The Osborne Brothers Story
Recorded by Ken Landreth
Carlton Haney's Camp Springs Festival in Reidsville, NC
August 29, 1969

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In 1969, Carlton Haney had planned a series of band 'Stories' patterned after his successful series of 'The Story of Bluegrass' which focused on Bill Monroe's band. In this case, The Osborne Brothers Story was to feature a much anticipated reunion set with Jimmy Martin. That ended when Jimmy Martin and Carlton Haney had a legendary disagreement over where Martin could park his bus, which resulted in Jimmy Martin turning his bus around and leaving the festival never to reappear that weekend. The story was further complicated by a loud drunk in front of the stage and an abbreviated set with Red Allen, both of which are captured in this recording. Larry Richardson, Bobby Osborne's early musical partner, was at the festival, but did not appear in the Osborne Brothers Story.
Cumberland Gap

Sonny and Bobby Osborne Discuss Early History of Band

with Red Allen
Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms
I Don't Care If Tomorrow Never Comes
Pain In My Heart
Down Where The River Bends

with Dale Sledd
Once More
Up This Hill And Down
Making Plans
Bugle Call Rag
Sure Fire
Salty Dog Rag
By The Time I Get To Phoenix (banjo instrumental)
World of Forgotten People
A Lonesome Day
Rocky Top

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