THREE NEW TITLES NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE
RURAL RHYTHM HERITAGE COLLECTION SERIES
Vintage Country & Bluegrass Albums by Earl Taylor & Jim McCall, Hylo Brown, Jim Eanes
Nashville, TN (August 17, 2015) Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce four 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, nineteen 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, BUCK RYAN, LEE MOORE, RAYMOND FAIRCHILD and
Rural Rhythm has now released three more titles in the HERITAGE COLLECTION Series in both the physical CD and digital formats by Earl Taylor & Jim McCall with The Stoney Mountain Boys – Blue Grass Favorites; Hylo Brown & The Blue Ridge Mountain Boys - Hylo Brown & The Blue Ridge Mountain Boys and Jim Eanes with Red Smiley & The Bluegrass Cut-Ups - Jim Eanes with Red Smiley & The Bluegrass Cut-Ups.
EARL TAYLOR & JIM McCALL - Virginia-born mandolin player EARL TAYLOR, worked with many bluegrass giants over the course of a career that began in the 1940s. In 1967, he joined guitarist JIM McCALL for a Rural Rhythm session along with his Stoney Mountain Boys that became a fan favorite titled BLUE GRASS FAVORITES. The album was produced by Lou Ukleson and included Earl Taylor (mandolin, vocals), Jim McCall (guitar, vocals), Vernon McIntyre, Jr. (banjo), Moon Mullins (fiddle) and “Boatwhistle” McIntyre (bass).
HYLO BROWN - 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.
Hylo Brown recorded seven albums for Rural Rhythm Records in the late 60’s with Lee Sutton as producer. Available for the first time on CD, Hylo Brown & The Blue Ridge Mountain Boys was the fourth of the seven albums and was originally released in 1967.
JIM EANES - Eanes began his career in 1948 with Flatt & Scruggs, then Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys. Starting his solo career in 1949, he had a hit record with "Baby Blue Eyes" on Capitol Records. He organized the Shenandoah Valley Boys in 1951 and recorded a few singles before signing with Decca Records. Decca groomed him to play country music and received good chart success with several singles. Eanes wrote many of his own songs including “Your Old Standby”, and one of his best "I Wouldn't Change You If I Could," which became a number one hit for Ricky Skaggs in 1982.
During the '60s, Jim Eanes was a D.J. on different Virginia radio stations and appeared regularly on WWVA’s Wheeling Jamboree. In 1968 Jim Eanes recorded his first of two albums for Rural Rhythm Records titled Jim Eanes with Red Smiley & The Bluegrass Cut-Ups. This 20 song album, produced by Lee Sutton, is available now for the first time on CD and features Red Smiley’s vocals and his Bluegrass Cut-Ups; Billy Edwards (banjo), Clarence “Tater” Tate (fiddle), Gene Burris (mandolin, Guitar), John Palmer (bass) and special guest Peggy Peterson (dobro guitar).
His fine vocals and songwriting over the years earned Jim Eanes the universal nickname of The Bluegrass Balladeer