Rural Rhythm Records

Rural Rhythm Records

Profile:
With over 50 years in business, Rural Rhythm Records has built a catalog that connects many dots from past to present. Since its 1955 creation, Rural Rhythm has released hundreds of classic performances by many legendary bluegrass and old-time musicians such as J.E. Mainer, Don Reno, Red Smiley, Mac Wiseman, Vassar Clements, Hylo Brown, Bill Harrell, Jim Eanes, and many others. The label owes its Arcadia, California start to Uncle Jim O'Neal whose vision was to release the music of many top bluegrass and old-time musicians in the 1950-70s, seeking success where Starday had failed by producing records of limited appeal by lesser known, albeit talented, musicians. Early ads for records released by Uncle Jim O'Neal stated that the LPs sold for only $3.50 apiece. The self-professed "Little Cotton Picker," O'Neal also took an approach of releasing 20 songs on each 33 1/3 RPM album. These would have been great bargains in the mid-1960s when major label monaural records (with only about a dozen songs) were selling for $3.98 and stereophonic records were $4.98. The items still sold well, and Rural Rhythm Records thrived and flourished.

Many releases show only Rural Rhythm on the labels or cover and have an Arcadia, CA address listed.
The company moved from Arcadia, CA to Mt. Juliet, TN and in 2005 began putting out new titles.
Contact Info:
[2012-2015]
Rural Rhythm Records
PO Box 750
Mt Juliet TN 37121

[1987-2011]
Rural Rhythm Records
PO Box 660040, Dept D
Arcadia CA 91066-0040

(????-1982)
Rural Rhythm Records
Box A.T.
Arcadia, CA 91006
Sites:
[l230077]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
448 Brooklyn Baby Sitter  album cover Cathy Collins Brooklyn Baby Sitter(7") Rural Rhythm Records 448 US Unknown Sell This Version
501 Guest Star In Heaven / I Know I'm Falling In Love  album cover Earney Vandagriff Guest Star In Heaven / I Know I'm Falling In Love(7", Single) Rural Rhythm Records 501 US 1955 Sell This Version
509 Sings American Folk Songs  album cover Johnny Tyler Sings American Folk Songs (EP) 509 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-506 Telling You Goodbye / Blues Won't Bother Me  album cover Gene Crabb And His Roundup Rhythm Boys Telling You Goodbye / Blues Won't Bother Me(7", Single) Rural Rhythm Records 45-506 US 1957 Sell This Version
7 32351 10452 5 Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out  album cover Russell Moore (4) & IIIrd Tyme Out Russell Moore (4) & IIIrd Tyme Out - Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records 7 32351 10452 5 US 2009 Sell This Version
No # Fresh Cuts Key Tracks, No. 1 - 2017  album cover Various Fresh Cuts Key Tracks, No. 1 - 2017(CD, Album, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Rural Rhythm Records No # US 2016 Sell This Version
none Class Of 2008 Sampler  album cover Various Class Of 2008 Sampler(CD, Album, Promo) Rural Rhythm Records none US 2008 Sell This Version
RC-159 Mama Likes Blue Grass Music  album cover Raymond Fairchild And The Frosty Mountain Boys Raymond Fairchild And The Frosty Mountain Boys - Mama Likes Blue Grass Music(Cass, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RC-159 US 1988 Sell This Version
RC-182 20 Bluegrass Favorites - Volume 2  album cover Red Smiley And The Bluegrass Cut-Ups 20 Bluegrass Favorites - Volume 2(Cass, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RC-182 US 1989 Sell This Version
RC-211 20 Old Time Favorites  album cover Red Smiley And The Bluegrass Cut-Ups 20 Old Time Favorites(Cass, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RC-211 US 1991 Sell This Version
RC 236 Southern Country Waltzes  album cover Vassar Clements Southern Country Waltzes(Cass, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RC 236 US 1988 Sell This Version
RC-248 The Gospel Of J.E. Mainer And The Mountaineers   album cover J. E. Mainer And The Mountaineers* With Morris Herbert J. E. Mainer And The Mountaineers* With Morris Herbert - The Gospel Of J.E. Mainer And The Mountaineers (Cass, Comp, Dlx, RE) Rural Rhythm Records RC-248 US 1988 Sell This Version
RC-262 18 Old Time Favorites  album cover Raymond Fairchild 18 Old Time Favorites(Cass, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RC-262 US 1990 Sell This Version
