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Rural Rhythm Heritage CollectionNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce two 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, thirteen titles have been released to date in the Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection Series including titles by Mac Wiseman, Hylo Brown & The Timberliners, Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups, J.E. Mainer & The Mountaineers, Curly Fox, Lee Moore, raymond Fairchild and Jim Greer & The Mac-O-Chee Valley Folks.

Rural Rhythm is now releasing two more titles in the Heritage Collection Series in both the physical CD and digital formats by Dale Potter with Shot Jackson & Jim Murphy – Hoe Down, Volume 1 originally released in 1967 and Buck Ryan with Don Reno & Red Smiley – Fiddling Buck Ryan originally released in 1971.

Dale PotterDale Potter was once called “the greatest fiddle player who ever lived”. His Nashville studio work tended to prove that: He was one of the most-demanded studio fiddlers during the 1940’s,1950’s and 1960’s. His recording work included dozens of top country artists including Hank Williams, Little Jimmy Dickens, Chet Atkins, Jimmy Dean and Webb Pierce. His special skill in country-jazz fiddle set a standard which was seldom matched by any other fiddler.

Recorded in 1967and produced by Lee Sutton, Hoe Down! Volume 1 is part of a ten album series that Uncle Jim O’Neal created featuring some of the best fiddle players around in the 60’s such as Vassar Clements, Buck Ryan, Clarence “Tater” Tate, Mutt Poston, DeWayne Wear and of course, Dale Potter. In addition to fiddle master Dale Potter, Hoe Down, Volume 1 features Shot Jackson on Dobro guitar and Jim Murphy on steel guitar.

Buck Ryan was playing fiddle with Don Reno, Red Smiley and Bill Harrell and The Tennessee Cut-Ups at the time of this recording, so we are fortunate to hear one of those rare recordings where Reno & Smiley and Harrell are serving as a backup band. Fiddling Buck Ryan was produced by Dick Unteed and recorded at the Rome Recording studios and contains some of the best Bluegrass & Country instrumental music recorded by this fine group of Bluegrass legends and pioneers.

Dale Potter – Hoe Down, Volume 1 (RUR-179) and Buck Ryan - Fiddling Buck Ryan (RUR-244) are available to DJ's on AirPlay Direct, as well as, the other thirteen titles currently released in the Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection series.

Both titles are now available on iTunes Dale Potter – Hoe Down, Volume 1 and Buck Ryan - Fiddling Buck Ryan and Amazon Dale Potter - Hoe Down, Volume 1 and Buck Ryan - Fiddling Buck Ryan and wherever digital and physical CD music is sold.

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
  • Mac Martin & The Dixie Travelers – Travelin’ Blues – Instrumental Album
  • Vassar Clements, Dale Potter, Clarence “Tater” Tate, Buck Ryan – Country Fiddlers: Hoe Down! Volume 10

More reissue titles will be announced shortly

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...It's All About the Music!

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