Bluegrass Class of 1990

Bluegrass Class of 1990


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Bluegrass Class of 1990

This compilation album reads like a who's-who of the progressive bluegrass
ew acoustic music movement: pros like mandolinist David Grisman, guitarist Tony Rice, dobro player Jerry Douglas and a pre-Flecktones Bela Fleck are all represented, as well as the (very) young Alison Krauss and many, many others. Though most of the guns are big, some of the album's best moments come from artists who were relative unknowns at the time of its release: the Whitstein Brothers offer a classic guitar-mandolin duo number in the pre-war style of the Blue Sky Boys; Krauss delivers two modern bluegrass gems in a voice as bright and pure as an icicle melting in the sun. The album's highlight, though, is the rendition of "Old Home Place" by J.D. Crowe and the New South. It's a chestnut, all right, but the combination of Crowe's driving banjo and the ringing, bittersweet blend of Tony Rice and Ricky Skaggs' voices will make your hair stand on end every time you hear it. This album belongs on every bluegrass fan's desert island list.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/11/1990
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661850729
catalogNumber: 618507
Rank: 83555

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Norman Blake   Guitar,Mandolin,Track Performer
Bluegrass Album Band   Track Performer
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Bass (Vocal),Vocals
Dry Branch Fire Squad   Track Performer
Tony Furtado   Banjo,Track Performer
Jim & Jesse   Track Performer
Johnson Mountain Boys   Track Performer
Alison Krauss   Fiddle,Vocals,Track Performer,Vocal Harmony
Doyle Lawson   Mandolin,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Nashville Bluegrass Band   Track Performer
Tony Rice   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Wyatt Rice   Guitar
Peter Rowan   Guitar,Vocals
Ricky Skaggs   Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal),Track Performer
Tony Trischka   Banjo
Sam Bush   Mandolin,Track Performer
Bill Keith   Banjo
Doc Watson   Guitar,Vocals
Whitstein Brothers   Track Performer
Kate Wolf   Vocal Harmony
Todd Phillips   Bass
Allen Shelton   Banjo
Glen Duncan   Fiddle
Rice Brothers   Track Performer
Mike Compton   Mandolin
Tom Adams   Banjo
Larry Rice   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Jesse McReynolds   Mandolin,Vocals
Lynn Morris   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Joseph Allen   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Jon Carrol   Piano,Vocals
Vassar Clements   Fiddle
Charles Collins   Guitar
Mark Compton   Mandolin,Baritone (Vocal)
Dudley Connell   Guitar,Vocals
Joe Craven   Mandolin
J.D. Crowe   Banjo,Guitar,Bass (Vocal),Baritone (Vocal),Track Performer
Dave Denman   Harmony,Vocal Harmony
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Dave Edmundson   Fiddle,Tenor (Vocal)
Pat Enright   Guitar,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Dick Erwin   Bass
Béla Fleck   Banjo,Track Performer
Jimmy Gaudreau   Mandolin
David Grisman   Mandolin,Track Performer
Mike Harman   Banjo,Vocal Harmony
Mark Hembree   Bass
Mike Hembree   Bass,Bass (Vocal)
Bob "Barbecue Bob" Hicks   Fiddle
Bobby Hicks   Fiddle
John Hisey   Banjo
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Rob Ickes   Dobro
Tony Lawson   Guitar,Vocals
Mary Jo Leet   Vocal Harmony
Ray Legere   Fiddle
Mike Marshall   Fiddle
Ronnie McCoury   Mandolin
David McLaughlin   Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals
Jim McReynolds   Guitar,Vocals
Lonnie Meeker   Guitar
Jim Nunally   Guitar
Alan O'Bryant   Banjo,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
John Pennell   Bass
Marc Pruett   Banjo
Mark Schatz   Bass,Vocals,Acoustic Bass
Ricky Simkins   Fiddle,Viola
Bobby Slone   Bass
Eddie Stubbs   Fiddle,Vocals
Ron Thomason   Guitar,Vocals
Brent Truitt   Mandolin
Richard Underwood   Banjo,Vocals
Jeff White   Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Charles Whitstein   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Robert Whitstein   Guitar,Vocals
Marshall Wilborn   Bass,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Roy Huskey   Bass
Ron Rice   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Charlie Collins   Guitar
Whistein Brothers   Track Performer
Joe Allen   Acoustic Bass

Technical Credits

Norman Blake   Producer
Bluegrass Album Band   Contributor
Dry Branch Fire Squad   Contributor
Jim & Jesse   Contributor
Johnson Mountain Boys   Producer
Nashville Bluegrass Band   Producer
Tony Rice   Producer
Ricky Skaggs   Producer
Sam Bush   Arranger,Producer
Doc Watson   Arranger
Whitstein Brothers   Producer
Rice Brothers   Producer
Jesse McReynolds   Composer,Producer
J.D. Crowe   Producer
Béla Fleck   Producer
David Grisman   Arranger,Producer
Ken Irwin   Producer
Mike Marshall   Producer
Jim McReynolds   Producer
Anthony Rice   Arranger,Producer
Ron Thomason   Producer
Bil VornDick   Producer
Bill Wolf   Producer
Lynn Morris Band   Producer
Traditional   Composer

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