RCH 407 Bluegrass Gospel Power Picks 25 Traditional Classics  album cover Various Bluegrass Gospel Power Picks 25 Traditional Classics(CD-ROM, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RCH 407 US 2013 Sell This Version
RCH-505 Various The Old Country Bible: 25 Classic Hymns(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RCH-505 US 2017 Sell This Version
RCH-2005 Take Me Lord And Use Me  album cover Mike Scott (26) Take Me Lord And Use Me(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Christian RCH-2005 US 2011 Sell This Version
RCH-2008 Faith & Family  album cover All4Hym Faith & Family(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records, Rural Rhythm Christian RCH-2008 US 2011 Sell This Version
RCH-2014 Hand To The Plow  album cover Marty Raybon Hand To The Plow(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Christian RCH-2014 US 2012 Sell This Version
RHY-103 Rural Rhythm Presents Mountain Swing!: 15 Traditional Bluegrass Favorites  album cover Various Rural Rhythm Presents Mountain Swing!: 15 Traditional Bluegrass Favorites(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-103 US 2004 Sell This Version
RHY-111 Theory Of Acoustic Evolution - Bluegrass Goes Back To The Future  album cover Various Theory Of Acoustic Evolution - Bluegrass Goes Back To The Future(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-111 US 1998 Sell This Version
RHY-112 Roots Music Of Rural America  album cover Various Roots Music Of Rural America(2xCD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-112 US 2007 Sell This Version
RHY-159 Mama Likes Blue Grass Music  album cover Raymond Fairchild And The Frosty Mountain Boys Raymond Fairchild And The Frosty Mountain Boys - Mama Likes Blue Grass Music(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-159 US 1997 Sell This Version
RHY-182 20 Bluegrass Favorites, Volume II  album cover Red Smiley And The Bluegrass Cut-Ups 20 Bluegrass Favorites, Volume II(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-182 US 1998 Sell This Version
RHY-188 20 Bluegrass Favorites  album cover Earl Taylor & Jim McCall With The Stoney Mountain Boys Earl Taylor & Jim McCall With The Stoney Mountain Boys - 20 Bluegrass Favorites(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-188 US 1998 Sell This Version
RHY-244 Fiddle Breakdown: 20 Instrumental Favorites  album cover Don Reno, Red Smiley And The Tennessee Cutups Featuring Buck Ryan Don Reno, Red Smiley And The Tennessee Cutups Featuring Buck Ryan - Fiddle Breakdown: 20 Instrumental Favorites(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-244 US 1997 Sell This Version
RHY-248 18 Gospel Favorites  album cover J. E. Mainer And The Mountaineers* With Morris Herbert J. E. Mainer And The Mountaineers* With Morris Herbert - 18 Gospel Favorites(CD) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-248 US 1988 Sell This Version
RHY-258 20 Old-Time Country Favorites  album cover Mac Wiseman 20 Old-Time Country Favorites(CD) Rural Rhythm Records, DCC Compact Classics RHY-258 US 1997 Sell This Version
RHY-260 16 All-Time Favorites  album cover Raymond Fairchild 16 All-Time Favorites(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Classics RHY-260 US 1998 Sell This Version
RHY-267 24 Bluegrass Favorites  album cover Mac Martin And The Dixie Travelers Mac Martin And The Dixie Travelers - 24 Bluegrass Favorites(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-267 US 1998 Sell This Version
RHY-269 24 Bluegrass Favorites - Vintage 60's  album cover Various 24 Bluegrass Favorites - Vintage 60's(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-269 US 2000 Sell This Version
RHY-275 25 Bluegrass Classics (Songs Of Rural America - Vintage 60's)  album cover Various 25 Bluegrass Classics (Songs Of Rural America - Vintage 60's)(CD, Comp, RM) Rural Rhythm Classics RHY-275 US 2002 Sell This Version
RHY-276 25 Classics (Songs Of Rural America)  album cover Various 25 Classics (Songs Of Rural America)(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Classics RHY-276 US 2002 Sell This Version
RHY-278 25 Classic Train Songs - Songs Of Rural America  album cover Various 25 Classic Train Songs - Songs Of Rural America(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-278 US 2003 Sell This Version
RHY-284 Up On The Mountain Volume Two: The Bluegrass Collection  album cover Various Up On The Mountain Volume Two: The Bluegrass Collection(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-284 US 2003 Sell This Version
