Whiskey Before Breakfast

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All Music Guide - Jim Smith
Blake's best album, and one of the finest bluegrass albums of the '70s. "Church St. Blues" and "Slow Train Through Georgia" are great originals that demonstrate Blake's natural ease with a sung ballad, while the fabulous medleys "Sleepy Eyed Joe/Indian Creek" and "Fiddler's Dram/Whiskey Before Breakfast" show off the graceful flat-picking that made him famous. All told, there have been many albums in the folk idiom featuring many a guitar virtuoso, but very few achieve such a mix of relaxed subtlety and eye-popping virtuosity, and Whiskey Before Breakfast will perhaps stand as the greatest achievement by this master picker.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jim Smith
Blake's best album, and one of the finest bluegrass albums of the '70s. "Church St. Blues" and "Slow Train Through Georgia" are great originals that demonstrate Blake's natural ease with a sung ballad, while the fabulous medleys "Sleepy Eyed Joe/Indian Creek" and "Fiddler's Dram/Whiskey Before Breakfast" show off the graceful flat-picking that made him famous. All told, there have been many albums in the folk idiom featuring many a guitar virtuoso, but very few achieve such a mix of relaxed subtlety and eye-popping virtuosity, and Whiskey Before Breakfast will perhaps stand as the greatest achievement by this master picker.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/27/1994
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661006324
  • Catalog Number: 63
  • Sales rank: 46,469

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Norman Blake Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Charlie Collins Guitar
Charles Collins Guitar
Technical Credits
Nancy Blake Liner Notes
Norman Blake Liner Notes
Sundance Engineer
Douglas Parker Cover Design
Traditional Composer
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