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Be Ready Boys

Norman Blake & Rich O'Brien
Be Ready Boys
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Originally released in 1999 as part of the “Appalachia to Abilene” series from the Western Jubilee Recording Company, Be Ready Boys is an album inspired by the western journey of Appalachian music. Appropriately, it is performed on historic instruments by Tennessee-born bluegrass legend Norman Blake and noted Texas guitarist Rich O’Brien. Among its sixteen selections are traditional songs, inspired originals penned by Blake and O’Brien, and songwriting by the likes of A.P. Carter and “King of Western Swing” Bob Wills. Altogether, it serves as a testament to the fluid nature of musical genre and influence, and the close musical heritage of the Appalachian and Western traditions.

Track Listing

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Tennessee Wagoner Norman Blake, Rich O'Brien 3:22
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Old Pal of Yesterday Norman Blake, Rich O'Brien 4:29
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Texola Waltz Norman Blake, Rich O'Brien 2:23
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When it's Lamplighting Time in the Valley Norman Blake, Rich O'Brien 3:37
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Bowling Green Rag Norman Blake, Rich O'Brien 2:33
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Homestead on the Farm Norman Blake, Rich O'Brien 3:30
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Mexico Norman Blake, Rich O'Brien 2:25
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108
Going Home Norman Blake, Rich O'Brien 3:39
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109
Kentucky's Your Home Norman Blake, Rich O'Brien 3:14
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Under the Double Eagle Norman Blake, Rich O'Brien 4:08
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Grandpa's Barn Norman Blake, Rich O'Brien 4:25
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Seamus O'Brien Norman Blake, Rich O'Brien 3:45
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Flop-Eared Mule Norman Blake, Rich O'Brien 4:05
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A Maiden's Prayer Norman Blake, Rich O'Brien 3:32
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115
Callahan Norman Blake, Rich O'Brien 2:13
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Heavenly Sunlight Norman Blake, Rich O'Brien 3:45
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