The Rough Guide to Bluegrass [Second Edition]

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Every tradition evolves, and bluegrass is no different. There's newgrass, of course, but even real bluegrass has moved on. This compilation offers both old and new, with some of the major names on the scene, ranging from the legendary Ralph Stanley and the late Hazel Dickens through people like Ricky Skaggs and Peter Rowan to those still making names for themselves, such as Darrell Scott with the wonderful "You'll Never Leave Harland Alive" and the Gibson Brothers. The subject matter of the songs remains the same, and for the most part, newer artists keep to the standard instrumentation, but with more emphasis on the song than on the picking. That's not to say there's a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Every tradition evolves, and bluegrass is no different. There's newgrass, of course, but even real bluegrass has moved on. This compilation offers both old and new, with some of the major names on the scene, ranging from the legendary Ralph Stanley and the late Hazel Dickens through people like Ricky Skaggs and Peter Rowan to those still making names for themselves, such as Darrell Scott with the wonderful "You'll Never Leave Harland Alive" and the Gibson Brothers. The subject matter of the songs remains the same, and for the most part, newer artists keep to the standard instrumentation, but with more emphasis on the song than on the picking. That's not to say there's a lack of flashy fiddle or mandolin (just listen to "From Now On"), just that the emphasis has shifted, and the high lonesome quality of the voice, once the trademark of bluegrass, has been toned down a little in search of more mainstream success. It's a good encapsulation of bluegrass, enhanced by the slightly rockier sounds of Scott Holstein on a bonus album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/31/2012
  • Label: World Music Network
  • UPC: 605633126723
  • Catalog Number: 1267
  • Sales rank: 207,499

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Safe Passage - The Gibson Brothers (4:40)
  2. 2 Coal Tattoo - Kathy Mattea (3:20)
  3. 3 Dream Of A Miner's Child - Ralph Stanley (2:56)
  4. 4 You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive - Darrell Scott (5:03)
  5. 5 From Now On - Sierra Hull (3:23)
  6. 6 Blue Rock Slide - The Grascals (4:17)
  7. 7 A Canary's Song - Claire Lynch (4:18)
  8. 8 Across The Rolling Hills - Peter Rowan (3:49)
  9. 9 Coal Mining Woman - Hazel Dickens (3:57)
  10. 10 The Old Coal Mine - Larry Sparks (3:06)
  11. 11 Coal Minin' Man - Ricky Skaggs (3:52)
  12. 12 Blue Side of the Mountain - The SteelDrivers (3:30)
  13. 13 Fords Of Pittman - Charlie Sizemore (2:50)
  14. 14 Paradise - The Country Gentlemen (3:29)
  15. 15 A Hero In Harlan - Tom T. Hall (4:00)
  16. 16 Jesus Is The Rock - Ginny Hawker (2:33)
  17. 17 Union Man - Blue Highway (3:36)
  18. 18 Black Lung - Dry Branch Fire Squad (2:31)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Spell - Scott Holstein (3:16)
  2. 2 Walls of Stone - Scott Holstein (4:40)
  3. 3 Cold Coal Town - Scott Holstein (4:17)
  4. 4 Blackwater - Scott Holstein (2:51)
  5. 5 Leavin' Charleston - Scott Holstein (3:21)
  6. 6 Boone County Blues - Scott Holstein (3:01)
  7. 7 Montani Semper Liberi - Scott Holstein (2:56)
  8. 8 Roll Coal Roll - Scott Holstein (2:51)
  9. 9 Clinch Mountain Hills - Scott Holstein (3:38)
  10. 10 The Holstein Waltz - Scott Holstein (3:53)
  11. 11 Ain't No Higher Ground - Scott Holstein (2:45)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
The Country Gentlemen Composer
Peter Rowan Composer
Ralph Stanley Arranger
Marty Stuart Producer
Garth Brooks Composer
Tom T. Hall Composer
Hazel Dickens Composer
Buddy Mondlock Composer
Mike Henderson Composer
Billy Edd Wheeler Composer
Ginny Hawker Arranger
Jim Mills Composer
Darrell Scott Composer
Tim Stafford Composer
Janet Beazley Composer
Danny Roberts Composer
Traditional Composer
Kristin Scott Benson Composer
Leigh Gibson Composer
Matt DeSpain Composer
Chris Stapleton Composer
Jeremy Abshire Composer
Mark Brinkman Composer
Dixie Hall Composer
Scott Holstein Composer
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