From Dancefloor to Devotion

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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
  • EAN: 5013929981621
  • Catalog Number: 23-16
  • Sales rank: 248,239

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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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