The Angels Are Singing: A Women's Bluegrass Gospel Collection

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
One of the primary distinguishing features of bluegrass music has always been the male voice -- the fierce and otherworldly falsetto of Bill Monroe was as important to the establishment of bluegrass as a musical genre as were his hard-driving mandolin and the fiery banjo picking of Earl Scruggs. But although women have traditionally been regarded as peripheral in the history of bluegrass music, there are many who have made significant contributions, and they have done so throughout the music's history. From the rough-hewn mountain laments of Hazel Dickens to the soulful smoothness of Alison Krauss, the distinctive sounds of women bluegrass singers have added a distinctive...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
One of the primary distinguishing features of bluegrass music has always been the male voice -- the fierce and otherworldly falsetto of Bill Monroe was as important to the establishment of bluegrass as a musical genre as were his hard-driving mandolin and the fiery banjo picking of Earl Scruggs. But although women have traditionally been regarded as peripheral in the history of bluegrass music, there are many who have made significant contributions, and they have done so throughout the music's history. From the rough-hewn mountain laments of Hazel Dickens to the soulful smoothness of Alison Krauss, the distinctive sounds of women bluegrass singers have added a distinctive dimension to the music's development. This collection of bluegrass gospel songs features women singing in a wide variety of bluegrass styles: the Stevens Sisters contribute the dark and bluesy "In My Time of Dying," Claire Lynch gets funky on a modern gospel composition called "Paul and Peter Walked," and Ola Belle Reed delivers a chilling a cappella rendition of "Six Feet of Earth Makes Us All One Size." Rhonda Vincent and Kathy Kallick both perform driving and rootsy numbers, while the Cox Family's contribution is, as usual for them, both gorgeous and slightly strange. Strict traditionalists might be put off by a few of these selections the clarinet intro on "The Wayfaring Stranger" is especially startling, but everything here is very much worth hearing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/2002
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661048522
  • Catalog Number: 610485
  • Sales rank: 60,130

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Standing by the Bedside of a Neighbor (3:06)
  2. 2 My Warfare Will Soon Be Over - Ginny Hawker (4:33)
  3. 3 Memories That Bless and Burn (4:57)
  4. 4 Count Your Blessings - Laurie Lewis (2:26)
  5. 5 Keep Your Feet on the Ground (2:23)
  6. 6 Paul and Peter Walked (2:34)
  7. 7 When I Get Home - Laurie Lewis (2:36)
  8. 8 In My Time of Dying (3:15)
  9. 9 Faded Pressed Rose - Hazel Dickens (3:53)
  10. 10 He Will Set Your Fields on Fire (3:06)
  11. 11 Six Feet of Earth Makes Us All of One Size - Ola Belle Reed (1:52)
  12. 12 Hewed Out of the Mountain (2:35)
  13. 13 Wayfaring Stranger (6:22)
  14. 14 A Few More Years - Alice Gerrard (4:32)
  15. 15 Help Me Climb That Mountain - Lynn Morris (3:04)
  16. 16 There Is a Reason - Union Station (5:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alison Brown Banjo
Jerry Douglas Dobro
David Grier Guitar
Kathy Kallick Guitar, Vocals
Alison Krauss Viola, Vocals
Laurie Lewis Bass, Fiddle, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Tony Trischka Banjo
Rhonda Vincent Mandolin, Vocals
Sam Bush Mandolin
Hazel Dickens Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Jim Brock Bass
April Stevens Vocals
Todd Phillips Bass (Vocal), String Bass
Glen Duncan Fiddle
Barry Mitterhoff Mandolin
Ola Belle Reed Guitar, Vocals
Butch Robins Banjo
Wilma Lee Cooper Guitar, Vocals
Matt Glaser Violin, Viola
Phyllis Boyens Vocals
Andy Statman Clarinet, Mandolin
Lynn Morris Guitar, Vocals
Claire Lynch Vocals
Lucy Kaplansky Vocals
Barry Bales Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Bass
Bruce Barth Piano
Ron Block Guitar, Tenor (Vocal)
Dudley Connell Guitar
Carolee Cooper Vocals
Stoney Cooper Guitar, Vocals
Evelyn Cox Rhythm Guitar, Tenor (Vocal)
Suzanne Cox Vocals
Willard Cox Baritone (Vocal)
Dennis Crouch Bass
Alice Gerrard Vocals
Ginny Hawker Vocals, Baritone (Vocal)
Rob Ickes Dobro
Carol Elizabeth Jones Tenor (Vocal)
Pete Kennedy Guitar
Charles Leet Bass
Ray Legere Fiddle
Tony Marcus Bass (Vocal)
John McGann Guitar
David McLaughlin Mandolin
Tim O'Brien Mandolin
Alan O'Bryant Vocal Harmony
Marc Pruett Banjo
Tom Rozum Mandolin, Vocal Harmony
Charles Sawtelle Guitar
Darrell Scott Guitar
Jerry Shook Guitar
Ronnie Simpkins Acoustic Bass
Adam Steffey Mandolin
Eddie Stubbs Fiddle
Stella Sutton Banjo
Suzanne Thomas Guitar, Vocals
Ron Thomason Mandolin
Dan Tyminski Guitar, Baritone (Vocal)
Richard Underwood Banjo
Jeff White Bass (Vocal)
L.E. White Vocals
Jim Whitney Bass
Marshall Wilborn Bass
Roy Huskey Jr. Bass
Wayne Benson Mandolin
Ray Deaton Bass (Vocal)
Larry Robbins Bass
Darrin Vincent Bass, Vocal Harmony
Beth Stevens Vocal Harmony
Bryan Sutton Guitar
Bill Carver Mandolin
Craig Robert Smith Banjo
Ron Stewart Fiddle
Mary Gibbons Rhythm Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Douglas Stevens Baritone (Vocal)
Technical Credits
Hazel Dickens Arranger
Ola Belle Reed Arranger
Matt Glaser Arranger
Scott Billington Art Direction
Alice Gerrard Arranger
Toby Mountain Mastering
Cole Porter Composer
Chris Skinker Liner Notes
Nancy Given Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not as good as expected, but I would still recommend it.

    There are several cuts on this CD that I do not care for, but it was worth the price for Rhonda Vincent, The Cox Family, and Alison Krauss.
    "There is a Reason" by Krauss is beautiful - both words and melody.

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