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Pioneering Women of Bluegrass: The Definitive Edition

Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard
Pioneering Women of Bluegrass: The Definitive Edition 2022 reissue CD album cover.
Pioneering Women of Bluegrass: The Definitive Edition 2022 CD reissue album cover.
Pioneering Women of Bluegrass 1996 original CD album cover.
Pioneering Women of Bluegrass 1996 original CD album cover.
This release contains pre-order items. The CD version ships on or around October 21, 2022.

The soaring harmonies and driving string-band sound of Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard shattered the glass ceiling of male-dominated bluegrass in the 1960s. Hazel and Alice’s influence on music – and not just roots music – is hard to overstate. They’ve been acknowledged by artists as diverse as country superstars Naomi and Wynonna Judd, champion flat-picker Molly Tuttle, and proto-feminist punk rocker Kathleen Hanna. Their steadfast devotion to their own hard-hitting style inspired generations of women in bluegrass.

Pioneering Women of Bluegrass: The Definitive Edition collects all the songs from Hazel and Alice’s two groundbreaking Folkways albums, and a previously unreleased bonus track, all remastered by their original producer Peter Siegel. They are joined on these recordings by such bluegrass legends as Chubby Wise and David Grisman. The CD booklet includes an expanded set of essays by Hazel, Alice, Laurie Lewis, and Peter Siegel, as well as iconic photographs by John Cohen and Carl Fleischhauer.

Audio
Childish Love

Track Listing

1
I Just Got Wise Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 02:29  
2
Walkin' in My Sleep Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 02:07  
3
The One I Love Is Gone Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 03:07  
4
Weary Lonesome Blues Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 02:42  
5
Long Black Veil Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 03:18  
6
Cowboy Jim Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 02:02  
7
Memories of Mother and Dad Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 02:35  
8
Sugar Tree Stomp Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 02:05  
9
Mommy Please Stay Home With Me Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 03:12  
10
Gabriel's Call Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 02:13  
11
Coal Miner's Blues Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 02:43  
12
Difficult Run Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 01:31  
13
Who's That Knocking? Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 02:57  
14
A Tiny Broken Heart Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 03:01  
15
Can't You Hear Me Calling? Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 03:13  
16
Darling Nellie Across the Sea Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 02:18  
17
Won't You Come and Sing for Me? Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 02:44  
18
Lee Highway Blues Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 01:38  
19
A Distant Land to Roam Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 02:58  
20
Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 02:53  
21
Take Me Back to Tulsa Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 02:13  
22
They're at Rest Together (T.B. Blues) Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 03:25  
23
John Henry Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 01:48  
24
Just Another Broken Heart Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 02:42  
25
Train on the Island Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 01:39  
26
Lover's Return Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 03:05  
27
I Hear a Sweet Voice Calling Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 03:07  
28
Childish Love Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard 02:55