RHY-287 Smoky Mountain Gospel - 24 Bluegrass Favorites  album cover Various Smoky Mountain Gospel - 24 Bluegrass Favorites(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-287 US 2003 Sell This Version
RHY-290 Smoky Mountain Christmas - A Bluegrass Holiday  album cover Raymond Fairchild Smoky Mountain Christmas - A Bluegrass Holiday(CD) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-290 US 2003 Sell This Version
RHY-291 Rural Rhythm Bluegrass : 20 Traditional Favorites, Vintage 60s  album cover Various Rural Rhythm Bluegrass : 20 Traditional Favorites, Vintage 60s(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-291 US 2004 Sell This Version
RHY-293  20 Bluegrass Gospel Favorites  album cover Various 20 Bluegrass Gospel Favorites(CD, Album, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records, Rural Rhythm Classics RHY-293 US 2004 Sell This Version
RHY-294 The Best Of Raymond Fairchild: The Bluegrass Banjo Collection - 18 Rural Rhythm Classics  album cover Raymond Fairchild The Best Of Raymond Fairchild: The Bluegrass Banjo Collection - 18 Rural Rhythm Classics(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-294 US 2004 Sell This Version
RHY-295 Grass Roots Gospel  album cover The Marksmen (3) Grass Roots Gospel(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-295 US 2003 Sell This Version
RHY-297 Rural Rhythm Mountain Pickin' : 20 Great Bluegrass Instrumentals  album cover Various Rural Rhythm Mountain Pickin' : 20 Great Bluegrass Instrumentals(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-297 US 2004 Sell This Version
RHY-298 Outlaws Renegades & Rogues - Songs Of The Badman  album cover Various Outlaws Renegades & Rogues - Songs Of The Badman(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-298 US 2004 Sell This Version
RHY-300 Rural Rhythm Banjo Collection: 25 Bluegrass Banjo Favorites  album cover Various Rural Rhythm Banjo Collection: 25 Bluegrass Banjo Favorites(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Classics, Rural Rhythm Records RHY-300 US 2005 Sell This Version
RHY-303 Bluegrass Hymns 25 Gospel Classics  album cover Various Bluegrass Hymns 25 Gospel Classics(CD, Album, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-303 US 2005 Sell This Version
RHY-307 The Best Of Bluegrass Gospel Volume 1  album cover Various The Best Of Bluegrass Gospel Volume 1(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Classics, Rural Rhythm Records RHY-307 US 2006 Sell This Version
RHY-312 The Best Of Mac Wiseman Essential Original Masters (25 Classics)  album cover Mac Wiseman The Best Of Mac Wiseman Essential Original Masters (25 Classics)(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Classics RHY-312 US 2006 Sell This Version
RHY-313 The Best Of Hylo Brown Essential Original Masters (25 Classics)  album cover Hylo Brown The Best Of Hylo Brown Essential Original Masters (25 Classics)(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Classics RHY-313 US 2006 Sell This Version
RHY-314 The Best Of Red Smiley Essential Original Masters (25 Bluegrass Classics)  album cover Red Smiley The Best Of Red Smiley Essential Original Masters (25 Bluegrass Classics)(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Classics RHY-314 US 2006 Sell This Version
RHY-315 Bluegrass In The Smokies (30 Traditional Classics)  album cover Various Bluegrass In The Smokies (30 Traditional Classics)(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records, Rural Rhythm Classics RHY-315 US 2007 Sell This Version
RHY-317 Appalachian Mountain Bluegrass (30 Vintage Classics)  album cover Various Appalachian Mountain Bluegrass (30 Vintage Classics)(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records, Rural Rhythm Classics RHY-317 US 2007 Sell This Version
RHY-321 That Good Ol' Bluegrass: The Golden Age Of Bluegrass  album cover Various That Good Ol' Bluegrass: The Golden Age Of Bluegrass(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-321 US 2008 Sell This Version
RHY-323 Front Porch Pickin' (31 Great Bluegrass Instumentals)  album cover Various Front Porch Pickin' (31 Great Bluegrass Instumentals)(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-323 US 2008 Sell This Version
RHY-324 31 Banjo Favorites  album cover Raymond Fairchild & The Maggie Valley Boys Raymond Fairchild & The Maggie Valley Boys - 31 Banjo Favorites(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Classics, Rural Rhythm Records RHY-324 US 2008 Sell This Version
