Essential Bluegrass Cardinals

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All Music Guide - Erik Hage
This collection does a valuable service in remembering one of the most underappreciated bluegrass outfits of the '70s and '80s. The unit made its mark as a trio, but the list of alumni who have spent time as part of that triad is formidable, including Bill Bryson, Randy Graham, Ernie Sykes, Norman Wright, Mike Hartgrove, Ronnie Simpkins, Bobby Clark, Dale Perry, Greg Luck, and Larry Stephenson. The Bluegrass Cardinals came out of the Los Angeles scene in the mid-'70s led by the evocative vocals of David Parmley later of Continental Divide, who was only a teenager at the time but sounded like he had lived a few lifetimes. They soon headed east, cutting an album for Rounder in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Erik Hage
This collection does a valuable service in remembering one of the most underappreciated bluegrass outfits of the '70s and '80s. The unit made its mark as a trio, but the list of alumni who have spent time as part of that triad is formidable, including Bill Bryson, Randy Graham, Ernie Sykes, Norman Wright, Mike Hartgrove, Ronnie Simpkins, Bobby Clark, Dale Perry, Greg Luck, and Larry Stephenson. The Bluegrass Cardinals came out of the Los Angeles scene in the mid-'70s led by the evocative vocals of David Parmley later of Continental Divide, who was only a teenager at the time but sounded like he had lived a few lifetimes. They soon headed east, cutting an album for Rounder in 1976 and following that with their CMH debut. Through consistent lineup changes, the group continued to release strong albums full of strong musicianship and extraordinary vocal work. The group's canon is well-represented here, from ballads such as "Blue Is the Color of Lonesome" a Cardinals original penned by the Parmleys, "Sweet Hour of Prayer," and a heart-piecing take on Merle Haggard's "Don't Give Up on Me" to more up-tempo tracks, such as "I've Had a Time" and "Knee Deep in Lovin' You." This is not a comprehensive collection, but the selection is excellent, culling Cardinals originals as well as bluegrass, country, and gospel standards. The top-notch vocalizing is worth the price of admission alone.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2002
  • Label: Cmh Records
  • UPC: 027297841529
  • Catalog Number: 8415
  • Sales rank: 77,036

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Knee Deep in Lovin' You - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (2:32)
  2. 2 I Wonder Where You Are Tonight - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (2:41)
  3. 3 Blue Is the Color of Lonesome - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (2:37)
  4. 4 I've Had a Time - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (3:07)
  5. 5 32 Acres - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (3:06)
  6. 6 Morristown - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (3:45)
  7. 7 Where Rainbows Touch Down - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (3:45)
  8. 8 The Old Man in the Park - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (2:05)
  9. 9 Mountain Laurel - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (2:11)
  10. 10 With Half a Heart - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (3:00)
  11. 11 Don't Give Up on Me - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (4:30)
  12. 12 Shine Hallelujah Shine - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (2:14)
  13. 13 Carpenter of Wood - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (4:33)
  14. 14 Crossing of Jordan - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (3:01)
  15. 15 Angels Rock Me to Sleep - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (2:28)
  16. 16 Sweet Hour of Prayer - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (4:00)
  17. 17 The First Time I Heard About Heaven - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (5:02)
  18. 18 Pretty Red Wing - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (2:00)
  19. 19 Eighteen Wheels - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (3:12)
  20. 20 Don't Come Running - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (2:22)
  21. 21 Jubilee Road - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (3:27)
  22. 22 I Know It's Wrong to Love You - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (3:17)
  23. 23 Lee Berry Rye - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (2:12)
  24. 24 Uncle Billy Play Your Fiddle for Me - Essential Bluegrass Cardinals (3:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Bluegrass Cardinals Primary Artist
David Parmley Guitar, Bass (Vocal), Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Don Parmley Banjo, Vocals, Baritone (Vocal)
Warren Blair Fiddle
Mike Hartgrove Fiddle
Bobby Hicks Fiddle
Ronnie Simpkins Bass, Vocals
Tim Smith Fiddle
Ernie Sykes Bass, Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Randy Graham Mandolin, Vocals
Norman Wright Guitar, Mandolin, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
John Davis Bass, Vocals
Bobby Clark Mandolin, Vocals
Essential Bluegrass Cardinals Track Performer
Technical Credits
John Eberle Mastering
Randy Graham Arranger
Lance LeRoy Producer, Liner Notes
M. Christian Arranger
Karrie M. Miller Art Direction
Chuck Webster Producer
Lance Leroy Producer
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