Dark as a Dungeon: Songs of the Mines

Dark as a Dungeon: Songs of the Mines

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What makes this sampler of various Rebel Records artists work is its theme, as bluegrass performers the Seldom Scene, Blue Highway, the Country Gentlemen, and others present a set of Southern mining songs from Rebel's huge back catalog. Certainly one of the most

Overview

What makes this sampler of various Rebel Records artists work is its theme, as bluegrass performers the Seldom Scene, Blue Highway, the Country Gentlemen, and others present a set of Southern mining songs from Rebel's huge back catalog. Certainly one of the most dangerous and emotionally harrowing jobs ever imagined, mining makes sheer life and death a daily issue, and a body of songs that is part folk, part blues, part country, part spiritual, and part political has formed around it. Call it American realism with a social agenda. Mining songs, like train songs, remind us that life is a daily and perilous journey, and that between here and there anything at all can happen. They remind us that life is dearly lived.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/30/2010
Label:
Rebel Records
UPC:
0032511751027
catalogNumber:
7510
Rank:
95716

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mike Auldridge   Dobro,Baritone (Vocal)
Ricky Skaggs   Mandolin
Larry Sparks   Guitar,Vocals
John Starling   Guitar,Vocals
David Davis   Mandolin,Vocals
Glen Duncan   Fiddle
Keith Whitley   Guitar,Vocals
Bill Harrell   Guitar,Vocals
Larry Stephenson   Mandolin,Tenor (Vocal)
Barry Bales   Bass
Curley Ray Cline   Fiddle
Jack Cooke   Bass
Ben Eldridge   Banjo
Ed Ferris   Bass,Bass (Vocal)
Tom Gray   Bass
Randall Hylton   Guitar,Vocals
Rob Ickes   Dobro
Keith Little   Banjo
Peter McLaughlin   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Carl Nelson   Fiddle,Baritone (Vocal)
Valerie Smith   Vocals
Tim Stafford   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
Jody Stecher   Mandolin
Adam Steffey   Mandolin
Wayne Taylor   Bass
Charlie Waller   Guitar,Vocals
John Duffey   Mandolin,Tenor (Vocal)
Jim Britton   Banjo
Forrest Rose   Bass
Graham Sharp   Banjo
Roy Lee Centers   Banjo
Darrell Sanders   Banjo
Steve Sparkman   Banjo
James Alan Shelton   Guitar
Mark Fain   Bass
James Price   Fiddle
John Rigsby   Mandolin
Ralph Stanley   Guitar,Vocals
Tim Caudill   Bass
Bob Black   Banjo
Steve Wilson   Dobro
Jason Burleson   Banjo
Chris Brashear   Guitar,Tenor (Vocal)
Russell Moore   Tenor (Vocal)
Scott Napier   Mandolin
Tony Holt   Guitar,Vocals
Wes Vanderpool   Banjo
Hunter Berry   Fiddle
Kevin Kehrberg   Bass
Mike Guggino   Mandolin,Tenor (Vocal)
Becky Buller   Viola,Claw Hammer Banjo
Bill Yates   Bass,Baritone (Vocal)
Andy Hall   Dobro
Chris Eldridge   Guitar
Charles Humphrey   Bass
Daniel Grindstaff   Banjo
Woody Platt   Guitar,Vocals
Nicky Sanders   Fiddle
Jessica Lee   Bass
Owen Saunders   Fiddle
Marty Hays   Bass,Baritone (Vocal)
Adam Duke   Guitar
Norman Wright   Mandolin,Tenor (Vocal)
Shawn Lane   Mandolin,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
John Wesley Lee   Mandolin
Greg Moore   Fiddle
Dan Moneyhum   Vocals

Technical Credits

Merle Travis   Composer
Utah Phillips   Composer
John Prine   Composer
Randall Hylton   Composer
Keith Little   Composer
Peter McLaughlin   Composer
Graham Sharp   Composer
Frank Godbey   Liner Notes
Marvin Davis   Composer
Public Domain   Composer
Becky Buller   Composer
Carl Rutherford   Composer
Roy Dockery   Composer

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