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Two New Titles Released from Rural Rhythm "Heritage Collection" Series

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Hylo Brown and Lee MooreNashville, TN (September 24, 2013) Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce two new 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.

The first two titles in the Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series are releasing today by Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups - Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups originally released in 1967 and Curly Fox - Champion Fiddler, Volume One originally released in 1972. Both of these albums are available on the CD format for the first time.

On October 22nd Rural Rhythm will release two more titles in the Heritage Collection Series in both the physical CD and digital formats by 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 were ever available on the CD album format.

All four titles are currently available to DJ's on AirPlay Direct: Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups; Curly Fox; Hylo Brown and Lee Moore. DJ's should be receiving all four titles in the mail very shortly.

The artist, press and radio reaction to the Heritage Collection series when it was initallly announced back in the begining of August has been very good:

“I'm elated to see that Rural Rhythm is releasing the Dale Potter records in 2014, those two original Dale Potter records (Volumes 1 & 9), literally changed my life!!”
Glenn Duncan, Musician, Producer

“Vintage music and systems are making a comeback as fans try and recapture the music experience created by the pioneers. This is a great opportunity for the fans and collectors, as well as educators and historians, to appreciate the music that started it all. Maintaining a level of 'permanence’ within the digital world is important. Rural Rhythm is doing a great service to our music with the new "Heritage Collection" Series. Traditional roots music is in good caring hands and it’s out there to be heard and enjoyed.”
Bob Cherry, Cybergrass

“I'm looking forward to letting my listeners hear these great volumes of work from some of the best.”
Larry Gorley, WOPI FM - Bristol, TN

“Great to hear you will be making these available to us DJ's again. I have lot's of these artist on old LP's that some are playable but haven't transferred to CD or Mp's so aren't able to play.”
Uncle Billy Dunbar

Upcoming titles to the Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series:

  • Hylo Brown – Folk Songs of Rural America
  • Hylo Brown – Legends & Tall Tales
  • Jim Eanes with Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups
  • Jim Greer & The Mac-O-Chee Valley Folks – Stars of the W.W. V.A. Jamboree
  • J.E. Mainer with Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups – Legendary J.E. Mainer, Volume 3
  • J.E. Mainer & The Mountaineers – The Legendary J.E. Mainer, Volume 4
  • Mac Martin & The Dixie Travelers – Travelin’ Blues – Instrumental Album
  • Dale Potter with Shot Jackson & Jim Murphy– Hoe Down, Volume 1 – Instrumental Album
  • Dale Potter with Jimmy Bryant & Chuck Mills – Hoe Down, Volume 9 – A Tribute To Bob Wills

More reissue titles will be announced shortly

The Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series will be available through eOne Distribution, and available wherever digital and physical CD music is sold.

Rural Rhythm Records released a long line of Old-Time Country; Bluegrass & Gospel albums during the label's first two decades after Uncle Jim O'Neal started the label in 1955. Many of these vintage classic albums are still in Rural Rhythm's active catalog available on CD and digital formats. Many songs are still available in the various artist collection titles found in the Sound Traditions series. Many tracks were previously released only on vinyl records and will come back to life through the Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series.

Many legends and pioneers released albums during this period including Mac Wiseman, Hylo Brown, Don Reno & Bill Harrell, Red Smiley, Jim Eanes, Vassar Clements, J.E. Mainer, Earl Taylor & Jim McCall, Raymond Fairchild and many more. Bringing the traditional “retro” vintage sounds from the past preserves, protects, promotes and presents the ageless music of these artists for current and future generations to enjoy and appreciate using the technologies of the 21st Century.

Rural Rhythm’s Sound Traditions collection titles have helped keep the traditional Bluegrass flame burning for decades and will continue the steady flow of available Old-Time Country, Bluegrass & Gospel titles culled from the treasure trove of masters in the Rural Rhythm Records vault. As Rural Rhythm says, "It's all about the music!"li

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