Stomp

Stomp

by Mike Compton
     
 

Good music never stands still and that includes bluegrass. This duo effort by mandolinists Mike Compton and David Long builds upon the tradition of Bill Monroe's music, yet they both of these accomplished pickers add their own distinctive modern touches to some of the favorites associated with the late legend. Monroe's "Evening Prayer BluesSee more details below

Overview

Good music never stands still and that includes bluegrass. This duo effort by mandolinists Mike Compton and David Long builds upon the tradition of Bill Monroe's music, yet they both of these accomplished pickers add their own distinctive modern touches to some of the favorites associated with the late legend. Monroe's "Evening Prayer Blues" is a virtuoso performance by the two men, yet they're able to shift gears and play a traditional favorite like "Mississippi Bound" (with Compton switching to guitar) complete with harmony vocals. They preface their rapid-fire, intricate "Centipede Hop" by explaining that they independently wrote very similar melodies then combined their individual efforts. Each man also fairs well on individual unaccompanied tracks, revealing why they both impressed producer (and mandolin master) David Grisman. The unlisted bonus song that follows "Tanyards" is a blazing alternate take of the gospel tune "Standing on Jesus," as opposed to the more leisurely master take included earlier on the CD.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/07/2006
Label:
Acoustic Disc
UPC:
0715949106323
catalogNumber:
63
Rank:
351496

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Tracks

  1. Evening Prayer Blues  - David Long
  2. Mississippi Bound  - David Long
  3. Ashland Breakdown  - David Long
  4. Every Humble Knee Must Bow  - David Long
  5. Old Mountaineer  - David Long
  6. Big Indian Blues  - David Long
  7. The Old Ark's a Movin'  - David Long
  8. January Nightmare  - David Long
  9. Stomp  - David Long
  10. How You Want It Done?  - David Long
  11. Vicksburg Stomp  - David Long
  12. Centipede Hop  - David Long
  13. Standing on Jesus  - David Long
  14. Black's Run  - David Long
  15. Sweet Lizzie  - David Long
  16. Prison Blues  - David Long
  17. Tanyards  - David Long

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