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All Music Guide - Erik Hage
Virginia natives Jim & Jesse McReynolds began in the late '40s as serious-minded bluegrass players; however, throughout their career and despite inevitable returns to bluegrass they have flirted with mainstream country and even rock & roll. That nomadic attitude is well represented on this collection. They did a cover album of Chuck Berry songs in the late '60s, and one Berry song, "Johnny B. Goode," shows up here. Meanwhile, the McReynolds originals on this effort, while not exactly mainstream, do tend to tread near commercial country waters particularly the heart-worn ballad "Where Do We Go From Here". Nevertheless, whether meeting the precise expectations of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Erik Hage
Virginia natives Jim & Jesse McReynolds began in the late '40s as serious-minded bluegrass players; however, throughout their career and despite inevitable returns to bluegrass they have flirted with mainstream country and even rock & roll. That nomadic attitude is well represented on this collection. They did a cover album of Chuck Berry songs in the late '60s, and one Berry song, "Johnny B. Goode," shows up here. Meanwhile, the McReynolds originals on this effort, while not exactly mainstream, do tend to tread near commercial country waters particularly the heart-worn ballad "Where Do We Go From Here". Nevertheless, whether meeting the precise expectations of the bluegrass idiom or not, what distinguishes a Jim & Jesse album is Jesse's syncopated, crosspicking mandolin style and Jim's unwavering tenor harmony. And the brothers are in fine form here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/19/2002
  • Label: Cmh Records
  • UPC: 027297862722
  • Catalog Number: 8627
  • Sales rank: 158,925

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jim & Jesse Primary Artist
Allen Shelton Banjo
Vic Jordan Banjo
Blaine Sprouse Fiddle
Jesse McReynolds Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Jimmy Capps Rhythm Guitar
Buddy Harman Drums
Billy Linneman Bass
Jim McReynolds Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Weldon Myrick Dobro
Jerry Whitehurst Piano
William Paul Ackerman Drums
Technical Credits
Marvin Etzioni Composer
Jimmy Capps Producer
Kevin McManus Engineer
Ron Baker Composer
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