Early Rebel Recordings: 1962-1971 (1998)

Country Gentlemen

This 110-song collection on 4 CDs provides a lot more than just an affirmation of the Country Gentlemen's influence: it also provides a ton of good music and a chance to study the early careers of Charlie Waller, John Duffey, Eddie Adcock, Tom Gray, Bill Emerson, Doyle Lawson, Jimmy Gaudreau and others. Gary Reid’s extensive notes on the sessions show the traditional and contemporary influences at work that resulted in many classic performances. The set covers about 8 albums worth of material, from their first long play, Bringing Mary Home through their classic Award-Winning Country Gentlemen LP in 1971. There’s an almost endless list of memorable songs, like “Matterhorn,” “Two Little Boys,” “Girl from the North Country,” “Redwood Hill,” “Fox on the Run,” “New Freedom Bell,” “Little Bessie,” and many more.


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Christmas Time Back Home
Heavenward Bound
I Am Weary (Let Me Rest)
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Christmas Time Back Home
Heavenward Bound
I Am Weary (Let Me Rest)
Sad and Lonesome Day
The Bluebirds Are Singing
The White Rose
The Gentleman Is Blue
Philadelphia Lawyer
Spanish Two-Step
Bringing MaryHome
The Convict and the Rose (previously unissued)
Banks of the Ohio
Down Where the River Bends
Battle Hymn of the Republic
This World's No Place to Live
Uncle Joe (previously unissued)
Let the Light Shine Down
Girl from the North Country
Cold Wind A Blowing
Jingle Bells
Silent Night
We Three Kings
Blue Bell
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Dark as a Dungeon
Big Bruce


When They Ring Those Golden Bells
Buffalo Gals
A Beautiful Life
I'm Working on a Road
A Border Affair
Johnny Reb
Many a Mile
Amelia Earhart's Last Flight
Lord, I'm Coming Home
The Traveler
Silver Bell (previously unissued)
Theme from Exodus
Love and Wealth (previously unissued)
He Was a Friend of Mine
Daybreak in Dixie
Some Old Day
Raggy Mountain Shakedown
Banana Boat Song
Going to the Races
Waiting for the Boys to Come Home
Darling Little Joe
El Dedo
I'll Be There Mary Dear
Blue Ridge Cabin Home
Take Me In a Lifeboat
The Sentence
Where I'm Bound


To the Rescue
Rodger Young
Green Green Grass of Home
Along the Way
Rambling Boy
Gentlemen's Concerto
Take Me Back to the Valley
Fare-Thee-Well Cisco
Preaching, Praying, Singing
Mrs. Robinson
Two Little Boys
Doin' My Time
Rank Strangers to Me
Heaven (previously unreleased)
Goin' Home
17. Rank Strangers to Me
I'm Using My Bible for a Roadmap
Over the Hills to the Poorhouse
Little White Church
Bill Bailey
He Will Set Your Fields on Fire
Are You Washed in the Blood
One Wide River
On the Sunny Side of Life
Born Again
I'll Break Out Again

Disc Four

Less of Me
I Am a Pilgrim
Weapon of Prayer
If I Were Free
Teach Your Children
Fox on the Run
Johnny and Jack Medley
I'd Rather Live by the Side of the Road
These Men of God
Cowboys and Indians
Sea of Heartbreak
Orange Blossom Mandolin
The Girl Behind the Bar
The Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp
Country Roads
Redwood Hill
Secret of the Waterfall
Walkin' Down the Line
Breakin' It Down
New Freedom Bill
The Old Pine Tree
The Legend of the Rebel Soldier
C. G. Express
Little Bessie
The Fields Have Turned Brown
Get In Line Boy