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The Greats Sing Country . The Hank Williams Songbook [Varese] . Tribute to Hank Williams [Direct Source] . Country, Bluegrass and Mountain Music . Country, Vol. Further Beyond Nashville .
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Includes four from his first recording sessions in including the first recording of what was to become his trademark song - the Carter Family's Wabash Cannonball with vocals by the mysterious Sam "Dynamite" Hatcher who also played harmonica with the group - a later recording of this song from with Acuff doing the vocals is also included.
Acuff's group was one that helped popularize the sound of the Dobro and these sides feature two of the best - Clell Sumney and Beecher "Pete" Kirby. Kirby who appears on the sessions from on also turns in some fine work. Some of the later sessions feature Jimmy Riddle on accordion or harmonica and Tommy Magness takes over the fiddle chores from Acuff. Sound quality is decent though a little too much of the high end has been cut off and the set includes a 40 page illustrated booklet with biographical and discographical details.
If you're going to buy one Acuff album, this is certainly the one to get since these are really his most important recordings. Previously released as Columbia LPbudget presentation. Most newcomers to traditional bluegrass probably never heard of Harley "Red" Allen from southeastern Kentucky, but longtime enthusiasts have always considered him one of the music's finest lead tenors, easily comparable with Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Del McCoury, Paul Williams and Bobby Osborne.
Although some of Allen's music migrated to compact disc, the bulk of it doesn't represent what he was all about, such as his M-G-M records with the Osborne Brothers.
A celebrated Folkways album, currently available on Smithsonian-Folkways, de-emphasizes Allen's vocals to better showcase his then-partner, the brilliant, unorthodox mandolinist Frank Wakefield, Fireball Mail - Various - Country Roots (Box Set). Now, at last, Allen's finest moments on record are once again available on two long-promised Rebel collections.
This album concludes with Allen's final Rebel session featuring the Yates Brothers, banjo player Porter Church and the astounding, volatile fiddler Scotty Stoneman. Their cover of Bill Monroe's Close By is worth the price of the disc.
Jon Hartley Fox provides a deft overview of Allen's life and musical career during this period. The original recordings recorded "in a Hyattsville, Maryland kitchen, surrounded by wives, kids, thawing steaks and guitars", are made available to the public for the first time.
The sound here is fine, considering the circumstances, and the Fireball Mail - Various - Country Roots (Box Set) are amazing, taking us back to a time when it was possible to hear in the voices and picking of these two giants of bluegrass history sounds as old as the hills and at the same time astonishingly inventive and brand new.
Allen was among the finest traditional singers in the history of bluegrass; he was also, as is amply demonstrated here a great and underappreciated bluegrass guitarist. Wakefield demonstrates his mastery of the traditional bluegrass repertoire here, but it is on his five originals that he demonstrates why Grisman has said that Frank split the bluegrass mandolin atom.
This disc is at the same time a provileged glimpse of bluegrass history and a permanent record of two all time great bluegrass musicians doing what they do best. Not coincidentally it should serve as a demonstration to future generations of aspiring pickers just as it did David Grisman. Phil Easterbrook - dobro, banjo, vocals.
Multi-instrumentalist Phil Easterbrook began his journey into bluegrass music in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Phil has played banjo, guitar and resonator guitar in bluegrass bands since Phil relocated to the Huntsville, Fireball Mail - Various - Country Roots (Box Set) area in and started to get integrated into the local acoustic music scene.
From throughPhil toured, played banjo, guitar, and singing harmony as a member of the Claire Lynch Band. Phil has also recently released two solo CD projects, Rainy Day Sessions and Acoustic Christmas, which feature Phil on all of the instruments and vocals.
Phil operates a project recording studio, Rocket City Roots in Huntsville, Alabama and specializes in acoustic music production. David Harvey is a Grammy nominated mandolinist, multi instrumentalists and singer who also has shinning careers as a producer and Gibson Master Luthier. David took up the mandolin at age 11 and hit the road at 14, touring as a member of Red Allen and the Kentuckians!
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