RHY-325 Bluegrass Smash Hits Volume 1  album cover The Mashville Brigade Bluegrass Smash Hits Volume 1(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-325 US 2008 Sell This Version
RHY-330 Appalachian Bluegrass Legacy (25 Vintage Bluegrass & Mountain Classics)  album cover Various Appalachian Bluegrass Legacy (25 Vintage Bluegrass & Mountain Classics)(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records, Rural Rhythm Classics, Rural Rhythm Heritage Collection RHY-330 US 2007 Sell This Version
RHY-335 Vintage Bluegrass Essentials (40 Bluegrass Classics)  album cover Various Vintage Bluegrass Essentials (40 Bluegrass Classics)(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Classics RHY-335 US 2009 Sell This Version
RHY-337 Appalachian Banjo Breakdown (30 Bluegrass Banjo Classics)  album cover Various Appalachian Banjo Breakdown (30 Bluegrass Banjo Classics)(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Classics RHY-337 US 2009 Sell This Version
RHY-1014 Cumberland Mountain Home  album cover The Cumberland Highlanders Cumberland Mountain Home(CD) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1014 US 2000 Sell This Version
RHY-1015 Live Volume One  album cover Bill Monroe & The Blue Grass Boys* Live Volume One(2xCD, Album) Copper Creek Records RHY-1015 US 1992 Sell This Version
RHY 1017 1965 Live In L.A.!  album cover Scotty Stoneman With The Kentucky Colonels Scotty Stoneman With The Kentucky Colonels - 1965 Live In L.A.!(CD) Rural Rhythm Records, Sierra Records (3) RHY 1017 US 2002 Sell This Version
RHY 1018 Live- Original Television Soundtrack  album cover Muleskinner Live- Original Television Soundtrack(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY 1018 US 2003 Sell This Version
RHY 1019 33 Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals  album cover Clarence White (2) 33 Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals(CD, Album, Comp) Sierra Records (3), Rural Rhythm Records RHY 1019 US 2003 Sell This Version
RHY 1020 Livin' In The Past  album cover The Kentucky Colonels Livin' In The Past(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY 1020 US 2003 Sell This Version
RHY 1022 The Banjo Album  album cover Douglas Dillard* The Banjo Album(CD, Album, RE, RM, Spe) Rural Rhythm Records, Sierra Records (3) RHY 1022 US 2004 Sell This Version
RHY-1023 Waylon Grass (A Bluegrass Tribute To Waylon Jennings)  album cover Shady Creek Outlaws Waylon Grass (A Bluegrass Tribute To Waylon Jennings)(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1023 US 2005 Sell This Version
RHY 1024 Flatpick  album cover Clarence White (2) Flatpick(CD, Comp) Rural Rhythm Records, Sierra Records (3) RHY 1024 US 2006 Sell This Version
RHY-1025 Mountain Tradition  album cover Clay Jones (2) Mountain Tradition(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1025 US 2005 Sell This Version
RHY-1026 Round Trip - Live In L.A.  album cover John McEuen & The L.A. String Wizards Round Trip - Live In L.A.(CD, Album, RM) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1026 US 2005 Sell This Version
RHY-1028 Carrie Hassler And Hard Rain  album cover Carrie Hassler And Hard Rain Carrie Hassler And Hard Rain(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1028 US 2006 Sell This Version
RHY-1029 No Apologies  album cover Jim VanCleve No Apologies(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1029 US 2006 Sell This Version
RHY-1030 Old Photograph  album cover Randy Kohrs Old Photograph(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1030 US 2007 Sell This Version
RHY-1031 Never Say Never Again  album cover Dwight McCall Never Say Never Again(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1031 US 2007 Sell This Version
RHY-1032 40 Classics: Old Time Mountain Music And More Old Time Mountain Music  album cover J.E. Mainer & His Mountaineers* 40 Classics: Old Time Mountain Music And More Old Time Mountain Music(2xCD, Album, Comp, RE) Rural Rhythm Records, Rural Rhythm Classics RHY-1032 US 2007 Sell This Version
RHY-1033 Road That Never Ends -The Live Album  album cover Mountain Heart Road That Never Ends -The Live Album(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1033 US 2007 Sell This Version
RHY-1035 Long Monday  album cover Tim Hensley (2) Long Monday(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1035 US 2008 Sell This Version
