Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce two new titles in its archival HERITAGE COLLECTION series. The Rural Rhythm HERITAGE COLLECTION Series will help keep traditional roots music alive and preserved for future generations. The Rural Rhythm HERITAGE COLLECTION Series includes authentic Old-Time Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Country Waltzes, Fiddle Tunes and Gospel music performed by many legends & pioneers. Titles are mastered from the original master tapes, with original cover artwork and include many albums never-before available on CD.
Since the initial release in late 2013, thirty titles have been released to date in the Rural Rhythm HERITAGE COLLECTION Series including titles by MAC WISEMAN, DON RENO
& BILL HARRELL, HYLO BROWN, RED SMILEY,
J.E. MAINER, CURLY FOX, DALE POTTER, EARL TAYLOR,
MAC MARTIN, BUCK RYAN, LEE MOORE, RAYMOND FAIRCHILD and JIM GREER.
Rural Rhythm has now released two more titles in the digital format from their HERITAGE COLLECTION Series; Hylo Brown – Folk Songs Of Rural America and Hylo Brown – America’s Favorite Balladeer.
Frank Brown earned the nickname "Hylo" because of his considerable vocal range that became his trademark. Born in 1922 in Johnson County, KY, which also became the birthplace of Loretta Lynn, Brown had thoroughly absorbed the music indigenous to his Appalachian home.
In 1957, Brown joined Flatt & Scruggs, becoming a featured vocalist with the duo's Foggy Mountain Boys. Hylo Brown released his first album in 1958 on Capitol Records and it remains a traditional bluegrass classic.
Hylo Brown recorded seven albums for Rural Rhythm Records in the late 60’s with Lee Sutton as producer. Available for the first time as a digital download album, Folk Songs Of Rural America was the second of the seven albums and was originally released in 1967. Musicians on the album include Hylo Brown – lead vocal, guitar; Jack Casey – lead guitar; John Maultteay – fiddle; Ross Branham – banjo; Dan Milhon – dobro guitar; Dick Brickles – acoustic bass.
Uncle Jim O’Neal, creator of Rural Rhythm Records, was the architect behind Hylo Brown performing all the standard traditional songs that have been handed down through the generations on these seven classic albums.
1. GIRL IN THE BLUE VELVET BAND
2. LITTLE JOHN HENRY
3. ALL THE GOOD TIMES ARE PAST AND GONE
4. SALLY LET YOUR BANGS HANG DOWN
5. LEAF OF LOVE
6. DOWN IN THE WILLOW GARDEN
7. I’M COMING BACK BUT I DON’T KNOW WHEN
8. THIS TRAIN
9. PRISONER OF ROANE COUNTY
10. ARE YOU TIRED OF ME MY DARLING
11. THE STORMS ARE ON THE OCEAN
12. I’LL REMEMBER YOU LOVE IN MY PRAYERS
13. PREACHER AND THE BEAR
14. BLACK JACK DAVEY
15. GO ALONG MULE
16. PUT ME IN YOUR POCKET
17. AT THE RAINBOW’S END
18. CONVERSATION WITH A MULE
19. TIE UP THOSE BROKEN CORDS
20. FROGGIE WENT A COURTIN’
Produced by Lee Sutton and available for the first time as a digital download album, America’s Favorite Balladeer was the sixth of the seven albums and was originally released in 1968. Musicians on the album include Hylo Brown – lead vocal, guitar; Clarence
“Tater” Tate – fiddle; Billy Edwards – banjo; Dan Milhon – dobro guitar; John Palmer– acoustic bass
1. DO WILD ROSES LOSE THEIR PETALS
2. ROLLING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN
3. ALL BECAUSE
4. I’LL PAINT ME A PICTURE
6. TRUSTING YOU
7. LITTLE GREEN MEN
8. HE HAD A LONG CHAIN ON
9. WAITING FOR A SHIP TO COME IN
10. JAILER MAN
11. MY OLD MULE
12. LITTLE INDIAN MAIDEN
13. EVERY DAY DIRT
14. PEG LEG JACK
15. BETTY AND DUPREE
16. KATEY MOORIE
17. HOW COME YOU DO ME LIKE YOU DO?
18. LONELY TOMBS
19. SAM WILSON
20. FIREBALL MAIL
Hylo Brown – Folk Songs Of Rural America and Hylo Brown – America’s Favorite Balladeer are available to DJ's on AirPlay Direct along with the other thirty titles currently released in the Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection series.
In addition, these two titles are now available on Amazon, iTunes and wherever digital music is sold.
Watch for more titles coming in 2017 from the Rural Rhythm HERITAGE COLLECTION Series.