unknown bluegrass songs

Fox On The Run

And now for something completely different…

The best thing about doing this is that not only do I get to share awesome music with a bunch of wonderful people (you’re all wonderful!), but sometimes I get to find out new music myself! I started out with the intention of writing about a totally different song also called “Fox On The Run”, but thanks to the magic of YouTube, I stumbled upon this catchy gem! Manfred Mann recorded this in 1968, but the over time his version has been forgotten and “Fox On The Run” has become a bluegrass staple. I think they’re both great, (seriously, I’ve been listening to both of them one after another, over and over again, for about forty minutes now) that’s why I’ve included the Manfred Mann version as well as a bluegrass cover (Tom T. Hall, in this case).

The video for the Tom T. Hall version is…kind of amazing. Somewhere, someone heard this song and said “You know what? I kind of see this being sung by a overweight duck named Yu Yo who wears a sort of pirate outfit. Yeah, that’s the stuff!” The song is great on its own, but the video takes it to an entirely different level.

“Take a glass of wine, and fortify your soul.”

Enjoy!

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Posted in Forgotten Music, Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on November 18th, 2010 by eddielehwald –

South Memphis String Band – The Carrier Line

South Memphis String Band are an acoustic blues-folk-country supergroup comprised of Alvin “Youngblood” Hart, Luther Dickinson of The North Mississippi Allstars, and Jimbo Mathus of the Squirrel Nut Zippers (yes, those Squirrel Nut Zippers). Their debut album, Home Sweet Home, is an old-fashioned, foot-stompin’, moonshinin’ good time that feels like it was recorded on a hot July night on someone’s front porch well below the Mason-Dixon line. Check out “The Carrier Line,” their rendition of a railroad ballad by old-time Mississippi multi-instrumentalist Sid Hemphill.


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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on June 14th, 2010 by danny –

David Grisman Quintet – Slade

David Grisman is one of the world’s best bluegrass mandolin players. He has performed with many people but this song is taken from his Quintet’s work. Slade is a song they wrote for Charles Sawtelle who was a long time friend and great bluegrass guitarist who passed away in 1999.

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Posted in Dedication, Forgotten Music, Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on June 30th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones – A Moment So Close

@woolove This Bela Fleck & The Flecktones song has a really cool groove and let’s Victor Wooten, their world renowned bass player, show some skills.

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on June 29th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –

Great Big Sea – Lukey

( @Great_Big_Sea ) Here’s a really fun song. See if you can figure out the lyrics without looking them up.

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on June 17th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –