Fiddle & a Song

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Byron Berline's Fiddle & a Song is a star-studded affair with numerous guests, for the most part recorded in 1995. It's hard to beat "Sally Goodin," a traditional bluegrass favorite, with veterans Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs prominently featured. But there are other worthwhile tracks as well; ex-Sundance member Vince Gill sings lead and plays guitar on "Rose of Old Kentucky" and "Sweet Memory Waltz," while Mason Williams wrote "Skippin' Along on Top" in honor of Berline and sings lead in this humorous ditty as well. Berline is even joined by the Sherman Oaks Presbyterian Church Quartet where Berline and his wife are longtime members, with Bette Berline playing piano and...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Byron Berline's Fiddle & a Song is a star-studded affair with numerous guests, for the most part recorded in 1995. It's hard to beat "Sally Goodin," a traditional bluegrass favorite, with veterans Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs prominently featured. But there are other worthwhile tracks as well; ex-Sundance member Vince Gill sings lead and plays guitar on "Rose of Old Kentucky" and "Sweet Memory Waltz," while Mason Williams wrote "Skippin' Along on Top" in honor of Berline and sings lead in this humorous ditty as well. Berline is even joined by the Sherman Oaks Presbyterian Church Quartet where Berline and his wife are longtime members, with Bette Berline playing piano and singing soprano for a heartfelt treatment of the hymn "Were You There?" Of course, the leader's magical fiddle is in the center of every track, and bluegrass fans should consider this one of Byron Berline's finest recordings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/22/1995
  • Label: Sugarhill
  • UPC: 015891383828
  • Catalog Number: 3838
  • Sales rank: 214,511

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sally Goodin (4:59)
  2. 2 Rose of Old Kentucky (3:28)
  3. 3 My Dixie Darling (3:13)
  4. 4 Roly Poly - Doo Wah Riders (2:42)
  5. 5 Faded Love (5:36)
  6. 6 Skippin' Along on Top (7:54)
  7. 7 Sweet Memory Waltz (3:49)
  8. 8 Fiddle Faddle (2:00)
  9. 9 Second Fiddle (3:54)
  10. 10 Fiddler's Dream (4:25)
  11. 11 Were You There? (3:59)
  12. 12 Cajun Medley: Down at the "Twist & Shout"/Diggy Liggy Low/Jambalaya - Doo Wah Riders (5:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Byron Berline Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Fiddle, Vocals, Background Vocals
Dan Crary Guitar
Bill Monroe Track Performer
Earl Scruggs Track Performer
Jann Browne Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Mason Williams Vocals, Track Performer
California Track Performer
Rick Cunha Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Sundance Track Performer
John Hickman Banjo
Hal Blaine Drums
Bette Berline Piano
Bill Bryson Bass
Skip Conover Lap Steel Guitar
Vince Gill Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Doug Haywood Bass, Background Vocals
Ken Liebenson Piano, Accordion, Vocals
JayDee Mannes Steel Guitar
Jerry Mills Mandolin
James Monroe Bass
Randy Scruggs Guitar
Steve Spurgin Bass, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals
Pete Wasner Piano
Don Whaley Bass, Background Vocals
Dennis "Cannonball" Caplinger Banjo
Ed Eblin Drums
Frank Heckadon Bass (Vocal)
Lindy Rasmussen Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
John Moore Mandolin, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Bill Monroe Contributor
Earl Scruggs Contributor
Roy Acuff Composer
California Contributor
Rick Cunha Engineer
Sundance Contributor
Jack Skinner Contributor
Mark Cohen Contributor
Britt Bacon Engineer
Byron Berline Arranger, Producer
Randy Best Engineer
Walter New Engineer
Billy Jack Wills Composer
Don Ross Engineer
Alan Wald Contributor
Traditional Composer
Unknown Composer
Doo Wah Riders Contributor
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