Cool, Blue and Lonesome: Bluegrass for the Broken-Hearted

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Released close to Valentines Day, Cool, Blue and Lonesome: Bluegrass for the Broken-Hearted may be just the ticket for those surviving without red roses and heart-shaped candy boxes. After all, who wants to listen to some cheerful soul sing about their true love's kisses when their heart has been trampled on? Indeed, as soon as Larry Cordle starts singing "Lonesome Standard Time," the listener has found a bit of solace for his or her mangled self-esteem and salty tears. Doyle Lawson pours more sadness into that great big empty hole with "Mis'ry River," while the Nashville Bluegrass Band agree that there's no lower feeling than being "All Alone." From the sampling ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Released close to Valentines Day, Cool, Blue and Lonesome: Bluegrass for the Broken-Hearted may be just the ticket for those surviving without red roses and heart-shaped candy boxes. After all, who wants to listen to some cheerful soul sing about their true love's kisses when their heart has been trampled on? Indeed, as soon as Larry Cordle starts singing "Lonesome Standard Time," the listener has found a bit of solace for his or her mangled self-esteem and salty tears. Doyle Lawson pours more sadness into that great big empty hole with "Mis'ry River," while the Nashville Bluegrass Band agree that there's no lower feeling than being "All Alone." From the sampling here, more men seem to have been left behind than women, which leads one to believe that Sugar Hill will eventually release a collection by women who were glad to see them go. For the occasional woman who isn't glad to be left alone and blue, Kathy Kallick and Laurie Lewis team up on "Used to Be," testifying that lonesomeness isn't completely gender related. While Cool, Blue and Lonesome is perfect for a train-wrecked relationship, the happily connected shouldn't avoid it. It a good collection of top-notch bluegrass artists, and besides, it doesn't hurt to have a first-rate, lonesome album in one's collection -- just in case.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/5/2002
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • UPC: 015891394428
  • Catalog Number: 3944
  • Sales rank: 274,296

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lonesome Standard Time - Lonesome Standard Time (2:45)
  2. 2 Misr'y River (2:52)
  3. 3 All Alone (2:50)
  4. 4 Can't You Hear Me Callin' (3:06)
  5. 5 Close By (2:33)
  6. 6 Bad Day in Akron (3:57)
  7. 7 Walk the Way the Wind Blows (3:39)
  8. 8 Used to Be - Bill Monroe (2:06)
  9. 9 I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome - The Seldom Scene (3:00)
  10. 10 Flat Broke and Lonesome (2:45)
  11. 11 Bury Me Beneath the Willow - Ricky Skaggs (2:44)
  12. 12 Listenin' to the Rain (2:43)
  13. 13 Tuck Away My Lonesome Blues - Peter Rowan (3:01)
  14. 14 Short Life of Trouble (3:18)
  15. 15 There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight (3:32)
  16. 16 Sitting Alone in the Moonlight - Bill Monroe (3:18)
  17. 17 Drivin' Nails in My Coffin - Mike Auldridge (3:07)
  18. 18 Another Lonesome Day - The Seldom Scene (2:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mike Auldridge Dobro, Vocals
Butch Baldassari Mandolin
Boone Creek Track Performer
Jerry Douglas Dobro, Guitar
Hot Rize Track Performer
Kathy Kallick Guitar, Vocals
Doyle Lawson Mandolin, Vocals
Laurie Lewis Fiddle, Tenor (Vocal)
The Nashville Bluegrass Band Track Performer
Osborne Brothers Track Performer
Tony Rice Guitar, Vocals
Peter Rowan Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
The Seldom Scene Track Performer
Ricky Skaggs Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Tony Trischka Banjo
Pete Wernick Banjo, Vocal Harmony
Richard Greene Fiddle
Todd Phillips Bass
Glen Duncan Fiddle, Tenor (Vocal)
Blaine Sprouse Fiddle
Lou Reid Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
The Lonesome River Band Track Performer
Larry Cordle Guitar, Vocals
Fred Travers Dobro, Vocals
Barry Bales Bass
Terry Baucom Banjo, Vocals
Ronnie Bowman Bass, Vocals
Steve Bryant Bass
Mike Bub Banjo
T. Michael Coleman Bass, Vocals
Dudley Connell Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Ben Eldridge Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Pat Enright Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Nick Forster Bass, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Carl Jackson Tenor (Vocal)
Gene Libbea Bass
Ronnie McCoury Mandolin
Jim Mills Banjo
Jim Nunally Guitar
Mollie O'Brien Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Tim O'Brien Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Tenor (Vocal), Vocal Harmony
Alan O'Bryant Banjo, Vocals
Bobby Osborne Mandolin, Vocals
Sonny Osborne Banjo, Vocals, Gitjo
John Reischman Mandolin
Charles Sawtelle Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Sammy Shelor Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Ronnie Simpkins Bass
Wayne Southards Bass, Baritone (Vocal)
Tim Stafford Guitar
Adam Steffey Mandolin
Dan Tyminski Guitar, Vocals
Roland White Mandolin
Lonesome Standard Time Track Performer
John Duffey Guitar, Vocals
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle
Jimmy Haley Guitar, Vocals
Don Rigsby Mandolin, Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Track Performer
Wes Golding Guitar, Vocals
Alan Bibey Mandolin
Paul Brewster Guitar, Vocals
Ben Isaacs Bass
Tim Surrett Baritone (Vocal)
Gabe Witcher Fiddle
Jimmy D. Brock Bass
Kenny Smith Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Ron Rigsby Banjo
Ronnie Stewart Fiddle
Jack Lawrence Guitar
Technical Credits
Bill Monroe Composer
Tony Rice Arranger
Ricky Skaggs Arranger
Doc Watson Composer
M. Christian Composer
Craig Havighurst Liner Notes
Don Devaney Composer
Traditional Composer
Little Robert Composer
James B. Smith Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nice sampler of some wonderful songs full of heartbreak

    I am the kind of person who really likes music samplers with various artists. In our hectic world today, the clock only has so many hours each day for listening to music. It is with open arms that I welcome products like Sugar Hill's second installment in their Cool, Blue compilation series. As one of the premier bluegrass music labels, Sugar Hill features some of the best artists around. For a nice tasting of some wonderful songs full of heartbreak, pick up this album. You certainly won't be sorry. In fact, hearing all these sad and blue, "you've been untrue" songs actually make me happy. You'd think that "love-gone-bad" and "so-lonely-I'm-mad" songs would have the opposite effect, but those that know bluegrass music realize that it's highly emotional music that often makes you feel better about your own cards that you've been dealt in life. It was Bill Monroe who once referred to bluegrass music as heartfelt music, and this album includes four songs written by the father of this genre (one of the fastest growing in popularity at present). This album includes 18 wonderful cuts of bluegrass from artists like Larry Cordle, Doyle Lawson, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Boone Creek, Alan Bibey, Don Rigsby, Hot Rize, Kathy Kallick, Laurie Lewis, Seldom Scene, Lonesome River Band, Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Osborne Brothers, Jerry Douglas, Peter Rowan, Jim Mills, Tim and Mollie O'Brien, Mike Auldridge. It makes me want to run out and pick up every single individual album that has been sampled here. (Joe Ross, staff writer, Bluegrass Now)

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