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All Music Guide - Erik Hage
The Starline Rhythm Boys is a trio delightfully out of time and place, producing a potent blend of classic country and vintage rock & roll in the year 2000 and residing in Burlington, VT. Don't let that fool you, though: These boys are the real deal. Former Asleep at the Wheel member Leroy Preston knows it; he pens the liner notes and contributes the fine "Buckets of Love." The album takes listeners back to the time when the lines between rock & roll's infancy and country music were blurred, stirring echoes of "Blue Moon of Kentucky"-era Elvis and landing smack dab between Jimmy Martin and Kitty Wells. Standout tracks include the bluegrassy "Piece of Alabam," the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Erik Hage
The Starline Rhythm Boys is a trio delightfully out of time and place, producing a potent blend of classic country and vintage rock & roll in the year 2000 and residing in Burlington, VT. Don't let that fool you, though: These boys are the real deal. Former Asleep at the Wheel member Leroy Preston knows it; he pens the liner notes and contributes the fine "Buckets of Love." The album takes listeners back to the time when the lines between rock & roll's infancy and country music were blurred, stirring echoes of "Blue Moon of Kentucky"-era Elvis and landing smack dab between Jimmy Martin and Kitty Wells. Standout tracks include the bluegrassy "Piece of Alabam," the honky tonkin' title track written by standup bass player Billy Bratcher, the searing rock & roll of "Rollin' Danny," and Rose Lucas' vocal turn on "Life's Heart Is Unfair." But there's not a loser in the bunch and this is great listening from top to bottom. Sean Mencher, from the rockabilly group High Noon, produces.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/17/2007
  • Label: Cow Island
  • UPC: 747728965029
  • Catalog Number: 3
  • Sales rank: 374,861

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Starline Rhythm Boys Primary Artist
Gary Primich Harmonica, Mouth Bow, Guest Appearance
Sean Mencher Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Soloist, Guest Appearance
Gene White Fiddle, Electronic Mandolin
Bill Bratcher Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals, String Bass
Rose Lucas Vocals, Background Vocals, screams
Danny Coane Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony, Group Member
Mark Cousins Drums, Snare Drums, Guest Appearance
Allerton "Al" Hawkes Mandolin, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony, Guest Appearance
Al Lemery Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony, Group Member
Cartwright "Carty" Thompson Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar, Guest Appearance
Cartwright 'Carty' Thompson Guitar
Starline Rhythm Girl Background Vocals
Jr. Gene White Electronic Mandolin
Technical Credits
Don Gibson Composer
Johnny Paycheck Composer
Lattie Moore Composer
Jim Eanes Composer
Bill Kirchen Author
Vassar Clements Author
Pat Gallagher Composer
Leroy Preston Composer, Liner Notes
Jim Foley Composer
Bobby Austin Composer
Autry Inman Composer
Paul Edwards Composer
Sean Mencher Producer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
Vic McAlpin Composer
Joe Steen Composer
Cy Coben Composer
Colin Decker Mastering
Matt Robbins Engineer
Danny Coane Composer
Robin Gottfried Engineer
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