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Keep on Going: The Rebel & Melodeon Recordings

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Keep on Going: The Rebel & Melodeon Recordings
Keep on Going: The Rebel & Melodeon Recordings


When Bluegrass singer Harley Red Allen turned 33 on February 12, 1963, his career was at a crossroads. The Kentucky born singer and guitarist had already enjoyed a fair amount of success including a Top 15 country record. But in 63, times were tough for Bluegrass. The Rock 'n' Roll of the 50s had almost killed Bluegrass as a commercial entity and the festival phenomenon of the 70s had not yet begun its resuscitation of the music. However, in the face of this adversity, Red Allen was about to embark on an astonishing four year burst of creativity and recording that would forever anchor his reputation as one of the most intense, hard-edged and soulful lead singers in the annals of Bluegrass. The 23 tracks on this CD are culled from sessions and LPs recorded in 1963 and 1965 for the Rebel and Melodeon recording companies and include five previously unreleased cuts.


  1. Name
  2. Don't Lie To Me
  3. Lonesome Weary Heart
  4. Sad And Lonesome Day
  5. I Don't Believe You'd Do Me Wrong
  6. Little Birdie
  7. Faded Memory
  8. Froggy Went A Courtin'
  9. Sad And Lonesome Day
  10. Journey's End
  11. Those 'Gone And Left Me' Blues
  12. No Blind Ones There
  13. The Family Who Prays
  14. If That's The Way You Feel
  15. Worry My Life Away
  16. Down Where The River Bends
  17. Hello City Limits
  18. Out On The Ocean
  19. I Don't Know Why
  20. Plant Some Flowers By My Graveside
  21. Close By
  22. Froggy Went A Courtin'
  23. Purple Heart
  24. Keep On Going
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