Here are some really interesting recordings. This is Carl Story's band in 1939 featuring Johnny Whisnant on the banjo. I'm not going to call this bluegrass, but it sure was a whole lot closer to bluegrass than what Bill Monroe was doing in '39 at least by the banjo pickin. San Antonio Rose is the real jewel of this collection.
I'm unsure of the personnel on this except that it's Carl Story and Johnny Whisnant. Story may be playing fiddle on some of this. I don't actually have the 7" LP that this came out on in 1973, so my information is limited. Just take it for what it is, and enjoy!
My Dear Old Southern Home
Great Speckled Bird
San Antonio Rose
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