Livin' In The Past: Legendary Live Recordings

Livin' In The Past: Legendary Live Recordings

by The Kentucky Colonels
     
 

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The Kentucky Colonels only played together for a short period of time, but the legacy of Roland White, and even more so of guitarist Clarence White, has kept the band's name alive. But the White brothers are only two of the many reasons to appreciate this band. For starters, there is the instrumental…  See more details below

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The Kentucky Colonels only played together for a short period of time, but the legacy of Roland White, and even more so of guitarist Clarence White, has kept the band's name alive. But the White brothers are only two of the many reasons to appreciate this band. For starters, there is the instrumental dexterity of fiddler Scotty Stoneman, banjoist Billy Ray Latham, and bassist Roger Bush. One should also mention that the group is a vocal powerhouse. There are 25 tracks on Livin' in the Past, taken from a number of performances during the early- to mid-'60s, and clocking in at over 73 minutes. The material ranges from the four-part gospel singing of "Get on Your Knees and Pray" to wonderful instrumentals like "Julius Finkbine's Rag." On this latter piece, Clarence White transforms "Beaumont Rag" into a guitar standard, filled with phenomenal flatpicking. On "I Am a Pilgrim," his guitar playing -- as the saying goes -- will knock your hat in the creek. Roland White shows that he's no slouch with some speedy mandolin picking on "Barefoot Nellie," while Stoneman's fiddle shines on "If You're Ever Gonna Love Me." The Whites turn in a great brother duet on "Dark Hollow," and add Bush for a nice trio on "Ocean of Diamonds." This album provides a nice snapshot of the Kentucky Colonels at the height of their powers, and provides a fuller picture of the band's talents than Appalachian Swing! because of the inclusion of vocals. For bluegrass fans who enjoy traditional singing and progressive playing, Livin' in the Past should prove more than satisfactory.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/11/2009
Label:
Micro Werks
UPC:
0813411010410
catalogNumber:
41

Tracks

  1. Fire On the Mountain
  2. If You're Ever Gonna Love Me
  3. Julius Finkbine's Rag
  4. Dark Hollow
  5. Memphis Special
  6. He Said If I Be Lifted Up
  7. Get Down On Your Knees and Pray
  8. Lee Highway Blues
  9. Shuckin' the Corn
  10. Ocean of Diamonds
  11. Angels of Death
  12. Barefoot Nellie
  13. Train 45
  14. A Hard Hearted
  15. Chug a Lug
  16. Alabama Jubilee
  17. Sunny Side of the Mountain
  18. Journey's End
  19. Sheikh of Araby
  20. Good Woman's Love
  21. Listen To the Mockingbird
  22. Old Joe Clark
  23. I Am a Pilgrim
  24. Jordan
  25. Shady Grove
  26. Sunny Side of the Mountain
  27. Journey's End (A Life of Sorrow)
  28. Introduction
  29. The Sheik of Araby
  30. Good Woman's Love
  31. Mother's Milk Routine
  32. Listen to the Mocking Bird
  33. Old Joe Clark
  34. Introduction
  35. I Am a Pilgrim
  36. Jordan
  37. Shady Grove

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kentucky Colonels   Primary Artist
Clarence White   Guitar,Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
Jerry Garcia   Track Performer
Roger Bush   Bass,Bass (Vocal),Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Billy Ray Latham   Banjo,Percussion,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal),High Tenor Vocal
Leroy Mack   Dobro
Bobby Slone   Violin,Acoustic Bass,String Bass
Scotty Stoneman   Bass,Fiddle,Violin
Roland White   Mandolin,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Leroy Mack McNees   Dobro,Vocals

Technical Credits

Mike Seeger   Engineer
Mary Katherine Aldin   Collage
John Delgato   Producer,Liner Notes,Graphic Design
Jim McReynolds   Composer
Harry Beasley Smith   Composer
Mayne Smith   Introduction
Ted Snyder   Composer
Carter Stanley   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Leroy Mack McNees   Composer
Jon C. Wretlind   Cover Design
Francis Wheeler   Composer
George L. Cobb   Composer
Traditional   Composer
John Kaparakis   Liner Notes
Brooks Adams Otis   Producer,Engineer

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