Further to our recent report regarding the establishment of Rural Rhythm’s Heritage Collection Series, we have confirmation of the release of two more CDs in the series.
The first two titles were released last week (September 24); one by Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups – Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups, originally released in 1967, and the other Curly Fox – Champion Fiddler, Volume One, originally released in 1972. Both of these albums are available on the CD format for the first time.
Additionally, two more titles are scheduled for release on October 22, namely Hylo Brown & the Timberliners, originally released in 1967, and Lee Moore – Sings Radio Favorites of Country Music, originally released in 1966. Neither of these titles was ever available previously on the CD album format.
Each of the four albums will be available, coincidentally, for digital download.
Also all four titles are currently accessible by DJ’s on AirPlay Direct:
- Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups
- Champion Fiddler, Volume One – Curly Fox
- Hylo Brown & The Timberliners – Hylo Brown
- Sings Radio Favorites Of Country Music – Lee Moore
DJ’s should receive all four titles in the mail very shortly.
The Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series is offered through eOne Distribution, and available wherever digital and physical CD music is sold.
The masters for this series stem from recordings made during the label’s first two decades after Uncle Jim O’Neal started Rural Rhythm Records in 1955.
Many legends and pioneers released albums during this period including Mac Wiseman, Don Reno & Bill Harrell, Red Smiley, Jim Eanes, Vassar Clements, J.E. Mainer, Earl Taylor & Jim McCall, Raymond Fairchild and many more.
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