Hide Head Blues

Hide Head Blues

by Jim Mills
     
 

The fact that Jim Mills plays banjo in Ricky Skaggs' Kentucky Thunder is a ringing endorsement that the man knows his stuff. Hide Head Blues, then, gives Mills a chance to step into the spotlight and show bluegrass fans what he's got. The album moves between instrumental and vocal (mostly by guestsSee more details below

Overview

The fact that Jim Mills plays banjo in Ricky Skaggs' Kentucky Thunder is a ringing endorsement that the man knows his stuff. Hide Head Blues, then, gives Mills a chance to step into the spotlight and show bluegrass fans what he's got. The album moves between instrumental and vocal (mostly by guests) tracks, with fancy picking from Mills and friends and more radio-friendly cuts by Don Rigsby and other vocalists. While the album's title cut is a Mills original, most of the material is drawn from the classic country music and bluegrass song bag. An instrumental version of Merle Haggard's "I Started Loving You Again" is a real standout, with the lackadaisical pace perfectly suited for some lovely, blues-inspired banjo work. Hide Head Blues returns to Haggard later in the program, with a fine take on "Daddy Frank," featuring Paul Brewster on vocals. The most unusual and one of the most fun cuts on the album features Mills' vocals and electric (yes, electric) guitar work on Merle Travis' "Guitar Rag." His crisp and clean Travis-style guitar picking is guaranteed to brighten up a gloomy day. Hide Head Blues never sags, and will bring lots of listening pleasure to Jim Mills fans.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/12/2005
Label:
Sugarhill
UPC:
0015891400426
catalogNumber:
4004
Rank:
235136

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jim Mills   Primary Artist,Banjo,Guitar,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
Barry Bales   Bass,Bass (Vocal),Vocals
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Claw Hammer Banjo
Adam Steffey   Mandolin
Dan Tyminski   Guitar,Vocals
Don Rigsby   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Cody Kilby   Guitar
Paul Brewster   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Andy Leftwich   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Earl Scruggs   Composer
Merle Haggard   Composer
Merle Travis   Composer
Bill Emerson   Composer
Jimmy Martin   Composer
Jim Mills   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Bonnie Owens   Composer
Alton Delmore   Composer
Rabon Delmore   Composer
Steve Chandler   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Mose Rager   Composer
Paul Williams   Composer

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