Late as Usual

Late as Usual

by Sam Bush
     
 

Like many of the modern bluegrass masters who came of age in the 1960s and 1970s, Sam Bush is a multi-instrumentalist who excels no matter which style he is playing. These 1984 sessions feature the leader in a variety of contexts. He plays fiddle in a traditional duet of Bill Monroe's "Big Mon" with banjo picker See more details below

Overview

Like many of the modern bluegrass masters who came of age in the 1960s and 1970s, Sam Bush is a multi-instrumentalist who excels no matter which style he is playing. These 1984 sessions feature the leader in a variety of contexts. He plays fiddle in a traditional duet of Bill Monroe's "Big Mon" with banjo picker Courtney Johnson, then switches to mandolin and singing lead in "Last Letter Home," backed by guitarist Norman Blake and cellist Nancy Blake with bassist John Cowan's harmony vocal and Dobro player Curtis Burch. Perhaps the most fun track is his interpretation of the unjustly overlooked mandolinist Dave Apollon's "Russian Rag"; Bush overdubs himself on mandolins, mandolas, and bass, accompanied by Mike Marshall's multiple mandolins, mandocellos, and guitar. His mandolin duet of the standard "Broadway" with Jethro Burns (a brilliant instrumentalist best known for his work as a part of the country music comedy duo Homer & Jethro) is a meeting between two masters of the instrument. Bush also includes a few originals, with banjo star Béla Fleck added for his progressive "Crooked Smile."

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Rounder Select
UPC:
0011661019522
catalogNumber:
195

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sam Bush   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals,Mandola,Slide Mandolin
Nancy Blake   Mandolin,Cello,Harmony
Norman Blake   Guitar
Jethro Burns   Mandolin
Curtis Burch   Dobro
John Cowan   Bass,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Béla Fleck   Banjo
Pat Flynn   Guitar
Courtney Johnson   Banjo
Johnny Logan   Harmonica
Mike Marshall   Guitar,Mandolin,Mandocello
Tom Roady   Percussion
John "Juke" Logan   Harmonica
Sam Brush   Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals,Mandola,Slide Mandolin

Technical Credits

Norman Blake   Arranger
Sam Bush   Producer,Contributor
Richard Adler   Engineer
Nancy Jean Anderson   Adaptation,CD Adaptation
Sam Brush   Arranger,Producer

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