Vintage previously unreleased performances by Bill Monroe, Mississippi John Hurt, Maybelle Carter, Dock Boggs, Doc Watson and the Stanley Brothers will be heard for the first time on the three-CD set

Vintage previously unreleased performances by Bill Monroe, Mississippi John Hurt, Maybelle Carter, Dock Boggs, Doc Watson and the Stanley Brothers will be heard for the first time on the three-CD set "Friends of Old Time Music," due Sept. 26 via Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

The 55-track collection chronicles two dozen concerts held in New York between 1961-1965, with the goal of exposing urban audiences to the living masters of folk, bluegrass and Appalachian music.

The events were organized by the Friends of Old Time Music, a group aiming to "acknowledge and repay our debt to traditional musicians, who were the source for our own music," according to principal member John Cohen.

As previously reported, Shout! Factory will on Oct. 24 release a two-CD/two-DVD tribute to Folkways musicologist Harry Smith, featuring artists such as Wilco, Beck and Elvis Costello recasting tracks from the iconic 1952 six-LP set "Anthology of American Folk Music."

Here is the track list for "Friends of Old Time Music":

Disc one:
"I'm Troubled," Doc and Arnold Watson
"The Country Blues," Dock Boggs
"Going Down to the River," Fred McDowell
"East Virginia Blues," Roscoe Holcomb
"The Storms are on the Ocean," Maybelle Carter
"The Dream of the Miner's Child," The Stanley Brothers
"Soldier's Joy," Hobart Smith
"Coffee Blues," Mississippi John Hurt
"Live and Let Live," Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys
"Lonely Tombs," The Watson Family
"Rockin' Boogie," Jesse Fuller
"Brown's Dream," Gaither Carlton and Doc Watson
"Down South Blues," Dock Boggs
"Knoxville Blues," Sam McGee
"Have a Feast Here Tonight," The Stanley Brothers
"Riley," John Davis and the Georgia Sea Island Singers
"Buck and Wing," Jesse Fuller

Disc two:
"Hell Among the Yearlings," Arthur Smith
"Amelia Earhart's Last Flight," The Greenbriar Boys
"The Brakeman's Blues," Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys
"Foggy Mountain Top," Maybelle Carter
"Hicks' Farewell," Doc Watson
"Jordan is a Hard Road to Travel," The New Lost City Ramblers
"Write Me a Few of Your Lines," Fred McDowell
"Bimini Gal," Joseph Spence
"Shady Grove," Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys
"Grey Eagle," Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys
"Walkin' the Dog," Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys
"San Francisco Bay Blues," Jesse Fuller
"Short Life of Trouble," Doc and Arnold Watson
"John Henry," Roscoe Holcomb
"Kneelin' Down Inside the Gate," Stanley Thompson
"Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt," McKinley Peebles
"Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow," Maybelle Carter
"Mansions for Me," The Stanley Brothers and Their Clinch Mountain Boys
"Before This Time Another Year," Bessie Jones and the Georgia Sea Island Singers

Disc three:
"My Creole Belle," Mississippi John Hurt
"Guitar Lesson," Jesse Fuller
"Cincinnati Blues," Jesse Fuller
"Poor Boy in Jail," Dock Boggs
"He's Solid Gone," Maybelle Carter
"Maggie Walker Blues," The Clarence Ashley Group
"Chevrolet," Ed Young and Emma Ramsay
"Rising Sun Blues," Roscoe Holcomb
"Lord, Build Me a Cabin in Glory," Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys
"Frankie and Albert," Mississippi John Hurt
"Hard Times," The Stanley Brothers
"The Miller's Will," Horton Barker
"The Coo Coo Bird," Clarence Ashley
"Double File," Gaither Carlton and Doc Watson
"The Wandering Boy," Annie Bird
"Stranger Blues," Jesse Fuller
"I Saw the Light," Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys
"Sugar Hill," Maybelle Carter
"Amazing Grace," The Clarence Ashley Group