Salt of the Earth

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All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2007, so it's a wonder it took that long for them, along with Sharon's sister Cheryl White, and Buck White, the sisters' dad, to record a full album together. On their own, the Whites have proven a consistently strong outfit, flitting easily between bluegrass, mainstream country, and mostly gospel, and it's within that last genre that the 13 songs of Salt of the Earth reside. Skaggs, meanwhile, has proven for decades a master not only of anything remotely country, but virtually everything he's tried his hand at -- his recent collaboration with keyboardist Bruce Hornsby even found the two of them ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jeff Tamarkin
Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2007, so it's a wonder it took that long for them, along with Sharon's sister Cheryl White, and Buck White, the sisters' dad, to record a full album together. On their own, the Whites have proven a consistently strong outfit, flitting easily between bluegrass, mainstream country, and mostly gospel, and it's within that last genre that the 13 songs of Salt of the Earth reside. Skaggs, meanwhile, has proven for decades a master not only of anything remotely country, but virtually everything he's tried his hand at -- his recent collaboration with keyboardist Bruce Hornsby even found the two of them reconstructing Rick James' funk anthem "Super Freak"! Salt of the Earth is not about experimentation though, it's about tradition. These are all simple tales of faith and conviction, using the basic acoustic instrumentation of guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and bass. Nothing electric, nothing noisy, just wood and strings. But not surprisingly it's the vocal harmonies that dominate the proceedings throughout. Lead vocals are taken by each of the four, and the tight harmonies that have brightened all of the Whites' previous efforts are in ample supply here. While it's true that Skaggs and the Whites add nothing new to standards like "This Old House," "Wings of a Dove," and "Let it Shine," they don't really need to: they just give these chestnuts everything they've got, and that's plenty.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2007
  • Label: Skaggs Family
  • UPC: 669890500221
  • Catalog Number: 905002
  • Sales rank: 50,228

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Will Be Enough - Ricky Skaggs & The Whites (4:35)
  2. 2 Homesick for Heaven - Ricky Skaggs & The Whites (3:35)
  3. 3 Big Wheel - Ricky Skaggs & The Whites (2:46)
  4. 4 Salt of the Earth - Ricky Skaggs & The Whites (3:09)
  5. 5 Wreck on the Highway - Ricky Skaggs & The Whites (3:31)
  6. 6 Farther Along - Ricky Skaggs & The Whites (4:13)
  7. 7 Let It Shine - Ricky Skaggs & The Whites (3:41)
  8. 8 Near the Cross - Ricky Skaggs & The Whites (3:58)
  9. 9 One Seed of Love - Ricky Skaggs & The Whites (3:23)
  10. 10 This Old House - Ricky Skaggs & The Whites (2:43)
  11. 11 Wings of a Dove - Ricky Skaggs & The Whites (3:55)
  12. 12 Blessed Assurance - Ricky Skaggs & The Whites (3:29)
  13. 13 The Solid Rock - Ricky Skaggs & The Whites (3:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ricky Skaggs Primary Artist, Bouzouki, Dobro, Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Soloist, Vocal Harmony
Buck White Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Brent King Percussion
Paul Liem Percussion, Drums
Jeff Taylor Accordion
Cheryl White Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Sharon White Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Cody Kilby Guitar, Soloist
Mark Fain Bass
Jeff Taylor Piano, Accordion
Andy Leftwich Fiddle
Jim "Moose" Brown Piano, Hammond Organ, Hammond B3
Molly Skaggs Autoharp
Technical Credits
Ricky Skaggs Liner Notes
Don Gibson Composer
Paul Overstreet Composer
Janis Ian Composer
Stuart Hamblen Composer
Bob Ferguson Composer
Brent King Engineer
Sharon White Composer
Kelly Willard Composer
Andrew Mendelson Mastering
John Dorris Management
Edward Mote Composer
Ricky Skaggs & The Whites Audio Production
J.R. Baxter Jr. Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Salt of the Earth by Ricky Skaggs

    I bought this cd for my husband for Christmas and he loves it.

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