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Country Gentlemen and Del McCoury Digitial Reissues

By Rebel Records
November 8, 2010 - 10:45 am

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Country Gentlemen and Del McCoury Digitial Reissues

Country Gentlemen and Del McCoury Digitial Reissues

This month Rebel Records releases two gems in the second installment of their continuing campaign to digitally reissue classic albums from their archives.

Beginning on November 23, The Young Fisherwoman by The Country Gentlemen and Del McCoury's self-titled Rebel Records debut will be available for download through major retailers including iTunes and Amazon MP3.

In addition to Bringing Mary Home, The Young Fisherwoman was one of just two issued Rebel albums to feature The Country Gentlemen in their classic lineup with Charlie Waller on guitar, John Duffey on mandolin, Eddie Adcock on banjo, and Tom Gray on bass. The title track, a cult favorite among Country Gentlemen fans, has never been re-released since the LP went out of print nearly thirty years ago. The album was released in 1970 but is comprised of recordings from the early 1960s.

Del McCoury's 1975 album, the first of his four Rebel label recordings kicks off with Rain and Snow, considered by many to be the definitive version of this old folk song. Also shining are two Ola Belle Reed-penned tracks: Springtime of Life and I've Endured, the latter showcasing McCoury's lead vocals that would make him a bluegrass legend. Del McCoury features his original band The Dixie Pals in one of their finest lineups with Bill Runkle on banjo, Donnie Eldreth on mandolin, Bill Poffinberger on fiddle, and Dewey Renfro on bass.

Stay tuned: next month Rebel will be releasing Dave Evans' 1984 LP Bluegrass Memories along with Curly Ray Cline's first fiddle album for the label, Chicken Reel.

Additional information:
Purchase: Del McCoury on amazon.com
Rebel Records


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