A Place of My Own

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
The 1980s and '90s have given us a number of artists who have been labeled bluegrass traditionalists but are actually country singers. With banjo player/singer Raymond W. McLain, however, there's no question that you're getting traditional bluegrass. An East Kentucky native who was a member of the McLain Family Band and later, Jim and Jesse & the Virginia Boys, McLain took center stage on his solo project A Place of My Own. From standard bluegrass favorites like "Cotton Eyed Joe" and "Cannonball Blues" to such McLain originals as "Silver Creek," "On the Road" and "Windswept," this CD is a very enjoyable example of bluegrass as it's often been heard at Anglo-American ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
The 1980s and '90s have given us a number of artists who have been labeled bluegrass traditionalists but are actually country singers. With banjo player/singer Raymond W. McLain, however, there's no question that you're getting traditional bluegrass. An East Kentucky native who was a member of the McLain Family Band and later, Jim and Jesse & the Virginia Boys, McLain took center stage on his solo project A Place of My Own. From standard bluegrass favorites like "Cotton Eyed Joe" and "Cannonball Blues" to such McLain originals as "Silver Creek," "On the Road" and "Windswept," this CD is a very enjoyable example of bluegrass as it's often been heard at Anglo-American barn dances and square dances in rural areas of the South. One of Place's most pleasant surprises is an interpretation of Bob Wills' "Maiden's Prayer." Originally heard as Western swing with a jazz-influenced big-band arrangement, the classic works quite well with a small bluegrass combo.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/1992
  • Label: Flying Fish Records
  • UPC: 018964059743
  • Catalog Number: 90597

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Raymond W. McLain Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Banjo, Guitar, Leader, Vocals, Tenor (Vocal), Vocal Harmony
Glen Duncan Fiddle
Blaine Sprouse Fiddle
Jesse McReynolds Mandolin, Vocals, Baritone (Vocal)
Ruth McLain Smith Bass, Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Michael Kane McLain Guitar
Jim McReynolds Guitar, Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Mike Stevens Harmonica
Technical Credits
Jesse McReynolds Producer
Michael Kane McLain Producer
Raymond W. McLain Composer, Producer
Roger Seibel Mastering
Bil VornDick Producer, Engineer
Markus Greiner Artwork
Mike Fleischer Liner Notes
Neal Merrick Digital Editing
A. Emmett Adams Composer
James Wills Composer
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