Bluegrass has many roots, a sub-genre of American Country music, it seems to have mainly originated in the Appalachia region, which is a land-locked area of the mid-Eastern US, whose vertical borders - both Eastern and Western - run more-or-less, parallel with the East Coast. This multi-State region, running from the Federal North, to the formerly-Confederate South, was first home, to Native Americans, about 16,000 years ago, but was colonised by Europeans in the period between, 200 and 300 years ago.
However, Bluegrass has many more roots, than just Native American ones ... folk-musical traditions, of all four home-nations of the UK, plus Republic of Ireland, can claim to have influenced Bluegrass music, over the course of many decades, as can Afro-American traditions claim, to have influenced Bluegrass.
This "Blazing Bluegrass", four-CD set, contains three compact discs, that are each dedicated to notable individual artists, plus a "Best of the Rest" CD.
Disc One : Bill Monroe :-
1) Coupon Song 2) Were You There 3) True Life Blues 4) Goodbye Old Pal 5) Blue Grass Special 6) Mansions for Me 7) Shine Hallelujah Shine 8) Summertime is Past and Gone 9) Wicked Path of Sin 10) Little Cabin Home on the Hill 11) That Home Above 12) I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky 13) It's Mighty Dark to Travel 14) Blue Grass Breakdown 15) The Old Cross Road 16) Remember the Cross 17) Molly and Tenbrooks 18) Heavy Traffic Ahead 19) Toy Heart ... & six more tracks.
Disc Two : Flatt & Scruggs :-
1) Tis Sweet to be Remembered 2) Earl's Breakdown 3) I'm Gonna Settle Down 4) I'm Lonesome and Blue 5) Over the Hills to the Poorhouse 6) My Darling's Last Goodbye 7) Get in Line Brothers 8) Brother I'm Getting Ready to Go 9) Why Did You Wander 10) Flint Hill Special 11) Thinking About You 12) If I Should Wander Back to You 13) Dim Lights Thick Smoke 14) Dear Old Dixie 15) I'll Go Steppin' Too 16) I'd Rather Be Alone 17) Foggy Mountain Chimes 18) Someone Took My Place With You 19) Mother Prays in Her Sleep ... & six more tracks.
Disc Three : The Stanley Brothers :- 1) Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet 2) The Fields Have Turned to Brown 3) Hey Hey Hey 4) Pretty Polly 5) Lonesome River 6) Sweetest Love 7) Wandering Boy 8) The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake 9) Little Glass of Wine 10) Are You Waiting Just for Me 11) Little Birdie 12) Say You Won't be Mine 13) This Weary Heart You Stole Away 14) I'm Lonesome Without You 15) Our Last Goodbye 16) Poison Lies 17) Dickson County Breakdown 18) I Long to See the Old Folks 19) A Voice From on High ... & six more tracks.
Disc Four : Best of the Rest :-
Blue Sky Boys : 1) Story of the Knoxville Girl 2) In the Hills of Roane County
Wade Mainer : 3) Little Birdie 4) Little Girl I Left in Sunny Tennessee
J E Mainer's Mountaineers : 5) Lonely Tombs
Bailey Brothers : 6) Have You Forgotten 7) Beautiful Brown Eyes 8) Heart's Hall of Fame
Tommy Magness : 9) When I Safely Reach the Other Shore 10) Little Country Preacher
Reno & Smiley : 11) Crazy Finger Blues 12) I'm Gone Long Gone 13) I'm the Talk of the Town 14) There's Another Baby Waiting for Me Down the Line 15) Tennesse Cut-Up Breakdown
Jim & Jesse : 16) I'll Wash Your Love From My Heart 17) Air Mail Special
Jimmie Skinner : 18) Doin' My Time 19) Ready to Go Home
Mattie, Martha & Minnie : 20) Can't Live With 'Em
Jim Eanes : 21) Wiggle Worm Wiggle
Shenandoah Valley Boys : 22) Ridin' the Waves
Jimmy Martin & Osborne Bros. : 23) My Lonely Heart 24) She's Just a Cute Thing 25) Blue-Eyed Darling 26) Save It Save It
Hodges Bros. : 27) It Won't be Long
McCormack Bros. : 28) Banjo Twist
Discs One & Three are both in EX- condition.
Discs Two & Four are both in EX condition.