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Bluegrass Mandolin Extravaganza

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
This lovingly packaged and heavily annotated two-disc set documents a summit meeting of world-class bluegrass mandolin players organized by David Grisman and Ronnie McCoury; the other participants are Sam Bush, Jesse McReynolds, Bobby Osborne, Ricky Skaggs, Frank Wakefield and Buck White. Together, individually and in duets and trios accompanied by the skillful but always sensitive Del McCoury on guitar this remarkable crew plays a generous program of bluegrass standards and originals. The album opens awkwardly, with a woozy, down-tempo ensemble performance of Bill Monroe's classic, "Blue Moon of Kentucky," but things pick up quickly; there are outstanding performances of...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
This lovingly packaged and heavily annotated two-disc set documents a summit meeting of world-class bluegrass mandolin players organized by David Grisman and Ronnie McCoury; the other participants are Sam Bush, Jesse McReynolds, Bobby Osborne, Ricky Skaggs, Frank Wakefield and Buck White. Together, individually and in duets and trios accompanied by the skillful but always sensitive Del McCoury on guitar this remarkable crew plays a generous program of bluegrass standards and originals. The album opens awkwardly, with a woozy, down-tempo ensemble performance of Bill Monroe's classic, "Blue Moon of Kentucky," but things pick up quickly; there are outstanding performances of "I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky" courtesy of Sam and Del and of Frank Wakefield's unusual "One-Legged Man" as well as Ricky Skaggs' rip-roaring take on "Boston Boy," a seven-second version of "Rawhide" and lots of amusing between-take patter. A must for bluegrass fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/1999
  • Label: Acoustic Disc
  • UPC: 715949103520
  • Catalog Number: 35
  • Sales rank: 20,564

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blue Moon of Kentucky (1:23)
  2. 2 Old Joe Clark (5:14)
  3. 3 The Cakewalk (2:46)
  4. 4 Wayfaring Stranger (6:18)
  5. 5 I'm Going Back to Old Kentucky (1:34)
  6. 6 McCoury Blues (2:22)
  7. 7 Cherokee Lady (3:28)
  8. 8 Down Home Waltz (3:26)
  9. 9 Blue Grass Special (3:26)
  10. 10 Miss Izzie (2:17)
  11. 11 Catnip (2:32)
  12. 12 Panhandle Country (4:42)
  13. 13 One-Legged Man (1:45)
  14. 14 East Tennesse Blues (3:05)
  15. 15 B Natural (2:35)
  16. 16 No You Stand Back (2:39)
  17. 17 I Wonder Where You Are Tonight (4:06)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Roanoke (2:48)
  2. 2 Cattle in the Cane (2:49)
  3. 3 Dixie Hoedown (5:44)
  4. 4 Ashokan Farewell (4:28)
  5. 5 Cumberland Gap (2:40)
  6. 6 Sassyfrass (2:25)
  7. 7 Golden Slippers (2:33)
  8. 8 Say Old Man (3:11)
  9. 9 Westphalia Waltz (1:38)
  10. 10 Play It Pretty, Me (3:16)
  11. 11 Mexican Stomp (3:04)
  12. 12 Dusty Miller (4:37)
  13. 13 Cajun Mandolin (3:59)
  14. 14 Boston Boy (3:03)
  15. 15 Who at My Door Is Standing (3:12)
  16. 16 Blue Moon of Kentucky (2:58)
  17. 17 World's Shortest Rawhide (4:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bluegrass Mandolin Ensemble Primary Artist
Del McCoury Track Performer
Ricky Skaggs Track Performer
Sam Bush Track Performer
Frank Wakefield Track Performer
Buck White Track Performer
Jesse McReynolds Track Performer
Terry Eldredge Track Performer
David Grisman Track Performer
Ronnie McCoury Track Performer
Bobby Osborne Track Performer
Sam McCoury Track Performer
Technical Credits
Ricky Skaggs Contributor
Sam Bush Contributor
Frank Wakefield Contributor
Buck White Contributor
Jesse McReynolds Contributor
David Dennison Engineer
David Ferguson Engineer
David Grisman Producer
Ronnie McCoury Producer
Bobby Osborne Contributor
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