RHY-1036 And the Wheels Turn  album cover Melonie Cannon And the Wheels Turn(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1036 US 2008 Sell This Version
RHY-1037 CHHR2  album cover Carrie Hassler And Hard Rain CHHR2(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1037 US 2008 Sell This Version
RHY-1038 From The Heart And Soul  album cover Rickey Wasson From The Heart And Soul(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1038 US 2008 Sell This Version
RHY-1040 No Turning Back  album cover Lonesome River Band* No Turning Back(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1040 US 2008 Sell This Version
RHY-1041 Brothers -N- Harmony   album cover The Crowe Brothers Brothers -N- Harmony (CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1041 US 2008 Sell This Version
RHY-1042 Audie Blaylock And Redline  album cover Audie Blaylock And Redline Audie Blaylock And Redline(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1042 US 2009 Sell This Version
RHY-1043 Heartland  album cover Tommy Webb (3) Heartland(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1043 US 2009 Sell This Version
RHY-1044 Buckaroo Blue Grass  album cover Michael Martin Murphey Buckaroo Blue Grass(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1044 US 2009 Sell This Version
RHY-1045 Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out  album cover Russell Moore (4) & IIIrd Tyme Out Russell Moore (4) & IIIrd Tyme Out - Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1045 US 2009 Sell This Version
RHY-1047 My Sisters And Me  album cover Gold Heart My Sisters And Me(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1047 US 2009 Sell This Version
RHY-1048 Cowboy Classics  album cover Michael Martin Murphey Cowboy Classics(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1048 US 2009 Sell This Version
RHY-1051 My Own Set Of Rules  album cover Lou Reid & Carolina My Own Set Of Rules(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1051 US 2009 Sell This Version
RHY-1052 Quicksand  album cover Randy Kohrs Quicksand(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1052 US 2010 Sell This Version
RHY-1056 Buckaroo Blue Grass II: Riding Song  album cover Michael Martin Murphey Buckaroo Blue Grass II: Riding Song(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1056 US 2010 Sell This Version
RHY-1060 Cryin' Heart Blues  album cover Audie Blaylock And Redline Cryin' Heart Blues(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHY-1060 US 2010 Sell This Version
RHYC-252 Curly Fox 18 Old-Time Country Favorites(CD) Rural Rhythm Records, Rural Rhythm Classics, DCC Compact Classics, Rural Rhythm Classics RHYC-252 US 1998 Sell This Version
RHYC-252 18 Old-Time Country Favorites  album cover Curly Fox 18 Old-Time Country Favorites(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Rural Rhythm Records, Rural Rhythm Classics, DCC Compact Classics RHYC-252 US 1998 Sell This Version
RHYC-260 Raymond Fairchild 16 All-Time Favorites(Cass, Comp) Rural Rhythm Classics RHYC-260 US 1998 Sell This Version
RHYC-2003 Blue Ridge Mountain Memories : 20 Gospel Favorites  album cover The Marksmen Quartet* Blue Ridge Mountain Memories : 20 Gospel Favorites(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records, Rural Rhythm Christian RHYC-2003 US 2009 Sell This Version
RHYC- 2004 Look To The Light - Songs Of Faith From The Pen Of Rick Lang  album cover Various Look To The Light - Songs Of Faith From The Pen Of Rick Lang(CD) Rural Rhythm Records, Rural Rhythm Christian RHYC- 2004 US 2010 Sell This Version
RHYD1011 Sometime Band Strings(CD) Rural Rhythm Records RHYD1011 US 1991 Sell This Version
RHYD-1012 Heart Of South  album cover Jim Eanes and Bobby Atkins Jim Eanes and Bobby Atkins - Heart Of South(CD, Album) Rural Rhythm Records RHYD-1012 US 1991 Sell This Version
RHY(PRO)-004 Fresh Cuts & Key Tracks  album cover Various Fresh Cuts & Key Tracks(CD, MiniAlbum, Promo, For) Rural Rhythm Records RHY(PRO)-004 US 2008 Sell This Version
RHY(PRO)-008 Class Of 2009- It's All About The Music  album cover Various Class Of 2009- It's All About The Music(CD, Album, Promo) Rural Rhythm Records, Rural Rhythm Christian RHY(PRO)-008 US 2009 Sell This Version
RR 14 Square Dances With Calls  album cover Unknown Artist Square Dances With Calls(7") Rural Rhythm Records RR 14 US Unknown Sell This Version