Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Rounder Records Readies Next Release of Vintage Albums to Digital

Rounder Records is in the midst of their 45th anniversary as a label and, over the past several months, has be re-releasing much of their catalog to the digital retailers.

February's haul included New Orleans based recordings from R&B to Cajun and, for March, they have a new round of vintage bluegrass albums:

  • Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard - Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard
  • Lady's Fancy - Lady's Fancy
  • Dad's Favorites - Byron Berline
  • Nashville Bluegrass Band (compilation)
  • Solo Banjo Works - Tony Trischka & Bela Fleck
  • The Bramble & The Rose - The Lynn Morris Band
  • Blue Side of Town - The Del McCoury Band
  • Blue Diamond - The Johnson Mountain Boys
  • Everybody's Reaching Out for Someone - The Cox Family
  • Down the Road to Home - Connie & Babe and the Backwoods Boys
  • Ronnie & Rob McCoury - Ronnie & Rob McCoury
  • Tradition - The Doc Watson Family
  • Bluegrass Melodies - Bobby Osborne, The Rocky Top X-Press
  • Can't You Hear the Mountains Calling - The Clinch Mountain Boys, Ralph Stanley
  • Good'le Days: Essential Recordings - John Hartford
  • Songs That Tell A Story - The Louvin Brothers
  • Earliest Recordings: The Complete Rich-R-Tone 78s (1947-1952) - The Stanley Brothers
  • Bed by the Window - James King
  • Slide City - Rob Ickes
  • Memories That Bless and Burn - Dry Branch Fire Squad
  • Lonesome Moonlight: Songs of Bill Monroe - The Bluegrass Album Band
Rounder Records was founded in 1970 in Cambridge, Massachusetts by three university students, Ken Irwin, Bill Nowlin and Marian Leighton-Levy. Well known for releasing albums in folk, blues, string band and other genres that now fall under the umbrella of Americana or roots music, they also became a major distributor for up to 450 other small, independent, labels. They were acquired by the Concord Music Group in 2010.

Over the years, Rounder releases have won 51 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year in 2008 for Alison Krauss and Robert Plant's Raising Sand