Place of My Own

A Place of My Own

by Raymond W. McLain
     
 
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, See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/29/1992
Label:
Flying Fish Records
UPC:
0018964059729
catalogNumber:
70597

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Performance Credits

Raymond W. McLain   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
Bil VornDick   Producer,Engineer
Markus Greiner   Artwork
Mike Fleischer   Liner Notes
A. Emmett Adams   Composer
James Wills   Composer

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