Fiddle & a Song

Fiddle & a Song

by Byron Berline


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Byron Berline's Fiddle & a Song is a star-studded affair with numerous guests, for the most part recorded in 1995. It's hard to beat "Sally Goodin," a traditional bluegrass favorite, with veterans Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs prominently featured. But there are other worthwhile tracks as well; ex-Sundance member Vince Gill sings lead and plays guitar on "Rose of Old Kentucky" and "Sweet Memory Waltz," while Mason Williams wrote "Skippin' Along on Top" in honor of Berline and sings lead in this humorous ditty as well. Berline is even joined by the Sherman Oaks Presbyterian Church Quartet (where Berline and his wife are longtime members, with Bette Berline playing piano and singing soprano) for a heartfelt treatment of the hymn "Were You There?" Of course, the leader's magical fiddle is in the center of every track, and bluegrass fans should consider this one of Byron Berline's finest recordings.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/1995
Label: Sugarhill
UPC: 0015891383828
catalogNumber: 3838
Rank: 212983

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Byron Berline   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Vocals,Background Vocals
Dan Crary   Guitar
Bill Monroe   Track Performer
Earl Scruggs   Track Performer
Jann Browne   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Mason Williams   Vocals,Track Performer
Rick Cunha   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Sundance   Track Performer
John Hickman   Banjo
Hal Blaine   Drums
Bette Berline   Piano
Bill Bryson   Bass
Skip Conover   Lap Steel Guitar
Vince Gill   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Doug Haywood   Bass,Background Vocals
Ken Liebenson   Piano,Accordion,Vocals
JayDee Mannes   Steel Guitar
Jerry Mills   Mandolin
James Monroe   Bass
Randy Scruggs   Guitar
Steve Spurgin   Bass,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Pete Wasner   Piano
Don Whaley   Bass,Background Vocals
Dennis "Cannonball" Caplinger   Banjo
Ed Eblin   Drums
Frank Heckadon   Bass (Vocal)
Lindy Rasmussen   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
California   Track Performer
John Moore   Mandolin,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bill Monroe   Contributor
Earl Scruggs   Contributor
Rick Cunha   Engineer
Sundance   Contributor
Jack Skinner   Contributor
Mark Cohen   Contributor
Britt Bacon   Engineer
Byron Berline   Arranger,Producer
Randy Best   Engineer
Walter New   Engineer
Billy Jack Wills   Composer
Don Ross   Engineer
Alan Wald   Contributor
Traditional   Composer
Doo Wah Riders   Contributor

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