Dueling Banjos

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All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Despite the long-term damage this film and the soundtrack's title theme did to bluegrass, the soundtrack stands as one of the best introductions to instrumental bluegrass available. The blistering virtuosity of multi-instrumentalists Eric Weissberg and Marshall Brickman ripple through such traditional numbers as "Shuckin' the Corn," "Little Maggie," and "Mountain Dew" with such fervor and passion, it's hard to believe that all this music is coming from two city slickers. Originally recorded in 1963 under the title New Dimensions in Banjo and Bluegrass, these tracks were subsequently released (along with the addition of the featured piece "Dueling Banjos") as the soundtrack ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Zac Johnson
Despite the long-term damage this film and the soundtrack's title theme did to bluegrass, the soundtrack stands as one of the best introductions to instrumental bluegrass available. The blistering virtuosity of multi-instrumentalists Eric Weissberg and Marshall Brickman ripple through such traditional numbers as "Shuckin' the Corn," "Little Maggie," and "Mountain Dew" with such fervor and passion, it's hard to believe that all this music is coming from two city slickers. Originally recorded in 1963 under the title New Dimensions in Banjo and Bluegrass, these tracks were subsequently released (along with the addition of the featured piece "Dueling Banjos") as the soundtrack for the 1973 Burt Reynolds film. To be fair, once the all too familiar opening strains of "Dueling Banjos" pass by, the song shifts almost into a completely different structure, becoming quite complex and mesmerizing. While the title track did in fact become a fairly sizable hit (pushing the album to gold status the same year) the real treasures are the rest of the songs. They all crackle with an energy and speed that remains faithful to tradition and still manages to not sound too flashy. A great starter album for the novice bluegrass fan, with enough intricate and interesting licks to keep any seasoned veteran stompin'.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 075992726825
  • Catalog Number: 2683
  • Sales rank: 11,787

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dueling Banjos (3:16)
  2. 2 Little Maggie - Marshall Brickman (1:12)
  3. 3 Shuckin' the Corn - Marshall Brickman (2:12)
  4. 4 Pony Express - Marshall Brickman (2:06)
  5. 5 Old Joe Clark - Marshall Brickman (1:16)
  6. 6 Eight More Miles to Louisville - Marshall Brickman (2:04)
  7. 7 Farewell Blues - Marshall Brickman (2:01)
  8. 8 Earl's Breakdown - Marshall Brickman (1:53)
  9. 9 End of a Dream - Marshall Brickman (1:50)
  10. 10 Buffalo Gals - Marshall Brickman (2:18)
  11. 11 Reuben's Train - Marshall Brickman (2:59)
  12. 12 Riding the Waves - Marshall Brickman (1:35)
  13. 13 Fire on the Mountain - Marshall Brickman (2:19)
  14. 14 Eighth of January - Marshall Brickman (1:07)
  15. 15 Bugle Call Rag - Marshall Brickman (1:34)
  16. 16 Hard, Ain't It Hard - Marshall Brickman (1:42)
  17. 17 Mountain Dew - Marshall Brickman (1:26)
  18. 18 Rawhide - Marshall Brickman (2:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Weissberg Primary Artist, Banjo, Guitar, Violin, Vocals, Track Performer
Steve Mandell Banjo, Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Steve Mandel Track Performer
Marshall Brickman Banjo, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Earl Scruggs Composer
Eric Weissberg Arranger, Adaptation
Jack Pettis Composer
Elmer Schoebel Composer
Billy Meyers Composer
Rick Conrad Proof Reading
Traditional Composer
Marshall Brickman Arranger, Adaptation
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