Jim & Jesse

Jim & Jesse & The Virginia Boys were one of the classic first generation bluegrass acts, starting with straight bluegrass in the Bill Monroe-Tradition. Many of these groups who still had recording contracts with major labels in the 1960's (like the Osborne Brothers and Flatt & Scruggs) were asked to add contemporary material to their repertoire in order to increase their record sales and appeal to wider audiences.

Jim & Jesse recorded a series of albums for Epic, following that pattern. Albums like "Diesel On My Tail" and "All-Time Great Country Instrumentals"  were recorded using electrified instruments, lots of great steel pickin' by Lloyd Green included!