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The Osborne Brothers - The Osborne Brothers, 1956-1968 Album
The Osborne Brothers - The Osborne Brothers, 1956-1968 Album
Performer: The Osborne Brothers
Title: The Osborne Brothers, 1956-1968
Label: Bear Family Records
Country: Germany
Released: 1995
Style: Bluegrass
Cat: BCD-15598 DI
Rating: 4.2/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2298 mb | MP3 size: 1815 mb | WMA size: 1882 mb

1One Tear2:25
2Mule Skinner Blues3:43
3Bugle On The Banjo (Bugle Call Rag)2:29
4Ruby Are You Mad?3:01
5Old Hickory1:45
6Ho, Honey, Ho2:24
7You'll Never Know (How Much It Hurts)2:02
8John Hardy2:52
9One Kiss Away From Loneliness2:57
10This Heart Of Mine (Can Never Say Goodbye)2:38
11I'm Leavin'2:30
12Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane1:55
13John Henry Blues2:42
14How's The World Treating You3:08
15Sweet Thing3:04
16Jesse James2:08
17It Hurts To Know2:48
18Maiden's Prayer2:19
19My Favorite Memory2:46
20Charlie Cotton2:20
21There's A Woman Behind Every Man2:13
22Cotton Fields2:30
23She's No Angel2:28
24New Partner Waltz2:32
25Della Mae2:27
26Lonesome Road Blues2:06
27Billy In The Lowground1:55
28Jessie James2:44
29Down In The Willow Garden2:22
30(Is This) My Destiny2:36
31Old Joe Clark1:46
32Hey, Hey Bartender2:48
33Give This Message To Your Heart2:25
34It's Just The Idea2:19
35Memories Never Die2:57
36Lost Highway2:37
37Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On3:12
38Don't Even Look At Me2:10
39Gal, You Got A Job To Do2:46
40Worried Man Blues2:23
41Big Ben2:00
42Who Done It?2:11
43At The First Fall Of Snow2:40
44Take This Hammer2:28
45Big Spike Hammer2:30
46I'll Be Alright Tomorrow2:20
47Hard Times2:31
48Five Days Of Heaven2:25
49Little Willie2:19
50Teardrops In My Eyes2:22
51Night Train To Memphis2:25
52Blame Me2:09
53Pathway Of Teardrops2:56
54Sourwood Mountain2:06
55Each Season Changes You2:19
56White Lightnin'2:43
57Salty Dog Blues2:26
58Ruby Are You Mad?3:45
59Foggy Mountain Breakdown (Reprise)2:23
60Seeing Nellie Home2:14
62Once More2:44
63Fair And Tender Ladies2:37
64Let's Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello2:46
65Wild Mountain Honey2:07
66My Aching Heart2:24
67Foggy Mountain Breakdown2:41
68The Sisters (Billie Jean And Bonnie)2:24
69Gotta Travel On2:51
70Rocky Top2:38
71Ballad Of Jed Clampett2:09
72If You Don't, Somebody Else Will2:16
73Me And My Old Banjo2:21
74Banjo Boy Chimes1:34
75World Of Unwanted1:57
76Up This Hill And Down2:26
77Lonely, Lonely Me2:11
78The Banjo Boys2:23
80The Kind Of Woman I Got2:30
82Making Plans2:45
83Bluegrass Music's Really Gone To Town2:32
84The Cuckoo Bird2:31
85Lost Indian2:25
86Sweethearts Again2:44
87I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome2:16
88Bluegrass Express1:50
90Walking Cane1:38
91Red Wing2:48
92Love Pains2:20
93Cut The Cornbread2:30
94Footprints In The Snow2:24
95I Love You Only2:22
96Lonesome Day2:47
97Walking The Floor Over You2:17
98Cumberland Gap1:29
99Roll Muddy River2:34
100My Favorite Memory2:52
101Mule Train2:53
102Yesterday's Gone2:20
103Someone Before Me3:15
104May You Never Be Alone3:21
105Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo'2:26
106In The Pines3:05
107Faded Love3:06
108Lovey Told Me Goodbye2:29
109When You Wind Down2:02
110The Black Sheep Returned To The Fold2:19
111Poor Old Cora2:23
112Ruby Are You Mad?2:41
113Two Lonely Hearts2:30
114Lonesome Feelin'2:33


