Strings and Things: The Best in Bluegrass, Vol. 1

Strings and Things: The Best in Bluegrass, Vol. 1

     
 

Vol. 1 in the Nashville-based Dualtone label's Strings and Things: The Best in Bluegrass series is both playful and reverent, collecting contemporary versions of bluegrass, gospel, and old-timey standards as played by some of the genre's finest practitioners. The unmistakable voice of Ralph Stanley lays out some hellfireSee more details below

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Vol. 1 in the Nashville-based Dualtone label's Strings and Things: The Best in Bluegrass series is both playful and reverent, collecting contemporary versions of bluegrass, gospel, and old-timey standards as played by some of the genre's finest practitioners. The unmistakable voice of Ralph Stanley lays out some hellfire and brimstone on the a cappella "Listen to the Shepherd," Norman and Nancy Blake implore listeners to keep on "The Sunny Side of Life," Joe and Janette Carter lend a mischievous wink to "Stern Old Bachelor," and June Carter Cash gets some help from her husband, Johnny, on an intimate take of "The Far Side Banks of Jordan" -- Shawn Colvin's lovely rendition of "Single Girl, Married Girl" is incorrectly listed at the number five slot on the CD jacket (it's actually number nine). Strings and Things isn't remarkable, but it's consistently listenable, proving once again the power of this oft-interpreted material, especially when filtered through the souls of such fine performers.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2005
Label:
Dualtone Music Group
UPC:
0803020120822
catalogNumber:
1208
Rank:
249626

Tracks

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nancy Blake   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Norman Blake   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Mandolin,Vocals
Del McCoury   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Tony Rice   Guitar
Peter Rowan   Guitar,Vocals
Earl Scruggs   Acoustic Guitar
Ricky Skaggs   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Ralph Stanley   Vocals
Marty Stuart   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin
Carlene Carter   Background Vocals
Johnny Cash   Vocals,Background Vocals
Rodney Crowell   Acoustic Guitar
Jim Lauderdale   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Shawn Colvin   Vocals
Joe Carter   Vocals
Buck White   Mandolin,Piano,Vocals
John McEuen   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Fiddle,Mandolin
Don Edwards   Guitar,Vocals
Mike Bub   Acoustic Bass
Bob Carpenter   Bass,Piano,Accordion,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano,Vocals
Jason Carter   Fiddle
June Carter Cash   Vocals
Jack Cooke   Bass Guitar,Baritone (Vocal)
Dennis Crouch   Bass,Upright Bass
Jimmie Fadden   Harmonica,Drums
Pat Flynn   Guitar,Guitar (Resonator)
Jeff Hanna   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Slide Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Jerry Hensley   Percussion,Slide Guitar
Jimmy Ibbotson   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Mandolin,Accordion,Vocals,Mandola
Rob McCoury   Banjo
Ronnie McCoury   Mandolin,Background Vocals
Larry Perkins   Banjo
Randy Scruggs   Acoustic Guitar
Sharon White-Skaggs   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Cheryl White   Vocals,Acoustic Bass
Tiffany A. Lowe   Background Vocals
Andy Wren   Choir, Chorus
Steve Sparkman   Banjo
James Alan Shelton   Guitar
James Price   Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals
John Rigsby   Mandolin,Baritone (Vocal)
Ralph Stanley   Guitar,Bass (Vocal),Baritone (Vocal)
Rick Lonow   Drums
John Carter Cash   Percussion,Choir, Chorus
Chuck Turner   Percussion
Kym Warner   Bouzouki,Mandolin,Vocals
Billy Bright   Mandolin
Bryn Bright   Bass
Laura Cash   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Background Vocals
Eamon McLoughlin   Fiddle,Viola,Vocals
Lorrie Carter Bennett   Background Vocals
David Roe   Bass
Carol Young   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Peter Rowan   Arranger,Adaptation
Jim Lauderdale   Composer
Don Edwards   Arranger,Adaptation
Bob Carpenter   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Jeff Hanna   Composer
Jimmy Ibbotson   Composer
Bill Whitbeck   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Kym Warner   Composer

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