15)
  • Winnie Winston – banjo
  • Frank Wakefield – mandolin (16)
  • Jerry McCoury – bass