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
BCD 15598 DIThe Osborne Brothers The Osborne Brothers, 1956-1968 ‎(4xCD, Comp, RE, Box)Bear Family RecordsBCD 15598 DIGermany2000


  • BanjoBenny Birchfield (tracks: [1]29-30, [2]1, 4-8, 11, 13, 28-29), Sonny Osborne
  • Baritone VocalsSonny Osborne
  • Baritone Vocals [High Baritone]Bobby Osborne
  • BassErnie Newton (tracks: [1]1-16), Grady Martin (tracks: [2]19-26), Jerry Byrd (tracks: [2]15-18, 27-30), Junior Huskey (tracks: [1]21-24, [4]17-26), Lightning Chance (tracks: [1]17-20, 25-30, [2]1-14, [3]1-28, [4]1-6), Ronnie Blackwell (tracks: [4]7-16)
  • DrumsBuddy Harman (tracks: [1]9-20, 25-30, [2]1-14, [3]1-4), Glen Davis (tracks: [4]11-13), Jerry K. Carrigan (tracks: [4]4-6), Morris Palmer (tracks: [1]21-24), Willie Ackerman (tracks: [2]15-30, [3]5-28, [4]1-3, 7-10)
  • Electric GuitarHank Garland (tracks: [1]25-28), Rusty Kershaw (tracks: [1]24)
  • FiddleArt Stamper (tracks: [1]1-4), Benny Martin (tracks: [3]15-18), Buddy Spicher (tracks: [3]24-28, [4]17-26), Gordon Terry (tracks: [1]5-8), Tommy Jackson (tracks: [1]1-4)
  • GuitarBenny Birchfield (tracks: [2]15-27, 30, [3]1-14, [4]4-10), Bobby Osborne (tracks: [1]19-20), Dale Sledd (tracks: [3]19-28, [4]1-3, 14-26), Gordon Cash (tracks: [3]15-18), Jimmy Brown, Jr. (tracks: [1]21-28, [2]1-14, ), Ray Edenton (tracks: [1]17-18, [2]15-26, [3]1-24), Red Allen (tracks: [1]1-16), Wayne Moss (tracks: [3]24-28)
  • Lead VocalsBobby Osborne, Jimmy Brown, Jr. (tracks: [1]23, 27), Red Allen (tracks: [1]1-6, 9-10, 12-16)
  • Liner Notes [Biography]Edward L. Stubbs, Neil Rosenberg
  • Liner Notes [Discography]Bobby Osborne, Edward L. Stubbs, Neil Rosenberg, Richard Weize, Sonny Osborne
  • MandolinBobby Osborne
  • Mastered ByDuncan Cowell
  • Mixed ByPaul Elmore
  • Percussion [Whip]Boudleaux Bryant (tracks: [2]27)
  • PianoJerry Whitehurst (tracks: [4]1-3), Pig Robbins (tracks: [3]19-28, [4]4-16)
  • Reissue ProducerRichard Weize
  • Resonator Banjo [Five-string dobro]Sonny Osborne (tracks: [3]25, [4]7-8)
  • Resonator Guitar [Dobro]Harold B. "Shot" Jackson (tracks: [1]11-12), Jimmy Crawford (tracks: [1]13-16), Pete Wade (tracks: [4]1-3)
  • Resonator Guitar [Electric Dobro]Hal Rugg (tracks: [4]21-26)
  • Steel GuitarHal Rugg (tracks: [4]14-16)
  • Tenor VocalsBobby Osborne
  • TipleRay Edenton (tracks: [1]19-20)
  • Twelve-String GuitarGrady Martin (tracks: [3]2), Wayne Moss (tracks: [3]24-28)
  • VocalsBenny Birchfield (tracks: [2]11-30, [3]1-9, 11-14, [4]4-10), Dale Sledd (tracks: [3]19-28, [4]1-3, 14-16), Gordon Cash (tracks: [3]15-18), Harley Gabbard (tracks: [4]11-13), Ira Louvin (tracks: [1]17), Jimmy Brown, Jr. (tracks: [1]22, 24-26)


Playing times not provided on packaging; taken from disc readout.


  • Barcode: 4000127155096
  • ASIN: B0000282W8
  • Label Code: LC 5197
  • Label Code: LC 0269