From Dancefloor to Devotion

From Dancefloor to Devotion

by The Maddox Brothers & Rose
     
 

The concept behind this 24-track CD is a little quirky, as the first 12 songs gather a dozen examples of the Maddox Brothers & Sister Rose's rhythmic honky tonk-cum-pre-rockabilly sound, followed by a dozen of their sacred songs. It's not a bad way to get an overview of the group's considerable contribution to the evolution of country music, but it's not as good as it… See more details below

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The concept behind this 24-track CD is a little quirky, as the first 12 songs gather a dozen examples of the Maddox Brothers & Sister Rose's rhythmic honky tonk-cum-pre-rockabilly sound, followed by a dozen of their sacred songs. It's not a bad way to get an overview of the group's considerable contribution to the evolution of country music, but it's not as good as it could or should be. For there's not a single recording or original date in sight in the packaging, though it's apparent from the varying sound quality alone that the tracks were drawn from a period spanning several years at a minimum. Make no mistake, this is excellent music, with top-flight harmonies, tight arrangements, and vivacious playing that epitomizes the best of country swing and early honky tonk, as well as anticipating some of the flavors of rockabilly and rock & roll. Indeed, one of the two Rose Maddox solo tracks, "My Little Baby," is a pretty decent bona fide rocker, and "Death of Rock and Roll," an apparent takeoff on "I Got a Woman," rocks pretty hard in spite of its title. And while the sacred songs don't sparkle as much as the more uptempo and raucous tunes, they're not at all devoid of the traits that made their more secular material so lively. If you had to make do with just one Maddox Brothers & Sister Rose disc, this wouldn't be a bad one at all. But as there are of number of compilations of the group with better packaging, it's not recommended for those trying to collect their work with more thoroughness or discrimination.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/20/2009
Label:
Righteous
UPC:
5013929981621
catalogNumber:
23-16

Tracks

  1. Wild Wild Young Men
  2. My Little Baby
  3. Ugly and Slouchy
  4. Death of Rock and Roll
  5. New Step It Up and Go
  6. Mean and Wicked Boogie
  7. Honky Tonkin
  8. Move It on Over
  9. Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down
  10. Shimmy Shakin' Daddy
  11. Small Town Mama
  12. That'll Learn Ya Durn Ya
  13. Hangover Blues
  14. I'll Fly Away
  15. Farther Along
  16. I'd Rather Have Jesus
  17. In the Land Where We'll Never Grow
  18. Tramp on the Street
  19. I Just Steal Away and Pray
  20. When God Dips His Love in My Heart
  21. The Unclouded Day
  22. Flowers for the Master's Bouquet
  23. Dust on the Bible
  24. I'll Be No Stranger There
  25. He Set Me Free

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maddox Brothers & Rose   Primary Artist
Maddox Brothers   Indexed Contributor

Technical Credits

George Beverly Shea   Composer
Eddie Dean   Composer
Hal Blair   Composer
Billy Cox   Composer
Dave Henderson   Liner Notes
Cal Maddox   Composer
Don Maddox   Composer
Fred Maddox   Composer
Henry Maddox   Composer
Rose Maddox   Composer
John Bailes   Composer
Walter Bailes   Composer
Grady Cole   Composer
Dearest Dean   Composer
Merl Lindsay   Composer
Alan Wilson   Mastering
Charles Wayne   Composer
Black Jack Wayne   Composer
Walter J Starbuck   Author

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